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Caracalla Flan Crack Question. Is This A Cast Copy?

 
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 Posted 03/28/2020  09:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I always thought that a flan crack that looks "filled in" is an indication of a cast copy. This Caracalla denarius appears to be genuine, but this flan crack doesn't look right to me.

Opinions? Does anyone have authentic examples of a crack like this?

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 Posted 03/28/2020  11:17 am  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thats a copy and quite a common one. I have a similar coin that I hung on to just to teach myself a lesson!



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 Posted 03/28/2020  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Had my doubts that's why I posted. Though, I haven't found a match in any of the fake coin reports.
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 Posted 03/29/2020  10:04 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
I wouldn't condemn it outright
It actually looks like it may be a bronze "limes" denarius
Sometimes when cleaning encrusted bronze it is best to stop when the going gets tough
Cracks are sometimes left as is rather than risk going too far and getting spots of bare metal
My opinion is that the evidence is inconclusive either way
Better pics would help !
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 Posted 03/29/2020  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
FVRIVS, I wish I had better pics. This is being sold as a lot. The seller has always sold authentic coins, however, we all get fooled once in a while. I just haven't seen an authentic example with a cracks like this. However, I don't have many years experience as many of you on this fine forum.

I'm tempted to buy just to find out
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 Posted 03/29/2020  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't buy it. It is an obvious fake coin, from the weak, soft appearance down to the soft mould like cracks.
I buy a lot of ancient coins and get offered fakes very often and the coin you posted is definitely a copy.
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 Posted 03/29/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another fake coin that is doing the rounds :-


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 Posted 03/30/2020  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, you are very convincing. I am siding with you that it is a fake. For some reason, I like spotting them.

If anyone one like to test their expertise: Found a challenge at:
http://www.calgarycoin.com/referenc...iveaways.htm

I spotted the two authentic examples, so it can't be that hard.
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