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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Absurd finding in Egyptian desert

This is laughable:

http://www.physorg.com/news191164142.html

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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I wonder what the reverse looks like!

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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Prime example of why the archeological community NEEDS ancient coin collectors. A simple consultation via the web with this site would have saved the archeologists from cleaning off all the egg on their faces. But, I guess we all know that archeologists are professionally trained and know far more than ancient coin collectors when it comes to item authenticity or attribution.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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Its things like this that cause a lot of problems. When you visit, especially the middle east, a lot of people turn up fakes and show you newspaper articles which claim they are genuine. They are actually spoiling the hobby and is extremely difficult to persuade them otherwise.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 01:42 PM   #5
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Yes

I too saw those and was amazed that so obvious casts would be called genuine. I hope there is some error in the choice of photos!
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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There is another "discovery" which was posted to Moneta-L of what are also most likely fakes:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?in...&int_new=37611

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