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Sasanian Coin - Corrosion Or Cast?

 
 
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 Posted 09/09/2019  11:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdh1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Guys

I am Mike and I am a newbie in ancient coins. For now I am not collecting but instead trying to learn and improve my skills in identifying fakes. I came across this link in Zeno and I believe the coin is genuine but corroded and crystalized. What do you think? I don't think cast can create this type of criss-cross patterns.

https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=185191
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 Posted 09/09/2019  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one looks suspicious to me. It looks like a modern fake.
Your best bet when buying is to use one of the larger dealers that specialize in Ancient coins. You may have to pay a little more but it is much safer using their expertise in this field.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the comments on Zeno - I think it is a modern fake.

More importantly than the surface pattern, the facial details are far too "soft" for this issue - Just about all of the Ardashir drachms I have ever seen are quite crisp with excellent strikes
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 Posted 09/09/2019  11:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdh1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for replies. So if the ardashir coin is fake, then this coin is also fake because it has same type of criss-cross surface (Note the magnified image)



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 Posted 09/09/2019  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like another cast fake.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you own these coins, you can take them in to his shop and get an expert opinion at http://directory.coinworld.com/list...13f0ad1.html
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 Posted 09/09/2019  2:54 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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I agree the Ardashir I coin does appear to be a fake, the Vahram II is genuine.

There is a sticky section here titled: Books, downloads and websites which will help you learn about all types of ancient coins.
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 Posted 09/09/2019  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/09/2019  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a Vahram II from my collection for comparison:



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