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Denarius, But Which Exactly?

 
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 Posted 01/12/2021  7:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I can't quite get a handle on this one, and certainly wish I had more of the legends to work with.

My best semi-educated guess is that the emperor is Elagabalus, with the personification on the reverse being Fortuna.

19.3 mm across its largest dimension, with the weight coming in at 2.6 grams.





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 Posted 01/12/2021  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was thinking Geta.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup. Geta.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Well, I did a bit more research tonight, and unless I'm overlooking something, only a handful of issues of Geta have an obverse legend that begins with "IMP" and none of those seem to be candidates for a match to this coin.

I do see one gold issue of Elagabalus for which the obverse legend begins with "IMP C M AVR" which would be consistent with what I'm seeing on my denarius, but that's too weak and singular a coincidence to allow me to make any sort of case here.

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 Posted 01/13/2021  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lucky I did the same and couldn't find a match, but I was only looking in Wildwinds. I also checked Caracalla and Geta with no luck on a match. One thing for sure, definitely a Severan.
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One thing for sure, definitely a Severan.

That would be my assessment also, which narrows down the possibilities considerably.

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 Posted 01/13/2021  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biancasdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The damage and missing legends make this a tough one but I'm thinking it's Caracalla with JUSTITIA reverse like this: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3289299
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 Posted 01/13/2021  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...I'm thinking it's Caracalla with JUSTITIA reverse...

That looks like the ticket!

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