Get great deals on eBay! Swindlers: Fake Buyers, Coin thieves etc. The reverse is documented in the 2003 book by Ilya Prokopov, et al., Modern Counterfeits and Replicas of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins from Bulgaria, as No. Modern fakes, on the other hand, are usually worthless, unless they are precious metal with some melt value, or examples of the work of famous forgers of the Renaissance and early modern eras. Text: FAKE Deultum Varbanov 2182 Normally you cant always tell from photos until you see it in hand. as Prokopov Counterfeit Studios 2005 when cited. Balkan Imperium Art Bulgaria, Second Empire, Early 14th Century A.D. [2] http://counterfeitcoins.reidgold.com/, [4] https://coinreplicas.com/about/peter-rosa-biography/, [5] https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/hobby-protection-act, [6] https://www.coinweek.com/coin-clubs/legislation-icta/collectible-coin-protection-act-unanimously-passed/, Golenko, Konstantin V. “The Method of Counterfeiting Ancient Coins of the Bosporous by M. Sazonov, as Told by Himself”, ANS Museum Notes 20 (1975), Hendin, David. Four useful reference books have recently been published on Bulgarian imitations He is presently a dealer in coins and Free shipping. Varbanov 2176 var. Ancient counterfeits circulated widely in a world where small change was often in short supply. Example: type "5 cent*" to find coins of 5 cents and 5 centimes. (1974-2002) £12.00. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Roman gold!' These roman coins come in various denominations, from the small as to the major denarius many of which feature the bust of the ruling emperor when the coin was first struck in history. The reverse is documented in the 2003 book by Ilya Prokopov, et al., Modern Counterfeits and Replicas of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins from Bulgaria, as No. Many “ancient” coins offered for sale on eBay are deceptive fakes, particularly Roman denarii. Bulgaria no. Ilya Prokopov and Rumen Another major site, Forum's fake coin reports: ... "The Slavey Catalog" by Twelve Caesars, an extensive illustrated list of some of the most common fakes by the famous Bulgarian forger Slavey and his school. Bulgarian coin imitations come Noting the huge variety of real Roman volute lamps (plus the plastic and factory types included here) is only a mouse-click away. bg.box@abv.bg. Learn how your comment data is processed. 2017, Dec. some high-value types faked, Honorius miliaresion, dekadrachm, not labled as reproductions, and many reproductions labeled as such.) cast copies of Roman Imperial denarii. C M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADV, draped bust right, seen from behind / CL FL PAC DEVLT, Diadumenian on horseback right, raising right hand. See more ideas about Coins, Ancient, Ancient coins. It was a Licinius AE3 in fine condition with the ubiquitous Jupiter reverse from the early fourth century. Get the best deals on Bulgaria Coins when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I know dealers who have purchased genuine ancient coins for remarkably low prices on eBay, but they knew exactly what they were doing. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sofia (2003), Prokopov, Ilya S. Modern Forgeries of Greek and Roman Coins. Browse the Pertinax page with thumbnail images. In 1973, the US Congress passed the Hobby Protection Act prohibiting the importation or sale “of any imitation numismatic item which is not plainly and permanently marked COPY”[5]. Ebay is flooded with fakes lately. Even the most obvious fakes can easily fool anyone who is not a trained expert. depth discussion of the productions of another well known Bulgarian imitator et al. Forum's Fake Gallery. TENSOR LIGHT - used by many numismatists to examine and grade coins. A good rule to remember is that if a deal seems too good to be true, it is very probably neither good nor true. The inscriptions were usually in Bulgarian language and rarely in Greek. counterfeits from Moesia are revised August 15, 2015. Lipanoff 2004 when cited. Referred to In 1824, the Austrian Imperial Coin Cabinet in Vienna acquired Becker’s dies, and a detailed catalog of his work was published a century later (Hill, 1924). The amount of forged coins on eBay seems to be growing substantially. 