L Piso Frugi Denarius? Real or Fake?

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  1. LouisEP

    LouisEP Member

    7881FA94-7ACF-474A-819B-FE336E0AF3D6.jpeg 230A07F7-7A7B-4D2C-A8B9-82D148F0328D.jpeg Hi, I am new to this forum and an amateur to coin collecting. I recently got a Roman denarius. As I am no expert on Roman coins, I am unable to conclude wether the coin is real or fake. The weight of the coin is 3.16 grams. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Probably OK. The photo isn’t very good. Just FYI, to truly authenticate, someone would have to examine in hand.
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Like @Nicholas Molinari, I see nothing wrong, but the image is too poor to make any meaningful guess. The weight is a bit light, but not enough to be overly concerned.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Looks OK to me too.
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  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    After a quick make over, it now looks OK.:)

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  7. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    It looks good to me too, but it is a bit light. A photo of the edge might be of help.

    It is an interesting series - there are many variations because of the control letters/numbers/symbols. There have been several CT posts:


    Here's mine - rather worn but 3.7 grams.

    RR - Piso Frugi 90 BC 2017 (0).jpg

    Roman Republic Denarius
    L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi
    (90 B.C.)

    Laureate head of Apollo right; symbol behind (T?) / L PISO FRVGI/?? below
    horseman galloping right, carrying palm T• below.
    Crawford 340/1; Syd. 665a; Calpurnia 11.
    (3.70 grams / 19 mm)
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    looks like a legit friggy to me..
  9. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Looks real to me too. That type was my third Roman Republic coin ever.

    L Capurnius Piso Frugi.jpg
  10. LouisEP

    LouisEP Member

    23896E5C-ABA1-439E-AB66-6C1E528C5D89.jpeg 86AA6F45-ED29-4FC5-B1D2-435F2D138F7A.jpeg 293D30E3-11AC-455B-9669-A009BE3C5E5C.jpeg Here are some better photos
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  11. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    No matter how many photos you take, it still looks pretty real to me. What's a well worn but still lovely coin. Enjoy it.
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