Is this from Hadrianopolis?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Johnnie Black, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I visited a new coin shop yesterday in Roswell, GA. Their website indicated they sold ancient coins, but upon arrival I realized most of what they had were very worn slugs and they mainly dealt in bullion. Not wanting to leave empty handed I picked up this unknown coin for cheap. The reverse with snake in altar/basin were unlike anything else I have. I thought I could figure out the attribution but I’m stuck.

    Is it from Hadrianopolis? The reverse shows a partial PIANO but there’s more I can’t decipher.

    16.8mm 2.63g
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Nope, Marcianopolis :)

    The reverse is a snake entwined on a tripod. Not sure who's on the obverse. Geta and Elagabalus issued the type (per a quick ACsearch) but perhaps there were others.

    Edited: I think yours is Geta.

    MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Geta. As Caesar, AD 198-209. Æ (17mm, 2.37 g, 12h). Bareheaded and draped bust right, seen from behind / Serpent arising from bowl of tripod. Hristova & Jekov; AMNG I/1 705; Varbanov 1115. Near EF, attractive green patina.
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  4. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    Wow, thanks @TIF no wonder I couldn’t find this under Hadrianopolis. Thanks for listing all of your detail, too. ;)
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