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Offline Desibot

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Indo greek Casting ?
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:20:09 PM »
Hi
Can the lovely folks on here help
Me on this lot of coins
At first as a novice i was thinking these tetradrachms looked good but are they really
After closer inspection i think they are casting but not 100% on the signs of casting except surface texture
Would like an expert opinion thank you in advance

Offline Manzikert

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Re: Indo greek Casting ?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 04:38:09 PM »
The dead giveaway is that the flan shapes are identical, as are all the details of the design, for all except the middle left one.

The middle left one also looks cast, but from a different original.

Alan

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Re: Indo greek Casting ?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 06:56:36 PM »
Indeed, die-identical fakes except one.

You get much more than your fair share of fakes, while you say you travel a lot and buy from different dealers. Obviously, something is going wrong when you are buying...?

Peter
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Offline Desibot

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Re: Indo greek Casting ?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 01:28:54 PM »
Thanks guys for your help

Regarding your question peter i did give my contact details to quite a few dealers and some coin images i have posted on here been sent to me through them. I wont call them all dealers some are just second hand shops  owners or market traders
Gold shops etc. With I have had dealing with at some point.
I have built up lots of connections through dealing in jewellery. And get lots of offers of coins dodgy and genuine etc
I do need help as a novice in this field still learning and grateful for the help i receive on here.
I only have a small collection at the moment of  kushan and indo greek coins.



 

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Indo greek Casting ?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 01:44:36 PM »
The point of my question was that there is an obvious problem with your supply channel. Your answer confirms that. You are buying high cost specialised coins. Buying them from jewellers, rather than coin dealers is asking for trouble.

Jewellers have no deep knowledge of such coins, they have no experience with separating fakes from genuine coins and they may even be in the market for fakes, to be used legitimately in jewellery articles. All that is a risk you may want to take, but if you are a novice, the risk is absurdly high and unrewarded. As a pro investor, I would vigorously counsel against taking such a risk.

As long as you think of yourself as a layman, you are way better off with low risk and low cost items. Pour the money saved into books. Read yourself to sleep with the threads of THCoins. Learn to read Arabic. This wil save you cartloads of frustration and money and it will educate you to the point where you can really go bargain hunting, this time with deeply decreased risk.

Peter
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Re: Indo greek Casting ?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 04:35:20 AM »
Thanks for you advice peter i have taken it on board
I have started doing some research myself  and this forum is good place to start. With so many coins to choose from
I am here and there and need to focus on one type and need to filter out and find trusted dealers.

Thanks