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Silver Denarius For Identification #3

 
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 Posted 05/09/2021  7:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins hunter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
4.19g
20.12mm
4.23g
19mm





Thanks in advance
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 Posted 05/09/2021  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be another mash-up fake, mixing - I believe - an Octavian denarius with the reverse of a Republican denarius of Q. Antonius Balbus, from about about sixty years earlier. Same seller, I presume.

These are the types it combines:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2710613
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6994279


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 Posted 05/09/2021  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You should get your money back from your friend, another fake.
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 Posted 05/09/2021  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coins hunter to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot do that because I am not used to buying something and then returning it, and frankly I trust my friend very much and he is an honest man.

Thanks
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 Posted 05/10/2021  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I trust my friend very much and he is an honest man.


Is it possible he's been tricked?

In another thread you insinuate he's a metal detectorist in the UK. I'm familiar with the hobby there as well as the laws, since I find them to be the most equitable in the treatment of ancient artifacts.

Every few years there are attempts by EU countries like Italy to ban the possession of ancient coins, such as the Italian government claiming ownership of all Roman coins. So we ancient collectors have had to lobby our representatives to resist these efforts.

Most of the coins I'm aware of that are found in the UK are bronzes from the 3-5th centuries. Denarii are relatively rare - especially Republican ones.

The good news is that these fakes are relatively easy to spot. There are some that are so good that I know people who have left the hobby because they can no longer trust their own eyes.
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05/10/2021 08:36 am
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