1130Re: Milesian fake ?
- Jan 26, 2011Let's wait when I'll have the coin in my hands.
Well there are some possibilities (few upon me) that this is a light trick... we'll see.
About the coin's provenance, well I don't think that an auction house could sell some object with a doubtfull provenance.
The coin was in: The Michael Demling Collection of Ancient Coinage at recent Bowers and Merena...
--- In EarlyElectrumCoinage@yahoogroups.com, Lluís Mendieta <lmendi@...> wrote:
> Good afternoon, Merril
> I agree with you that could be a trick of the light.
> The left part of the coin seems that is not flat, but a trick.
> But the right part, even trying to see what I whish it was, I could not see:
> looks to my eyes very flat.
> And I see also two beads in the incuse (or a rusted die, or traces of
> casting; that besides, would agree with soft look of coins; I have three
> 1/96th in silver, and they are crisp. Milesian celators were *good*)
> Without the coin in hand I could not say too much more
> As I said, dating gold, and all solved.
> Thanks God now gold is datable absolutely.
> But I still thing that Mr. Sermarini hit the nail.
> Anyway, or smuggled or fake. A lose/lose option. Not my cup of tea.
> With best wishes
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