Roman Republic, Servius Sulpicius, 51 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit
The probably refers to the naval of P. Sulpicius . The in during the First Macedonian War, in 210 B.C. he led the first Roman fleet into the Aegean Sea and captured , which was plundered and given to the Aetolians, allies of the Romans.RR83521. silver plated , 8, 931, 1553, 438/1 (official, solid silver, mint, very ), VF, corrosion resulting in many small platting breaks, scratch in right , 3.807 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, unofficial mint, c. 51 - 60 B.C.; laureate of , SER downward behind, upward before; Naval made of captured rudders, , oars, prows, and aplustres, between draped figure on left, nude Macedonian captive on right; very ; $280.00 (Ä249.20)
, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
was declared emperor by his troops after the murder of . , after consolidating his own forces and taking , marched upon Niger and defeated him three times. After a fourth in a final defeat at Issus, Niger fled towards but was overtaken and executed.RS84163. silver plated , cf. 70c (solid silver, official, Antioch mint), , pierced, 2.194 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, unofficial counterfeiter mint, IMP CAE PESC NIGER AV (or similar), laureate right; (to eternal ), seated left on throne, wearing in military attire, in right hand, spear vertical behind in left, round behind resting at base of spear; $215.00 (Ä191.35)
, c. 620 - 550 B.C.
Almost as soon as there were coins, there were counterfeits.
GA84467. plated 1/48 , the official prototype is uncertain, but cf. 2743 (official, solid ), F, exposed base core, 0.099 g, maximum 3.7 mm, counterfeiter's mint, c. 620 - 550 B.C.; lion's paw(?); stellate pattern(?), within square; an incredibly tiny coin; $175.00 (Ä155.75)
, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit With
This coin combines an die of , 337 - 361, with a die of , 360 - 363 A.D. The unlikely of types from different emperors and issues, the light , and the flaw on the indicate it is a plated ancient counterfeit.
Ancient counterfeits often have mismatched obverses and reverses. Transfer dies were made using genuine coins which were destroyed in the process. Since making each die destroyed the coin, the same coin could not be used to make both dies. The destroyed coins were undoubtedly melted to contribute to the silver foil plate.
Unlike counterfeit , counterfeit are very . are so thin, that striking counterfeits with a bronze core apparently could not provide an economic benefit worth the effort and risk.RS79849. silver plated reduced , cf. official, mint, silver, 180 (for ) and 233 (for ), aVF, on a cutting off parts of , marks, scratches, corrosion, edge crack, edge chips, 1.385 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 180o, illegal mint, c. 360 - 365 A.D.; D N CONSTANTIVS , laureate, draped, and right; VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within , in closing at the top, CONST in ; $125.00 (Ä111.25)
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