Here is a second coin from the lot I purchased, which has me wondering. Again, I got about twenty nice, authentic coins in the lot, but it looks like at least two of them are suspect.
I wasn't expecting much from this one from the auction photos, but it is a denarius, supposedly, of Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar. However, in checking the fake coins sites, I did find a link to a fake denarius of this type based upon an aureus.
Here's the link:https://www.forumancientcoins.com/f...=42&pos=1426
However, this coin is definitely not struck in silver and looks more like a limes denarius. The surfaces are pot marked and rough.
It is 18 mm. in diameter and weighs 2.28 grams.
So, is this a modern fake made to look like a limes denarius (a rather strange thing to do, in my opinion), or an authentic limes based upon an aureus design?
I'm going with modern fake, but it is curious.
Thanks for your opinions.