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
This post is not about a forgery, but about a wrong attribution of a genuine coin.
Look at this coin for example. Continue reading “A wrong attribution.”
I ironically titled this post like an essay for a reason: today a collector eager to learn something on the coinage of Lipara he would be in great difficulty, unless he gets the rare and expensive CNS volume. In fact online databases would surely non help him, because by now, after years of auctioned forgeries, on the internet there is very little genuine to see on this mint.
On this post I’ll point out some samples showing how many fakes of Lipara have been listed in recent years by ebay sellers and even more by major auction houses. This is Continue reading “The (fake) coinage of Lipara. (with additions and corrections)”
The Austrian auction house VL Nummus is currently auctioning this cast fake, Continue reading “Cast fake sestertius of Severus Alexander currently on auction”
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.”