i got this coin for around 20 online. Ive seen other common late roman types sold for the same amount, so i thought a female figure would be a good deal at that same price considering females are generally scarcer. Maybe it was too good to be true. I’m reading Sayles’ Classical Deception and it says (written in 2001) that common coins are now being created more deceptively. Helena isn’t considered common, relative to a fallen horseman or other common type, but it’s still not an expensive coin in a low grade. It still seems fake to me. There’s no seam on the edge, and i cannot tell if it was sanded down to cover it up since most of the metal of the coin is the color of recently cleaned copper. The details are mottled, kind of poorly done especially on the obverse portrait. What do you think?