Is this a fake?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by edteach, Mar 29, 2024.

  1. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    I am not buying and I don't own it, its on eBay. It does no look right. It looks cast. 1.jpg s-l1600.jpg
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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    What mnakes you think that it looks cast?
  4. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member

    Looks okay to me. Nice Eastern mint denarius.
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  5. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member Supporter

    I have a lot of "rules of thumb" when it comes to my collecting. The rule at the top of the list is "never buy raw ancients through Ebay". I'm pretty confident that this approach has saved me some number of future headaches :blackeye:

    Of course there are tons of legit coins there to go along with the piles of fakes. But that is a minefield that I'd rather not navigate.
  6. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    The initial feeling I get when I looked at it. I did buy this one off of eBay. s-l1600.jpg
  7. romismatist

    romismatist Well-Known Member

    It may be legit, but I like the one you bought better.
  8. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Both denarii seem OK to me.
  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian

    I don't see any telltale casting signs.
  10. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    I was not saying it was fake but it just looked a bit funny to me. Thanks for the input.
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