Help with Probus

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  1. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Yesterday I went to a small coin show. As usual there was no ancients to be had, save one. I bought this coin for a modest $20. There was no attribution with the coin, which weighs 5 grams. Looking through Wildwinds, I can't find an exact match. So that's Jupiter with a globe, yes? And an Eagle on the scepter, what's that crescent between them? Are these all just variations? My pics are tough, but the surfaces are nice and smooth, mostly covered in silvering. IMG_0727.JPG IMG_0729.JPG
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Looks like RIC 840, Serdica mint...CLEMENTIA TEMP on the reverse...
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  4. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Thanks. What about the crescent? Is that a variation from the star??
  5. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Now it looks like RIC 645, that has the crescent, but no eagle on the Emperor's scepter. I'm a little lost in my lack of experience.
  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    RIC 840 has the bust head-Left.
  7. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    This is Tripolis mint with the very distinctive style of that mint.

    RIC 928 Bust Type C.


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  8. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Are you sure? I see RIC 928 saying Jupiter is standing left with scepter topped by eagle. I see RIC 927 with Emperor standing right with eagle scepter.
  9. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    The difference between RIC 927 and 928 is the obverse legend. 927 has P F.

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