Nero fake or real?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Elvis the new collector, Mar 16, 2022.


real or fake

  1. Real

    17 vote(s)
  2. Fake

    0 vote(s)
  1. hello, I'm planning to get this coin, but I am not sure is it real or not, so PLEASE HELP,

    ae as
    9,23 g.
    unknown diameter

    and I have never seen a Nero coin with a portrait style like this.

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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    It looks fine. The weight is correct for an as. The style is normal - this is a common type for Nero and is frequently the first coin of his that many collectors acquire. Just don't overpay for it. Compare it to other retail offerings here.
  4. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    It's a pretty common coin. Looks totally legit to me. But how would you know that I know what I'm talking about? :D
    The best advice is: "Know the coin or know the dealer."
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Looks OK to me too.
  6. cmezner

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  7. romismatist

    romismatist Well-Known Member

    Looks legit to me as well.
  8. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    It looks good to me too. If it is a fake, I'm in trouble! Those are some very convincing surfaces. :nailbiting:
  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..i'm wid ya on the kinda funky portrait..but styles vary from mint/celator all else lQQks and sounds right... these types are fun to collect...i have a couple of left facing As''re the 2nd new person whose come and asked advice today :) IMG_0910.JPG IMG_0911.JPG
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  10. Marsman

    Marsman Well-Known Member

    Looks fine to me :)

    This is my ‘Nero & Victory’ coin with a small dent.

    Nero, as. RIC 543.
    10,95 g. 29 mm.
    Obv. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P; Bare head right with globe on tip of bust.
    Rev. Victory flying left holding shield inscribed S P Q R, S C in fields.
    Minted in Lugdunum, A.D. 66.
  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    That's a fine example @Marsman. Generally, the SPQR is worn where it can't be read without difficulty.
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