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Help Identify & Authenticate 2 Byzantine Solidus  
 

 
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Lebanon
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 Posted 03/13/2018  04:47 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add cmaroun to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone,

Great community you have here! This is my first post.

I was offered 2 Byzantine Gold Coins. I need your help to ID & Authenticate these 2 pieces.

According to my research one is:

PHOCAS 602-610 AD.
w: 4.0g
d: 20mm




& the other one:

THEOPHILUS 829-842 AD.
w: 3.9g
d: 19mm





Is it possible to tell if these are authentic coins from the images?

Many Thanks for your help!
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 Posted 03/13/2018  05:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biancasdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi cmaroun and welcome to CCF.

Not my area of collecting but the Theopilus coin seems to be a die match for a coin that has been documented in the fake coin reports.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fa...p?pos=-11380
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03/13/2018 05:56 am
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 Posted 03/13/2018  07:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both probably made in good quality gold, but
the Phocas looks to be suspiciouly too round for my liking.
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 Posted 03/13/2018  09:28 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the community

both are not genuine coins.
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Lebanon
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 Posted 03/13/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cmaroun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
how can we be sure these are not genuine? is it the weight 3.9g vs 4.30g ~ 4.44g for the genuine ones?
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Lebanon
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 Posted 03/14/2018  03:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cmaroun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your messages hope I can contribute to this community.

Is there a way to find at which price this lot was sold:
InAsta 31, lot 6484. (Sold as replica)


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 Posted 03/14/2018  06:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If they are fake, they are worth gold alloy value only, less XRF testing fees, to find the purity of the gold.

Would be difficult to sell under any circumstances, until the purity of the gold is known.
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