Justinian Follis - Real or fake?

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  1. CoinZimm

    CoinZimm New Member

    imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-zz4HBXflCGnd0T5.jpg So I recently bought this follis of Justinian and I'm starting have doubts about it's authenticity. Do you see that weird line thing next to the S at the start of IVSTINIANVS? It's as high as the other letters, so it has to have been in the die? Could that theoretically happen? I bought it from a reputable dealer, so I didn't have any doubts until I noticed it. There's nothing else wrong about it, the weight, size, style, ect are all good.
     
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    It looks like it's part of the "S". OK coin to me.
     
  4. CoinZimm

    CoinZimm New Member

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    Here is a close up of the S
     
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Just a die break or poorly prepared die. Your choice.
     
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    .lQQk legit to me...:)
     
  7. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    Filled die? Looks fine to me. Actually a better than average one for coins like this.
     
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  8. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    For comparison here is another one from the 2nd officina :).

    Sear 201, obv..jpg Sear 201, rev..jpg
     
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