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Thoughts On This L. Titurius L. F. Sabinus. Denarius.

 
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 Posted 12/05/2022  7:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
L. TITURIUS L. F. SABINUS. AR Denarius. Rome, 89 BC. Obv. Bare head of King Tatius to right; palm below chin, SABIN behind. Rev. Rape of the Sabine women; L•TITVRI below. Crawford 344/1b | Babelon RSC, Tituria 2. 19.9, 3.4 grams

This denarius just came in today and at first glance the color and texture was a little off to me. I bought it from a coin shop on eBay that sells many ancients, however, they do not specialize in this area. I even pulled out my Republican coinage for comparison and it looked like the odd one out. However, the more I examine the coin, I feel it more than likely is genuine. It appears to be struck (raised surface and clean legend)and there are no signs of a seam on the edge. Although a tad bit light, the weight is OK. I am leaning toward possible signs of crystallization and/or brittleness. There is a piece of the edge that is slightly chipped away which kinda reveals this.

Any thoughts and also if anyone recognizes the original dealer from the flip, please let me know. Thanks for looking





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 Posted 12/05/2022  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it looks fine sir....The surface is not unusual for others like this below I have seen...

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The surface is not unusual for others like this below I have seen...
Coming from you, that means a lot. Thanks -
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Milestone coming up, contest time ?
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 Posted 12/08/2022  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't even notice, coming up on a century.
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