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CONTEMPORARY FORGERIES AND BARBAROUS ROMAN COINS

All coins listed below are GENUINE ANCIENT coins.

Forgeries can be found in bronze, silver and base metal masquerading as silver or gold. Often made to deceive, or during times when there was a shortage of coinage in circulation.

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WCF 6063

JULIA DOMNA. Wife of Septimius Severus. Contemporary Forgery. Struck copy of a silver denarius. PIETAS AVGG. Pietas, veiled, standing half-left, dropping incense into lighted altar and holding box. RSC 150. Bronze core with a silver wash. Struck from coin dies of very good style. Some light pitting and discoloration.

25.00

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WCF 7596

CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. Contemporary Forgery /Ar Plated Den. PRINC IVVENT. Prince standing left holding branch and reversed spear. RSC 502. Most of the plating intact. Roman Silver Coins Vol III states that this is a hybrid; a reverse of Geta.

30.00

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WCF 7291

ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. Contemporary Forgery. Cast copy of a silver denarius. INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG. Elagabalus standing front, head left, holding patera and club, recumbent bull behind altar; star or comet in field to left. RSC 61. Cast in base metal so as to appear silver when in circulation, now a silvery dark grey. UK find.

25.00

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WCF 7023

SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. Contemporary Forgery. Cast copy of a silver denarius. VIRTVS AVG. Virtus, in military dress, standing right, holding reversed spear and resting left hand on shield. RSC 576. Cast in base metal so as to appear silver when in circulation, now a silvery dark grey. UK find.

25.00

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WCF 7597

SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. Contemporary Forgery Ar Den. AEQVITAS AVG. Aequitas standing half-left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RSC 9. A cast coin which has a glossy jet black patina. Very attractive and extremely fine.

45.00

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WCF 6137

JULIA MAMAEA. Mother of Severus Alexander. Contemporary Forgery. Struck copy of a silver denarius. VESTA. Vesta, veiled, standing half-left, holding patera and transverse sceptre. RSC 87. Bronze core with green patina. Struck from coin dies of very good style possibly official.

25.00

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WCF 7598

JULIAN. 360-363 AD. Contemporary Forgery /Ar Plated Siliqua. D N IVLIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. VOTIS V MVLTIS X. Legend in four lines within laurel wreath. RSC 161. Although the mintmark is off the flan, this is a copy of a siliqua of Arles (PCON), as it is the only mint that used the combination of obverse legend and reverse type. This is a silver plated bronze core that retains nearly 100% of the plating, only a very small area on the edge of the flan showing the core. Attractive, rare, and very interesting.

85.00

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BARBAROUS ROMAN COINS

WCF 6135

BARBAROUS CONSTANTINE the Great. Ca. 307-337 AD. Ae 16 mm. Laureate helmeted bust right. Two victories standing holding shield inscribed over altar. Copy of the VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP type.

20.00

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BROCKAGES OF ROMAN COINS

WCF 7781

BROCKAGE of LICINIA 7. BC. 113-112. Silver Denarius. P. Nerva. Head of Roma left, holding spear and shield, * before, crescent above, ROMA behind. Mirrored image of obverse. A UK find from the Peterborough area, rare and interesting.

75.00

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WCF 6124

BROCKAGE of CONSTANTINE I (the Great). 307-337 AD. Ae3. Blank. Mirror image of Constantine the Great with legend around.

35.00

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WCF 6125

BROCKAGE of CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. Ae4. Laureate head of Constans right. Mirror image of obverse.

20.00

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