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SELLERS of FAKES on eBay and Catawiki (MEMBERS) => SELLERS of FAKES: => TOP TEN luxeon55 => Topic started by: chris on November 16, 2015, 07:04:28 AM

Title: luxeon55
Post by: chris on November 16, 2015, 07:04:28 AM

and even a seller, located USA, delivery from Europe (in this case France).

http://tinyurl.com/qbqd5x8

Really bad fakes, but relatively well trimmed on old metal surfaces. Since we discovered the "excavation source" of the Balkans, is returned back to the old strategy: old rings with popular engravings more bad than good engraved and sold as genuine. This trick works. Not even notice the buyer that heaps Legion rings are available in a short period.

Wonders none where all come from?  For years, were offered only sporadically legion rings. Now no week passes without plenty of legion rings on ebay.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on December 28, 2015, 06:13:24 AM


Fake galore


Amazing. Specializes in "Legion rings". The fake manufacturers are trying hard to make older rings genuine. the engravings are neither authentic nor good. But ebay buyers apparently buy anything
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: Harvey P on December 28, 2015, 11:07:49 AM
Look  foto number 3
This type ring also sold by ARTEMISSON:  
http://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,822.30.html
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Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 31, 2016, 02:34:19 PM


luxeon55 ....the master of legionary rings
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 09, 2016, 04:47:38 PM




Amazing.........all rings whether Medieval, Post Medieval, Victorian and even the thimble offered as Legion rings.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 28, 2016, 03:17:08 PM




weekly legion fakes update...........
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on June 25, 2017, 03:43:52 PM



these counterfeits are from 2017
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on November 08, 2017, 05:47:54 PM
After the summer break this untrusworthy seller starts again with the lucrative fakes
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on December 12, 2017, 06:12:59 PM

fake sales seem to be more worthwhile. Also, this seller would like to quickly take the Christmas business
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 16, 2018, 08:23:07 AM




spealized in fake inscriptions
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 26, 2018, 07:59:30 AM





the legion ring fakes with Victrix inscription are in great demand. Last month, a good dozen of them were offered. All were sold at a high price.

This seller has again stepped into the fake business. All rings made the same way on old. To offer a change, some items remain black
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 28, 2018, 04:27:49 PM



compare the first ring and read http://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1100.30.html  too.

In 2009 and 2017 the original fake was used. This year the bezel was changed from oval to rectangular. Ring band and decorations on the shoulders identical to the original fake.

The victrix fake is the third this week
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 30, 2018, 08:08:00 AM



Regarding the heavy Viking fake ring...........Many of us in Northern Europe still believe in the power of the runes. The forger should not engrave anything without knowing what it means or having powerful effect on the owner of that fake.:-)

Seller is trying to outrun uniques77777. He is on a good way. A few hundred legion ring fakes accompanied by Vikings "atrocities" and he can share the 1st place. Maybe then he will also get the female decoy of uniques77777.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on February 09, 2018, 06:41:21 AM




what fakes - where possible, every free place incised
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on February 12, 2018, 08:26:27 AM



Rule 2 from this quote is for this seller only...............

"Rule 1: if it looks like it was made yesterday, then it probably was. Rule 2: If you have to suspend all logic and rationality in your analysis of the item to believe the item is authentic , then it is a fake. Rule 3: If it looks too good to be true,then it is in all likelihood a fake."
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on February 14, 2018, 12:14:03 PM




this crook is a real competition for uniques77777. Terrible legion rings, not nearly authentic. What distinguishes him from the Bulgarian seller are the inscriptions on all items. Every free space is incised.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on February 18, 2018, 04:42:14 PM



This crook strives to take the lead in the fake business. It's going to be difficult, the Bulgarians are fighting hard and with lots of fakes for the first place
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 05, 2018, 07:57:03 AM




Remember.........................the truly hard-to-find items are truly hard to find.....and?? what conclusions do you draw from this, if you look at the listed rings of this seller

Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 12, 2018, 03:11:33 PM





Result of the 14 day fake sales.
Not bad - cheating is well worth it, at least on ebay
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 19, 2018, 07:52:47 AM



From now on I will leave the pictures uncommented. The crowd forces a quick and efficient show-off. By now, the attentive observers may well be able to identify the fakes as such.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 23, 2018, 08:03:30 AM



