Most of us know by now that the famous bust of Nefertiti is confirmed as fake by anyone with eyes, and there have been so many similarly fraudulant cases that continue uninterrupted to this day. What I want to know is how many fakes that are harder to spot have been passed as authentic? Could this really be the bust of Hannibal Barca when there are so many conflicting images of him? Or this coin? I've seen another version of this coin that was around for a while, and he looked much more black there.
I'm sure this has been looked at extensively by many of you here, and I'm curious as to what outs a statue as a non-contemporary forgery?
If I can say so in regard to AE, I fear restorations more so than fakes. People won't know the original flesh tints. And because in situ art in tombs are presumed authentic ancient artwork, these late 20th and ongoing 21st century restored works will be assumed 1000's of years old by Mr and Ms General Public.
ESR and ES archives have 'fakes', Nef bust, and Carthage era coinage threads. Everything's worth a revisit. Maybe some cutting edge new insights among our Nubies, Lurkers and Surfers? Even updates from vested ESRers not jaded going over old matter that's fresh for Millenials or folks just boarding the 'flight'.
Craftsfolk and Nobles: How do we re-present extensively covered archive material in fresh form for Commoners and others now in this socialmedia era with its attention span and post size deficits?