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FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Are some or all of these r...
Last post by gaius asinius - August 22, 2023, 09:48:16 PM
Ring 1: Insert and band are of entirely different age IF the coin is genuine. If not then the whole thing could be anywhere from the 17th to 19th century.
Ring 2: Would have to research this but possibly Islamic/Ottoman. No earlier than Medieval Period.
FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Are some or all of these r...
Last post by casefresh - August 22, 2023, 09:05:32 PM
Thanks so much for the info! Exactly what I thought as well.  Here are a couple more rings.  What do you think of these? Thanks in advance.
FAKE-RING-data base / Re: Are some or all of these r...
Last post by gaius asinius - August 22, 2023, 02:19:32 PM
Latter two rings are modern fakes. Other two are real/genuine in the sense of not being modern fakes:

Images 1through 3 - Awfully obscure engraving on carnelian insert. No earlier than late medieval and probably a whole lot later

Image 4 - Early modern lower end decorative piece , copper alloy, six of original paste/glass inserts missing

Image 5 - Skull & scowl imagery too angular/severe for a genuine memento mori piece. Likely a fantasy ring

Image 6 - Modern East European fake mass produced to satiate demand for this sort of thing

FAKE-RING-data base / Are some or all of these roman...
Last post by casefresh - August 21, 2023, 10:51:55 PM
Any insight into them would be appreciated.

He gets my vote as the next Dean of the P.T. Barnum College of Chicanery


Now moved to the top and sharing the top slot with the long time purveyor of many fakes in his offerings , Artemission.
I really think that this crooked seller should be elevated to the top of the list!
Some comments on feedback.
I'm always highly suspicious when a supposed collector comes onto the forum to defend an obvious and blatant seller  of fakes like this man in Dubai. I was suspicious of the member Mujtaba as well: he said he bought something from this guy and had it "tested" and it was genuine. But he never responded to requests for details about this. Hmmmm? Makes one suspicious indeed.

This seller who is Mir Jan Mir Agha also known by his customers as Mr Mir writes:
"We provide the best and finest near eastern/ middle eastern Art on Ebay. +30 years experience in fine arts. Ancient Romana Gallery."

If after 30 plus years in the business he can't properly identify and describe an ancient artefact or can't tell fake from genuine, then he is either a grossly  incompetent seller or a crook! Make your choice.

The member Joe who has written above says  "maybe some small cheap pcs (might be) reproduction, but if you see thats the case with every seller or auction house out there," 

No! I am not accepting this! Some of the most expensive pieces sold by this man are well made fakes. There are more fakes for sale there than possibly genuine. Any real  antiquities dealer or auction house who sold this proportion of fakes would go out of business quickly. But on eBay, with so many gullible and poorly informed buyers, crooks like this man can get away with it. Well, yes get away with it until someone does something about this. Sooner or later, just like Mr Sadigh, the police will come calling.

Amazing & rare what? Reproductions? Absolutely. Rare reproductions? Absolutely not. Wait a while and see similar if not identical "one of a kind" offerings from other sources. Problem is, this phony stuff is rarely labeled as such. And dealers have a habit of mixing in these museum gift shop finds with genuine stuff to disorient, confuse, obfuscate and ultimately pick the pocket of the unwary.

Just my two cents,