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The Core and the Gilding: the First Fake Coins in the Western World

Stater, electrum, Phocaea, Ionia, end 7th-mid 6th BC, 16,06g. Obverse, lion head left ; reverse, incuse square (BnF, MMA, Luynes 2655)Lire ce billet en français : L’âme et la tôle : les premiers faux de l’histoire monétaire occidentale The earliest coins struck in the Western world date from the last…