Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Heavymetal, Mar 6, 2021.
Picking through the mostly non-US junk box today
Any attribution help appreciated
2.92 grams, 15 mm
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It is a Fel Temp Reparatio type.
I cannot distinguish the legends, but I would go for Constantius Gallus (DN FL CL CONSTANTIVUS...). The ruler is also bare headed so this makes me think it's him.
If you can read the mintmark, possibly SMNA, it can be identified more precisely.
It may well be SMNA. It’s right on the edge, some wear
Obv: D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bareheaded draped cuir right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier stabbing horseman.
Mint mark S M N
Ref I used: Late roman bronze coinage an attributions guide for poorly preserved coins, RIC, and sears.
I use all books so it took me a bit. Please correct if needed but I think thats it.
Great! I told my wife that the folks on the Ancients forum would have some great info.
Now I’ll go slink back to the Error Coins
Goodluck hunting!! Alway happy to help. I went a little out of control last year and bought to many unclean lots from all over Europe and Middle East mostly ants and AE3/4s and a lot of 4th century. So I have spent a lot of time with fel temp reparatio lately. Happened to have those books out.
Why? You've discovered ancients! You belong here.
I had a similar experience back in 2015, I got two 4th century bronzes, one being a FTR. I was explained what they are, I was like "cool, but nevermind"
After 5 years the fever started, hopefully it will be sooner for @Heavymetal
Worry not my friends. I’m only a click away.
RIC VIII Nicomedia 120 is a Julian II coin with bull reverse. The Sear reference is for a Constantinople coin. There is also no real reason to use the Bruck book, since this coin is easily identified.
The bruck ref is just a habit of mine but something I try to encourage to people new to 4th century since its such a great resource. I am old school and like books but thats just me. Ty again for noticing never intend to pass misinformation.
You seem clear on what this coin is. Could you PM me with some idea of the value. And the proper description if I sell it
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