Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pishpash, Aug 12, 2020.
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I rotated and attached the reverse, it looks more like an H.
it's affiliated with the POP ROMANVS bridge type- 2 examples from AC search
this coin is certainly not very rare, though I don't think it is as common as the C3 that RIC gives it. Probably better described as scarce. With the flaking surfaces, I would be worried about the surfaces completely falling off though.
...The bridge motif on the second example from Victor Clark is fantastic.
...Yeah, American ebay is like that. At least if you're trawling for Medievals, it starts to feel like you're the canary in the the coal mine for this kind of thing. ...But it's The Same coal mine. Along the lines of, "I don't know what the ---- it is, but it's Rare! --Rare, I tell you! Now pay me stupid money for it!"
...Where ancients are concerned, it's probably better than that on UK ebay ...even if (???) only by default. (For UK ebay, what I can verify is that the listings for (no surprise, overwhelmingly English) hammered are a relative oasis, where basic levels of responsibility are concerned.)
Here's mine, however with officina Θ.
14 mm. RIC VIII 22 "330 AD"
Bought at Baldwin's in London in 1988.
Obvs: POP ROMANVS, Draped bust of genius left, cornucopia over shoulder.
Revs: Eight pointed star in wreath, CONSI.
AE 14mm, 1.44g
Ref: RIC VIII.22
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