ID Help - Ant Pi(?) with cresecent reverse

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Yet another little gem from the archives of @tenbobbit

    This should be really easy, I know, but if something doesn't show up in Wildwinds I'm totally lost.
    Obv: ---- ANTΩNIΗ
    Rev: Nikopolis, crescent with star
    Diam: 16mm
    Weight: 4.0g

    The bust seems to have the strong chin/beard associated with Antoninus Pius; the legend points to an Antonine.
    Then again, Caracalla also has Antoninus in his legend, too.
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Caracalla. Nicopolis struck coins of this reverse type for him and his dad.
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I was thrown by that strong chin; another provincial Caracalla of mine has the world's weakest chin...
  5. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Here's a similar Caracalla I got at my local antique store:
  6. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Nice example! Looks like your crescent is bigger than mine. Does size matter? Lol
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