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 Posted 05/03/2014  8:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add silverdollar2011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I found this in a batch of uncleaned coins. Could it be of roman origin or something else?
Thanks for your help.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i would guess that's a seleucid coin, they have several bronze serrate types.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an example of a serrated Seleucid bronze from VCoins.com:

https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/sh...Default.aspx

I can't tell what the reverse on your coin is.
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 Posted 05/03/2014  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silverdollar2011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! These coins shapes are so interesting = ) Can't wait to clean it up!
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05/03/2014 11:13 pm
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 Posted 05/04/2014  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Roman Republic also minted some serrated denarii, but as far as I know only ever minted silver serrated coins.
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 Posted 05/04/2014  5:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ChrisHagen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think this can be "cleaned up" - the coin seems to be bare oxide, with shiny metal showing in places. I can't really see any dirt or sand to remove.

However the first picture (the reverse of the coin)seems to display a tripod between two rows of text. These were minted under Seleukos IV (21 to 24 mm), Demetrius I (24 to 27 mm), and Alexander I (16 to 19 mm).

Check the size to find the ruler!
Edited by ChrisHagen
05/04/2014 6:03 pm
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