Castor and Pollux

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  1. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Active Member

    What do you think of this coin? does it look genuine to you?
    Is the reverse patina ok?

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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Life is like a box of ancient coins. Supporter

    Without it in hand nor seeing the edges, I'm still inclined to say it looks legit to my amateur eye.
    Plus, it looks a heck of a lot better than mine!
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  4. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    It looks good to me, but I'm no expert. This is a fairly common late Republican issue that I think very attractive - unfortunately they are hard to find not worn down or badly struck. Ryro's is better than many I've seen, but the mostly missing second head on the obverse seems to be a common striking/wear problem.

    The OP is a pretty nice one. Here is mine - one of my first ancients, pre-Internet, 1990. I bought it from Bill McDaniels, who sold budget ancients from an (unillustrated) paper price list - I was always happy with my purchases and prices from Bill (this was $32). A bit off center and a big banker's mark - about as good as they get in my RR collection:

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    Roman Republic Denarius
    Mn Cordius Rufus
    (46 B.C.)

    RVFVS III VIR, conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, in pilei, stars above / Venus
    Verticordia w. scales & scepter, Cupid on shoulder MN CORDIVS behind.
    Cordia 2a; Cr463/1a; Syd 976
    (3.67 grams / 18 mm)
     
  5. Alegandron

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

    Weight? Diameter? Edge view? Do you know/trust the Seller? Check Forum Fake list? (Or other lists). I also check acsearch.com for similarities and/discrepencies.
     
  6. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Active Member

    Thank you. btw its
    18.9 mm
    4 grams
     
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Mn Fonteius 2b.jpg
    MN. FONTEIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS FONTEIA
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Jugate heads of the Dioscuri
    REVERSE: Galley under oar
    Struck at Rome 108-109 BC
    3.9g, 20mm
    Cr.307/1, Fonteia 7
     
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  8. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    It's beautiful but be careful with it. It appears to have a fault line running through the top from 12 to 2 o'clock.
     
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  9. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Active Member

    Ahh I see what now- Thanks Deacon!
     
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  10. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    I’m sorry, @Beginner345 , I failed to mention that the line is visible on the reverse side
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  11. Alegandron

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

    RR Cordius Rufus 46 BCE AR Den Jugate Dioscuri Venus scales S 440 Cr 463-1.jpg
    RR Cordius Rufus 46 BCE AR Den Jugate Dioscuri Venus scales Sear 440 Cr 463-1
     
  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    A long time dealer/friend pointed this out to me thinking I would find it interesting. He was right! We see Castor and Pollux riding, standing and as jugate heads but rarely will you see them just sitting their taking life easy.
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  13. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Active Member

    its ok.ty!
     
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