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Offline Lori

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Fake HADRIAN AD 117-138
« on: September 27, 2015, 11:49:19 AM »
Another example of cast coin : Silver Denarius ,HADRIAN AD 117-138, obv.  IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, rev. P M TR P COS III PRO AVG.
 Made of silver, 2,71 gr, 16,5 mm diam.

A genuine one is 3,29 - 3,17 gr RIC 133   
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Fake HADRIAN AD 117-138
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 12:25:50 PM »
An experienced collector wouldn't fall for it (I hope), but it would fool newbies and tourists. A good illustration of the usefulness of electronic scales to combat fakes.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Fake HADRIAN AD 117-138
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 01:22:29 PM »
An experienced collector wouldn't fall for it (I hope), but it would fool newbies and tourists. A good illustration of the usefulness of electronic scales to combat fakes.

Peter
I bought them years ago, both roman coins presented. :-[  Both were "helped" with nice patina to cover the traces of fake. Later , I found that is not ok with this coins, I cleaned them and this is the result ! >:(