Any ideas what this denarius/quinarius is?

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  1. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    Hi all. I recently bought some small lots of Roman silver coins on eBay, and this one was included.

    It's 16-17mm in diameter, and weighs 2.64g.

    Any help would be appreciated :)

    Thanks!

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  3. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea, but could it be an extremely worn Ariobarzanes?!
     
  4. Scipio

    Scipio Well-Known Member

    Too light for a denarius and too heavy for a quinarius, not a RR I’d say
     
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  5. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's Crawford 408/1 - a denarius.

    The obverse has Apollo and the reverse has the youth on horseback right.

    http://www.tantaluscoins.com/coins/127425.php is one of mine.

    I think it's 408/1 vs the similar 340/1 due to what remains of the obverse which probably once had a high relief image of Apollo.

    It's a stretch to say that there's a club symbol behind Apollo's head, but there might be!

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    Aidan.
     
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Well done, Aidan!

    Very light, but worn Denarius.
     
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  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

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  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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  9. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Ah come on, Columbo - you can even read PISO on the reverse :p

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    Aidan
     
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  11. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Well, on my 'phone, if I turn it sideways and have already realised that it's PISO, it looks like PISO :D

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    Aidan,
     
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