Help needed, please? - Faustina?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Topcat7, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    I believe that this coin could be Faustina, but more than that i do not know, and even that information may not be correct. Does anyone recognize her?
    Bronze, 16mm., 2.12 gm.
    Edit: Upon reflection I don't think that it can be Faustina.
    It was in a bag of coins labelled Justinian I, Faustina, Septimus Severus, Elagabalus, Justinian I (again), Byzantine Cup coin, Iceland Arar. I had removed all of the other coins and this is the only one left.

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Sorry, it looks like it could be just about anyone to me. Any guesses what that could be on the reverse?
  4. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    From the ones you listed, the only one I would say it looks like is Elagabalus.
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Could the reverse be Mt. Argaeus? There are coins of Elegabalus struck at Caesarea with Mt. Argaeus. Just guessing.
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  6. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    I think Bing might be on the right track.....
  7. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

    The reverse vaguely reminds me of this.
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  8. Alegandron

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

    Is this coin yours Pish? It is a cool archaic design. Do you know what it is?
  9. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

    I wish! I can't quite remember the obverse, possibly Elagabalus. From the photograph I would say it belonged to either TIF or Ancient Joe. I just nicked this bit for jigsaw purposes.
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  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's an AJ coin, now ex-AJ (he sold it or is selling it)
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  11. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Hi Topcat, I got your message. I'm afraid I can't help you. There just isn't enough detail for me to make anything out. The coin Pishpash posted belongs to AJ - Ancient Joe, not me, JA, John Anthony - a slight difference in letter order, a slightly larger difference in hobbying funds. :)
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  12. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Sorry, John. I seem to have these 'senior moments' more often, these days.
  13. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

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    stevex6 Random Mayhem

  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I own hundreds of Faustina Sr and Jr coins, both imperial and provincial, and have probably seen thousands. Don't think this is either of the Faustinas.
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  16. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Thank-you, everyone for your interest and comments.
    I am happy to go with, Similar to:-

    ELAGABALUS (RY)4. 220-1 A.D.
    AE. Hemidrachm,15mm.2.1gm

    Obv: A KAICAP MA AYP ANTWNEINOC, EY CEB, Laureate bust of Elagabalus right.
    Rev: Eagle standing facing, head right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak. L(delta) to left.
    Alexandria mint. Scarce
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