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Eastern Roman Empire? Byzantine?

 
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 Posted 01/14/2022  2:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

Here is another coin I came across tonight. I have not bought it yet - learning from my last mistake - and I cannot find much on it. It is priced at about $52.

I didn't weight it or measure it, but it is probably 12-20 g and about 20 mm.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Chris



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 Posted 01/14/2022  2:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Milan, I think
MEDIOLANVM/St. Ambrose
Edited by Bob L
01/14/2022 2:42 pm
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 Posted 01/14/2022  3:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, so admittedly I am poor at this . . . but I found a close 1 1/2 soldi - Milan 1250-1310. However, the figures staff and some relief detail is slighty different.

Any other leads?
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 Posted 01/14/2022  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And . . . there was a replica - of which this one has some similarities - made in the 70s....

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/ex...a206655.html
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 Posted 01/14/2022  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roma2021 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No. Not 12-20 . . . I held a few of coins today and might be mistaking it . . . but I don't think it was 2.09 g. that would be paper thin.

I cannot see the auction results, but is the price $52 OK? Any reason to think this coin is fake?
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 Posted 01/14/2022  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, every reason. It's clearly the reproduction linked above. Note:
"These reproductions are all identical and a distinctive feature are the two depressions in the upper edge of the reverse (waves above the saint's head)."

The silver wash is worn away revealing the base metal below.

Have you tested it with a magnet?
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It is funny how once you learn something, you see it everywhere.... Since I saw this coin I have seen at least one other 1970s reproduction. The curve at the top of the obverse is a dead giveaway...
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