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New Pick Up Fully Silvered Maximinus II

 
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 Posted 05/15/2019  6:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up a coin of one of the last Pagan Emperors (he spilled enough Christian blood to prove so). It's fully silvered and not bad at all for the price I paid.

Maximinus II. AE Follis. 310-313 AD. IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from the back / GENIO-POP ROM, Genius standing left, tower on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae. T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR. RIC VI Trier 844a, rated scarce.

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 Posted 05/15/2019  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Accurately centered, fully struck up fully silvered, and almost no sign of wear.
An excellent example.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  08:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Half to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! I will eventually have one fully silvered. lol Beautiful coin.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick up! I didn't know that Western mints minted for Maximinus II so late. Certainly not a portrait type normally seen for this emperor!
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 Posted 05/16/2019  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys, it just arrived today. At 24mm , it's even better in hand.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good looking coin, TC. Congrats.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped bust right, seen from the back...RIC VI Trier 844a



Your legend is IMP MAXIMINVS AVG and the bust is laureate and cuirassed. It is RIC VI Trier 851a
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 Posted 01/07/2022  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I must have never saw this because I never updated the attribution. Victor thank you for the correction, it's much appreciated.
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 Posted 01/07/2022  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a lovely coin.
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 Posted 01/10/2022  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is the silvering original or is it a modern re-plating?
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Not sure how modern re-plating works, but there are deposits sitting on the coin that are not silvered. I would guess that if the coin is artificially plated it would coat the deposits?
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 Posted 01/10/2022  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of a coin of Constantine the Great from my collection that appears to have undergone some form of resilvering in the recent past (in the 1800s?). It was this coin that triggered the thought and thus the question.

The silvering has had time to age and tone.

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maridvnvm, it's a possibility, the fabric/tone looks similar to your coin and it doesn't resemble any silvered coins I have. I thought it may have been a one off with a little more silver content than usual. I read a few threads about re-silvered coins and it seems they were coated/sprayed over any imperfections and encrustations/deposits. So I am optimistic that mine might be ok, but to be honest not 100%

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