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THE LEGION RING LIE ..or the money printing machine for scammers

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The Legion Ring lie

......or the money printing machine for scammers

Finally the time has come. The fraudulent sellers have taken over the antiquities sector on ebay.
Years of brainwashing the buyer with "customer protection" has now the desired success. No fake seller needs to fear the negative feedbacks anymore. If he meets the ebay guidelines, this "warning" for other buyers is easy removed. The Veste is white again.

Experts believe that 90% of the offered artifacts on ebay are nothing but fakes.

The legion rings exceed the percentage by far. Nearly 99 % of the offered legion rings are fakes. The missing percent, because I might have overlooked a real one. In the last three years, I've only seen two legion rings in silver that were obviously real. Two only among hundreds of legion rings offered. Whether silver or bronze spiced up with engraving - all fakes. Not a single one was or still is genuine.

Legion rings were very rarely found and classified. Silver rings even rarer than gold. The gold rings, which were reserved for the higher ranks of the military, one can count on the fingers of both hands. They come from well-known collections or are exhibited in museums. Quite rarely new finds are added.

Already in ancient times, silver was valued as precious metal. The simple soldier could not afford rings of this metal. Since the color of gold reminded people of the sun, they associated silver with the moon. Besides hammering and embossing (a laborious, costly work, which required expertise), silver-objects were cast.

The fake sellers are unstoppable. Legion rings are offered uninhibited and in bulk. Most are scary fantasy products. Credibility or authenticity is no longer necessary. The mass of uninformed buyers have absolutely no idea of the matter. In the fever of bargain hunting they outbid each other to the pain threshold. $ 800- $ 1,000 for a legion ring fake are achieved, not often - but mostly for rings that look fake at first glance. Almost every day another fake-seller tries to jump on the legion train. Everyone wants a piece of the big cake

One is specialized in fake inscriptions. Everything incised with "Victrix" is bought at any price. The forger deliver what is in demand, copy with each other and try by mass (here the Bulgarian seller with the female decoy) to outdo the quality. The Serbian group usually copies the engraving of coins and hopes that nobody notices.

Some examples are attached. You can find more in our fake-ring-data-base, which is growing every day.
http://ancientartifakes.net/smf/index.php/topic,1103.0.html .You need to register on this forum to be able to see lots of useful information there.

Hot Tip
Did you ever wonder why the sellers so quickly agree to a return? The reason is quite simple, eBay removes any negative feedback immediately after refund. Never - never - leave your feedback immediately. Wait until shortly before the end of the 60 day period (after auction end) .If the item is a fake, then the deadline on ebay for filing a claim has also expired (30 days plus shipping time). That's a good thing.
Then PayPal enters. Ebay has no longer access to the feedback and PayPal takes care of the refund.

Last pic shows a real legion ring sold by Hermann-Historica

"A big bit of advice to collectors, and you can quote me on this!....
A big library is more important than a big cheque book"
Louis McWhinnie

One and the same Bulgarian seller sells hundreds of legion rings over the years, claiming that all rings are genuine. Engravings, inscription all made by the same "hand". The style often repeats, all with almost identical signs of age. He can always specify exactly where the rings originally came from, who they belonged to - without, of course, establishing themselves with a provenance.

Gold Legion rings found and classified worldwide can be counted on the fingers of two hands.

Now there are a total of five more coming from the Bulgarian counterfeiting corner. Three of them in the same style, motifs worked out. Surface artificially roughened and almost rugged. Thankfully, this destructive rage could not reach the ring's inner surface. The color of the gold shows immediately that the gold is not antique / old, most likely less than 23 ct.  (the rich, dark tone of genuine gold is unmistakable) All exclusive offered by the same seller, just like the remaining hundreds of silver legions ring fakes.

The blind, naive and totally misinformed buyers would have to sound meanwhile ears. It should ring the alarm bells, if only the word legion or similar appears in the headline of an ebay offer. If the items are delivered from the Eastern European fake triangle then a counterfeit is guaranteed. This guarantee is also the only thing that is really real and can of course be confirmed with a COA :-)

Enjoy last pic depicting guaranteed genuine legion GOLD rings, most likely belonging to high-ranking officers of the Roman army. Do you see the difference between real high-carat antique gold rings and Bulgarian fakes?



The four IDs together , same seller, uniques77777 and augusta_fine_arts  and five_stars_fives and alexander_art_classic, sell about 50-70 fakes per week (of which uniques77777 sells actually, Febr. 8, 2018, 37 fakes ). Ascending trend.

Below are the fake legion rings (last pic with add. legion pendants) sold from uniques77777 only from January 12, to February 8, 2018. The gold legion ring fakes are not included. Watch out: only from a single seller and only the legion rings. To enjoy the countless legion ring fakes from other sellers, pls.join our forum and check out our fake-ring-data-base.

It is not enough for you as a buyer to accept this flood of fakes as such a kind of "bad weather". Closing your eyes to the truth does not help anymore. To stay in the weather, a hurricane develops. Ebay is flooded with fake legion rings. Dozens arrive every day. As long as you buy these rings, nothing will change. The consumer determines the market. Every day, thousands of dollars are spent on worthless fake artifacts.

Ebay will not help. On every fake-sale, this platform for cheaters earns 10%. That's a good argument to leave that dubious role as fence for counterfeits as it is.


Today we present a selection of the French competition to the Bulgarian and Serbian counterfeits

France also has a lot to offer. Not just baguette or mon amour, but also forgeries. Here a real competition to the East European fake triangle has developed. The rings are usually heavier, and even less authentic than the East European legion ring fakes, but score with "all around" inscriptions

More from this seller you will find in our fake-ring-data-base. Amazing - he also sells a legion HAND pendant. Of course incised :-)


These pictures show only a selection! There are much more on ebay


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