Ancient coins are all fake

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap edited

    Here's a gem from my favorite [edit - don't swear please, not even if you replace letters with characters] crazy conspiracy site:

    All ancient coins are counterfeits made no earlier than 1200. Keep in mind that this is a group of people who think that the age of antiquity didn't exist in the first place, so there's that.

    So here's a question: how can you prove the date of a coin if it doesn't have a date on it?
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  3. Aleph

    Aleph Active Member

    How can you prove the date of a coin that DOES have a date? Archeological context is important, but many Roman coins are dated, just not with the same dating system we use. COS X, TRP X, often provides a precise date...
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  4. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    If this turns out to be true, I will fall on the sword and offer to take all the ancients off everyone's hands... ;)
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Among the most stupid fakes out there is a Julius Caesar clearly dated XLIV BC or 44 years before Christ will be born. I don't have one of these (who does?). Caesar did issue year dated coins but did not predict the coming of Christ. Instead he used LII (52) because that was his age that year. I can't prove this because Caesar has refused to produce a certified and official birth certificate. Mine is a fourree I say was made before the genuine ancient coins in the opinion of some people. I really wish those people would not read my pages. I am not a skilled writer and can not make myself clear to those who already know it all.
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  6. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Are those the same folks who think the world is flat?
  8. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Flat? Frisbee is more realistic!
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  9. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member


    The world isn't flat nor round.
    Here's a picture I took with my weather balloon.
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

  11. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap edited

    Sometimes, but sometimes not. I think the prevailing opinion there is that earth is a flat object in a self-contained void, or something. I don tknow...
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  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The same folks who listen to Coast to Coast radio......wait a second. I'm guilty of that too......
  13. chucktee

    chucktee Member

    I think if you look closely at that lamp, you'll see it has a switch. Duh... :D
  14. swish513

    swish513 Penny & Cent Collector

    Watch Behind the Curve on Netflix, or any source that has it. It presents the flat earthers point of view (there are multiple groups with different view points!), as well as them doing scientific experiments that prove the earth is round (which was kind of comical, but sad because they wouldn't accept the results). It's worth watching to better understand their point of view while it teaches us not to shun them, but educate these people.
  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    A moron is a moron is a moron. Unteachable.
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  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am listening right now. Lol
    You got a problem?
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  17. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    That was a great documentary. Nearly all of the flat earthers were social outcasts in some way. This theory brought them together for a common cause which made them all feel part of something bigger than themselves which is a great thing.

    Unfortunately, even with the evidence disproving the theory they would find an excuse to ignore it. The main guy said he couldn’t walk away. He was in his late 40s and living with his mother so the popularity of his position was hard to walk away from.
  18. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Good 'Ol Gallienus

    Hey wait! The earth isn't flat?

    And of course, antiquity was fake news.
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  19. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Crap, so do I. :D
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  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..welp, everyone believes something...i believe i'll have another beer :D
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  21. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    Next thing you know, you'll say we did land on the moon in 1969. We did not. It was just an elaborate plot so coin dealers could sell 50th Anniversary Moon Landing coins in 2019.

    I don't see the article saying all ancients are fake but that there was a "huge fakery of coins." Not sure there is a way to really know. Determining that an ancient is genuine seems to be more faith than science or more of a probability game.
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