Roman Denarii Authenticity Question

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 63horses, May 12, 2020.


Are these authentic?

  1. Almost certainly yes

  2. Almost certainly no

  3. Not sure

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  1. 63horses

    63horses New Member

    [​IMG] Hi all. I recently bought these denarii for what I believe was a good price from a well established ebay seller. Im relatively new to ancients but have been meaning to pick up a couple denarii for awhile. Per the seller these came from a large collection.

    Im hoping some people here can weigh and and confirm to me if appear authentic. I have no reason to question the seller, im just a little paranoid.

    Coin 1: Caracalla denarius, weight 3.22 grams--

    Coin 2: Hadrian denarius, weight 2.747 grams--

    Coin 3: Severus Alexander denarius (fourree?), weight 2.17 grams--

    Any and all insight/opinions appreciated!

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    Last edited: May 12, 2020
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Please post the photos here. I for one am not going to click on unknown links.
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  4. 63horses

    63horses New Member


    Attached Files:

  5. 63horses

    63horses New Member

    See my reply to the post below, thanks
  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    ...they look legit to me...and welcome to ze forum...:)..oh, and you might wanna enlarge the pics...:)
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  7. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    They look ok to me, although I was duped just the other week, so take that with a grain of salt.
  8. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    They look good to me, but I've been fooled in the past.

    Welcome to Coin Talk, by the way. When you post photos, if you hit "full image" your photos will appear as part of the post, rather than thumbnails that have to be clicked separately to see.

    I think this is like the Caracalla you posted:

    Caracalla - Den. Trophy Jan. 2017 (0).jpg

    Caracalla Denarius
    (201 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PART MAX PONT TR P IIII two Parthians bound & seated back to back at base of trophy.
    RIC 54b; BMC 262
    (3.12 grams / 18 mm)
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  9. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    It is not possible to say that a coin is genuine from a photo, but it is often possible to identify a fake from one.

    That being the case, I did not see any obvious fakes in your photos. But the quality of the photos makes it difficult to say anything more certain than that. Also, you should get in the habit of including the size and weight of the coins when making an inquiry like this. Weight, in particular, can often be used to identify a fake.

    Finally, there are many resources on the web that will help you to avoid buying fake ancient coins. Here are three of them:

    Welcome aboard.
  10. 63horses

    63horses New Member

    Thanks for looking and for the resources, weights are listed in my original post
  11. 63horses

    63horses New Member

    Awesome thanks, that looks like the one!
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