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  • #16
    Originally posted by hydatius View Post
    I doubt anyone has noticed this but here's a photo from the latest auction from Rauch (Sommerauktion 2010, 13 September) lot 1717. I wonder which one is 'eine moderne Phantasiemünze'?
    Yes, I saw it. Marc Breitsprecher sent me the link a number of days ago. Pegai had one in their last auction as well (but withdrew it when I pointed it out to Eldert and Nick).



    Constantine I, AE3, c.319, Siscia, Officina 3
    D N CONS_TANTI_NVS PE PT AVG
    Draped, cuirassed bust of Constantine right wearing pilleus
    VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
    Two Victories, standing facing each other, inscribing shield surmounted by two leaves with VOT | PR above altar, X and center pellet design
    ΓSIS pellet in exergue
    ?mm, 3.06g
    RIC VII, --
    Image courtesy Pegasi Numismatics, Auction XXII, Lot 599, April 2010

    I don't know who made these or how many, but there seem to be enough that they will be on the market for years. Hopefully I will acquire an example at some time so I can give my personal opinion of it from seeing one in hand.

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    • #17
      I forgot to mention - note the obverse legend is also quite different than my hat example. The fakes are:

      D N CONS_TANTI_NVS PE PT AVG

      mine is:

      IMP CON_STANT_INVS PERT AVG

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