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 Posted 02/22/2020  3:28 pm Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well the way things have been going .........
It may turn out to be Gordian III !
Or Marcus
Or who knows ........
Julia Domna after a rough week traveling through the East
(maybe just plain old Zeus)

So
We seem to have a mature bearded man with a prominent mustache
Stylistically I am thinking late second early third century
Laureate
Impressive dimensions too !
33mm 20.54 grams
Which is why I scooped it
I can make out letter I at two o'clock
What appears to be lettering below the bust may in fact be part of a cuirassed bust ........ not sure
Reverse seems to have a seated female ( Tyche ?)
Some indistinct lettering below
Don't have the coin yet so I am relying on sellers pic

Happiness is a large bronze
Nirvana is figuring out who it is !
I mean was

It better not be Severina ! Although she did often have a very nice mustache !
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

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 Posted 02/22/2020  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe Herakles and Kybele (leaning elbow on drum). I'll poke around.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  4:31 pm  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 doubt
It does have a Heracles look about him
But .........
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 Posted 02/22/2020  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still searching. I'm feeling more certain of the Kybele/Cybele reverse than Herakles for the obverse. Poking around for something of this ilk (not a match, though):

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2832158
https://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=300536


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 Posted 02/22/2020  9:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Masis's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not Septimius Severus perhaps?
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 Posted 02/22/2020  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Not Septimius Severus perhaps?


Quite possibly, as with the links above. I suspect the coin is from somewhere in Phrygia. Almost certainly it's a Cybele reverse. You can just barely make out the profile of the lion at her foot. I assume it's published somewhere but I don't see a match at RPC online.

The reverse, at least, is similar to some of these Phrygian reverses:
https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/2345
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2934340
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3360415
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 Posted 02/22/2020  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My very first impression was Herakles
But the dimension of 33mm made me think an emperor more likely
And the portrait may be cuirassed judging by the lower edge which I had assumed to be lettering
Hopefully when I get it in hand I might see a few more letters
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