Sometimes ebay scammers are a good source to spot fakes sold by major auction houses. Today for example, I was looking at Continue reading “The (fake) coinage of Petra”
I was inspired to write this post by a fake currently listed by the Italian auction house Numismatica Felisinea. Out of curiosity I examined the subject, and I realized that many fakes of Mamertini have been sold in recent years… Continue reading “The (fake) coinage of Mamertini”
I just realized all these samples of gold solidus of Constantine I are forgeries, Continue reading “Oh my… they are all forgeries!”
The British auction house Roma Numismatics Limited is currently listing this laughable coin… Continue reading ““Unpublished” bearded Athena currently on auction”
WARNING: Reading this post could scare you from collecting Roman coins, that is not at all the purpose of this blog. If you are a susceptible or faint-hearted collector… just don’t read this.
Two months ago… Continue reading “Letting the market decide…”
This coin was auctioned by the German seller Gorny & Mosch on 7 march 2013. The final price was 20.000 Eur. Continue reading “Marin Faliero: a very expensive fake!”
Modern fakes, struck by known modern dies (Lipanoff Studio), currently listed on auction by Münzenhandlung Gerahrd Hirsch Nachfolger.