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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by monkeymaster on December 28, 2021, 11:22:18 AM »
Just an observation from an interested (very far from expert) amateur. The item shown is not described as "reinforced" concrete and the Romans were otherwise famous for their expertise in the use of concrete (viz the roof of the Pantheon, to name but one example).
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: identify my ring?
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 17, 2021, 02:52:25 PM »
Lars the 700 year span in the merchant's guestimate leaves an awful lot of wiggle room. Certainly these plain copper/bronze bands are plentiful from the Iron Age to Migration Period and onwards. Seems to have enough dings and oxidation (?) damage to at least make it appear ancient.

Gaius
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FAKE-RING-data base / identify my ring?
« Last post by Lars on December 17, 2021, 10:40:06 AM »
Hi!

https://imgur.com/a/gaogjk5

Could you help me identify my ring?
I bought it for 10 euro's from a Dutch seller who dug it up at the location of where the river Rine used to flow in Holland.
He found several bronze coins in the area aswell and estimates the time period between 200-900 AD. The ring is 19mm in diameter.

Could you tell me something about my ring?
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Understanding the history of my ring.
« Last post by Lars on December 14, 2021, 07:44:54 AM »
Thanks for your reply!
I was mainly looking for an authentic ring (not faked this century :)
But 15th to 18th century, i'll take it!
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Alan Botter on December 12, 2021, 10:23:55 PM »
hello thanks for the answers, when you mentioned Alan I thought: It's me? 🤣 However I found that they sell "Roman reinforced concrete". Absurd
I also saw that he found an Anglo-Saxon "treasure" in his garden ... what a coincidence
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by oldthings on December 12, 2021, 07:57:03 PM »


I didn't have the energy to go through all the fragmentary bits and pieces he is selling but there are several pieces called "Viking" which are certainly not Viking. Most of the fragments I saw were genuine but of little interest.
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Understanding the history of my ring.
« Last post by Archaic on December 12, 2021, 04:06:15 PM »
Worthwhile to show images I think.
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 12, 2021, 04:06:00 PM »
Paul is Alan's brother???!!! How do you like them apples!!!!!!!
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eBay is beginning to take action at long last! / Re: Real or fake objects?
« Last post by Jerry F on December 12, 2021, 03:56:22 PM »
yorkantiquities
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York Antiquities
Paul Hardcastle
134 Beckfield Lane,
Acomb
York
North Yorkshire
Y0265QT
United Kingdom


Younger brother of Alan Hardcastle
 
https://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1212.msg5145.html#msg5145


https://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1185.msg4950.html#msg4950




Both have been claiming for a very long time to be selling their father's collection amongst other things, notable badly made fakes. Though Alan has been the major culprit in this. Need to ask if fraud runs in families


Paul Barford discusses him also:


http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/search?q=hardcastle


Jerry.
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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Understanding the history of my ring.
« Last post by gaius asinius on December 12, 2021, 03:45:21 PM »
Lars it may well be from England, contain some silver and feature a Greco-Roman god on the bezel - whatever. But it is certainly not Roman. The octagonal bezel of stepped design indicates a likely origin roughly between the 15th and 18th century. Hard to be certain from a photograph because this design remained in circulation for centuries in Europe. A number of stylistically similar examples are featured in the 'Ralph Harari Collection of Finger Rings" by John Boardman & Diana Scarisbrick. The greenish patina on the underside betrays a predominantly copper alloy. Classical gods/goddesses never went out of fashion, and continued to appear throughout the late medieval, Renaissance and "Neoclassical periods.

Gaius
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