It refers only to the coins of Nero. I do not know of coins of other emperors countermarked ΓΑΛΒΑ.
Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 23.94 gm, 1h). Uncertain Balkan mint, possibly Perinthus in Thrace. Struck circa 64 AD. Obv:...
Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Perinthus, Thrace. Æ 36 mm, 17.74 gm. Obv: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from...
Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Tarsos, Cilicia. Æ38 mm, 23.51 gm. Obv: ANT ...AYP CEV ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC CEB; Laureate, draped and cuirassed...
Just a guess. Similar in some respects. Your coin is quite worn.
That made your coin “come alive,” @DonnaML
He probably reaped hundreds of thousands…millions?….from his faking.
They should confiscate his sales records and notify the...
Ask Bonhams. They must have received many inquiries in this regard.
Not too great, but....
Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 2.97 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 207 AD. Obv: Laureate head...
I agree with TIF. Both awful modern fakes.
If you suspect a coin has been painted or otherwise enhanced, you should photograph it before you dunk it in acetone or anything else. That would...
I think I see S - C across the fields of the reverse, hence Roman…not provincial.
Constantius I as Caesar.
Gallienus?…..just a guess.
No clue of the city/mint.
I am told (not) that an Egyptian collector of these, who frequented the shops in Cairo said authenticity of scarabs was easily determined: Squeeze...
@Curtisimo: That Trajan/Danube is especially beautiful.
Painless and quick!!!
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