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I bought a fake Septimius Severus


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I just received a denarius of Septimius Severus, which I bought via MA Münzen from a seller in the US. Unfortunately, the coin is a modern fake. I think it is cast. The rim has been smoothed. Quite dissappointing, but I have already blocked PayPal and informed the seller.


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Under magnification the design and lettering is strangely blurred. The rim has been smoothed, probably to remove a casting seam. I have 36 Septimius denari to compare with. This one just looks wrong.

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Yes, the coin definitely looks fake even from the photos. Not enough details in the hair & beard, fields are too smooth, style just a touch off (eye & profile), does not really look struck from the lettering (metal flow lines etc). Hope you are able to get a refund.

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