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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 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 8883

JULIA SOAEMIAS. Mother of Elagabalus. Contemporary Forgery. Struck copy of a silver Denarius. VENVS CAELESTIS. Venus standing half-left, head left, holding apple and sceptre; star in field high left. RSC 8c. Copper alloy core with light silver wash. Struck from dies of very good style, possibly official.

35.00

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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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WCF 8758

HONORIUS. 393-423 AD. Contemporary Forgery Silver Siliqua. VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated left on cuirass holding Victory on globe and reversed spear. mm MDPS (Milan). RSC 59b. Made from good quality silver, on an average size flan for the type (14.5mm), but unusually thin, and less than half the weight (0.5g). This brings me to the conclusion that this is a contemporary forgery.

85.00

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BARBAROUS ROMAN COINS

WCF 9109

BARBAROUS RADIATE. Ca. 270-273 AD. 16 mm. Radiate head right. Standing figure holding staff and square object. UK find.

15.00

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WCF 9110

BARBAROUS RADIATE. Ca. 270-273 AD. 13 mm. Radiate head right. Sol? advancing right. UK find.

12.00

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WCF 9062

BARBAROUS RADIATE. Ca. 270-273 AD. 16 mm. Radiate head right. Standing figure. UK find.

10.00

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WCF 9111

BARBAROUS RADIATE. Ca. 270-273 AD. 13 mm. Radiate head right. Standing figure holding palm branch. UK find.

10.00

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WCF 9112

BARBAROUS. Ae 14 mm. Laureate head left. Two soldiers standing facing, holding spears, standards in between. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Constantine GLORIA EXERCITVS type. UK find.

25.00

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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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WCF 9065

BARBAROUS. Ae 19 mm. Bare head right, A behind. Two Victories standing facing each other holding inscribed shield. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Magnentius VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE type.

25.00

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WCF 9066

BARBAROUS. Ae 17 mm. Bare head right. Two Victories standing facing each other holding inscribed shield. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Magnentius VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE type.

20.00

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WCF 9067

BARBAROUS. Ae 14 mm. Bare head right, A behind. Two Victories standing facing each other holding inscribed shield. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Magnentius VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE type.

20.00

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WCF 9049

BARBAROUS. Ae 15 mm. Bare head right, A behind. Two Victories standing facing each other holding inscribed shield. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Magnentius VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE type.

20.00

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WCF 9068

BARBAROUS. Ae 18 mm. Diademed bust right. Soldier spearing fallen horseman. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO type.

20.00

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WCF 9069

BARBAROUS. Ae 15 mm. Diademed bust right. Soldier spearing fallen horseman. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO type.

15.00

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WCF 9070

BARBAROUS. Ae 11 mm (minim). Diademed bust right. Soldier spearing fallen horseman. Circa 4th Century AD. Copy of Constantius II FEL TEMP REPARATIO type.

10.00

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WCF 9031

BARBAROUS. Ca. 350 AD. Lead 12 mm. Laureate bust right. Soldier spearing fallen horseman Copy of the FEL TEMP REPARATIO type. An unusual piece made from lead, probably a test piece. Found Ancaster area in the 1970's.

20.00

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BROCKAGES OF ROMAN COINS

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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