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Medieval coins from europe. Real or fake?  
 

 
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 Posted 08/12/2017  06:26 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aasgaard to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi
I need some help. Ive started collecting medeival coins and found some on eBay, but no clue what to look for anf if they are real or not. These coins caught my attention. Any thoughts on authenticity?
Al help and tips are much appreciated.

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08/12/2017 06:35 am
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 Posted 08/12/2017  07:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Aasgaard, first welcome to CCF. Second it looks to me like you are looking at a couple medieval coins of Hungary. For whatever reason, these are often found in pretty amazingly good condition and these certainly could be real.

You are right to be cautious though--eBay is a pretty hazardous place to purchase medieval coins. As you are based in Europe, I would recommend either vcoins or ma-shops as a preferred online marketplace.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't like the appearance/texture of the surfaces but I am completely ignorant on this type of coin so don't know if this is normal.

I will be interested to see what others think who are familiar with the series.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  09:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although showing reverses would help (assuming you're needing i.d.'s) the top coin looks to be a denar of Stephen II, 1116 - 1131; bottom a denar of Bela II, 1131 - 1141.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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If genuine these coins are in as struck condition.

Here is an excellent PDF on coins of Hungary that will help with your ID.


http://www.numismatas.com/Forum/Pdf...0Hungary.pdf
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 Posted 08/17/2017  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Baltas to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both denar is genuine, and Bob's id is correct!
These are small coins!
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