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A broken Justinian follis.


JayAg47

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I recently got this follis of Justinian as part of a lot, probably added by the seller as there was no picture of it in the sale. A nice gesture but he/she taped all the coins to a pad (worst way to ship a coin), given it's so thin and brittle that when it arrived it was already broken. I didn't reach out to the seller, (Don't look a gift horse in the mouth) so I just glued them together and it's in a large plastic capsule meant for a silver round! 

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Justinian I, 16g, 45mm.

Post your coins that are either in pieces or glued together.

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Hello @JayAg47. Unfortunately, it seems that your Justinian I coin, is probably a cast fake, created in the late 20th century. Examples of this fake type, are in the Forum Ancient Coins fake coin reports. I myself was fooled, several years ago, when I bought the following coin, shown in the following photos, which I keep in my "black cabinet". The most notable signs, are the flan shape, and the upward diagonal slash just outside the right part of the border on the obverse. At least yours was free. Mine cost me $80 plus $4 shipping. I bought it from Ebay. I kept it, because it's interesting to me.

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FAKE!

Weight = 17.67 grams
Maximum Diameter = 45.0 mm

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20 minutes ago, sand said:

Hello @JayAg47. Unfortunately, it seems that your Justinian I coin, is probably a cast fake, created in the late 20th century. Examples of this fake type, are in the Forum Ancient Coins fake coin reports. I myself was fooled, several years ago, when I bought the following coin, shown in the following photos, which I keep in my "black cabinet". The most notable signs, are the flan shape, and the upward diagonal slash just outside the right part of the border on the obverse. At least yours was free. Mine cost me $80 plus $4 shipping. I bought it from Ebay. I kept it, because it's interesting to me.

image.jpeg.7fa571a8416d9fde8f0c22de7da6b523.jpeg

FAKE!

Weight = 17.67 grams
Maximum Diameter = 45.0 mm

Well that’s a relief! I wondered why the metal felt more like pewter than bronze when i cleaned before gluing. 

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Here's a fake year 12 follis of Constantinople.  This coin was part of a group lot from Roma Numismatics.  I knew that the coin is a fake, but there were a couple of nice seated folles of Antioch, so I purchased the lot anyway.

This fake does show up from time to time.

Justinian I, follis, modern forgery, year 12.

15.2 grams

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A sad state of affairs with those cast fakes....two I had were a Nero Alexandria tet which was cast in bronze! The other was an AR grosso of Tripolis (Bohemund) one of the last surviving Crusader principalities in Outremer. That one appeared to be, after cleaning up, lead/tin. Not to worry as they were given to me by a next door neighbor who was retired back in the 70's, as a freebie curio. It kind of started my interest in coins (4 years old at the time)

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