Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ernstk, Sep 22, 2020.
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It looks real to me. Roman tetradrachma are thick. Style on these is usually cruder than Imperial coins. But you should only buy a coin you love. If there's doubt, there's no doubt.
Thanks. I thought Nero coins are thiner but I confess I have not handled as many so I could be wrong.
Now even though an NGC cert is real, NGC may still make a mistake. But since they have had their experts examine the coin in hand, I would value their opinion more than any random forum poster.
Unless of course convincing reasons are provided why the coin may be fake, (identical twin for sale elsewhere for example). Not just odd style.
Please note coming across an identical or twin coin is a very very rare incident for detecting fakes. In many cases one might never come across such a case even though the coin is a fake. The style is used in many cases when the coin is condemned . I refer you to articles posted by Robert kokotailo in Calgary coins site where he condemned some well done fakes by wrong styles
Another style variation with thinner fabric:
This one is fourree and, I believe, ancient.
Yes, style is a means of identifying a fake. However, if NGC has given an opinion that the coin is genuine, (having examined it in hand), I would certainly expect that they are declaring the style to be correct. Among other things, like weight, diameter, surfaces, etc.
Again, I would value the opinion of NGC experts over a random forum poster. And I would suggest that it's a good idea.
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