Opinions on this Vespasian Dupondius

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JJoyner, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. JJoyner

    JJoyner Active Member

    What do y'all think of this Vespasian Dupondius? Does it seem authentic to you?
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  3. DarkRage666

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    Don't listen to me because I'm probably wrong since I know nothing about ancient coins but it is so perfect it might not be legit... IMHO
     
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    The portrait face looks “off”
     
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  5. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    The coin is a fake, as are all of the coins offered by this eBay seller located in Portugal.
     
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..idk...what's it weigh...i'm kinda in the school with my co-coiners above..and Herodotus seems to have inside info on it already....
     
  7. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of other examples of this seller's offerings:

    DIOCLETIAN FOLLIS
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    TRAJAN DENARIUS
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    Unless buying poor copies of ancient coins is 'one's thing', I would advise avoiding this seller's offerings
     
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  8. JJoyner

    JJoyner Active Member

    Thank you Herodotus. I suspected it, but wanted to make sure.
     
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  9. curtislclay

    curtislclay Well-Known Member

    However the pitting and scattered green deposits on the Vespasian dupondius look very convincing to me. From the photos I see no reason to doubt the coin.
     
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  10. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    the coin is over cleaned , but it looks genuine to me
     
  11. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member

    The Trajan denarius looks real to me too. Correct style, typical weak reverse due to worn die, flow lines, black areas which weren't cleaned etc.
     
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