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Forged AR Denarius Roman Rep "Neptune Victory’s quadriga" L. Bursio RRC 352/1c*

Category: Roman Republican Coins
CC Forgery ID: 30000006

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

Roman Republic, L. Julius Bursio, moneyer, 85 BC Silver Denarius. 3.13 g.
Obv: no legend - Laureate head of Neptune., right; trident and club behind head
Rev: no legend - Victory driving a quadriga right, holding wreath. Control mark in the field.
Exe: L IVLI BVRSIO
Copying Rome mint 85 BC, RRC 325/1c
Reference for the real issue: M. Crawford Vol. I, p. 362, 352/1c, Vol. II, Pl. XLVI, 12, D. Sear I, p. 122, 268 (VF $64 – XF $200)

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


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