Is this a genuine Roman Coin?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Charitycoincollector, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Hey, Hope someone can help identify this coin.

    It's probably fake but thought I'd take a stab in the dark and see if anyone has any ideas.

    It appears to be Roman and weighs 6.9g and is 2cm in diameter.

    Any insight would be appreciated. IMG_5338.JPG IMG_5339.JPG
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes. It is a silver denarius (edit- nope- a provincial didrachm- see @zumbly's correction below) of the emperor Trajan, who ruled from 98 to 117 AD.

    It appears to be authentic to me and not a bad example.

    The "high water mark" of the Roman Empire (i.e., its maximum territorial expanse) was attained during the reign of Trajan.
     
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    (Edit- never mind. See the next post below.)
     
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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    It's a Roman provincial coin of Emperor Trajan. Specifically, the denomination is a didrachm, and the coin would have been used in the province of Cappadocia. Note the weight and the Greek legends on the reverse. Similar to this:
    https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=118900
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I stand corrected. I wondered about that lettering on the reverse. Disregard my "denarius" attribution.
     
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    @zumbly- that's even better, that it's a provincial didrachm versus an imperial denarius, right?
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Tribunicia Potestas

    Nice coin and it is authentic.
     
  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Well, it's definitely less common, and to my mind, more interesting.
     
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  11. Stuart Williams

    Stuart Williams New Member

    Your Trajan coins looks all ok to me. Lettering, portrait and figure of Apollo(?) all look correct.
     
  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..hehe...don't feel bad m'lord, for i too call'em denarius when they are drachms, antoninianus's and such...:lock:
     
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