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Claudius Dupondius - Ceres Augusta S.c.

 
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Ireland
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 Posted 03/20/2021  3:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add relicarius to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone!

I would like to know your opinion on this Claudius dupondius. It seems to have been cleaned in excess but looks good overall in my opinion. It weighs 14g and has 28mm of diameter. (reference RIC.93)

I am looking forward to learning your opinion. Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
relicarius.

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United States
3289 Posts
 Posted 03/20/2021  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be legit and a fine artistic style
Until you eye it up close though we all can be fooled
Some coins do get over-cleaned but time and exposure have a way of repairing some of the loss
Based on appearances I am tempted to think of Spanish origin
Nice weight too

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United States
460 Posts
 Posted 03/20/2021  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

coins like this are often referred to as having a "Tiber patina"
New Member
Ireland
19 Posts
 Posted 03/20/2021  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add relicarius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys! I actually have better pictures, should have posted these instead. It's a coin I purchased today, and I'm quite excited about it.




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Australia
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 Posted 03/20/2021  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Handsome piece

On screen, it looks quite legit to my eye.
XRF looking for trace elements and impurities (not copper or zinc), should confirm.
The Romans were not able to refine their metals or alloys the the high standards of current times.
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Ireland
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 Posted 03/22/2021  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add relicarius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, sel_69l!

I'm afraid I don't have any easy access to an x-ray fluorescence spectrometer. For now, yours and the other members' valuable opinions will suffice.

Best regards.
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Australia
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 Posted 03/22/2021  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A scrap gold jewelry buyer or a bullion dealer almost certainly will have a hand held XRF instrument. They may charge a small fee for their efforts.
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