"The coin has a silver-like appearance. I'm not sure, but I believed most (if not all) potin coins were bronze: could this be billion...
Thank you. There's nothing about that in the description. How could Roma miss that?
Am I seeing things or there's a plugged hole in this coin? The coin's orientation is 12h according to the description.
If I'm not mistaken that means that the shipping company doesn't even have the package yet.
I'd say a boarshead (Chrysaor probably), but maybe also a sturgeon?
It's usually easy to tell them apart by the style. I'm sure you'll get advice if you open a separate thread.
It looks suspicious to me too, but I'm not seeing a die match - those two are very similar, but not a match.
Looks to me like a bronze follis of Constans (337-350 CE). Probably about 15 mm and 1.5-2 gm?
As @Rob Woodside mentioned "I can imagine paleolithithic hunter gatherers hefting a couple of nuggets to find the heaviest, but not bronze age...
They look real to me (struck), but I'd wait for the pros to weigh in.
Well, she was also the goddess of wisdom and commerce (probably only due to her origin as Athena - it seems to me that the warlike Romans quickly...
Is that "stuff" soft or hard? It may be something like Renaissance wax.
If I'm not mistaken collecting ancient coins began as a hobby some time in the mid Renaissance - 14/15th century. I wonder if we have...
A very good point. I remember reading about Roman bronzes used in rural England up to the 16th(?) century, but silver? I'm not so sure. I wonder...
Not until about 250 CE IIRC.
I'm really surprised the owner didn't just melt down the Roman coins.
My latest Kuenker purchase has been sitting in Frankfurt for a month now (showing as "to be forwarded to USA" Deutsche Post - DHL Paket). I'm...
Yep, it's that small.
Thank you, everyone!
My only source on the Roman provincials is RPC Online unfortunately and it doesn't show any for Elagabalus or Severus Alexander.
OK. https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/type/27716 seems to be the closest if we ignore the size/weight and the lack of a wheel at Nemesis' feet.
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