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 Posted 03/04/2021  5:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add yooper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I believe this is an uncertain king, 454-552, 1/4 Siliqua
Theodoric monogram. Need help with the lettering and what king it might be.





Thank you,
Gene
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 Posted 03/04/2021  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@yooper, it isn't every day that someone posts a coin of the Gepids here so thanks for posting this.

I am by no means an expert on the Gepids, but I do have one (discussed on this thread: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...C_ID=284244) as does one of our other members (discussed on this thread: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...C_ID=192446). I will say that the surface characteristics of your piece is quite different, but I am not knowledgeable enough to know if that is a problem. A lot can happen to a coin in ~1500 years. I wonder if you could post the diameter and mass of this piece. Also, is the current color/toning as blast white as your pictures suggest?

One online resource that I have found quite helpful can be downloaded at the link below:

https://www.academia.edu/20402734/T...ic_catalogue

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 Posted 03/04/2021  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yooper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The picture is brighter the actual coin. Both sides of the coin are tarnished.

15mm and 0.53g
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 Posted 03/04/2021  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yooper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect that this coin may have been exposed to extreme heat. That may account for what appears to be metal that has flowed on the Obv. and on the Rev. lettering as well as the tiny bubbles on the Rev. surface.

What do you think?
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 Posted 03/05/2021  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, again I'm no expert, but the bumps on the rev fields look mostly like crystallization to me but could also be casting bumps. The chipping of the edge at 9-10 o'clock seems consistent with so many of these that are in pieces.
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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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