Could this be a sestertius with Gordian III?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by monetarium, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Hello, friends!

    I can't decipher from the inscription here if the emperor is Gordian III...

    Yes, I know the condition is kind of crappy, but I got it free! :)

    Any thoughts?


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  3. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    I'm gonna say no. Pic isn't very readable. Try for a better one. My pic taking skills aren't the best either.
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  4. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks, Smojo! Unfortunately, I can't produce better pictures since the coin is in very bad condition ...
  5. dougsmit

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  6. Smojo

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    I can understand that. I got an uncleaned a while back. A cleaning did very little help. Was difficult to attribute it. But I finally deciphered it.
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  7. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thank you, gentlemen!
  8. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    @monetarium hopefully this is just the beginning of your foray into ancient coin collection! I suggest you get some calipers and a scale that can measure grams to the hundredths (0.00). Knowing the dimensions can help others. Just a tip!
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  9. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Sound advice. I have to share my wife's scale I actually pretty much just took it from her some time ago.
    But add a good loupe as well a 10x power is sufficient. I have 5, 10 & 20 power.
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  10. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thanks, Jwt ! Actually, I do have a scale with both the English/Metric system and I use it often, but mainly for silver coins. For big copper/bronze coins like this one, I try to identify them by the size...
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