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Classical Deception (Counterfeits & Forgeries)

Category: Coin and Token

Classical Deception (Counterfeits & Forgeries)

Hard back, 198 pages, illustrated B&W,16cm x 23.5cm

Counterfeits, Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient coins

In this volume, Wayne G Sayles - author of the acclaimed Ancient Coin Collecting series - draws on more than three decades of collecting experience and extensive research on fakes and reproductions to present an easy-to-follow introduction to the forgers' world. He discusses how these spurious coins were manufactured, he profiles the careers of some of history's greatest coin copiers and he reviews the tools and techniques available for ferreting out fake coins.

    • The basis for deception
    • Methods of production
    • Contemporary Counterfeits
    • Ancient imitations
    • The Paduans
    • Post Renaissance Deception
    • Twentieth century fakes
    • Replicas and reproductions
    • Methods of analysis and detection
    • The collector response
    • Epilogue

On the back cover:

From the author of the acclaimed 'Ancient Coin Collecting' series comes yet another essential resource - one that could save beginning collectors considerable money and frustration. Counterfeits are relatively common among ancient coins and knowing where the dangers lie is key to avoiding disaster as a collector or investor.

Classical Deception takes an objective and candid look at the history of falsifying ancient coins. It traces the careers of well known forgers and discusses the many fakes that proliferate in the modern market. Topics covered include manufacturing techniques, the collector response to the problem, tools and methods of detecting fakes, special sections include a catalogue of the previously unpublished work of reproduction artist Peter Rosa and extensive bibliographies leading to a wealth of technical information. Illustrated with more than 200 photo's to help collectors differentiate authentic coins from fakes.

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