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50 Years Ago My Grandfather Found This Roman Coin Buried In NYc, Help

 
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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Falcone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

My grandfather was a ditch digger in NYC, when water mains would burst he would replace them. Tough as nails, one freezing morning he found this coin while working and we've never identified it. It is rather heavy, probably the weight of several quarters.

He has since passed and Id love to ID the coin he found. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!





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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If genuine, this is a Roman coin, a Didia Clara sestertius from AD 193. If genuine, it is very valuable - someone who is more expert on Roman coins will have to assess that.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:23 am  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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Sadly it's not a genuine example of a Roman coin. Mostly likely from a museum that had an exhibit of Roman coins and sold copies at their gift shop.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Sorry for your loss. I hope it is real,nice find.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Falcone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I was skeptical of it being real, but wasn't sure. Whats the giveaway that its most likely just a replica?
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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't think the Romans made it to New York!



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 Posted 01/28/2020  09:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Falcone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Didnt you know that ancient Rome extended across the Atlantic?

Why do you think theres so many Italians in NYC? Haha
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 Posted 01/28/2020  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@falcone, for one thing it appears to have a flat edge, which ancient coins did not have since they were not struck in a collar.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Didnt you know that ancient Rome extended across the Atlantic?

And they even found a Roman sword around oak Island near Nova Scotia .
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@ Coinfrog:-
The Romans did indeed make it to old York! (England)

They called the town 'Eboracum'.
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