Interesting Coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by nameless, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. nameless

    nameless Member

    Not sure what this one is. Writing is hard to make out but the back looks familiar. This one weighs about 9.5 grams and is a bit smaller than a quarter. Any ideas?



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  3. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Marcus Aurelius with Salus? I'd guess an as at that size?
  4. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    Looks like an as of Commodus or maybe Marcus..
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  5. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Does it look like the inscription is of Latin or Greek letters? I don't see an "SC" on the reverse, so I wonder if the coin is provincial. By "provincial" I mean a local coin issued by one of the provinces in the Empire rather than the Roman government itself.
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    My guess is that you are right. Provincial!
  7. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    The reverse has the "S C". The "C" is to the right of the base of the staff/torch being held up. The "S" is very slightly higher on the other side of the figure.
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Not sure. Provincials sometimes carry S-C as well on the reverse.
  9. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    In that case, I think it's probably an imperial issue.
  10. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    The bust looks like Antoninus Pius to me.
  11. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    I think it the OP coin is an imperial (not provincial) coin of young Commodus.
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