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Forged AR Denarius of Nero "VESTA’S TEMPLE" RIC 62*

Category: Roman Imperial Coins
CC Forgery ID: 40162003

Method: High quality cast copy and artificial ageing and toning. The line between the flan and the relief details does not have the typical for the struck coin sharpness.

Obv: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS - Laureate head right
Rev: VESTA - Domed hexastyle temple of Vesta with four steps and Vesta within draped and standing left holding scepter and patera.
Copying RIC I, p. 153, 62 (r) Rare; BMC 104; RSC 335; D. Sear I, p. 384, 1946 (VF $520, XF $1,280)

Engraver: Unknown
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Note: *All prices and catalog references (RIC, Cohen, etc.) are for the real issue.

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