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 Posted 06/11/2021  12:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Cons to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My friend found this coin her husband had stashed away. He died and so we have no information. I am sorry if pics not great. Alot of detail worn away...

Thanks for any and all help.







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 Posted 06/11/2021  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cons to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I did not have my scale. I can weigh it tomorrow when I go to help her. She is an elderly disabled person so it would be good to know whether it was even a coin / valuable
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 Posted 06/11/2021  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...it would be good to know whether it was even a coin


Yes, I suspect it was a coin - depending on the size, maybe a sestertius of Faustina II or one of the other ladies of the Roman Empire, with a seated deity - maybe Salus? - reverse. The Roman experts will, hopefully, chime in with thoughts.

"Was" a coin. I suspect it was worn almost completely down through the years and, at some point in the relatively recent past, the remaining imagery was enhanced through some brutal tooling.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cons to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Bob L. It does look gouged around details...was a coin doesn't sound good!
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 Posted 06/11/2021  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wondering now, given the hair style - as well as the AVG at 11:00, and the profile - if Lucilla is more likely (rather than Faustina II). Again, hopefully we'll get some speculation from the Roman collectors.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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brutal tooling


That was my immediate impression too--both sides I think.
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 Posted 06/12/2021  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cons to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Spence. Yes, both sides :(
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