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Is It A Roman Coin Maybe?

 
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 Posted 03/08/2021  5:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add maismoedas to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone

I got this tiny coin:
12 mm
1.77 gr

And I believe it to be Roman but could not find any information about. Does someone know something about it? Thanks


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 Posted 03/08/2021  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@mais, first welcome to CCF. Second, I'm quite sure that this coin is ancient so I'm going to move your thread over to that subforum. Also, the writing looks more Indian than Roman to me, but I'm admittedly not an expert. With that said, this Kushan Tet has a pretty similar design even if the flan size is off:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces56877.html
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 Posted 03/08/2021  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Kushans, "Soter Megas" (Vima Takto), AE drachm.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vima_Takto
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03/08/2021 8:55 pm
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Thx for the confirmation @kushanshah! It's nice for me to get close to an attribution on one of these--doesn't happen too often. Ancient Indian numismatics seems like an ocean and I've still got on my water wings just trying to stay afloat.
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 Posted 03/08/2021  10:58 pm  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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Yes Soter Megas, nice coin.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maismoedas to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You guys really know the business.

After a couple of hours looking for this one on Provincial Roman Coins catalog I was about to give up...

Thank you all for the help.
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