A Kelsey coin in the blogosphere: “Lessons from a Fake”

In a recent post on her blog, Adventures in My Head, historian Liv Mariah Yarrow discusses a coin in the Kelsey Museum numismatic collection. But it’s not one that was excavated from a secure archaeological context like most of the other coins among the 40,000+ housed at the Kelsey. In fact, it’s a fake. Read more about how scholars spot fakes and what can be learned from them in Professor Yarrow’s fascinating blog post. Liv Mariah Yarrow is a historian of the Roman Republic focusing primarily on numismatics and historiography. […]