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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kolyan760, May 30, 2020.

  1. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    thanks guys , IMG-9556.jpg IMG-9557.jpg IMG-9558.jpg IMG-9559.jpg i dont need your opinion on this .. just sharing
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    There is only one Roman emperor who looked like this. What a nose. Nice coin.
    Nerva 6.jpg
    AE Dupondius
    OBVERSE: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P Radiate head right
    REVERSE: FORTVNA AVGVST S-C, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
    Struck at Rome, 96AD
    8.8g, 26mm
    RIC 61
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

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  5. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I am slightly confused. Is the issue the rim damage/ex-mount mark? My opinion is that it is a quite attractive coin. Great portrait.

    Edge damage never really bothered me, since I don't look at the edge much. Here is a somewhat scarce Lucius Verus with a loop that I got cheap. I've since busted off the loop. Unless you're looking for it, the damage is not noticeable.

    Lucius Verus Dupondius Mars loop Jan 18 (0).jpg
    Lucius Verus Dupondius Mars w loop Jan 18 (7).JPG
    Lucius Verus Æ Dupondius
    (164-165 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, radiate head right / TR POT V IMP II COS II S C, Mars, helmeted, nude, walking right, carrying spear and trophy.
    RIC 1422
    (12.00 grams / 25 mm)
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  6. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    The flan crack seems weird....to me.
  7. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    I too am confused. You don't want our opinions on what?
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  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm pretty sure it's cast. The flan crack isn't sharp (next to impossible to replicate when casting) and is filled in. Moreover, there's the casting bubbles and filing mark on the rim where the sprue from the cast was filed away.
  9. curtislclay

    curtislclay Well-Known Member

    Looks authentic to me, because of the sharpness of some of the details and of the pitting on the obverse.
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    I also have an ugly Nerva/Fortuna as:

    Nerva fortuna (2).JPG
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  11. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    That flan crack makes me nervous, too. Check to make sure that it's not filled in with dirt or corrosion. Try to scratch inside the crack with a pin. If it's solid metal, then, yes, it is probably a cast copy.
  12. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    it is fake "coin" - came from australian-numismatic-company ...

    i dont think single ancient coin from their inventory is genuine
  13. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    it is a fake ...
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  15. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Yeah, guy who may be pretending to be a little kid. I am not sure that coin is fake. Why are you threatening a dealer that is willing to give you a refund even though you have some pretty expert folks on here saying they are not sure it is fake?
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  16. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    now they playing game

  17. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    fake patina and fake pitting sir
  18. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    pretending ?? you make no sense sir
  19. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Seems it would be difficult to get to 10,000 feedback by selling fake goods as a matter of course.

    Maybe your specific coin was fake - everybody makes mistakes. One bad apple doesn’t make the entire company a fraud
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  20. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    like i said before .. check their ancient inventory and let me know what you think >>
  21. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I think the burden of proof lies on you to prove that they are actively selling fakes. I have never heard of them before, so I have no dog in this fight.
    I'm just trying to get to the root of this.

    1. They have a single negative feedback in the last year which is for an item non-receipt.

    2. I looked at about a dozen coins and didn't see anything that screamed fake. At least one appeared to be tooled, but that's not the same as counterfeit.

    3. Please post several coins you believe are fake and tell us why.

    4. The ancient community will really appreciate if you can prove they are selling fakes.
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