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Some HELP with an old coin

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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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So,

I recently cleaned out an old suitcase I had with mixed junk that I was selecting from.

I came across a little bag of coins I once saved from the dump and couldnt find anything on this one coin.

It looks really old. Unfortunately at some point someone drilled a hole in it to make a pendant or something out of it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.










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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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Could you shed a little light on it? It's very dark.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

Here you go. Its a little better. Sorry about that.







posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

If you are able to figure out the lettering on it that will help you determine what it is fairly easily.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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My guess, Roman. Unfortunately now worthless. That is, maybe as a pendant it might have a couple dollars value.
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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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I'm with Plotus. It appears Roman but it's really hard to see the lettering. If you can understand the lettering without cleaning the coin too much (the original imperfections make the coin worth more - like tarnish and grime), try putting those letters in google. You can also google ancient roman coins and see if you can find a match.

The only downside is that there is a hole drilled into it which kills the value.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

On the front I can make out MAXIMUS GAESCGHM

The second word may be wrong ,maybe its a year that I am reading wrong that is written in roman numerals.

On the back it says PRINCIPA and the rest is unlegable word ends in UTIS


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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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I'm going to take a stab at it...

If it's silver, a heavier coin, it could be a "Denarius". Some of them appear as though they're copper but they are silver.

Though it looks more copper from here so maybe a "As".



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Perhaps Maximus Ceasar

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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Check this link and see what you think. It may be a match.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Can't post pics from my phone but take a look here:
goo.gl...



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: tadaman
It is a Roman copper/bronze dinar, not sure what denomination. I have a few different types. Its worth up tp $5-$7 if I am correct.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Never mind. Found it


Maximus Caesar AE Sestertius "PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Two Standards" Rome

Thanks guys!


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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Google MAXIMUS 387-388

Some of those seem similar also.

It's a hard one since it's still very hard to see much detail.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
Never mind. Found it


Maximus Caesar AE Sestertius "PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Two Standards" Rome


Good Job!


That was a lot of fun
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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
I'm going to take a stab at it...

If it's silver, a heavier coin, it could be a "Denarius". Some of them appear as though they're copper but they are silver.

Though it looks more copper from here so maybe a "As".


It's definitely copper. Look at how it has oxidized.

rest of my post was redundant. It was identified.
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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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Nevermind.
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posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: tadaman
When it comes to coins, I have always had better luck identifying on ebay first, then getting the background with an internet search.

There are a few coin shops in my town though, so I usually just bring it to them. Take it to your local coin dealer and trade it in towards a silver one. At least the silver will have better melt value. Roman currency is probably the most common from antiquity so they do not sell for as much unless you have top notch silver and gold ones. Usually only the gold coins in VF+ command a higher premium over spot though.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:19 PM
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I dont know if I should clean it man. I heard horror stories with antiques. It is heavier. Probably still copper though.

I saw the exact one in silver going for 4-5 hundred. I am pissed someone drilled it. It may have been like that for a while, but the hole looks machined which is not good.



posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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Edit to add:
Almost. Nah I think its the one I saw on Ebay. Thanks though. That would have been COOL.

LOL
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