Genuine Galba or maybe not??

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Steven Michael Gardner, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Steven Michael Gardner

    Steven Michael Gardner Active Member

    This is a coin I have doubts about as many of you can see, it has been highlighted
    as a Notorious modern fake type, so I have looked it up on the various fake
    coin sites however I just would like to have some back up opinions on how those of
    you feel in your gut about this coin, I realize it is a lot to ask without actually holding
    the coin however past opinions have always been a reliable source of credibility???

    Is the patina just a painted coating that is peeling off??
    The Grey color as in the published fake Galba is very similar?
    Asking price was $150. however he they will accept $120. Galba-AE-F.jpg
    Galba-Fake-post.jpg
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    If you have doubts, stay away. He is common enough to get somewhere else.
     
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  4. singig

    singig Member

    the coin has bee cleaned more than necessary, but it looks authentic for me
    ask the seller for the size and weight
    look at those similar examples:
    https://img.ma-shops.com/cgb/pic/brm_573330.jpg
    http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/galba/RIC_0328ADD-Cohen129.jpg

    also the market seems to be invaded by fake sestertius types , in your case is an AS
    https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/albums/userpics/10618/Galba~2.jpg
    https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/albums/userpics/30830/Galba.jpg
    https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/albums/userpics/10618/normal_Galba~1.jpg
     
  5. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    Doesn’t seem worth the risk. Genuine specimens command higher prices. Why would the seller leave so much on the table?
     
  6. singig

    singig Member

  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Eye of Horus

    If you have questions, steer clear of it. If it's too good to be true....
     
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