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 Posted 02/26/2020  8:58 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 once again ......
I spent the better part of several evenings trying to nail this one down to something better than "Marcus" as Caesar
Impressive size
34-6mm 31.33 grams
But for the life of me I can't crack it !
I used some early morning light to see if I could illuminate the subject

Something interesting going on the reverse
First thought was a seated figure with a Nike on right
But that doesn't seem to work
Two figures standing either side of ...... ?
A few letters visible below in exergue

I bet someone around here can deliver me from my ....... ignorance


IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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 Posted 02/27/2020  08:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If correct, fairly valuable and quite rare:
https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=l...2626&lot=295

Same obverse die as yours?

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 Posted 02/27/2020  08:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
First thought was...Nike on right


But there does seem to be a rudder (?) lower right...suggesting Tyche?
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 Posted 02/27/2020  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another example similar to the one Bob posted.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4514632
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 Posted 02/27/2020  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If the type is that rare overall, your piece may be unique with countermark. Looks like Naumann missed the rudder due to corrosion, mistaking Nike for Athena.
Edited by Kushanshah
02/27/2020 09:11 am
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 Posted 02/27/2020  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob is most observant

Most definitely an obverse die match with the example he posted.

I did an transparent overlay and they line up perfectly.

This picture is just before they line up.




very cool coin.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  09:47 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
Marvelous
If not a bit frustrating too ....
Last night I reasoned it had to be an 'Antioch'
So I searched around
Focused on the rudder
But in my dimly lit brain I had already assumed two figures either side of something between
I must have skimmed straight past

It was listed as Marcus and didn't have much visible on reverse
But it was big and relatively inexpensive
Too bad it got used for a hundred years before it hibernated
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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