Divo Nigriniano Ant - is this right?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by PaddyB, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    I have spotted this one and have tracked it down to being similar to S12413, RIC 474 on Wildwinds, but the altar design is very different. Is it just a fake/replica or a lesser known variety?
    Nigriniano 2.jpg Nigriniano 1.jpg
    I do not have it in hand so I cannot confirm weight or dimensions.
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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Looks like a very crude modern fake I am afraid.
  4. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Undoubtedly a modern cast fake. If you see the guy selling it as real, kick him in the shins!
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  5. ancient coin hunter

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

  6. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Thanks for that - I suspected as much but wanted to be sure I wasn't missing a potential bargain. It is in a non-coin general auction labelled just as "Unidentified Roman Coin" with a very low estimate, so definitely a "caveat emptor" situation.
  7. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Sadly looks like others were taken in - hammer price was £300 + commission!
  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Plus commission!?! Was this sold by an auction house!?!
  9. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Sadly yes, but not a specialist coin auction. Described loosely as "Unidentified Roman Coin" and with an estimate of £10 to £20. I guess if several people with more money than sense convinced themselves it might be genuine, caveat emptor applies.
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