I'd like to inform everyone of a forgery of Lysimachus currently being offered by Numismatik Naumann in their most recent sale, closing on the 1st of August. The coin in question is lot 98 of their 106th auction and can be found here: https://www.biddr.com/auctions/numismatiknaumann/browse?a=1873&l=2039018 This is a well known pressed fake that's been published multiple times by IBSCC, the authoritative voice on forgeries of ancient coins. It tries to imitate a legitimate issue of Lysimachus (See Thompson 48; Müller 356). The obverse of this forgery has been coupled with multiple reverse dies, on Naumann's example, the engraver has mistaken the lambda in ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ for an A, thus engraving AΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ instead. Other die couplings have used a reverse of Antiochus I, further highlighting how absurdly bad this forgery is. Naumann has been notified of this but has not yet responded or withdrawn it from the sale. I'm posting this publicly after contacting the auction house almost three weeks ago and seeing the lot actively recieving pre-bids. Genuine example of Thompson 48: Obverse and reverse die match to Naumann's example (Offered by Savoca in 2016, was later withdrawn): Obverse and reverse die match to Naumann's example (Offered by Naumann (!) in 2015, later withdrawn): Obverse die match published in IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 4 No.2/3 1979 Page 42. Features a reverse of Antiochus I. Obverse die match published in IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 4 No.2/3 1979 Page 42. Note the corrected legend on the reverse.