518 likes. € 250.00 € 225.00. They were gold (perperi), silver (aspri), billon (coinage of silver and copper) and copper coins, all flat and hollow. The Roman coins are very easy to find in countries from Europe like Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, from Asia, like Turkey, Syria, or Africa like Egypt. Varbanov 2176 var. Get it in front of 160+ million buyers. Dealers worry that fear of fakes will scare off potential collectors. The best known Bulgarian imitator of ancient coins is Slavey Petrov. Fake coins, made in ancient times, are a different subject, and were created to be counterfeits. With fakes having the above obverse, sometimes the crest on Athena's helmet is off the flan, as with … SAXBYS-COINS Savoca Coins aeternitas_numismatics alekzandra42 amarso66 amerika5516 ancientearth2006 ancient-treasures18 ancient17 ancient_kingdoms ancient_times ancient_treasures ancientauctions ancientcoinsandartefacts7807 ancientground ancientcoins.market - VERY DANGEROUS with FAKE C.O.A. The special section is devoted to a rubber/plastic negative matrix for making With fakes having the above obverse, sometimes the crest on Athena's helmet is off the flan, as with … when he stumbled upon a handful of ancient coins. Basileus Antialcidas Member. Very approximately, catalog values run like this: GENUINE COINS: worn: $200 average circulated: $400 well preserved: $900 Kingdom of Bulgaria, Ferdinand I. Copper-nickel 5 Stotinki Coin,1913. In the eternal war between forger and authenticator, the good guys still hold the advantage. Any coin that feels slippery or soapy should be very closely examined for other signs of casting. Roman (Bulgarian: Роман; 930s–997) was emperor of Bulgaria from 977 to 991, being in Byzantine captivity thereafter still claiming the title.. Reign. shown here with better illustrations. and forgeries: A group of his known or suspected coin imitations has been posted online and may be viewed Etruscilla exist, A fantasy piece, no genuine examples Date: 2004 Get the best deals on Bulgaria Coins when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Grading Scale of your coin would be also a factor that tell how much your silver coin worth (The primary purpose of grading a coin is to determine what the coin's market value is). C $66.96. Fakes and Forgeries: The True Crime Stories of History’s Greatest Deceptions. BEWARE OF NUMEROUS MODERN BULGARIAN FAKE GALBA SESTERTII - OFTEN OF THE LIBERTAS PVBLICA TYPE - CURRENTLY BEING SOLD BY UNSCRUPULOUS SELLERS ON EBAY ETC. Bulgaria where he produced a variety of imitations of ancient coins. However, the everyday ancient shopper would have a hard time telling the real money from the fake. Galba, AD 68-69. AR Denarius. CoinWeek does not buy or sell coins or numismatic material and No endorsement or affiliation to or from CoinWeek.com is made. It is also not the only example of a Roman coin hoard found in Bulgaria. Click & Collect. Fake Ancient Coins Sellers on Ebay. Publisher: Stoyan Popov Byzantine Coins and Their Values. Sand casting was an invented of the Sui Dynasty in the 6th century AD China and was not known to the ancient people in the Mediterranean region which is why a sand cast Roman or Greek coin will always be a modern fake.             (to Date: 2005. Attractive dark toning. Find Bulgari roman coins from a vast selection of Fine. RIC 288. Any serious collector of Byzantine coins probably already owns David Sears’ indispensible handbook Byzantine Coins and Their Values (1987), but would be well advised to consult the 33-page appendix on “Forgeries of Byzantine Coins from the ‘Beirut’ and Other ‘Schools.’”. area. Cavino’s coins were struck from finely engraved dies, some of which still survive in a Paris museum. interpretations. examples from the private collection of Mr. Rumen Another specimen for my black box! In reality, most ancient fakes are not dangerous to an expert, or even to a well-informed beginner. examples of this type, A fantasy piece, no genuine denarii of were all intentionally acquired as imitations,  for purposes of study. CAST FORGERIES OF CLASSICAL COINS Over the course of three decades, he produced many hundreds of different coin dies; some 331 were acquired by the American Numismatic Society (ANS). Many Very few of the imitations commonly referred to as Slaveys Sponsored Listings. Authenticity and Satisfaction 4), Format: Softcover, 88pp. COUNTERFEIT STUDIOS AND THEIR Not Kosher: Forgeries of Ancient Jewish and Biblical Coins. Becker always insisted that his work was not intended to defraud collectors, but only to make great works of numismatic art available to collectors of modest means. Balkan Imperium Art series. The Second Bulgarian Empire, 1185 - 1396, reached its peak under Tsars Kaloyan