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 Posted 02/21/2021  06:10 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Romanocoinio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



It says on the online seller that this is a coin of Antoninus Pius, but from my looking at various emperors busts and coinage online, it appears to me to resemble Elagabalus the most, any help for my (highly inexperienced) self would be appreciated as I'm trying to build my collection on the five Good Emperors. I'm not sure if it is fake either so somebody with more experience please feel free to share your opinion. Thank you for the time.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  07:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@rom, first welcome to CCF. Second, I'm going to move your thread over to the ancients section of CCF so that we can get some good eyes on it. In the meanwhile, please post the weight of this piece. Thx.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Romanocoinio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's recorded online as: 2.7g weight and 20mm diameter.
Thanks for the help.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/21/2021  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. Caracalla.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  09:56 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the Forum. You've come to a phenomenal place to share and learn. Explore and Enjoy!
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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 Posted 02/21/2021  10:13 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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A lovely example of a not so nice emperor.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Romanocoinio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the nice words everyone and warm welcome, I'm definitely excited to make and view more posts in the future. After considering some wise opinions in this topic and further comparison and research, it definitely does appear to be Caracalla and not Antoninus Pius (as advertised by the seller) nor does it appear to be Elagabalus as I had thought myself, definitely interesting nonetheless although I am on the hunt for some good examples of the five Good emperors and not a somewhat bad one as mentioned previously. The hunt continues!
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 Posted 02/21/2021  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my 5 good emperors that I completed last year, hopefully this will help you distinguish between the portraits..
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 Posted 02/21/2021  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There were 3 emperors named Antoninus Pius. One of them we typically call Caracalla and another Elagabalus. The first Antoninus has a distinctive portrait and usually presents no problem. A young Caracalla can sometimes resemble Elagabalus, especially on provincials. This one I am confident is Caracalla.

I will add that there are a great many fakes in the market of common denarii. One has to be very careful. That the seller listed this as A. Pius (though technically correct) is a red flag signalling that, at best, the seller is inexperienced. It is always a good idea to look carefully at all of a seller's listings. Birds of a feather tend to flock together, as they say. Caveat emptor.
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 Posted 02/21/2021  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't worry about him being a not so good emperor. That is a stunning example. My first ancient was a Caracalla that my parents bought for me in England. The reverse of this coin is my profile pic. :)
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 Posted 02/21/2021  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lovely coin. Well done.
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 Posted 02/22/2021  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are many different "mugs" for Caracalla. I waited quite awhile till I could snag one that has a somewhat menacing look.
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