Modern Counterfeits and Replicas of Greek and Roman Coins from Bulgaria (Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Bulgaria Vol. 2)
Language: English


      The present catalogue analyzed a large group of modern forgeries of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins coming from Bulgaria. From the total number 192 coins in gold, silver, copper, and bronze, 112 specimens are Greek (2 in gold, the remainder in silver); 78 Roman (Republican  5 denarii and a gold coin of 60 asses; Imperial  18 in gold, 34 in silver, 5 in bronze, including 5 interesting 4th c. AD multipla/medallions in gold and silver), as well as 2 Byzantine pieces. A special section is devoted to a group of 77 modern fakes of Thasian type Celtic/Thracian imitation tetradrachms, all in silver. Eight sets of new steel dies for striking of Roman Republican and Imperial coins are illustrated and commented. 
    An introduction provides background information about the phenomenon of coin forgery production in Bulgaria. The patterns, technology and workshops known are discussed as well as some up-to-date references quoted. 

Table of contents



I. Forgeries of Greek coins

II. Forgeries of Roman coins

III. Forgeries of Byzantine coins



Publisher Provias
Language English
Pages 76
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 954-91396-1-1
Creation date 2003
Size 14 x 22 cm

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