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 Posted 05/16/2018  12:41 pm Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

In a previous post, I shared with you my last acquisition, a stater from Thourioi, and many among you (almost everyone, I must say) expressed admiration for this piece. Unfortunately, it happens to be a fake, but a really good one. Here it is again. After a while, I became suspicious because of the small "bubbles" on the face and in many places..

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 Posted 05/16/2018  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh man! That's terrible news!

Is it a published fake? I certainly hope you can get your money returned to you!
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 Posted 05/16/2018  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do see those same bubbles, now that you mention that, whew, is a good fooler for sure. What's the inside of the cracked flan appear like?


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05/16/2018 12:53 pm
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 Posted 05/16/2018  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are also small "bubbles" on the flans... And the patina is actually too uniform not to raise suspitions ... I can see nothing special about the cracks on the flan.

Yes, I should be refunded, hopefully. I took a risk in buying it on eBay, I am punished!
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 Posted 05/16/2018  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first impression when I saw this coin was that it didn't look right, the Patina looks applied.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shame. Can happen to the best of us.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Such a beautiful presentation makes it even harder to learn the truth. Thanks for letting us know.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for your loss, hope it wasn't too great.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
many among you (almost everyone, I must say) expressed admiration for this piece


Including me!

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 Posted 05/17/2018  02:06 am  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isn’t it curious that in retrospect it is not too difficult to spot several “red flags” on this piece, the casting pearls being only the most obvious.
I have mentioned before how I gave up on collecting ancient silver 30 years ago when I realized how easily I was taken in by a beautiful face.
Extreme caution need always be used when either selecting a ‘mate’ ........ or spending serious lucre on a beautiful coin !

I still show my Geta sestertius (which I posted here on CCF) to people who’s opinions I have good faith in. Much to my relief the responses have all been positive !
But to me it still looks so beautiful that it makes me a bit nervous.
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

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