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 Posted 03/13/2012  7:15 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

OK, I bought my first coin in almost exactly 1 month, and its a Fausta AE3 in pretty darn good shape from what I can see. I have attributed it as RIC VII 40, struck at Cyzicus:

OBV: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG. Bare-headed and mantled bust right
REV: SPES REIP-VBLICAE, Fausta standing facing, head left, holding two infants in arms

The seller had it mis-identified with a reverse of Salvus Reipvblicae which, to me, is obviously wrong. The seller also identified the mintmark as SMKA dot. I'm not convinced it is an "A". It may also be a Delta or a Gamma from the seller's image. Anyone with younger eyes care to opine?





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 Posted 03/13/2012  8:01 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
She is a beauty, excellent detail.
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 Posted 03/13/2012  8:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thiking I should take a break too and just enjoy my collection.
That's a nicely centered/struck coin!
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 Posted 03/14/2012  12:20 am  Show Profile Check TJsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TJsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
She is a beauty JW; nice detail!
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 Posted 03/14/2012  3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin JW.
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 238, Byzantine: 34, Post-Roman Germanic: 21
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 Posted 03/14/2012  4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gil-galad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's SMK gamma dot. The gamma being rather thick. Nice coin and great details.

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