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Barbarous Late Roman Ae4 ID Help

 
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 Posted 09/26/2020  7:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pendrak to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Guys-

I am trying to decide which of the barbarians minted this coin. I am leaning a couple of directions but hopefully some of you more knowledgeable can direct me in the correct direction. Thank you for your help.

10mm and 1.32 grams.


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 Posted 09/26/2020  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've rotated your photo of the obverse. I think it is an AE-4 of Honorius with reverse of Victory walking left and the possible legend of VICTORIA AVGG.




Here is a link to a similar coin on Wildwinds.com.

I'm not sure about the mint mark on your coin.

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric...C_1357_T.jpg

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric...C_1357_T.txt
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 Posted 09/26/2020  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pendrak to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My wife has told me many times that I am an idiot! LOL. Maybe she knows a bit more than me-
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 Posted 09/26/2020  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, likely an official Honorius. With regard to the broader question, "barbarous" should not necessarily imply "barbarian" but that the execution is somehow unofficial, often crudely so. Most "barbarous" late Roman bronzes are now thought to be contemporary counterfeits, often related to shortages of official coinage.
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09/26/2020 9:11 pm
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