Are these Byzantine coins cast fakes?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by DiomedesofArgos, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Please forgive what may be a dumb question as I am quite new to telling real coins from fakes. I have heard that casting can leave bubbles and pits. The following coins have really nasty pitting. Are they fake? Or can real coins corrode like this?

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  3. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member

    Yes, real coins do corrode like that. I can't tell if they're fake or not. But the corrosion looks very typical.
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  4. fomovore

    fomovore Supporter! Supporter

    They look real to me (struck), but I'd wait for the pros to weigh in.
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  5. David@PCC


    Authentic and patina completely stripped.
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  6. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Good collectible coins, but indeed stripped of their corrosion and patina; hence the pitting.

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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Enrich the soldiers...ignore all others

    Authentic to be sure. Not uncommon to see the large bronzes like this, especially after cleaning.
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  8. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone, really appreciate the replies :D
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