Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Inspector43, Feb 26, 2021.
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The obverse is nice. The reverse is just plain rough, but not too bad - the main elements are easy to see as well as parts of the legend.
I think any attempt to clean it will just make the reverse bright and unattractive. I'd leave well enough alone and let time darken the surfaces more.
Thanks for the comments and support.
@Inspector43 I am thinking this is your coin.
Struck, 318 A.D.
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
laureate helmet and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
two Victories stg., facing one another,
together holding shield inscribed
VOT PR on altar. 3.49 grams
Mint mark ΔSIS ✶ (Sisica)
RIC VII Siscia 47 Δ (Delta)
@bcuda It looks very close. My coin obverse is CONSTA-NTINVS AVG. Just a minor detail. I think I will destroy the coin if I try to get too much detail to show. Thanks for the feedback.
Then Siscia is the right choice. Thanks for the help.
@Victor_Clark Thank you. But, is it still the same coin if the line break is different? The break on mine is CONSTA-NTINVS AVG between the A and the N.
Yours is RIC 191 with recorded obverse breaks of A-N, N-T, T-I and I-N
Thanks everyone. I learn something every time I pick up an ancient.
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