Upon investigating the leaf from one of the “500 fakes” I noticed this stamp:
And I knew immediately that I had seen this stamp before on this “authentic” lead codex here:
And as it turns out, the iconography is identical (note also that the helmet with plume and cheek straps from the Herod the Great prutah is on this “authentic” codex and also on the “fake” codex seen here). Here is a comparison:
And here is a better comparison:
Once again proving that the same stamps were used to create the “authentic” codices and the “500 fakes”.
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