New fakes - Part 2 - Pescennius Niger - RIC 44b

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by maridvnvm, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Another offering from the same seller as the Domitian 569 posted previously.

    Soft detail, no flow lines, edges look like they have been filed to hide the casting seam.

    Someone was keen to secure this one and sniped twice at the last second but secured it at the $300 opening price.

    Obv:- IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVSTI AVG, Laureate head right
    Rev:- IVSTI AVG, Shield decorated with stars, set atop small shield, supported by opposed capricorns.
    Minted in Antioch
    Reference:- RIC 44b.

    Niger obv1.jpg Niger Rev 1.jpg Niger Obv 2.jpg Niger Rev 2.jpg

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    You or someone else should post these on forvms fake reports.
  4. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    They are heading that way already
  5. romismatist

    romismatist Well-Known Member

    Another interesting clue as to this being a fake is on the reverse - the fields are way too even and smooth, and the edges of the coin show no type of strike fractures. I would have thought this type would be struck on much less even flans.
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