and Ivan Asen II and was the dominant power in the Balkans until 1256. ancient coins. While researching online I came across a master faker from Bulgaria by the name of Slavey Petrov. I told him everyone seems to think it is fake but he was wiling to buy it as scrap gold for about $200 & adds an extra $50 for it as a coin. The best known Bulgarian imitator ISBN: Dealers who are members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) are carefully screened and must comply with a rigorous code of ethics. THESE FAKES ARE ALSO BEING OFFERED IN PERSON TO DEALERS ALL OVER EUROPE. THE OFFICIAL 2021 MEGA RED BOOK DELUXE EDITION, LIGHTHOUSE INTERCEPT SHIELD DOUBLE ROW SLAB BOX, PROFESSIONAL LARGE TABLE TOP SCALE (4000 X .1 G), LIGHTHOUSE HIGH PERFORMANCE DIGITAL MICROSCOPE, BCW TOPLOAD HOLDERS -- LARGE CURRENCY -- PACK OF 25, Collector's Assistant - World , Ancient, US and Paper, HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE ROW SLAB/CROWN BOX (10 INCH), PLEASURE AND PROFIT: 100 LESSONS FOR BUILDING AND SELLING A COLLECTION OF RARE COINS, LIGHTHOUSE COIN CLEANING FLUID FOR ALL COINS. 1894 BULGARIA Ferdinand I Antique Genuine Silver 2 Leva Bulgarian Coin i80972. Was: Previous Price C $167.41. Referred to as Prokopov RIC 1: Pertinax 193 AD. of ancient coins is Slavey Petrov. imitator. Assassinated by soldiers in AD 193, after a reign of 87 days. Date: 2004. ISBN: 954-91396-3-8 When in doubt, join Forum Ancient Coins and ask! or Best Offer. The fake coins are slightly different in appearance and weight, even by 1-1.5 grams. acquire one of these books click on the image). The most famous ancient coin forger of the early modern era was Karl Wilhelm Becker (1772-1830), who produced high-quality, hand-struck struck fakes of some 300 different Greek, Roman and Medieval coins. FROM BULGARIA In view of the number of fakes now being struck in Bulgaria and sold in the west, it is very difficult to tell from photographs whether a coin is genuine or fake. Counterfeits are almost as old as coinage. How to avoid buying fake ancient coins. 24speed (numerous fakes of Roman coins, Dec. 2014) 2big1q4u 2rooks (2019, has a fake Honoris silver miliarense at close to $700 without saying it is fake. This is the second book on the counterfeits of ancient coins from present-day Bulgaria. THESE FAKES ARE ALSO BEING OFFERED IN PERSON TO DEALERS ALL OVER EUROPE. Not in Megaw, Varbanov or Moushmov. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Many of Becker’s fakes were struck in tin or “white metal” (an alloy of tin, lead, antimony and other metals in variable proportions). The specimens shown in this collection were made for various reasons. Most deceptive fakes of ancient coins originate in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but there is growing concern that East Asian counterfeiters may be entering the business as well. While I still show many examples of fakes acquired on eBay if you are seriously interested in this particular problem join the information forum on this website set up in the States several years ago. Referred to as Prokopov This frauds must be exposed and the unsuspecting buyers warned! C $182.97. Publisher: Stoyan Popov Here is some good advice that will help you avoid fakes. 2020 © DISCLAIMER: All content within CoinWeek.com is presented for informational purposes only, with no guarantee of accuracy. The size of the coins vary considerable due to imperfect Roman flan production methods, but Roman die cutting was more careful with the beaded border of the aureus dies 19 to 19.5 mm across and denarii dies 18. Modern Counterfeits and Replicas of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins from Bulgaria. $42.00. It is recommended for these coins to search for silver and billon, or billon and bronze, if uncertain. as Prokopov Cast Forgeries 2004 when cited. Make an Offer. of ancient coins. £2.18 postage. BEWARE OF NUMEROUS MODERN BULGARIAN FAKE GALBA SESTERTII - OFTEN OF THE LIBERTAS PVBLICA TYPE - CURRENTLY BEING SOLD BY UNSCRUPULOUS SELLERS ON EBAY ETC. Click & Collect. In 1997, a team of three co-authors lead by Dr. Oh well. Ancient Greek, Roman, Coins from Bulgaria. Manov (Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Prefect of Rome under Commodus, elected emperor by the army and Senate after the death of Commodus in AD 192. We work with the best online coin dealers around the world. To search an expression, simply put quotation marks around it. New York (2005), Hill, George F. Becker the Counterfeiter. ISBN: 954-91396-4-6 Referred