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« Last post by Archaic on October 02, 2020, 12:19:54 PM »
TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by Kelly123 on July 24, 2020, 10:42:04 AM »
From strength to strength....
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« Last post by chris on May 06, 2020, 07:10:28 AM »
We could not force Uniques77777 and its various fake branches to give up completely. But in the end we succeeded. By constantly pointing out and publishing his counterfeits, the forgeries only reach the prices of replicas.
More probably cannot be achieved, especially since ebay protects its fraudulent sellers. Long live the 10% sales commission that flows into the ebay purses from every fake sold.

As soon as an untrustworthy seller has been put in his place, another one comes in. We welcome Luxeon55 as a rising star in the fraud sky.

Over the years, he has achieved top prices selling counterfeit coins and mostly Roman fake rings.  When the ground got too hot for him, he took a break, and then, when the attention waned, he started again.

The replicas are made quite well on "old", too perfect by the way.  Whether Roman, Byzantine, medieval - they all look similar. The workshop often uses the same moulds for different rings.   Hardly anyone notices this.

For weeks the bestseller par excellence, silver rings with gold applications in abundance.
Nobody seems to notice that these rings always have the same characteristic features. The appliqués are gilded (supposedly pure gold?), the motifs are mostly crosses, swords and semi-precious stones set in a gold rim . 

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TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last 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.
TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last 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 ....
TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last 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
TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last post by chris on March 14, 2020, 08:25:04 AM »

the probably Bulgarian counterfeiters' workshop is a master of " ageing " almost perfectly.
TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last post by chris on March 12, 2020, 06:57:59 AM »

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.
TOP TEN luxeon55 / Re: luxeon55
« Last 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.
TOP TEN antiquiti / Re: antiquiti aca mikes-artefacts
« Last post by Archaic on November 29, 2019, 12:40:19 PM »
He does this often. Buys reproductions on eBay and resells as ancient.
Sellers are so trusting! And why don't they simply search and see if they can find others sold as modern???
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