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A Probus Antoninianus

 
 
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 Posted 11/19/2019  7:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not in great condition, but I liked the equestrian motif on the reverse. Roughly 22 mm in diameter. I have it as RIC 157, struck in Rome (mint mark "R crescent Γ").





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 Posted 11/20/2019  02:13 am  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No not in great condition
But not bad either
I see a reasonable amount of silvering beneath some of the surface grime
Try a long bath in distilled water after an overnite soaking in acetone
You might be pleasantly surprised
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 Posted 11/20/2019  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool reverse indeed! I think that one may be a good candidate for some gentle cleaning as well!
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 Posted 11/28/2019  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Claudius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin... I am including a link to a very interesting little article on the "Adventus"
coinage types of Probus. I think you may enjoy it:

https://coins.www.collectors-societ...px?sc=355813



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 Posted 11/29/2019  05:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think that it is a Gamma in the exe. I think it is a Cursive DIGAMMA also called STIGMA as on my example:-

Probus
Obv:- IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor on horseback left, raising hand and holding a sceptre, squashed captive underfoot
Minted in Rome (R crescent S) Emission 4 Officina 6. A.D. 279
Reference:- RIC 157 Bust type F



A Gamma example is like this one of mine:-



Regards,
Martin
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11/29/2019 05:10 am
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 Posted 11/29/2019  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Try a long bath in distilled water after an overnite soaking in acetone
You might be pleasantly surprised

Did so, to no appreciable effect, unfortunately.

maridvnvm - those are lovely specimens!

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