Caesar Augustus Denarius

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Colby J., Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Colby J.

    Colby J. Well-Known Member

    It weighs right and looks right. I just need another person to look at it. Screen Shot 2019-11-09 at 8.24.37 PM.jpg
    Caesar (Octavian) Augustus
    Date: 29 BC - 27 BC
    Denomination: Denarius
    Mint: Uncertain value
    Obverse: Head of Octavian, bare, right
    Reverse: IMP CAESAR: Terminal figure of Octavian, placed on thunderbolt
    Weight: 3.81 grams
    Diameter: 15 mm

    Heres an authentic one for a reference:

    Now let me know what you guys think on this one. If everything checks out, I'll be making some big money.
    Heres the two coins side by side and some higher quality images that aren't edited:
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I'm by no means an expert. That being said, the coin in question doesn't look right to me. I will wait for other, much more knowledgeable, people to chime in with their assessments.
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    There is an example of this coin being sold on Ebay by a seller that is listed on NFSL. I'm not sure I would trust the OP coin any more than the one selling on Ebay.
  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Do you confirm the 15 mm diameter ?
    It's very low for a denarius

  6. Colby J.

    Colby J. Well-Known Member

    Update: The coin is 21 mm I measured totally wrong. Sorry for the confusion.

    And the coin does have some natural spots and patina. And those won't come off so I'm guessing those are natural. (And no, I didn't clean it.)
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