ROMAN COIN AUGUSTUS with Caius and Lucius REVERSE AUTHENTIC OR FORGERY???
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Hello all, 

I've just started collecting ancient coins (all are slabbed by NGC), some I bought as raw coins and sent to NGC to be slabbed and some already slabbed on eBAY.

I recently purchased an Augustus coin on eBay that has the Caius and Lucius reverse, this coin was described to be the RIC 207 one, but I actually found the same exact coin documented on coinarchives where it is said to be a RIC 210, here is the link

 

https://www.coinarchives.com/a/lotviewer.php?LotID=1739062&AucID=3960&Lot=432&Val=f89dca9c444c6d1594bdfe78ac41cfd4

From that website I realize there are so many variations of the same style of coin, shields position of Caius and Lucius on the reverse, position of the inscriptions and how near they're to each part of the images, Agustus's head/chin shape and his hair design ect.

 

 

From the photos, can anyone's tell me if this is a genuine coin struct in Lugdunum circa 2 BC - 4 AD or a forgery??

 

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(Things that bother me a little)  My concerns are becuase of how crisp the lettering is, the reverse looks pretty linear and flat compared to the many examples online but it may just be my perspective.

(Things that may tell me its genuine)  I took a look at it with an LED lighted magnifying glass and saw that the coin has many micro scratches on the surface, some of the lettering on the coin is ever so slightly faded along the ends.

 

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