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this has to be fake right?

#1 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:02 am

Carthage zeugitana

16mm

2.4 grams
feels way too light

i cut into it with a knife- looks like copper
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Re: this has to be fake right?

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:48 pm

Agree, too light.
These should be solid gold: 18-19 gms, or.electrum: 8-9 gms.

There may be a bronze(copper) version, but it would still be in the 6-7 gms territory. But, could just be the lighting.

The patina color makes it look like electrum.

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#3 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:50 pm

Agree, too light.
These should be solid gold: 18-19 gms, or.electrum: 8-9 gms.

There may be a bronze(copper) version, but it would still be in the 6-7 gms territory. Color looks like electrum, but, could just be the lighting.

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Re: this has to be fake right?

#4 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:24 pm

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