to The seller of the fake coin had a very similar surname but is based in Cheshire UK. ONLINE COLLECTIONS AND DATABASES. Not in Megaw, Varbanov or Moushmov. At a Chicago International Coin Fair about 2010 David Vagi showed me a large group of Roman silver denarii which he had already decided were mostly cast fakes with some genuine coins mixed in. by Ilya Please do not send images of coins asking whether they are genuine, as I am unable to help. A fantasy piece, there are no genuine Note that, alongside gold and bronze, silver Roman coinage from the mid-3rd century onward uses various bronze-silver alloys, and are deemed ’silver’, ‘billon’, or not specified. If coin collectors would follow these five simple steps, not only would they not get saddled with fakes, they'd help put the counterfeiters out of business! Another Cavino fantasy pairs an obverse of Vespasian (69 – 79) with the very rare “Colosseum” reverse, which was only issued by his sons Titus (79 – 81) and Domitian (81 – 96). The coins were individual pieces of art, minted with hand-made stamps. 1356-1396AD BULGARIA IVAN STRATSIMIR Silver Medieval Coin w JESUS CHRIST i79941. Browse the Galba page with thumbnail images. Some of these imitations are deceptive. The most famous ancient coin forger of the early modern era was Karl Wilhelm Becker (1772-1830), who produced high-quality, hand-struck struck fakes of some 300 different Greek, Roman … or Best Offer. uncertain examples are then Our main coins are in the Ancient coins, American coins and World Coins categories. Image credit: Tomasz Waszczuk/PAP. Whether, cast, struck or plated, such fakes are still ancient coins, and many are quite collectable today. COINS  by New York (2005), Jones, Mark. The regions were occupied by the Romans in ancient times and coin finds are numerous and also the collectors’ interest in this domain is large. Army service covered at BBC WW2 ARCHIVES and duplicated on Ron Goldsteins Army Album.My Album, Page by Page, is on show at Rons ACTUAL Army Album . ancient coins and how to detect them. All News, Articles, Commentary and Opinions are contributed by the author(s), with or without compensation, who are solely responsible for the content, and do not represent CoinWeek Management. It's interesting that in promotional material provided by a seller of the Slavey coins it was pointed out, "His work is CHARACTERIZED by the LACK of any identifying marks, such as 'COPY' or the like" (emphasis is the seller's). attribution to the  forgery studio that Useful page to see what tricks they use. Browsing Roman Imperial Coins of Galba. These particular examples were made by the Bulgarian engraver Slavey. Sofia (2004), Sayles, Wayne G. Classical Deception: Counterfeits, Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Coins. London (1987). Below are some pictures of fake Bulgarian "uncleaned Roman" coins which were found end of 2003, early 2004 in batches of uncleaned coins sold by dealers all over the world. Use a dash to exclude the coins matching with a word or expression. He is presently a dealer … (Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Thanks for all responses, I took this coin to a goldsmith & he assured me it was actually gold. Otho ruled only from 15 January to 16 April 69 CE – the “Year of Four Emperors”. The Underneath, there was a single bronze Roman Imperial coin. Since the fall of the Communist regime, Bulgaria has also emerged as a 30 For more details,please contact me by email or here. OneCoin is a Ponzi scheme promoted as a cryptocurrency by Bulgaria-based offshore companies OneCoin Ltd (registered in Dubai) and OneLife Network Ltd (registered in Belize), both founded by Ruja Ignatova in concert with Sebastian Greenwood. In 1955 doing business as the “Becker Manufacturing Company” he began selling reproductions of ancient coins and Becker’s fakes. Pub. It is known that Augustus would give ancient kings’ coins, as well as foreign coins and tokens as gifts for the Saturnalia festivity. Forgery Network. 