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 Posted 04/11/2021  04:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Danlin_26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I recently bought a modern coin lot that apparently contained an old Roman coin. I am not at all familiar with ancient coins, but after a long research I am convinced that the person on it is Marcia Otacilia Severa, the wife of Philip the Arab. The coin is 23-24mm in diameter, weighs 4.36g and looks like it has a plugged hole. Does anyone have any idea what face value it has and what metal the coin is made of? (Or is it even genuine?) Thanks in advance!


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04/11/2021 06:11 am
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 Posted 04/11/2021  06:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are right, it is Philip the Arab's wife Otacilia. It is an antoninianus (= 2 denarii), which means it is made of low grade silver (at the time of Philip the Arab something like 30-40 % silver). Here is some more info: http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.....121?lang=en

It looks genuine to me.
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 Posted 04/12/2021  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Danlin_26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! Very interesting
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