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Offline THCoins

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2019, 03:26:09 PM »
I meant it in a mathematical manner, the proper expression probably should have been: (Fake)^2 News.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #76 on: May 02, 2019, 03:28:19 PM »
I meant it in a mathematical manner, the proper expression probably should have been: (Fake)^2 News.

OK, fair enough

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2019, 07:05:31 AM »
Here is some more of Indo-Greek "rarities" (both were also posted here by Desibot, if I'm not mistaken).

This time these things are "authenticated" by ANACS:

NumisBids: Heritage World Coin Auctions Long Beach Signature Sale 3076, Lot

NumisBids: Heritage World Coin Auctions Long Beach Signature Sale 3076, Lot

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2019, 09:42:17 AM »
I still can't identify these fakes. As if another one was needed, this is one more example of TPGs unable to fulfil their brazen promise of being able to "guarantee" that a coin outside of North American numismatics is genuine as well as a reminder of the importance of self-education.

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Whoever produces them, it must be one individual or the same group, as stylistically these items are quite similar - all are somewhat cartoonish looking..

BTW, here is the "King" of such fakes on VCOINS: INDUS VALLEY COINS

Second coin from this post recently sold on VCOINS by Indus Valley Coins:

https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/indus_valley_coins/81/product/indogreek_archebios_ae_hemiobol_taxila/1081087/Default.aspx




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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2019, 02:04:35 PM »

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2019, 02:34:34 PM »
Agree, this one looks highly suspect ! The characters of the legend are also far to unevenly placed. I would be tempted to treat this surface to some acetone first to see what comes off.
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #82 on: November 18, 2019, 02:56:10 PM »
Exactly! BTW, there is another one currently at LEO that is most likely a cast forgery. Traces of cast are camouflaged with earthy "deposits":

NumisBids: Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 10, Lot 726 : BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2019, 03:54:02 PM »
Apart from that it is likely cast, this coin for me also lacks all the signs of artistry which makes the original attractive.
Look here for another, likely fake, posted previously to compare.
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #84 on: November 18, 2019, 07:33:47 PM »
..Look here for another, likely fake, posted previously to compare.

Great, many thanks for the reference, dear Anthony! I was sure I already saw a similar cast item somewhere, but could not find it..

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #85 on: November 22, 2019, 11:14:17 PM »
Bactrianumis

That Leu coin you posted has been withdrawn.  :)

NumisBids: Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 10, Lot 725 : ...

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2019, 07:35:10 AM »
Thank you, britanico. Grateful for all good news.

Peter
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2019, 07:05:26 PM »
Bactrianumis

That Leu coin you posted has been withdrawn.  :)

NumisBids: Leu Numismatik AG Web Auction 10, Lot 725 : ...

Not only this one, dear britanico...but two more items as well... :perfect: