TheTrachyEnjoyer Posted August 3, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 3, 2022 Recently, the topic of John III Vatazes’ AE Hyperpyron and their authenticity came up. I was in the camp of them being modern forgeries. More evidence has come to light 20mm, 3.7 g. offered at n&n london A plate coin and example from Bendall’s article https://www.romanumismatics.com/article_detail?article_id=2&lang=en&tag=Byzantine Same obverse? If so, we can conclude the entire series is fraudulent (which the top coin most certainly is). More examples of this type and signa. Keep in mind, this entire AE series is connected by the same reverse die. If any obverse die cna be proven fake, then the whole series crumbles 10 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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