Dafydd Posted December 13, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted December 13, 2022 Could I please ask for help with this coin? A portrait Julius Caesar has been on my bucket list for sometime but I have been thwarted by a multitude of issues including timing and diverting monies to other "must haves". I acquired this one recently and my concerns are about its low weight. It weighs 2.25 g and the diameter is 18.4 mm. It came from a dealer who accepts returns and it was an impulse purchase without viewing. I considered I might be a disgruntled Roman citizen to receive this one as payment! I have checked the Forum fake coin site and cannot find a match. Roman Empire - Julius Caesar with L. Livineius Regulus, moneyer, silver denarius. Minted in Rome, 42 B.C. Wreathed head of Caesar right; laurel branch behind, winged caduceus before./ Bull charging right; L • LIVINEIVS above, REGVLVS below. Crawford 494/24; CRI 115; Sydenham 1106; Kestner 3729-30; BMCRR Rome 4274-6; RSC 27. My thought is that it is a Fourrée , but that is not what it was described as and I have no experience of them . I had a disappointment with this dealer some time ago when I bought a Claudius denarius as part of my 12 Caesars to find it had a pronounced flan split that was not mentioned. The dealer does not have a website and offers money back guarantees although I kept the Claudius because the price reflected the split although it wasn't mentioned. Yes, I know I should have learnt a lesson but the allure of a portrait Julius Caesar at a reasonable price was too good to miss. I have not found this coin as a Fourrée although I am still looking. I would be very grateful for opinions. Fourrée or not, in the hand it is very attractive ( to me ). 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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