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I Bought A Fake - Intentionally

 
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 Posted 08/03/2020  7:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'd probably need to win the lottery to buy a genuine Cleopatra Thea and Antiochos VIII coin like this. I thought this one would make a nice place holder, and if nothing else, it is out of circulation so to speak.



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 Posted 08/03/2020  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice style for a repro. Was it sold as such, or was the seller trying to pass it off as genuine?

Speaking of fake Cleopatra Thea and Antiochos VIII coins, here's one I posted on Forum's Fake Coin Reports, showing an absolutely bizarre mash-up of an obverse Parthian (!) tet of Gotarzes II, and a Seleucid reverse of Cleo/Antiochos. As if that's not bad enough, it is being sold as genuine, for a high price, by an infamous New York "gallery."

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 Posted 08/03/2020  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a beautiful coin and I see nothing wrong with a nice looking fake - especially for those "out of reach" coins. Thinking of getting a Claudius denarius as I know I'll never afford a genuine.
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 Posted 08/03/2020  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For a fake it's not a bad looking piece.
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 Posted 08/03/2020  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice style for a repro. Was it sold as such, or was the seller trying to pass it off as genuine?

The seller had other coins which appeared to be correctly attributed, but this one was listed as:
"Cleopatra Thea & Her Son, Antiochus VIII Coin - Queen of Syria 125-121 BC I don't have any information on this coin apart from my own research online, see below. I have a collection of coins that I am selling but I have to research first to find out who is on the face of the coin & description of the back so please check my other items out as they appear."

I translated it as: "I know this is a fake, but I'm being deliberately vague in the hope that someone thinks it is genuine."

Yes, the New York "gallery." fake really is bizarre Bob.

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Thinking of getting a Claudius denarius as I know I'll never afford a genuine.

Good luck with the Claudius denarious @travelcoin. I guess that the reasonable looking fake is as near as we can get to the "out of reach" coins.

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For a fake it's not a bad looking piece.

It feels quite good in the hand @echizento, but not quite right. It didn't cost much, so I was happy enough to pay what I did for it.

Jim
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