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 Posted 01/07/2019  2:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add EssexVintage to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Need an experts eye & opinion on this. Any information appreciated





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 Posted 01/07/2019  3:53 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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It's a denarius of Marcus Aurelius.
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 Posted 01/07/2019  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have my doubts bout this piece.
If you look closely at the edges, they appear to be double edges, suggesting each side of a casting mold. The image of the emperor looks a little 'mushy', and the surface looks to be bit pimply.

Does the coin seem to have a greasy feel about it?
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 Posted 01/07/2019  4:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like this...Ref wildwinds
Marcus Aurelius Denarius. AD 176-177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, laureate head right / TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P, Pax standing left, holding cornucopiae and setting fire to pile of arms. RSC 942.RIC 369


I'm not experienced enough to gauge authenticity but it does look soft...Paul
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 Posted 01/07/2019  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EssexVintage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey guys,

Thanks for your replies!

@sel_69l
I wouldn't say it particularly has a 'greasy feel' about it, although I don't really know enough to know :)

@Palouche
I would say your pretty much spot on, seems to match perfectly. However, the texture of the coin in your photo looks significantly different to mine - am now wondering on the authenticity of the coin, especially as sel_691 raised the question aslo Although I have to say the texture/look & feel of my coin is very similar to many others I have seen that are legitimate, so hopefully we can establish whether its a fake or not. Many thanks

I have taken a couple of more pics of the coin, not so magnified and without a backing light on the camera as I have to say it looks quite different. Also I have tried to capture the sides of the coin.

Incidently the coin weighs 3.1grams, again I dont know if this might help determine it's authenticity.

Thanks again





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