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 Posted 01/13/2019  3:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Russ789 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



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United States
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 Posted 01/13/2019  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be a cast fake of a Roman city commemorative type.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Russ789 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be a cast fake of a Roman city commemorative type.


You would think the Chinese could do a better job and cast a fake of a better looking coin.
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United Kingdom
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 Posted 01/13/2019  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This 'look' can be seen in authentic coins that have been in acidic ground and then harshly depatinated. That being said, it does look like there is a casting seam.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A real coin, from this very common series, in this condition, is worth about 10 to 15 cents tops. For that reason alone I doubt this is a cast coin. This poor little fellow has been through hell, probably under acidic water actually for a thousand years and now he has to suffer the public humiliation of being accused of being a fraud? Poor little coin! Now I know you see a seam. But look at the coins below. If that border, natural to the coin, was horribly corroded for 1000 years might it look like a casting seam?


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Australia
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 Posted 01/13/2019  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am thinking perhaps a contemporary barbarian copy.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
BTW the coin was struck to commemorate the founding of Constantinople. I agree with LVShop, it's seen better days. But at least it's identifiable
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