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 Posted 04/05/2013  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Arcadius, 383-408 AD. Æ Nicomeda mint
4.77 grams, 23 mm. Obverse: D N ARCADI-VSPPAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Arcadius standing right, holding labarum and globe,*//SMNA in exergue. RIC IX 46b.2.

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 Posted 04/05/2013  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gil-galad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a nice Arcadius AE2. Your collection is starting to get really nice, IGE.
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 Posted 04/05/2013  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We are getting close to the end of this thread. The remaining emperors are rare and extremely rare so we might not see many. Up next is Sebastianus, Constantius III, Johannes, and Valentinian III. Posting will end at 10 pm toworrow.
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 Posted 04/05/2013  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Johannes







AE4
DN IOHANNES PF AVG
VICTORIA AVGG
S in left field
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RIC X ROME 1910
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 Posted 04/06/2013  12:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gil-galad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I definitely don't have any of those.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
me either, but interested to see some.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  03:11 am  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Valentinian III



"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: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 04/06/2013  03:18 am  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Echizento, nice coin but how are you able to tell it's johannes? I tried looking carefully at the obverse but I couldn't tell from the photo.
"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: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 04/06/2013  08:18 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VK, When I first found the coin I thought it was Avitus, but after some research and having it looked at by other collectors it was attributed to Johannes.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gil-galad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's really difficult to tell with those very late Roman coins. I wonder how some of these dealers manage to attribute them because they look as poorly manufactured as a lot of barbs at the time, and the legend is unreadable to non-existent. Some of them seem to go by the style of the portrait. Like, Johannes has a beard, etc. Sometimes I wonder how they attribute those Valentinian III coins as well.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  08:42 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do too.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I wonder how some of these dealers manage to attribute them because they look as poorly manufactured as a lot of barbs at the time
That's because most just guess and since they know coins of Val III, Johannes, etc. are scarce to rare, they label them as such. Same thing with a lot of barbarous 4th, 5th century Roman coins being described as Vandal. A few I know can be identified as Vandal on stylistic grounds but for the most part you can't tell for sure.
"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: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 04/06/2013  12:39 pm  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
btw I'm envious of your Johannes echizento Very cool! Can't wait to get my first one.
"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: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 04/06/2013  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks VK, This was found in an uncleaned lot that I had sitting in olive oil for over a year. It almost got overlooked because it had a lot of crud. But it cleaned up nicely, though it too a long time to do so.
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 Posted 04/06/2013  2:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Joannes in an uncleaned lot?! Lucky son of a...

With all the various rarities and coins I've found, I doubt ill ever find soemthing as high up the list as Joannes.
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