Checking on authenticity

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Greg Walbert, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Greg Walbert

    Greg Walbert New Member

    DCC0689B-45B5-4782-8CF7-49034BD2E9BD.png 402E7175-35FD-4121-AAC5-6D829E7BFE8C.png The bumps on the reverse have me cautious. I need an expert opinion. The seller is reputable and highly rated.
     
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I am not an expert, but I have captured these AE's from reputable Dealers over the years.

    Here is a site showing some Auction sales:

    https://www.acsearch.info/search.ht...s=1&thesaurus=1&order=0&currency=usd&company=

    Here are some of mine.

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    Makedon Philip II AE 18 Apollo - Youth Horseback spear hd below 359-356 BCE 18mm 6.2g SNG ANS 850-1


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    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 19 Horse Hound


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    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 17 Horse Rider LEFT-LEFT facing scarce


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    Makedon AE 19 6-1g Philip II 359-336 BCE Left Face and Man on Horse r


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    Makedon Philip II 359-336 BC AE 17 Apollo - Horse Rider RIGHT-LEFT facing
     
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  4. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

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  5. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Yup, it is a cast and a poor one at that.
     
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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  8. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    This means basically nothing on eBay. I wouldn't recommend shopping for ancients outside the $15-$20 price range on there unless you can authenticate them yourself. There are plenty of good sellers there but there are also plenty of fakesellers and plenty of people who may know modern coins but really have no business selling ancients.
     
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  9. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    it's 1000% cast. it's one of those from 10 miles I can see as fake! Also a friendly suggestion, if you can't see this as fake you better stay away from ancient coins. Just my 2 cents!
     
  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    I'm don't think you'd need to go to that extreme. Everyone started off not being able to recognize fakes. It just takes practice and a lot of reading up about the different methods of making fakes and what some of the telltale signs are. For most of us, it takes many years of experience before we are competent in and confident of our ability to spot fakes.

    In the mean time, just deal with trustworthy ancient coin dealers if you are looking for higher-end coins. There are many reputable dealers who will stand by their product.
     
  11. ernstk

    ernstk Active Member

    All I mean is better someone gain the experience first and at least be able to get 70% of fakes before start to buy. otherwise he will get lots of fakes and lose money
     
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