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Old Sep 2, 2010, 10:40 AM   #16
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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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Old Sep 2, 2010, 10:42 AM   #17
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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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