Help Please...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Jersey magic man, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Active Member

    A friend of mine gave me five coins encased in what seemed like cement. After many soakings in various solutions (things like adhesive remover, OOPS, Acetone, paint thinner, Brasso, Fantastic, and other stuff I had hanging around the house - never in combination with each other), picking with a dental tool, and brushing with a suede brush, I got them to a point where I could see designs. They are shown below. Now that you can see them, can anyone identify them? I am a Federal Reserve Note error collector so these are WAAAY out of my league.

    1st Unknpwn.jpg Unknown 2.jpg Unknown 3.jpg Unknown 4.jpg Unknown 5.jpg
    Any help would be appreciated. Especially with the fourth one which is barely visible.
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  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    The first two are Byzantine. I don't know much about them but I think the second might be Justin I. The last coin is Theodosius I from Antioch... reverse is SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory walking left, trophy on shoulder, dragging captive behind her. Chi-Rho in left field. RIC
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  4. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Byzantine Coins, Byzantium, 518-527, Follis 518-527, Constantinople, Cu. 15,19 g. Draped and diademed bust right / Large value mark M. Sear 62., 40822.jpg ps not my coin
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  5. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    i am thinking about the other that is Mauricius Tiberius
  6. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Active Member

    Thanks for your replies. Anyone want to guess on coins 3 and 4?
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Three and Four look like Roman Provincial issues to me, maybe 2nd-3rd centuries A.D. Not really enough detail (for me) to make out the portraits...
  8. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    (Edit: Misread a question, ignore!)
  9. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Provincial coins of Hadrian and Philip II?
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  10. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    To narrow it down a bit, the reverse of your third coin seems to show Astarte being crowned by Nike standing on a collumn.
  11. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    So the third coin could be the following one under Elagabalus.

    Elagabalu R Astarte.jpg ElagTyr O       BMC 397.JPG
  12. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

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  13. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Active Member

    I will try to get some better photos of third and forth coin to bring out some more details. If I hold them in the sun on an angle I can see more than shown in picts. Getting picts of that is a different story.
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