The auction house Nomos AG has recently listed this coin on auction (Estimate: 500 CHF). The lot was pointed out privately to me by an american collector who first had some suspects on it.
After I started this discussion on lamoneta, expert discussed and there was agreement it is likely a modern fake. The lot was withdrawn at the last minute.
The US auction house Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles is offering on auction this well known modern forgery. Continue reading “Currently on auction: fake gold Tremissis of Leo I”
I share an interesting article by Clive Stannard, titled “EVALUATING THE MONETARY SUPPLY: WERE DIES REPRODUCED MECHANICALLY IN ANTIQUITY?”. The work deals with the production of dies in antiquity. By this reading you can also indirectly acquire interesting notions to understand how some kind of modern forgeries are made.
Download the article at this link: Stannard 2008b
I just realized all these samples of gold solidus of Constantine I are forgeries, Continue reading “Oh my… they are all forgeries!”
The Spanish auction house Jesús Vico, S.A. is currently listing this known cast fake (samples here and here), for 250 Eur starting Continue reading “Cast fake denarius of Nero currently on auction.”
This denarius of Marcus Antonius with L. Munatius Plancus (mint moving with M. Antonius) is currently listed on auction by Continue reading “Very suspicious denarius currently on auction.”