SALE Roman Gold Coloured Solidus Contemporary Forgery Rare Byzantine AncientCopy
Roman Gold Coloured Solidus Contemporary Forgery Very Rare Byzantine Ancient Copy. This ancient gold coloured coin is, in my opinion, a contemporary forgery of a Roman Byzantine solidus. On the obverse it depicts the Emperor Heraclius and his son Constantine, dating the coin to circa 610AD to 641AD. The reverse, which is inverted 180 degrees to the obverse (thus appearing upside-down), depicts the True Cross and surmounts the legend Conob in reference to the Constantinople mint. The coin is underweight for a solidus, at 2.93g although the size appears accurate at approximately 20mm in diameter. This leads me to believe the coin is not genuine gold but it is golden in colour. The fine quality and patina, along with evidence of circulation (the legend is worn in places) lead me to believe the coin is indeed a very rare ancient forgery, not a modern piece. Please also take into account the rarity of contemporary solidus forgeries in comparison to a genuine solidus. Provenance- acquired from an American collection in the early 2000's.
THE DESCRIPTION AND THE FACTUAL INFORMATION IS TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, ACCURATE AND HONEST. The item "SALE Roman Gold Coloured Solidus Contemporary Forgery Rare Byzantine AncientCopy" is in sale since Monday, December 10, 2018.
This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Byzantine". The seller is "debrou1" and is located in Maidstone.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Modified Item: No
- Metal: Unknown metal
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Replica: Contemporary Forgery