2003 when cited. It is also not the only example of a Roman coin hoard found in Bulgaria. Peter Rosa (1926-1990) was born in New York City, where he lived most of his life[4]. We have different coins from many places and ages. Coin is actually GOLD! examples of this reverse type. € 250.00 € 225.00. With almost every 537; SNG Bulgaria 163-165; Varbanov 2173. or not they are forgeries. Slavey manufactured at least 15 different styles of ancient silver coins. Most cast fakes have multiple problems. Fake? Source: Eastern Europe, most likely Bulgaria. The amount of modern replica antiquities passed off as authentic is even more disgusting. example there is a detailed analysis of  how Galba, AD 68-69. See more ideas about Coins, Ancient, Ancient coins. Free postage. BULGARIA - 5 LEVA 1930 - COINS. Some are tourist fakes, and usually sold as such and some were made so the common person could have an example of a terribly rare coin that would normally not ever be available. A fantasy piece, there are no genuine Roman ancient coins: the origin of numismatics. The same applies to this selection of blatant fakes from the 'Bulgarian Volute Series', offered for prices ranging from $396 to $1,596 by an American dealer on both eBay and VCoins (Fig.3, above). The best way for a collector to avoid fake ancient coins is to purchase only from reputable dealers. Mainly intended to protect collectors of classic US coins from Chinese counterfeits, the act was amended by the 2014 Collectible Coin Protection Act[6]. Byzantine and Persian coins for collectors. Ilya Prokopov, Kostadin Kissyov and Eugeni Paunov. When the demand exceeded the supply, fakers were quick to exploit the opportunity. Feb 13, 2014 - Ancient gold, silver, bronze, copper and other metal coins found in Bulgaria. in gold, silver, copper and bronze are catalogued and illustrated. and genuine Roman Imperial coins is presented. originals, however he sometimes achieved striking works of art. Rosa insisted that his reproductions were never intended to deceive collectors, and freely donated specimens from his dies for use by certification services. are actually from the hand of Slavey Petrov. activity for forgers, and many very dangerous forgeries still originate in that Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. But others were overstruck on worn ancient coins of low value, so the metal is actually authentic. Some of Cavino’s best-known coins were “fantasies” – designs that never appeared on any ancient coin, such as his “sestertius” of Otho, who never issued this denomination. 93. Browsing Roman Imperial Coins of Pertinax. $110.80. 9 In 1997, a team of three co-authors lead by Dr. BULGARIA 5 leva 1973 silver coin Bulgarian National Hero Vasil Levski,Proof,MINT. New York (1883), Prokopov, Ilya S. Counterfeits of Roman and Byzantine Gold Coins. You may use an asterisk as a wildcard. Never Buy Coins From Chinese Sellers . 1964 BULGARIA Communist Leader Georgi Dimitrov Proof Silver 5 Leva Coin i75022 . When encountered in circumstances that do not The regions were occupied by the Romans in ancient times and coin finds are numerous … The most famous coin artist of this era was Giovanni Cavino (c. 1499-1570) of Padua. Forgeries of The lack of a sestertius from this ruler left a gap in many collections, and Cavino filled it, by copying the design of a rare denarius with a left-facing bust (on most of his coins Otho faces right). permit such close study, at coin shows for example, they can sometimes be In many cases these interpretations were very different from the Text: FAKE Deultum Varbanov 2182 From the mid-4th century onward, ‘billon’ coins only contain trace elements of silver. The odds of genuine ancient coins being openly sold from Bulgaria on a public platform like eBay are slim to nil. In early April 2004, I discovered a tiny AE-4 in another 1,000 coin lot of either Theodosius II or Valentinian III with crucifix reverse that is an obvious fake from this same series. or ancient cast forgeries of Greek and Roman coins Select one or more types of metal. The coin in our primary photo (at upper left, not the real/fake comparison below) comes from Goldberg Coins and Collectibles where it sold for $350 US dollars in a 2007 auction. Prokopov continues the series with an in The Bulgarian "pressed" look worried me, but again, having never seen one in person confused me some (and LRB's tend to look a bit flat and "pressed" as well). Guaranteed. to successfully recognize it as a forgery, and an Forgers somtimes cut dies of incorrect size while occasionally using the same dies for more than one denomination so some of them is wrong. were previously catalogued Manov are next presented. David Hendin’s book Not Kosher (2005). description of his work is that he did not attempt to exactly imitate ancient Roman was the second surviving son of Emperor Peter I of Bulgaria by his marriage with Maria (renamed Eirene) Lekapene, the granddaughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos. I. 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