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 Posted 08/10/2017  09:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add adam24 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hello everyone,
i need some help identifying this nice coin I found in Egypt lately.

i will truly appreciate all your help.


if you need help about Arabic coins I can help you out.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a Byzantine 12 nummi (Greek numerals IB). Can't read the name though.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like Justinian to me (IVSTINI-ANVS, with a gap at the top). I'm not entirely sure, however.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First off, welcome.

The phrase "found in Egypt" is a bit ambiguous, so if I may ask, is that as in pulled out of the ground, or at a bazaar or in a shop? To my eye, it has the look of either a modern cast reproduction (typically made for the tourist trade) or something that's genuine but has been buried for a long time.

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 Posted 08/10/2017  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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or something that's genuine but has been buried for a long time
This plus badly cleaned was my impression.

It could be a cast reproduction, I guess, though in that case I'd expect the portrait details to be better.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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The coin is Justinian I and is a 12 nummi as stated ealier. The first image is up side down though. The coin has a mint mark for Alexandria Egypt, so it would make sense that you found it there. The reference number for this coin is Sear 247. It has been harshly cleaned. This type is common so in this condition only worth a few dollars.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add adam24 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks to everyone replied to my question
-i found it while kicking through the sand somewhere in upper Egypt , aplace called elmenia which was famous during the ancient times,so do I understand it is not worth much,
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 Posted 08/13/2017  03:10 am  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not worth much money but if its one of the first coins you've found personally then that makes it very special (in my opinion).
"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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