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Legionary Denarius Of Septimus Severus (Legion II Ativt?)

 
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France
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 Posted 11/24/2022  09:34 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pastpost to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dear friends,
I want to share my last acquisition.
It's Legionary denarius LEG II ATIVT TRP COS instead of ADIVT at the end. "T" is clearly seen on the obverse.
This is the variety with small Capricorns on the lower part of the standards. And I did not found any same denarius with Capricons on denarius dedicated to Legion II Adiutrix.
The coin is lightweight 1,97g
Awaiting your comments.


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United States
162 Posts
 Posted 11/24/2022  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add circusmax120 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice denarius, pastpost. Although a tad worn, the portrait still has some indications of a realistic style. The eye in particular and the suggestion of a cheek dimple. Is that a test-punch at his ear?
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11/24/2022 3:14 pm
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France
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 Posted 11/24/2022  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pastpost to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@circusmax120- No, this is not a test-punch. This is the absence of a piece of silver at portrait ear
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United States
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 Posted 11/24/2022  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add circusmax120 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ahhhh. Interesting. Missing piece. I was puzzled by the absence of a corresponding punch mark on the reverse. So your suggestion makes more sense. Still an attractive coin. For some reason I find such defects to be appealing.
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Australia
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 Posted 11/24/2022  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obvious depression on the obverse could ? be the result of local corrosion, in part caused by poor mixing of the alloy at this point.
Local XRF analysis may be helpful to prove.
As an alternative, it could ? also be the result of impact damage, but there is no reflective evidence of this on the other side of the coin.

Unlikely to be a lamination, because that only happens with modern rolled blanks.

Although this coin is lightweight, It's appearance in the pictures suggest to my eye that it is genuine. Evidence of tensile metal distress in the radial edge splits supports authenticity.
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France
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 Posted Yesterday   12:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pastpost to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sel_69l - Many thanks for your reply.
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Australia
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 Posted Yesterday   01:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kg5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enjoying the ancients. Thank you!
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France
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 Posted Yesterday   03:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pastpost to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Added a few photos taken in daylight.

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United Kingdom
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 Posted Yesterday   05:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not aware of any ATIVT variants. A superb find.
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France
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 Posted Yesterday   07:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pastpost to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@maridvnvm - Thank you for your reply and participation in the discussion.
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