In April Discovery News reported a previously unsuspected forgery technique in use in ancient Taras. Giuseppe Giovannelli and Stefano Natali of the University of Rome discovered a fourree of a boy-on-dolphin drachm that was made using a more sophisticated technique than the silver foil used by most ancient counterfeiters.
The first paper on this coin, A puzzling Mule Coin from the Parabita Hoard: a Material Characterisation is available for download. (Via blogographos)
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