Ancient Roman Coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by britannia40, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    I was going thru my coins recently and took new pictures with the new camera (below) and I decided I would get another batch of un-cleaned Romans again and help with my downtime and enjoyment. I decided to buy a bulk lot of 165 coins that are guess to be VF or better based on the lot. they are encrusted in soft dirt and I should get them in very soon and start posting the results.

    I think now that my modern Chinese set is winding down I can work on a fun set of Roman coins.
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    I hope to be able to add say 120 of those 165 to this nice collection. I will make sure to post before and after pictures of the coins in question once they arrive. They ended up being about $1.44 each.
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  3. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Nice set of coins.
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  4. Andrew McCabe

    Andrew McCabe Well-Known Member

    I'm presuming that the lovely coins in the photo are your existing fully cleaned collection. They looked as if they mostly completed expert cleaning, with just a touch here and there of deliberately left crust on a few to give a feeling of antiquity. Nice coins.
  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Wow... does this mean that the coins in the photographs came from an uncleaned lot-- even the silver? I wish you great luck but these days I don't think you'll find any uncleaned lots with coins of such quality.

    Edited: can you pictures of just the second coin? (the Caracalla denarius, VICT PART MAX)
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  6. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    These in the pictures above were all in an uncleaned lot from 3+ years ago. The 1st two silvers were bought cleaned.
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  7. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    The Caracalla is a known fake.

  8. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Thanks I bought it probably 10 years ago on ebay. I'll take it out.
  9. Rifleman47

    Rifleman47 New Member

    What is your basis for saying this is a known fake? I would like to know.
  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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  11. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Well my 168 uncleaned Roman coins came today with my pencil cleaning set.

    Untouched as recieved
    After rising with distilled water.
    Now they are taking a DW bath.
  12. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Here is a few of the more detailed ones that stuck out.
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  13. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    This one is scarce.
    Here is one of mine of the same type though from a different mint.
    Constantine I
    Antioch mint
    337 to 347 AD
    Obvs: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Constantine veiled right.
    Revs: IVST VEN MEM, Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, scroll in left. SMANI
    AE 14x16mm, 2.08g
    RIC VIII 64
  14. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Thanks for the information David. I appreciate your feedback.
  15. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    I just finished scrubbing them and changing the water. I'll let them soak a few days.
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  16. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I can’t wait to see the progress you make cleaning some of those heavily encrusted romans under your new magnifier @britannia40 . Take lots of pics!
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  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...must resist urge to buy more uncleaned coins...
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  18. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    The Constantine campgate in row 6 is a fantastic piece. Man... it's been too long since I've got a new campgate, they're fun little coins to collect.
    How well do those cleaning pencils work?
  19. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    The pencils work great with the new Microscope. I'm still learning the cleaning route.
  20. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Here is one from the first cleaning round.
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  21. britannia40

    britannia40 Well-Known Member

    Here are 5 others.
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