The market is flooded with legion ring fakes and no buyer wonders where they all come from
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on April 02, 2018, 03:32:16 PM


We proudly present.....the fake joke of the year (pic 1)
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on April 10, 2018, 06:47:46 PM
I wonder if any of the buyers of those really spooky rings ever even looked into a book for Roman artefacts and/or rings. The museums offer tons of fantastic artifacts to watch online. Descriptions that encourage learning and still ...., every junk is bought.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on May 18, 2018, 11:54:23 AM




Worse is hardly possible
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on July 03, 2018, 04:44:01 PM



After a short break again legion ring fakes on sale
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on November 11, 2018, 06:01:38 PM




The fraud continues....................
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on January 13, 2019, 03:41:40 PM
...............and continues
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 10, 2019, 03:56:46 PM




one ring more hideous than the other
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 04, 2020, 08:45:07 AM
after a longer break this crook tried to re-conquer the market of Roman fakes. But - as for his Serbian and Bulgarian competitors, the market has become uninteresting for sellers due to the flood of fakes over the years. The selling prices have fallen below replica level.
Now the crooks are working their way up, Byzantine or like here now knight rings, preferably Templar. The fake-prices are kept so high by the crooks that a newcomer must believe that such an expensive ring can only be real. Ingenious strategy.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 12, 2020, 06:57:59 AM
description http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/rsc/licinia/t.html

Roman Republic AE denarius. Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius
Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus. African mint, 47-46 BC, 3.86 g.

CRASS IVN – LEG PRO PR, turreted female head right;
uncertain rectangular symbol above, rostrum tridens
(resembling a prow) below, corn-ear to left and
caduceus to right.
METEL PIVS – SCIP IMP, trophy between lituus and jug.

Licinia 22 and Caecilia 52; Syd. 1049; Sear Imper. 42; Cr 460/3.
Very rare.
With permission of Numismatica Ars Classica, April-May 2016



description luxeon55.............          Real or fake? Compare and draw your own conclusions

Roman Republican Coinage Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and P. Licinius Crassus. Denarius, Africa 47-46, AR 3.79 g. CRASS·IVN – LEG·PRO·PR Turreted female head r.; above and below respectively, uncertain object and rostrum tridens. On l. and r. respectively, ear of corn and caduceus. Rev. METEL·PIVS – SCIP·IMP Trophy between lituus and jug. Babelon Caecilia 52 and Licinia 22. Sydenham 1049. Sear Imperators 42. RBW –. Crawford 460/3.Very rare. Old cabinet tone and very fineWeight: 3.79 g.Diameter: 20 mm.Good Fine; edge chipped. Very Rare.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 14, 2020, 08:25:04 AM


the probably Bulgarian counterfeiters' workshop is a master of " ageing " almost perfectly.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 15, 2020, 06:59:46 AM

No one notices? Whether Roman, Byzantine or Medieval, all rings have an almost identical state of preservation. This should actually make the buyer suspicious, because often there are more than 1000 years in between
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on March 28, 2020, 07:53:57 AM


First ring is an interpretation by Bulgarian forgers of a signet ring copied from the Medieval seal ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_Holstein-Rendsburg
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on May 05, 2020, 07:06:38 AM

too expensive for bargain hunters - . But then who buys these obvious fakes? With the amount of rings spiced up with gold applications, even a newcomer must be suspicious.
I would say a prime example of how easy it is to fool the buyer on ebay. If you set the selling prices outrageously high, call the magic word "gold" and the mind of even the most critical buyer is being driven back.

All fakes from his personal collection? Funny, then he doesn't know the translation into our modern language? You get it for free if such a rare piece is bought from a dealer, auction house or, as here, probably from museums. Although, museums do not sell such pieces, especially not in Europe.
Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on December 16, 2020, 09:09:50 AM

all rings (even the seal) in the same style. Rings with gold, strangely enough, almost all with natural unpolished gemstones (even in the Middle Ages, the jewelers could already polish stones) and the inscriptions made by the same hand. Prices higher than comparable real antique rings.
I hope you did not buy these overpriced fakes.The money is better invested in these hard times in helping those in need (whether with 2 or 4 legs).

Title: Re: luxeon55
Post by: chris on December 27, 2020, 08:48:45 AM

expensive, fake and almost always set with unpolished semi-precious stones. Faulty inscriptions and sloppy gilding (or as the seller says "real gold).