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Roman Coin To ID | Pautalia Provincial

 
 
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 Posted 07/20/2009  08:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DagonX to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi!
Please, help me with ID this coin :)
Thanks!



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 Posted 07/20/2009  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's a Roman Provincial, rather than mainstream Roman. What I can see of the text appears to be Greek.
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 Posted 07/20/2009  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DagonX to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're right - the text is Greek
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 Posted 07/20/2009  10:15 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Roman provincial I think the bust is Antoninus Pius.
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 Posted 07/20/2009  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, that's a better picture.

The Greek on the reverse reads "PAVTAL", so it's most likely to be from the city of Pautalia, in Thrace (the modern-day town of Kyustendil, Bulgaria).

I couldn't find an exact match for your coin, and I'm not quite sure what the thing on the reverse is supposed to be, but Here's the Wildwinds page for the city.

The city was known for it's hot springs and it's wine; the unknown object may have had something to do with either industry. I think it's a snake coiled up sitting on top of an altar, similar to this one, listed under Caracalla about halfway down the page I linked to above, but your emperor is bearded. I can't read the emperor's name (all I can read is his titles AV KAI), but it's probably Septimus Severus, possibly Commodus or an earlier emperor.
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