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Doubts With Titus Denarius

 
 
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 Posted 09/20/2019  08:35 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RomanCoinsLover to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone!
I have just received this Titus denarius, but on my hand it makes me have more doubts than looking at the announce photos. The diameter is 19 mm and I can't say much about the weight because my balance is broken and I'm waiting for another, but it appears that the weight could be right. What do you think about the coin?
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 Posted 09/20/2019  09:51 am  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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Wasn't able to find an exact die match, but I suspect this is not a genuine example. It's overall appearance don't look right.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kevikens to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wish I could help you with this but one thing I have learned is that, unless the coin shows obvious signs being fake, like an obvious casting seam or bubbles, one cannot ascertain with any degree of certitude the authenticity of a coin from only a photo.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a cross between Tiberius and Vespasian !
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 Posted 09/21/2019  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Fake I'm afraid - as Echizento said, it looks like one, which can seem like a bit of an intangible quality, but there are signs. For one, a strike that solid should not have such poor definition in the hair (etc) - the other sign is the surfaces. Authentic coins almost never look like this, but this is how fakes often tend to look.

More to the point is the style. It does indeed look like a cross between Tiberius and Titus/Vespasian - the bust is off, it isn't right for who it is supposed to be. The reverse is supposed to be a goat being milked, but the bucket isn't even under the goat, and the goat is in the wrong place compared to authentic examples -or, I suppose, the milker's hands are in the wrong place. The nail in the coffin is the seat - in the authentic coins, the milker sits on a pile of rocks, while in yours they sit on a curule chair, a symbol of power. Simply put, this goat herder is sat on a chair he isn't allowed to sit in, milking a goat who is too far away into a bucket he hasnt put under the goat.

Compare this authentic example:


With this exact die match of yours:
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 Posted 10/05/2019  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RomanCoinsLover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for the late answer, but thanks you all!
By all your answers it seems to be not genuine, so I'll try to refund it.
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