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Dafydd

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Compare to reproduction portrait from: https://coinantix.com/product/the-twelve-caesars-julius-caesar-and-the-first-11-emperors-of-the-roman-empire-ar-denarius-lot-solid-sterling-silver-coins-julius-caesar-augustus-tiberius-caligula-claudius-nero-galba/

 

Not the same coin of course, so not conclusive, but the style and lettering is a touch off in the same way imo, in addition to what @Qcumbor said.

 

CSRD0028 Denarius Roman Coin Augustus with Bull obverse

 

CSRD0007 Denarius Roman Coin Twelve Caesars obverse

 

 

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The style and lettering look a bit off to me, and the surfaces as well.

If it is a fake/reproduction, it's interesting that the makers included what appear to be punch marks on the obverse.

 

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59 minutes ago, CPK said:

The style and lettering look a bit off to me, and the surfaces as well.

If it is a fake/reproduction, it's interesting that the makers included what appear to be punch marks on the obverse.

 

That intrigued, me as they were added later and initially I thought they were bankers marks. To me , bankers marks can indicate authenticity however anything can be added.

I advised somebody recently that a 18th Century flintlock pistol  that someone had bought was a fake and the buyer said it could not be as it had proof marks. My comment was anything added before can be added again. In this instance the "give away" was that the touch hole had not been drilled through which would have made it a modern firearm as it was a new one that had been "aged" to deceive. 

I intend to agree with the other comments but will hang onto it to show it physically to someone more educated than myself at a coin fair. The price paid does not indicate authenticity as it was part of a mixed lot.

 

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13 hours ago, DonnaML said:

I agree with everyone else. Also it seems to me that the top of his laurel wreath sticks out too much. He looks like he's wearing bunny rabbit ears.

Bunny Ears, did it for me! This is one to consign to Davy Jones Locker!  Thanks all.

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