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 Posted 09/14/2020  7:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If anyone knows the name, country, denomination and time period of this coin please speak up.

Since I am doing this for a computer illiterate person they wanted to know a resource that I could use for them to look up a price on it...


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 Posted 09/14/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nero denarius, Salus reverse. Could be a cast. I'm sure others will offer opinions.
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 Posted 09/14/2020  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that the details look very soft. @mdp, any chance of your buddy giving you a pic of the edge of this coin to post here?
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 Posted 09/15/2020  12:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am now dealing remotely with someone who owns an iPhone creating blurred pictures with excessive glare & not knowing how to use a computer.

It might be a long stretch but I'll continue to give it the ol schoolboy try.
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 Posted 09/15/2020  01:57 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree it looks cast.
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 Posted 09/16/2020  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...a pic of the edge of this coin


Here it is:



And the verdict is?
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 Posted 09/17/2020  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There does appear to be a casting seam - although it could be a reflection. Hard to tell.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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There does appear to be a casting seam
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 Posted 09/17/2020  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have always heard that a seam indicates casting. However being that the process of casting seems to be such a simple method, why could not have the mint back in the ancient days been using casting as the official type of process for their coins?

Has there ever been a case for that and is there a possibility of that for this coin?
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 Posted 09/17/2020  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an interesting question. There were a number of groups in ancient India that, it seems, produced both struck and cast coinage - although, as in the case of Yaudheyas, there has been some debate about whether the cast coins (and abundant molds that have been found) were, indeed, official. And, of course, cast cash was common in ancient China.
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 Posted 09/17/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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is there a possibility of that for this coin?


I tend to doubt it.

However, cast fakes existed in antiquity too. Lots of ancient forgers' molds have been found are they are considered collectible.
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