Monday, August 15, 2016

Beware of Fake Coins of Cleopatra

The discussion of the Cyprus MOU renewal on one artifacts forum is proving interesting. This from Robert Kokotailo across the border in Calgary:
The coins being offered as small bronzes of Cleopatra from Cyprus are from Cyprus but are not cleopatra VII. They are much earlier around the time of Ptolemy III. They were rare but a large group of them came into the hands of one person who wrote a book attempting to reattribute them to Cleopatra to increase their value. Odd that at the Ana coin show last week this topic came up. Few if any knowledgable numismatists accept his reattribution. In that discussion some one said the hoard was about 6000 examples. I cannot confirm that number, but it was large. That is why they are no longer rare.
Caveat emptor.

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