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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Real or Fake?
« Last post by gaius asinius on July 07, 2021, 10:57:13 PM »
This is certainly an interesting piece, but I to have doubts as to its authenticity. It doesn't fit neatly into any recognizable category, and appears a fanciful amalgam of elements, e.g., the central cruciform comprised of stems (?), the ring and dot motif, and the fronds around the periphery. Similar band shapes are attested from the late medieval  centuries but genuine examples hardly qualify as Byzantine artifacts. Looks suspiciously like a Bulgaro-fake or similar ripoff.
Gaius
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Real or Fake?
« Last post by oldthings on July 07, 2021, 08:45:42 PM »
Hi,

No it's not Roman. And I seriously doubt it is a "detector find".

The style is late Byzantine/early Medieval. So many hundreds of years post !"Roman".

It has a surface seemingly devoid of a patina. Unless it has very over vigorously cleaned.
But unfortunately more likely a copy/fake made in Bulgaria.

From the photo, the tweezers holding it, I suspect it is from Mr Michael Davies, one of the biggest seller of fakes on eBay.
Anything from him at "antiquiti"
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/antiquiti-shop
or his website MDAntiquities 
 https://mdantiquities.co.uk
 is extemely unlikely  to be genuine.

Have you not seen this thread?
https://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1151.0.html

Sorry for this bad news!
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FAKE-RING-data base / Real or Fake?
« Last post by cyberdemonx2002 on July 07, 2021, 12:08:29 PM »
Hello there, purchased as a claimed metal detect find. Supposedly Roman. Can anyone give their opinions?

Thanks
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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by oldthings on May 09, 2021, 07:19:56 PM »
Who says crime doen't pay? Se images below about Mr Davies  ill gotten gains. This is the sort of money eBay helps  such criminals to make. Disgraceful!
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TOP TEN hands_of _history / Re: egdirdlewendy
« Last post by Jerry F on May 08, 2021, 04:58:26 PM »
Hi,
He seems to be doing quite well: who says crime doesn't pay?
See screenshots below.
Jerry
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TOP TEN hands_of _history / Re: egdirdlewendy
« Last post by Archaic on May 08, 2021, 03:14:29 PM »
Has changed the  name of his ID and his company to
AncienthandsLtd

But still use the handsofhistory emailaddress

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ancienthandsltd/m.html?item=313509972944&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562


Business seller information
Ancient Hands Ltd
18 Stonedene Close
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5DB
United Kingdom
Phone:07852581546
Email:handsofhistory@hotmail.com
Company registration number: 11483322
VAT number:
GB 300913547
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TOP TEN ant1quity / Re: ant1quity
« Last post by oldthings on May 04, 2021, 05:08:02 PM »
This guy can't even be bothered to find out what his fakes ae supposed to be! He just makes it all up.
See photos for more examples.
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TOP TEN ant1quity / Re: ant1quity
« Last post by Kelly123 on May 01, 2021, 05:06:49 PM »
On an on he goes, with really badly made fakes of all types.

But as he says:


PROVENANCE:

All items are acquired from legitimate sources such as established galleries, International

coin fairs and old British and European collections.

The Authenticity of our items is guaranteed and protected by our 100% buyer satisfaction guarantee!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send a message!


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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by SimonX on April 21, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »
I just fell victim to antiquiti and found this forum after the fact  >:(   I am guessing this is a complete fake judging by his infamous track record....I went by his ebay reviews which are surprisingly positive.  I should have done my due diligence.

The only reason I thought this could be real is it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen.  So it's not a replica of something existing.  He got me for $1000. I am hoping to return and file a complaint.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTREMELY-RARE-ANCIENT-NEAR-EASTERN-UBAIDIAN-CULTURE-TERRACOTTA-LIZARDMAN-STATUE-/154355943564?nma=true&si=INKb3vtgsiC306u4NSoiGVwVLF4%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Is there any chance this could be real?  Or is that a pipe dream.  Thanks guys


Hello,

I dont know why you say "it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen" as to my eyes it is either genuine or an excellent copy.
But what chance this outrageous seller of fakes would be selling a genuine one???!!
VERY unlikely I think.
I would never buy something like this without a thermoluminescence test. But Mr Davies isnot going to give you the opportunity to do this with an option to return it if it fails testing.
He will claim it is genuine of course. But he knows absolutely nothing about ancient artefacts!
This man should be investigated. The police should call on him. He has ripped off thousands and thousands of gullible eBayers.
Simon.




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TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by anunnaki333 on April 20, 2021, 05:32:14 PM »
I just fell victim to antiquiti and found this forum after the fact  >:(   I am guessing this is a complete fake judging by his infamous track record....I went by his ebay reviews which are surprisingly positive.  I should have done my due diligence.

The only reason I thought this could be real is it is unlike any Ubaid figurine I have seen.  So it's not a replica of something existing.  He got me for $1000. I am hoping to return and file a complaint.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXTREMELY-RARE-ANCIENT-NEAR-EASTERN-UBAIDIAN-CULTURE-TERRACOTTA-LIZARDMAN-STATUE-/154355943564?nma=true&si=INKb3vtgsiC306u4NSoiGVwVLF4%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Is there any chance this could be real?  Or is that a pipe dream.  Thanks guys
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