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28th January 2006
From the same seller as several other fakes, these two...at the same time!!
9th November 06
This is very disappointing.
Credit: from PAS (the Portable Antiquities Scheme run by the British Museum and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales )
Found (in London) in water?????
Looks more like something made in Eastern Europe quite recently!
Two of these were sold on eBay by notorious sellers of fakes.
What's going on here?
And this is not the only modern fake reported to the PAS as found by a detectorist and then published on their website. I'm not criticising the folk at PAS as they can't be experts about everything but it raises the question: have people actually found such forgeries as they report to the PAS or is this some type of scam. Get a fake "authenticated" and then sell it with this reasurring opinion???
4th March 2006
Remember the galley brooches from page one?
Advertised as being rare.
Yet more from the same sellers.
And yet another lion....
And coincidently the lion and galley fakes turn up together again
4th April 2006
A new type of galley.
10th March 2006
And yet another!
One would think that inexperienced buyers would notice how many identical pieces were on eBay!
This seller often makes his pics very dark.
The close up is the pic lightened and with reduced gamma.
Then you can see the qualityof the surface.
In case you have not noticed, there are many further examples of this fake on this page.
26th April 06
Say, now HERE's a handsome piece. Haven't seen anything like it. This week, that is.
6th July 06
Another from the same seller.
One would have thought that a sufficient number had appeared on eBay for potential buyers to have become suspicious.
26th August 06
Here are a few more of this sub-type fake from the same group of eBay sellers.
But look what I have found.
A genuine example!
But they are rare and they are small.
See here for this rare type of Roman boat brooch
26th August 06
Before finally closing this particular issue, something to cause consternation.
This offered at $1200 by an entirely reliable dealer.
And more recently, in 2014.
These rather seemed to disappear from the market for a few years but are now once again appearing. And another supposedly silver one (see the other on page 1 of this section) which looks wonderfully new.
Back on the market!
(From a well known specialist auction house no less)
By the middle of 2011 these were back in supply, on eBay, the exact same fakes, but now appearing as "replicas" or "reproductions".
A lot of new collectors have been stung!
The same factory in the Balkans which made the fakes previously widely sold are now making these as well, but no longer trying to ass them off as genuine.
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The last one above sold honestly as a reproduction: or better put, a new invention.
A new variant of the fake galley brooch.>>>>
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