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Offline tjaart

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Fake Galerius campgate or unlisted?
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:26:05 PM »
Hi all,

this silver Galerius campgate (19mm, 2.97g) is currently listed for sale but something about it seems very off to me. I can see some flow lines as if the coin has been struck but the surface seems to be soapy or at least struck with a very worn out die. I've had a look at acsearch and Helvetica's list but cannot find anything similar.

Does anyone else have an opinion on this one?

Thanks!
Tjaart

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Re: Fake Galerius campgate or unlisted?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 02:43:57 PM »
RIC VI only records this reverse being issued from Rome for Constantius I (RIC VI Rome 43). These would have been struck for all the members of the Tetrarchy though, so it is not surprising to find an unlisted one for Galerius.

As far as authenticity, I don't have much experience with silver issues, but from other examples I have looked at in the past, I don't see anything about this one that would immediately condemn it.

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Re: Fake Galerius campgate or unlisted?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 04:26:05 AM »
Thanks for the info, Victor. I decided to take the plunge and acquire it. Will try to update this thread when it arrives.

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Re: Fake Galerius campgate or unlisted?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 02:30:22 PM »
Hi all,

the coin finally arrived so here are some more photos. Would love to have some more opinions on it.
2.9g, 19mm

Thanks!
Tjaart