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A Decentius from my modest ancient coin collection.

 
 
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 Posted 07/11/2018  2:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Canefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I will take a better picture of reverse when I have time.

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 Posted 07/11/2018  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cf, glad to see you posting some of your collection here. From what I can see, looks like pretty good remaining detail. If you crop all that white space out prior to posting, we can focus on your coin rather than trying to figure out the backwards QSR code.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin with excellent detail.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing modest about that coin! His coins seem to be increasingly difficult to find, especially in higher grades! I would be proud to own that coin!
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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few more pics of the reverse. Trying to up my photography game so please bear with me.

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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! What mint is the issuer?
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 Posted 07/12/2018  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was minted in Arles. Here is the description I got from wildwinds.

Decentius, AE3 of Arles. DN DECENTIVS CAESAR, bare-headed, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE two Victories standing facing each other, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT V MVL X. C over IS in lower centre. Mintmark SAR. RIC VIII Arles 182; Sear 18884.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To my eye, the letter below the wreath is a rounded Greek epsilon rather than C, thus RIC 180.
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07/12/2018 3:41 pm
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 Posted 07/12/2018  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kushanshah, you are correct. Thanks for correction.
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