Reworked Caesar denarius, first
as poor condition coin sold in auction, then a year later reworked as
EF quality coin. Note the very good workmanship even under high
magnification. Technology is so far not identified.
Fake Leo Tremissis, sold at Munich fair 2011, note the strangely dancing Victory and the soft plastic like letters. Likely a pressed forgery
Below a fake Anastasius Tremissis of the same make, using the same reverse die !
close up of the Anastasius
Learning from close up looks at Genuine ancient coins:
Here two images shown as question to CFDL, but of a genuine coin,
to show variety of gold coin surfaces under high magnification::
here a close up of an authentic aureus, has anyone expereince
with tiniy surface damages such as above the "I", looks like a layer of
gold peeled off showing a deeper core also of gold.Weight is
correct by the way.. I have seen this with silver denari, but not yet
Here another image close up of the other side, with lines so typical
for struck aurei auf the Antonines. The white fluffy thing is a human
skin particle :-)
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1. Stolen in registered
mail transit between Germany and PA in USA, ca. December 2010:
Marc Antony and Octavian denarius, please inform us if you come across this coin.