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Offline BACTRIANUMIS

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2020, 01:33:55 PM »
Dear Anthony, thank you for your comment! I's going to be my stage #2 to apply acetone and I'll make another video shortly. Thus far I tried concentrated lemon juice and Leuchtturm coin cleaning absolution - artificial putty resisted against both.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2020, 04:19:28 PM »
Finally, some good news on the subject - looks like "vending machine" for these dangerous fakes on VCoins was shut down:

https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/indus_valley_coins/

But these crooks are still on ebay, although number of fakes is relatively low. BTW, on ebay they don't bother hiding their actual location - Pakistan, as it was the case on VCoins:

HEPTHALITE %u201CLORD OF CHIONITES-THE VICTORIUS%u201D AR DRACHM. | eBay

drbilloo on eBay

Indus Valley Coins | eBay Stores

And here is another distributor of these fakes, also from PK:

Indo-Scythian AZES (57-35 BC), AE unit - 8.56 gm, Senior 77.1 | eBay
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2020, 04:36:09 PM »
Luckily, many collectors will recognize these specimen now.
Unfortunately, i think there still are a lot of these where they are coming from.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #94 on: July 27, 2020, 08:34:05 PM »
Could anyone elucidate what exactly are tooled copies/forgeries?

I came across a few Kushan silver coins of Kanishka I acquired by a collector from Pakistan and they looked fake but there is some specimens at the Guimet Museum in Paris and at the British Museum as far as I know. The museum collection seems to be genuine silver coins.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #95 on: July 27, 2020, 09:53:57 PM »
I can imagine the question, but the answer is not so simple. Otherwise there would be no collectors fooled anymore by determined fake sellers.
Usually recognition of fakes comes down to 1-wrong style, 2-wrong material or physical properies 3-signs of modification to make the coin appear as what it is not. These are best detected by first examining a lot of real specimen from trusted sources.

If you are offered something, the combination Kanishka, silver and Pakistan sounds all my alarmbells. If you are not confident enough to call yourself an expert, my only advice can be: Don't do it !

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #96 on: July 27, 2020, 11:01:45 PM »
Thank you for your comment and suggestion.

I have not acquired any such specimen but have seen collectors pretty proud of these fake silver copies they purchased.