Fake!: Faked, Forged and Replica Ancient Coins

For centuries reproducing ancient coins has been big business. However, even experts can have trouble spotting them. Sometimes replicas or copies of coins were made for good reasons, but occasionally they were made for more devious purposes. 

So how do you tell a fake ancient coin from a real one? 

Tetradrachm of Lysimachus with Alexander III

15) Tetradrachm of Lysimachus C.019

Silver, Hellenistic, Asia Minor, 306-281 BC

Purchased from Munzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, 1967. 

Fake!: Faked, Forged and Replica Ancient Coins