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Post #39: Is This Roman Republic Denarius A Fouree?

 
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 Posted 07/28/2020  8:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin weighs 2.3g and is 18.5mm in diameter. As seen in the pictures there are patches of graininess on this coin. I am confused as to wether this is a fouree example of the L. Sempronius Pitio Denarius or if it is an authentic example suffering from internal crystallization. The weight seems too low for it to be a normal non-crystallized authentic coin. It would be great to have some of your thoughts on this issue.

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 Posted 07/28/2020  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see any signs of it being a fouree.
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 Posted 07/28/2020  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do you think there is a reason for the low weight?
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 Posted 07/28/2020  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@twood, what does the edge look like? Is there any evidence of a parting line or filing? I'm not saying that it is cast, but the rev surface is pretty granular.
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 Posted 07/28/2020  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The edge is mostly smooth aside from a couple chips. Perhaps the smoothness indicates filing, but I'm not sure. I do not see any evidence of a casting part line.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMHO, I think it's genuine. The reverse shows shows environmental/crystallization damage which I've personally never seen on a fake.
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 Posted 07/29/2020  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your opinions, I will tentatively conclude that my coin is authentic but with environmental damage.
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