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Indentify this coin please

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posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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according to this chart - it more closely resembles Romanus I more than any of the others




posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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I suspect it's a replica.

The style of engraving is not typical of Roman coinage or anyone else's coins. Here's a link showing a Roman coin from the 70's-80's AD, and you can see how sophisticated the minting technique was. Coins of this quality were minted as far back as Alexander the Great (300 BC.)
news.bbc.co.uk...

While it's somewhat similar to the Early Medieval coinage shown here, note that the lettering and so forth is much more detailed and much more three-dimensional.

NOW... it's been years since I was into numismatics. I suggest you take it to a local coin dealer!



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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I wonder if you could take it to the history professor at the local University? Every time I find some kind of antiquity, I never know where to take it to get it appraised. Unless it's from the 19th century or later, I have no Idea what to do with it.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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Hi folks, thanks for your help so far, those links were very helpful but still no ID.
I hope its not a replica, it would be nice to own a bit of history.



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