I don't usually purchase fake ancient coins, at least not intentionally, but as a collector of Roman Republican coins I found this one attractive. This Italian "medalet", 20mm, 11h, 3.7g, by an unknown artist is from the 18th to early 19th century, apparently issued for the Grand Tour trade. Although it reads "P. LEPIDVS" on the obverse, the portrait looks a lot like Mark Antony. The initial image of this post is from Babelon illustrating a denarius of Antony in 31 BC. The reverse draws from one of my favorite Roman republican denarii of L. Aemilius Paullus from 63-62 BC. L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, 62 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint Obv: Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right Rev: Trophy; to left, three captives (King Perseus of Macedon and his two sons) standing right; to right, Paullus standing left Ref: Crawford 415/1; Sydenham 926; Aemilia 10 The Provenance of this medalet was also appealing: ex CNG 428 Lot 665 ex Rick B. Witschonke "RBW" collection. The collector was Rick Witschonke (1945–2015), whose collection of 1,860 coins was auctioned off in three sales: - Triton III Sale, December 1999 the majority of the RBW Republican gold coins were offered in lots 808 to 851 - Numismatica Ars Classica Sale 61, October 2011 - Numismatica Ars Classica Sale 63, May 2012 In the introduction to the NAC 61 sale, RBW describes his first experience with Roman republican coins: "At the tender age of ten, I first discovered an interest in collecting coins (I am convinced that the propensity to collect is a genetically inherited condition). After a few years of dabbling with Whitman “penny boards”, US type coins, and foreign crowns, I bought my first Roman Republican denarius in a Lu Riggs auction in 1960, and was amazed that a coin of such antiquity, beauty, and historical interest could be purchased for such a modest price." The full RBW collection was published in 2013: R. Russo, The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, with the collaboration of A. De Falco; with historical notes by D. Vagi; edited by A. McCabe, A. Russo, G. Russo and C. Hallgarth. Zürich and London: Numismatica Ars Classica, 2013. Pp. xxvii+407, illus. ISBN 9788877948359 As always corrections, additions, and comments are appreciated. Post your coins from the RBW collection, fantasy coins, or anything else you find interesting or entertaining.