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 Posted 01/06/2019  5:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all,

I would like to get the wisdom of the group to identify the attached coin:

Diameter: 15.70mm
Thickness: 1.28mm
Weight:1.53g \.054 oz




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 Posted 01/06/2019  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@TG, it looks like a Roman bronze. I'll recommend to the mods that your thread be moved over there so that they can help you. In the meanwhile, this link may be of some interest:

https://www.tesorillo.com/aes/home.htm
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 Posted 01/06/2019  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Spence..
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 Posted 01/06/2019  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a coin of the Constantinian dynasty, my guess would be Constantius II. The reverse are two Victories facing each other holding palm branch a wreath.
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01/06/2019 10:20 pm
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 Posted 01/07/2019  12:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The key part of the obverse legend isn't visible in the picture, so it could be any ruler with CONSTANT* in their name. By the look of the bust, it is either Constantine II or Constantius II. Take a good look at the area to the right of the bust, it may be possible to see it in hand - if it says TIVS PF AVG, it is Constantius II. If it says TINVS PF AVG, it is Constantine II.
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 Posted 01/07/2019  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Ben
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 Posted 01/08/2019  05:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doctorwho2485 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's Constantius II 'CONSTANTI-VS.PF.AVG. These ones were made after Constantine II death in 340 AD.
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 Posted 01/15/2019  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Doctor...is it worth getting graded?
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 Posted 01/16/2019  10:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doctorwho is entirely correct - all the Victories facing types for Constantine II have them holding a shield. You learn something new (very very old?) every day.

People very rarely get ancient coins graded due to the awkward system that has to be used to grade them. When they are graded, they tend to be expensive pieces or gold, which is easily damaged. I'm not sure I've ever seen a late roman bronze graded. In general, even the best condition coins from the 4th century aren't worth enough to bother grading them. In this condition, the coin's value is solely historical.
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 Posted 01/17/2019  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topekaguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Ben and Doctor
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