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Forged AR Denarius Roman Rep “Roma with She-wolf & twins” RRC 287/1*

Category: Roman Republican Coins
CC Forgery ID: 30000005

Method: High quality struck forgery before artificial ageing. Sometimes marked on the rim "COPY" and sold as such.

Obv: X - Roma head facing to the right; X behind head.
Rev: no legend – Roma seated on pile of shields left, two birds in left and right fields, she-wolf and twins, at feet, right.
Copying Rome mint 114-115 BC RRC 287/1, 3.45 g.
Reference for the real issue: M. Crawford, Vol. I, p. 302, 287/1, Vol. II, Pl. XL, 1; D. Sears I, p. 104, 164 (VF $88 – XF $256)

click image to expand Image courtesy of: Galleria Antiquarica

Note: *All prices and catalog references (RIC, Cohen, etc.) are for the real issue.


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