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Offline Matteo

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Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« on: October 14, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
Hi,

an Italian collector needs help for this coin. Is it authentic? Unfortunately, we don't have the weight...


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Re: Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
Thanks,

Matteo.

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Re: Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 10:08:04 PM »
A PM to THCoins may be your best bet. If the price is right, I'll buy it if it turns out to be a fake ;)

Peter
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Re: Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 04:48:15 PM »
Arsaces II, Sellwood 6.1.  (Recently reassigned by Dr. G.R.F. Assar to Artabanos I, I believe)  Looks okay to me.  Possible die matches to a specimen from the Sunrise Collection (Sunrise 242) auctioned by Baldwins in January 2016:
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Re: Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
Thanks Figleaf and Bob. L..

I report this identification to my friend. His father was the owner of the coin. 

Regards,
Matteo.

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Re: Arsaces I - authenticity and identification
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 06:38:29 PM »
Not sure if everything behind the head is die damage, but even if it isn't, there is a line running at an angle of 45 to the upper right from where the decoration or head band meets the edge of the head gear. I think that's die damage for sure and I can see it on both coins. While they coins certainly look die-identical, wear is not the same, so I take both to be genuine. If my conclusions are correct (they need confirmation), it would be a pretty exciting find - and I don't use those words lightly.

Peter
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