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 Posted 07/03/2022  1:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JWJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
Hoping you can help with identification. I have a number of uncleaned coins I'm working through. As a follow up, I'm looking for advice as to whether I should continue cleaning this coin more. Trying not to over clean.



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 Posted 07/03/2022  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With a coin with sharp Latin letters like this one you can just type in dnvalentini in a place like acsearch.com and you will get the emperor. Pretty quickly a coin like this pops up:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8248892
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 Posted 07/03/2022  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JWJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks louisvillekyshop!!
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 Posted 07/03/2022  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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As a follow up, I'm looking for advice as to whether I should continue cleaning this coin more. Trying not to over clean.

There are of course two schools of thought regarding hte cleaning up of ancient coins. Preservationists would say you should only clean a coin until you can fully identify it - then stop. Restorationists would try to bring the coin into as close as possible to its original coin-like condition, removing all extraneous dirt and corrosion.

Many collectors lean towards Restorationism. This coin is certainly fully identifiable, so it does not "need further cleaning" from a Preservationist viewpoint.
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 Posted 07/03/2022  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JWJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Sap. Makes sense. For now, I think I'll go the preservationist route, and stop here for the sake of being cautious. I guess they can always be cleaned/restored further in the future if decided.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:46 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your coin is Valentinian I from Aquileia (your mintmark is SMAQP)-- RIC IX Aquileia 7a, type ii (a)

There's nothing left to clean...flip it, it's done
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