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1146Re: [EarlyElectrumCoinage] Re: Milesian fake ?

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  • Lluís Mendieta
    Feb 8 1:41 PM
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      Good afternoon, Daniel, Merrill, Listizens

      First, my gretings to Merrill: I could not imagine the real photos from those lousy photos.

      But, I see with those great photos (thanks, Daniel), things that in my mind set point to the fakes that was said in reporting that hoard or as anyones likes to call it.

      First: there are bumps in quincux. Not from a struck coin. Maybe from a cast.
      Also, if you look at first photo placed in Forvm by Daniel, curiously the low left circle "continues" beyond the rim.
      Well, if anyone knows how that could be done by stricking, I would be very gratefull.

      All in all, I continue with my caveats: maybe legit, then Turks would be interested in.
      Maybe fake, so, no interest from Turks. And what I see, points to the caveats that Daniel posted: that was a suspected fake hoard.

      As I said, a Gold dating, and finito.

      With best wishes

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: daniel
      To: EarlyElectrumCoinage@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 2:42 PM
      Subject: [EarlyElectrumCoinage] Re: Milesian fake ?

      --- In EarlyElectrumCoinage@yahoogroups.com, Merrill Gibson <merrillgi@...> wrote:
      > My guess is that when "Caffaro" receives the coin from the auction and looks
      > at it, it will NOT have a flat area around the rim. These shiny roundish
      > electrum coins produce all sorts of strange photographic effects around the
      > edge when photographed, and I believe this photograph will probably be a
      > case in point. My guess is that the appearance of a flat area will prove to
      > be reflections off a fairly smoothly rounded area.
      > Merrill Gibson
      > Apollo Numismatics

      Well you were right!!!

      I've received the coin and took some pics...

      You can see them in FAC discussion


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