Finishing up my ID's

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    It's been a bit since I've posted anything (I'm sure you are all happy about that haha). Things have been rather hectic so haven't had much time to sit down and work on ID'ing my remaining ancients.
    These last ones are holdovers from the Baltimore Whitman show in October. They were ones that I had more difficulty in ID'ing. I'm going to to my best to get them all figured out but I may need some help.
    If I screw any identifications up, please feel free to put me in my place ;)

    First up:
    Victorinus AE Antoninianus. Southern Mint.
    IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
    SALVS AVG, Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar.
    UI8.jpg
    It's quite off center and has some corrosion/crud on it but I think the reverse image is pretty nice...at least what you can see of it...
     
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  3. furryfrog02

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    2nd.
    I am pretty sure this is Commodus and this is the closest match I can find on wildwinds. Most of the legends are either worn or off the flan.

    Commodus AE Sestertius.
    Obv: M COMMOD ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right
    Rev: FIDEI COH P M TR P XVI COS VI S-C, Fides standing left, holding corn ears and standard.
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    3rd.
    I think this is Lucilla.
    Lucilla, AE Sestertius, AD 164
    Obv: LVCILLAE AVGVSTA, draped bust right
    Rev: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas or Lucilla seated right, holding one child, a girl standing before her and a boy standing behind her.
    SC in exergue.
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    4th - and last one that I was able to mostly identify.
    Claudius II Gothicus. AD 268-270. Antoninianus Rome mint.
    Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head right
    Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing facing, head left, holding spear or sceptre in left hand and standard in right hand, epsilon in right field.
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  6. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I'm a big fan of the Fecunditas reverses for the Antonine ladies, but i only recently discovered that seated version for Lucilla (i think you got it spot on).

    Here's my Faustina Jr version:
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  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Here is my first stumper. I bought it for 3 bucks. It was sold to me as possibly a hammered denarius. I honestly can't tell. I liked the horse on the reverse and the serrated edges. Beyond that, I have no idea. If anyone could help steer me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
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    EDIT: I forgot to add, the diameter of this coin is ~18mm and the weight is 2.84g
     
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is a really good looking coin there!
     
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  9. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Looks like a serrate Roman Republic, like a Sabin.
     
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  10. Roman Collector

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    These are typically well-circulated and not infrequently on weird-shaped flans. Here's my example:

    Lucilla FECVNDITAS Sestertius .jpg
     
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  11. Roman Collector

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    I think the goddess is holding a patera and scepter, like this one, making her Felicitas.

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  12. Roman Collector

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    Those were a challenge to attribute! Good job, @furryfrog02 !
     
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  13. furryfrog02

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    That's it! I couldn't think of the word patera...I was searching wreath haha. Thanks
     
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  16. furryfrog02

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    This one has been killing me since October. I posted it in October along with all my other Baltimore purchases but couldn't find anything even with the help you all provided. I took some pictures at an angle this time to see if any of the lettering would be more visible.
    On the left picture I think I can make out "COS and then maybe V or VI"
    On the right picture I think I can make out "IMP AG and maybe a V"

    It is 13.10g and approximately 27mm diameter.
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  17. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I miss all your lincoln cent chat
     
  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I try to help when/where I can haha. Not being able to get coins to search has really dampened my Lincoln passion. Plus the history with the ancients is really sucking me in :D
     
  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I can see that
     
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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is why we are called the 'Darkside'. We lure people and encourage them to spend their pennies. I do not spend my entire life reading CT and never get here in time to be first help. Sorry.
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  21. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's a great looking coin @dougsmit ! You may not always be first to help but you always provide some great insight and some amazing examples.

    I have recently been considering selling off some of my modern errors and varieties that I pulled from circulation in order to have some money for ancients. I never thought that would be the case when I started hahaha.
     
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