Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, Dec 30, 2019.
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Research on ACSEARCH indicates that Tiberius aurei in this condition typically sell for around $1200 not including buyer's fees. Only if you paid significantly less for the coin would I be suspicious.
@Bing on dis one...perhaps our expert will weigh in if he has time @Barry Murphy
Since there are dozens, and maybe hundreds, of different die combinations for this particular aurei, it's not surprising that the OP coin resembles fakes as well as resembling authentic aurei as well. But note that you're comparing it to a fake denarius, not a fake aurei. It would be more meaningful if there were known fake aurei that resembled this coin.
I'm certainly not an expert so my observations shouldn't be regarded as definitive or final. I would note, however, that visually the wear on the aurei is quite different from the supposed "wear" on the fake denarius. In the aurei, the wear on the high points of the devices is extensive while the edges of the devices that touch the coin's field (survace) show less wear, as would be expected since these edges are protected from wear. But on the fake denarius, all devices and edges show the same smoothness of "wear" regardless of how protected those edges are from wear. (In particular, note where the lettering touches the surface of the coin, both obverse and reverse.)
My next question would be: where did the collector obtain this coin? Was it from a reliable source?
..curse me the blabbed lip...i didn't realize it was gold..i scan read and i missed that part...i gotta get a colored monitor one o these days...
I am still watching an Admiral B/W 13 channel turn knob TV... stayed alive for about 15yrs. Circa 60’s
..hehe..i've got a couple of round glass front ones.. but i was trying to use that as an excuse for my mistake.....
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