Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Mar 23, 2018.
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The name of that dealer alone is enough to keep me away!
I searched the term bulla on VCoins but I don’t see them listed anymore. I’d appreciate a PM with the store name too if possible.
I usually purchase through VCoins as I consider it a reputable site and I don’t have the experience/ability to spot any but the most obvious fakes.
Assuming the die engraving alone wasn't an obvious tell, what sort of scientific testing can be done on pottery and glass and such materials, to determine it's of more recent manufacture? I assume there must be such tests, but am clueless about that sort of thing.
But whenever i look at terracotta seals on eBay, then read what they're saying in the Forum Ancient coins fake reports - 100% of the time these objects are condemned as fake. I'm steering clear of anything that is made of clay.
or dilithium crystals or Ouija boards or something.
I really appreciate your help with identifying forgeries.
I'd like to know who is selling these if someone in the "know" would tell me. I've avoided these bulla since areich spotted the first die match to a forgery on Forum. Good thing he did, because I was tempted to buy a massive lot.
so called Hadrian, i was tricked ....
@TIF was kind enough to let me down easy and set me straight with a couple of links. This is from a CT conversation from a few years back with some professional analysis: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/tessera-clay-greek-roman-help-anyone.280048/#post-2446291
And here is another from forum with some very insightful details: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=104760.0
Here are a few of the fake coins made from the same dies as above.
The seller called them 'Library seals' or some such language, which I thought was kind of fishy.
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