Cast fake LEG IIII

There have recently been a couple of very similar LEG IIII FL antononiani of Carausius that show a marked similarity to a known cast fake (top image) of the type. Although the flan shapes are different the missing parts of the legend are the same on all three, plus other obvious blemishes.

There were distinctive small casting seam remnants on the top coin. Although well made it was a certain cast fake and the remaining two coins are seriously doubtful.

Two further examples have come to light since this page was created, reproduced below. Again, minor variations in flan detail but the characteristic signs are still there.



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