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Constantinvs PF Avg - Soli Invicto Comiti - Ticinum Mintmark? Help Requested.

 
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 Posted 03/16/2023  11:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi again


I think I've narrowed this coin down to
https://www.acsearch.info/search.ht...=1&es=1&ot=1Ący=usd&order=1 Last choice
Edit: 5th choice Sol facing.
I am hoping that the mintmark is TT. Not 100% certain that this one is Sol facing. Be nice if it is though.

22.1mm x 19.8mm
3.33 grams


The Ox moves slowly, but the Earth is patient.
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 Posted 03/17/2023  11:40 am  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's definitely not Sol facing.
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 Posted 03/18/2023  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The legends are CONSTANTINVS P F AVG and SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI. Constantine is laureate and cuirassed, not draped (I don't think!). There are no letters or symbols in the fields. This means it is Ticinum, and the mintmark is TT.

Unbelievably, there are 5 possible attributions in RIC. I don't know what the authors are thinking with the 'standing left, facing right' thing. Ignoring the examples on Ocre, as RIC seem to have confused even museums: Sol doesn't have a whip, so it isn't RIC VI Ticinum 135a. Sol is standing right, so it isn't RIC VI Ticinum 128, RIC VII Ticinum 3 or RIC VI Ticinum 133. Sol is standing right with his head left and the chlamys draped over his left shoulder, which is RIC VI Ticinum 131a http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.6.tic.131a

That's my guess, anyway!
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 Posted 03/19/2023  01:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@JohnConduitt
John, a thorough explanation. Very well deduced, eliminating those that are not possible, quintessential Holmes(ish)!
I have been stuck on Acsearch, thinking it is the definitive search tool.
Thank you!
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 Posted 03/19/2023  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acsearch has recent sales, so it's a good resource for pricing fairly common coins. It's not easy to identify coins with it because you don't know if you're looking at a comprehensive list or not, and the descriptions are not standardised.
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 Posted 03/19/2023  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John & Victor
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