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 Posted 12/08/2018  05:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add richardvador to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi ,

can you help me to identify this old coin if it is guenine or fake coin

thank you
Ric





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 Posted 12/08/2018  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say it's a modern replica. I believe the mark "RI" (can't really see it) under the portrait may give you an indication of the maker of the reproduction.

Correction: I guess I would say it's NOT replica since (as Bob pointed out)it has wrong metal content. This threw me off b/c fakes don't advertise that they are copies.
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 Posted 12/08/2018  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, a cast fake. It copies, in the wrong metal, a very rare bronze issue from Lopadusa, near Sicily. For reference: https://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=64717
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 Posted 12/08/2018  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Ancient coins did not have modern style fonts stamped into them.
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 Posted 12/08/2018  09:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First welcome to CCf. Second, it looks like part of a casting sprue is visible at 12 o'clock on your second pic. If this were real, it would have been struck, not cast.
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 Posted 12/08/2018  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The pretty obvious sprue is a red flag in and of itself.

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 Posted 12/08/2018  11:36 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree not a genuine coin. There is some type of logo under the neck that would also indicate it's a copy.
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