Majorian?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by joecoincollect, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    Hello. I was looking in ERIC 2 and one or two of the AE 4 reverses seem to be what I’m seeing here. I tried to draw what appears to me. I put the weight, diameter. What do you think? I think if it’s in such a condition and grade, it’s worth less than a hundred anyhow, not sure. Thanks for your input in advance. 3F562B04-0621-4CD2-8603-62B8510F1AA6.jpeg 7CCED0F7-3A5A-4B90-AD11-9E6F6FD3BA55.jpeg A1AD1CE3-AD96-4FA1-A532-5AAD758663B0.jpeg
     
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  3. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Several different late 4th/5th century emperors had this type of reverse or similar. Just from your photos it looks way too gone to tell for sure. For a better chance at ID, remove it from its holder and take clearer/closer photos.
     
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  4. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    from ERIC book, I didn’t see any other small reverses like this figure, only a similar one with a captive to the right. Ill try and take more pics. Thanks for replying
     
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    My doctor says majorian is more healthy for you than butter. :)
     
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  6. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    The same type (victory advancing left) was minted by nearly a dozen emperors over a span of more than a century, plus a few decades more if you include the Vandal imitative types as well. Probably most (95+%) of the extra crude ones were minted by Honorius or Arcadius.

    http://www.tesorillo.com/aes/099/099i.htm

    Unless you can clearly see part of the MAIORIANVS in the obv legend, it's best to assume it was minted by Arcadius or Honorius.

    Still, I have a small bag of the type that I haven't been able to part with, because attribution isn't certain and what if...
     
  7. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    okay, so you’re telling me all those other ones look like stick figures like the two that I’m telling you are distinctive?
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  8. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    To varying degrees, yes

    https://www.forumancientcoins.com/c...&fld=https://www.forumancientcoins.com/Coins/

    I still need to image all of mine, but here is my Johannes, a rare ruler but still a far cry from Majorian
    Johannes AE4 victory captive.jpg

    This was my "maybe Johannes, maybe Theodosius II"
    Possible Johannes Victoria Avgg.jpg

    From your pictures, I am not seeing anything stylistically that would indicate Majorian; IMO these aren't possible to attribute definitively without enough letters to make out a partial name.
     
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