Fake Greek coins in the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium.

Fake Greek coins in the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium.

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LE CABINET DES MÉDAILLES DE BRUXELLES ET LES FAUSSES MONNAIES GRECQUES

by FRANÇOIS DE CALLATAY

Abstract:

The Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium is very rich in Greek coin forgeries; it owns more than 1,200 coins classified as such (chiefly gifts made by the dealers Paul Tinchant and Druso Franceschi) and a card file made by the author in the 1990s. This card file includes the belongings of several major coin cabinets (Cambridge, London, New York, Oxford, Paris and Vienna) as well as what has been published in the literature, to start with the Bulletin on Counterfeits (c. 2,500 files).

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