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Plate 260     Modern Forgeries    <info>

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Durotriges    <info: struck forgeries>    <info: cast forgeries>

The cast coins on this plate are by an unknown forger, the most obvious errors are described below. All genuine coins of this type are struck, not cast.

Cast forgeries

The struck coin on this plate is a Haslemere Forgery, the most obvious error is the appearance of "steps" on the curves of the image.

Step graphic

 

Uninscribed Coinage – Abstract Type Silver

1235-01-F11235-01-F21235-01-F2 another

1235-01-F2 another

1235 - 01 - F2 Cast    Durotriges    Abstract Type
Silver Stater    4.48 gms    20 mm

Earliest Record: Van Arsdell October 1985 (published 1989)

Authentication: Condemned by Paul Withers and Van Arsdell, October 1985

Publications: Van Arsdell 1989a

Notes: Plate coin retained by the author

Detection Points: Appears to be a lost-wax casting
                                 Clumsy attempt to file off casting sprue
                                 Phony striking crack created by hammering coin after it was                                       cast or pressing it in a vise
                                 Some examples may show bubbles where air was trapped                                       in the investment material

 

1235-01-F2

1235 - 01 - F2 Cast    Durotriges    Abstract Type
Silver Stater    5.36 gms    19 mm

Earliest Record: Van Arsdell December 1985 (published 1989)

Authentication: Condemned by LLoyd Bennett and Van Arsdell, December 1985

Publications: Van Arsdell 1989a

Notes: Plate coin retained by the author

Detection Points: Appears to be a lost-wax casting
                                 Clumsy attempt to file off casting sprue
                                 Phony striking crack created by hammering coin after it was                                       cast or pressing it in a vise
                                 Some examples may show bubbles where air was trapped in                                       the investment material

1235-01-F1

1235 - 01 - F1 Struck    Durotriges    Abstract Type
Silver Stater    5.40 gms    19 mm

Earliest Record: Van Arsdell October 1988 (published 1989)

Authentication: Condemned by Van Arsdell as part of the Haslemere                                Investigations, coin appeared October 1988

Publications: Van Arsdell 1989a

Notes: Plate coin retained by the author

Detection Points: Very Pronounced Haslemere steps
                                  Incorrect style
                                  Incorrect die-cutting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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