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Another Silver Geta - Legit?

 
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 Posted 02/20/2016  4:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add planetparty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys, I have there another Geta. Again, this time I am not able to find that coin at con databases. Also keep looking at that pictures to discover if is legit or not, but sames to be legit or?

Diameter: 19mm
Weight: 3,32gm






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 Posted 02/20/2016  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be the picture but I'm not liking the looks of this one. The overall appearance just strikes me as being a cast copy.
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 Posted 02/20/2016  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add planetparty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exactly that, I am looking and looking at that pictures and I am each time more sure, that this coin is not legit, I take my hands from it.
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 Posted 02/20/2016  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lrbguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks fine to me.

RSC 192a; BMCRE 688; RIC 96 var (with bust draped and cuirassed)
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02/20/2016 5:20 pm
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 Posted 02/20/2016  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to say for sure without close inspection.
The silver of this era begins its long 50 year debasement into silver wash bronze. The use of eastern mints by the Severans also adds some differences in style which can appear odd to collectors accustomed to Rome issues.
The dress lines of Spes in particular have a crude unrefined appearance.

I am inclined to think probably good
Probably minted in Syria
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 Posted 02/22/2016  05:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add planetparty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, thanks guys, may I go for it if the price will be not that high.
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 Posted 02/22/2016  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing about it screams fake to me, but it does look just off enough that I would worry (though that could be the mint style like fvrivs was saying.)

I would go for it if it were from a reputable, well known dealer and avoid it if it were not. It's worth a little premium to me to not have to wonder if my coins are real or not, especially on types I don't know well.
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