Looks real to me, what do you think

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Denarius of Domitian looks real to me what do you think. Just trying to get a better feel at what I am looking at here.


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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    It looks off to me. Perhaps a Lipanov. Have you looked in the fake reports for a match or similar coin? What is the weight and dimensions? Here is mine:
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    DOMITIAN
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right
    REVERSE: COS IIII, The Pegasus standing right with raising left foreleg
    Struck at Rome, 76AD
    3.1g, 20mm
    RIC 921
     
  4. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Not a Lipanoff.

    These are the Lipanoff dies.

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  5. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I just finished looking at the fake reports and found 13 of them none of them matched this coin. At least half or more of the 13 fakes were the same and were Lipanov.
     
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  6. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    It is 3.13 grams and 18mm diameter
     
  7. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't know if the rules will let me bump this up. Please forgive me if it is not permitted.

    But if anyone else could give me an opinion on this coin it would be greatly appreciated.

    Also thank you Bing and maridvnvm for your input.
     
  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I see nice silver flow lines on the left side of obverse and the upper-right of the reverse. The coin on the left of the reverse looks a little "flaky" or corroded, which makes me believe the coin in perfectly genuine. (I am no expert.)
     
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  9. Plumbata

    Plumbata Well-Known Member

    I've bought 4 denarii from that seller and was watching that one too, and while some of their silvers look strange I think it's a result of whatever cleaning process their inventory is subjected to, I've been watching them for months and nothing has jumped out as fake or suspicious but I'm far from an expert.
     
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  10. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Hmmm....I'm leaning towards genuine....
    How does the edge look?...You have the coin in hand circular mark next to the A obverse?
     
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