Fake!: Faked, Forged and Replica Ancient Coins

From October 2020

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? 

The exhibition Fake! explores several examples of faked, forged and replica coins in the Antiquities Museum’s collection. 

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Curated by Mr James Donaldson