I've only recently gotten back into the routine of spending time in the CT Ancients section, and have tremendously enjoyed the different discussion posts and lively and passionate conversations about ancient coins. For the time being, I will likely read more and post less, but I thought that this topic was an important one which hasn't really been discussed in much depth recently. I'll be the first to admit that there are some great deals on online auction sites like EBay, but it's still critical not to take anything at face value and always do your homework to avoid fakes. A recent example: I came across an interesting Tarentine diobol from an Irish Ebayer recently. The coin had authentic-looking wear and patina, but its style looked a bit off. There were also other coins being offered that looked interesting, including an "Africa" denarius of Septimius Severus and a Trajan Decius Restitution antoninianus of Augustus. Just to be sure, I checked Forum and Dr. Ilya Prokopov's Fake Ancient Coin Reports and quickly found a die match for the Tarentum diobol with a known fake, posted May 2016, and even before that, in March 2008. Out of curiosity, I looked up the other coins and found fakes that die matched all of them as well. I've been collecting coins for over 35 years and have seen (and sometimes bought) my share of fakes. Some Ebay sites (like the Medieval one) seem to post more fakes than real coins these days. For this seller, the most galling part of this was that the post stated "Authenticity : All coins are checked by a professional numismatist and confirmed to be authentic Ancient coins before the auction so bid with confidence !!!". I guess it pays never to take anything for granted. In summary, my point for this thread is to highlight the need for continued vigilance when buying coins. There have been instances where I have seen fakes offered by respected auction houses and coin dealers (a recent batch of "well preserved" legionary denarii of Mark Antony comes to mind), so it's not just EBayers that need to be careful. I'm a lot more cautious these days when buying coins that look a little too perfect, and the example above highlights the fact that forgers continue to get better at their craft, and continue to recycle their fakes in ever more deceptive ways. I've tried to insert the pictures of the diobol from Ebay and from the Forum site here, but previously had problems doing so. If the pictures don't work, the links for EBay and the Forum Fake Coin Reports are here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tarentum-C...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?album=search&cat=0&pos=37 I'd be interested in learning more about any recent less obvious fakes everyone else has come across, and what to look out for moving forward. @dougsmith's excellent pages have provided a good initial baseline, but I'm always looking to improve. Feel free to post your fake coin pics, or anything else you feel would add to the discussion.