I think I found a Pacatian!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    In circulation, no less!

    Let’s see your Pacatian, Jotapian, Laelianus (etc.) coins that you found while coin roll hunting!

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    That's clearly cast. Post a pic with the edge. Also the wear pattern is uneven.

    On a serious note here is what I noticed yesterday on a local auction site.

    The guy sells it as a genuine Nero (or Imperatore Nerone, as he likes to call him. We don't even use "Nerone" in this country, I suspect only Italians do).
    I'll ignore the style of the obverse. But I can't ignore that even a complete noob should realize that on a Nero coin you can't see "37-68 d.C"
    He wants no more than 700 EUR for this gem.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I literally did find that in my change, just the way you see it. We cashed in the contents of my spare change dish and Ladymarcovan's jar, and to our surprise, there was $94-something in the combined hoard.

    That piece turned up. I have no recollection of writing the name on it, nor why I did so, but I suspect that would have taken place sometime around the time of the old EID MAR gag.
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  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    That's too good to be true.
    I'm not confident enough to give an expert advice though : I would pass

    :D Q
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  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    To the Bay with it! Arrrgh!
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  8. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Don't have Pacatian but have his empress:

  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

  10. Alegandron

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

    Here is the Usurper NOT found in modern circulation...

    RI Laelianus CE 269 AE Ant 19mm 3.4g Moguntiacum mint Radiate cuirassed Victory RIC Vb 9 p373 black

    THIS one was actually found by my Grandmother in circulation during the 60's. Going through her change jar, I found it, being curious, asked about it. She had no clue. She gave it to me, becoming Coin #1 in my collection:

    US CWT AE Cent 1863 Eagle - Carpeles Dry Goods Groceries Waterloo Wis Coin no 1

    This one was on my desk and ALMOST went to circulation, as I had some change laying out that I swept up and gave one of my Granddaughters. That would had been fun to see if someone would had posted it on CT as "found in circulation".

  11. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    With Google Chrome set to translate everything into English, the Emperor Commodus on French coin websites (i.e., Commode in French) always appears as Emperor Chest of Drawers. I'm used to it by now.
  12. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    Wow, and I thought I was lucky with my Laelianus!

  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I’m envious. Never had him, of course.

    Wonderful story! Priceless artifact.

    Those Arcadius GLORIA ROMANORVM pieces seem to have a knack for escaping into unusual contexts, then!
  14. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Nice! It’s a mint error too! Pacatian struck on a Washington Quarter planchet!

    Definitely gonna bring a big premium.
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