Help needed: IVLIA MAMAEA denarius - genuine or fake?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gabor Papp, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Gabor Papp

    Gabor Papp Member


    I'd like to ask you for a little help. I got a IVLIA MAMAEA AVG felicitas publica denarius 2 years ago and I am still not sure about is authenticity :(

    The portrait and the type of letters are strange for me and I cannot see any signs of being struck, eg. metal flow.

    The edge of the coin feels to be sharp on some places on the sides of the edge.

    I have checked the Fake Ancient Coins Reports on FORVM, and it is very similar to fake ones but they not match exactly.

    I am very interested in your opinions, please help me.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
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  3. Blake Davis

    Blake Davis Well-Known Member

    Looks ok to me despite the slightly goofy expression - why not check out acsearch and try to find out if the coin has a history? Might be tough with this type but worth a shot
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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    I can see flowlines around FELICITAS , edge looks a bit funny in the last picture, but I would say genuine coin.

    Here's mine:

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  5. Factor

    Factor Well-Known Member

    Looks normal to me
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Looks okay. Here's my example:

    Julia Mamaea, Augusta, AD 222-235.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.23 g, 18.6 mm.
    Rome, AD 230, 11th emission.
    Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas seated l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
    Refs: RIC 338; BMCRE 658; RCV 8219; Cohen 24.
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Mine to compare

    Julia Mamaea:
    RI Julia Mamaea AR denarius Pietas incense altar perfume Seaby 48
  8. Gabor Papp

    Gabor Papp Member

    Thank you very much!
    I am very happy about your opinion and answers :)
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