New Galla Placidia (And Authenticity Concerns)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ycon, May 9, 2018.


is this a stinker?

  1. no need to worry, your coin is ok

    1 vote(s)
  2. probably OK, and not worth the cost of sending to Sear

    0 vote(s)
  3. iffy, send to Sear for peace of mind

    6 vote(s)
  4. definitely fake, send to sear and get your money back

    2 vote(s)
  5. definitely fake, try to get a refund from auction house before sending for authentication

    12 vote(s)
  1. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    @Raxc thanks for your input. I don't think I'd fall for it again, although I'm still kinda shocked that this is a major auction house. It needs to be brought to the attention of numisbids and sixbid.

    I'm still waiting on the refund, but it's supposedly going to happen this week.
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  3. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar

    Can you PM me the auction house so I can steer clear?

    I have noticed plenty of fake ancient coins on eBay, and many of the fakes I spot are often listed from Serbia. What's scary about it is they're often faking LRB and only asking a few dollars for them. I'm sure there are good numismatists from that fine country, but a few bad apples are ruining it for the rest of them. I wouldn't buy anything from Serbia at this point.
  4. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    The offender is Emporium Hamburg. (There. I said it.)
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  5. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    I would steer clear of late Roman AE4s of any rare ruler. Styles are crude, legends are either absent or barely there, devices are worn, flans are tiny - so there isn't much info to go on to determine authenticity.
  6. Raxc

    Raxc New Member

    I would advise everyone to go to, search for things like Galla Placidia ae, Anthemius ae, Zenonis ae, Avitus ae or Basiliscus ae
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  7. Factor

    Factor New Member

    Definitely fakes made of genuine flans with modern dies.
  8. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

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  9. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    This one has just been posted on ebay one hour ago:

  10. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    Things are getting worse, here is something probably from the same manufacture but artificially aged and better made to mimick an actual carolingian denier. This one is better than the ones before and thus more dangerous.

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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