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 Posted 06/25/2019  4:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jobus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all - trying to identify this, I think its a coin (but may not be),anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!


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 Posted 06/25/2019  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the general type of Constantine solidus that it copies...note the sale price for the real McCoy:

https://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=31625

And here are others with the same Nicomedia SMNC mintmark as your coin:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.ht...usd&company=


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06/25/2019 4:52 pm
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 Posted 06/25/2019  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jobus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bob!

Just to check do you think its a copy or the real thing?
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 Posted 06/25/2019  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry to say it's certainly a copy.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jobus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh well! Thank you for your help Bob, much appreciated - it was a bit of excitement for the evening anyway :) (do the copies have any value?)
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 Posted 06/25/2019  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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do the copies have any value?


Assuming we're not dealing with real gold here, then just as a trinket - and, of course, as a memento of the evening of excitement.
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 Posted 06/25/2019  6:26 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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 Posted 06/26/2019  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The copy does have educational value - the bust of Constantine has its 'eyes to heaven', a rare bust type that he probably issued to demonstrate his piety as the first Christian emperor, having converted from paganism. There are a handful of ancient coin types which refer to Constantine's conversion to Christianity.
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