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Unlisted / Re: Constantine I SOL from Rome...Sol clothed
« Last post by Lech Stępniewski on Today at 07:30:51 AM »
The reverse from another workshop (an probably from another die cutter) makes this whole thing more interesting. Three different dies. It couldn't happen accidentally. I also don't believe in modest Christian engraver. Probably instructions were wrong or at least unclear.
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Unlisted / Re: Constantine I SOL from Rome...Sol clothed
« Last post by Victor on July 22, 2017, 11:17:09 PM »
thanks for the link...I didn't notice the one from the first workshop when it sold.
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Late Roman Bronze coins / Re: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Eagle with spread wings
« Last post by Victor on July 22, 2017, 12:36:02 PM »
two more examples

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Fakes / Re: modern reproductions from France
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on July 21, 2017, 04:16:39 PM »
Usually there is a R (meaning Reproduction) engraved on both face.
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Fakes / Re: modern reproductions from France
« Last post by Victor on July 21, 2017, 03:01:51 PM »
Yes, I saw his Facebook page and reference to Ferrando. I figured the engraver probably originally made these for re-enactors.

I think that somewhere on the replica, it should have "copie" because (sometime, somehwere, somehow) there is going to be someone who will think it is genuine.
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Fakes / Re: modern reproductions from France
« Last post by Genio popvli romani on July 21, 2017, 02:50:08 PM »
This engraver, C. Rossi, is the one who also works for Ph. Ferrando. Note that the coins are made of stain or lead.
His FB page : https://facebook.com/PierreGravureMainAfeu
Ferrando's web shop (coins page): https://viatemporis.net/epages/78d591ab-d6c8-4959-831e-d5f70ccf1236.sf/fr_FR/?ObjectPath=/Shops/78d591ab-d6c8-4959-831e-d5f70ccf1236/Categories/"MONNAIES%20ROMAINES"
Ferrando's / Legio VI Victrix website : https://www.legio6victrix.com
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Fakes / modern reproductions from France
« Last post by Victor on July 21, 2017, 12:53:32 PM »
these coins are being sold as reproductions and should not fool many people, but give them a fake patina and I could see more people thinking that they were genuine.

http://www.ebay.fr/usr/2011coincoin

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Late Roman Bronze coins / Valentinian I MONETA medallion from Rome
« Last post by Victor on July 21, 2017, 11:05:57 AM »
this coin was recently auctioned in Naville 33. The reverse has three Monetae, which represent the mints for bronze, silver and gold coinage. There is speculation that  this type was issued either because of improvements to the mint or coinage reform.

Valentinian I, 364-375 at Rome circa 367-375, 28.5mm., 7.15g. Diademed and draped bust r. Rev. The three Monetae standing facing, head l., each holding scale and cornucopia. C 14 (40 Fr.) RIC 19a.

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COTD / Constantine I - GENIO AVGVSTI, Aquileia mint
« Last post by Nikko on July 20, 2017, 04:01:12 PM »
I think this is a pretty rare emission from Aquileia mint.
The fist specimen i have ever seen.

CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
GENIO AVGVSTI
AQS in exergue
RIC VI AQUILEIA 132
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