Fake Tauromenion bronze. GRIECHISCHE MÜNZEN

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The german auction house Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH has recently listed on auction a fake bronze attributed to Tauromenion. According to the experts of the italian board lamoneta.it, the fake was made by modern dies, using a real ancient flan.

source: http://www.lamoneta.it/topic/148245-bronzi-siciliani-da-valutare-parte-ii/

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Beware collectors, YMSR is back!!

YMSR is a collection of sicilian fakes, listed by the french auction house CGB on June 2014, and withdrawn after the critical comments of an expert who “sounded alarm” on the main collectors board of the web.

Now some of that junk is again for sale, this time on the bay, listed by the french fake seller 2014.deden, without any reference to the original name YMSR.

Here the listings: http://www.ebay.com/sch/2014.deden/m.html?item=282008882251&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

I cropped pics to post here for future memory (the mint attributions are those listed by the seller)…

 

Kamarina

camarina

Himerahimera

Katanekatane

Leontini

leontini

Mamertinimamertini

Menaionmenaion

Mercenary mint of Sicily

mercenary mint of sicily

Panormospanormos

Piakospiakos

SelinusSelinus

Solussolus

Syracusesyracusesyracuse 2

Tauromeniontauromenion

TyndarisTyndaris