Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by galba68, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    When I saw this coin at the bottom of the hole, I thought it was gold, but reality slapped me badly..
    Gordianus III, Nicaea, 2.5o gr..

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    Great find. Beautiful coin.
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, I'd be so disappointed, I'd give that one away... :)
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  5. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    You're not the only one. Years ago, I bought the same type (though much more worn), believing it was gold. I sold it later, and the buyer told me he believed it was a gold coin as well (despite me stating it wasn't).
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..yeah it wasn't gold ...this time...but the momentary feeling you got was worth several $ wasn't it?! :)...great coin G68!
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It’s not easy to find coins in their original brassy color!
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  8. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    I agree with you. Since it's not gold, it's not even worth keeping. You should just send it to me. I'll even pay postage!
    Of course, I'm joking. Great find, even if it wasn't gold. Keep on looking, you'll find a gold one I bet!
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  9. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    I have a Gordian of this type that is very brassy too and looks gold. It’s interesting that the metal type used for Gordian seems to have changed from the darker bronze used for the earlier and common Elagabalus and Severus Alexander coins of the same type.
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