Ancient Roman Forgers' Molds
Used to make forgeries/fake coins in ancient times!
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Ancient Rome. An excellent collection totaling 83 counterfeiter's / forger's moulds! Terracotta moulds with coin impressions.
Used to reproduce both sides of centenionali of Constantius II, either emperor on galley type reverse or soldier spearing a fallen
barbarian horseman. ex-Princeton Economics department collection, acquired by Martin Armstrong.


Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). The front bears his portrait and inscription, the back bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". 30 mm dia, 8 mm thick! Much nicer than this awful photo. #AR2264: $150 SOLD


Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould, both sides with an impression of the reverse of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). It bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" (loosely translated "Return of the Good Times"). 29 mm (1 1/8"). ex-Princeton Economics department collection, acquired by Martin Armstrong. #AR2133: $150


A choice Roman terracotta counterfeiter/forger’s mould with an impression from a Centenionalis of Constantius II (AD 337 -361), who was the son of Constantine I 'The Great'. One side bears the impression from the obverse of the coin and depicts his bust on one side with the inscription 'DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG'. The opposite side bears the reverse of the coin with the inscription FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translates to 'Return of the Good Times') around the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen enemy horseman, mintmark indicates the coin was struck at Antioch in Roman Syria, (Antakya, Turkey). The mould is quite thick and finely detailed with light weathering as expected, and earthen deposits. Diameter about 3 cm (1 1/8"). #AR2301: $250

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). The front bears his portrait and inscription, the back bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". 30x8 mm (1/8" x 1/4" thick). 29 mm (1 1/8"). Very nice! #AR2103: $225 SOLD


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Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with two obverse (front side) impressions from centenionalii of Constantius II (337-361 AD). His bust, inscription DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Great detail! Nice earthed deposits. 29 mm (1 1/8") and thick! #90054: $199 SOLD



Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with two reverse (back side) impressions from centenionalii of Constantius II (337-361 AD). One side shows a reverse depicting the Emperor in military dress standing on galley steered by Victory, holding phoenix on globe and labarum. The other reverse is the type depicting a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman. Very interesting! Nice detail, two very distinct coins. Earthen deposits. 30x8 mm (1/8" x 1/4" thick). Better than photo! #90053: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). The front bears his portrait and inscription, the back bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". 30x8 mm (1/8" x 1/4" thick). Gorgeous piece! Excellent detail, fine contrast and relief, one of the best of the whole group. #90052: $275 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould for a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). His pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Emperor in military dress standing on galley moving left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translated "Return of the Good Times"). 30 mm (1 1/8") and thick! #90055: $185 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould for a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). His pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Emperor in military dress standing on galley moving left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translated "Return of the Good Times"). 29 mm (1 1/8"). Great detail. #AR2102: $250 SOLD
Group: Fair to Fine. #cng2750470
Ancient Rome. An excellent collection totaling 83 counterfeiter's / forger's moulds! Terracotta moulds with coin impressions.
Used to reproduce both sides of centenionali of Constantius II, either emperor on galley type from Constantinople or soldier
spearing a fallen barbarian horseman from Alexandria. ex-Princeton Economics department collection, acquired by Martin Armstrong.


Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould. One side with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). His bust, inscription DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG. Finely detailed, in an excellent state of preservation. Some earthen deposits in the crevices. 29x6 mm (1 1/8" x 1/4" thick). ex-Princeton Economics department collection, acquired by Martin Armstrong. Excellent! #90050: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). The front bears his portrait and inscription, the back beard the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". Excellent detail! A lot of earthen deposits but deep, nice detail underneath. 29x 7 mm (1 1/8" x 1/4" thick). Very nice, both sides. #90051: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). The front bears his portrait and inscription, the back bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". 30x8 mm (1/8" x 1/4" thick). 29 mm (1 1/8"). Excellent bust. #AR2104: $199 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould for a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). His pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, CONSTANTIVS PF AVG / Emperor in military dress standing on galley moving left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship, FEL TEMP REPARATIO (loosely translated "Return of the Good Times"). 30 mm (1 1/8"). Great detail! #AR2134: $250 SOLD

Ancient Rome, c. 340 - 360 AD. Clay counterfeiter's mould with an impression of the reverse of a centenionalis of Constantius II (337-361 AD). It bears the image of a Roman soldier spearing a fallen barbarian horseman, with inscription around "FEL TEMP REPARATIO". Other side blank. 30x8 mm (1/8" x 1/4" thick). 29 mm (1 1/8"). #AR2105: $150 SOLD