Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Alegandron, Dec 31, 2021.

  1. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Well-Known Member

    Certainly some good fortune and luck associated with the thoughtful gift you received.

    This bad boy I broke loose from a case:
    6.104 Maximian Carthage Follis.jpg
    RIC VI 31b Carthage 299-303 B 2nd officina, 1st reign

    And yours looks remarkably similar to mine, which I thought was RIC 30b:
    6.301 Galerius Carthageresized.jpg
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    I looked hard between 30b and 32b, which is small and large head that I saw on Wildwinds. Hard to see difference, but the subtlety of lining up the head with the lettering made me guess 32b. Not an expert.
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    from my Carthage page (which I linked to earlier)

    Some of the references below have two RIC numbers. That is because RIC breaks up this issue by portrait head size. Numbers 29-30 are smaller and 31- 32 are larger. In the footnotes though, RIC states "Elmer, N.Z. 1932, divided this issue into two sections, with portraits small or less small and with Carthago thin or larger--distinctions which are very difficult to maintain. It is likely that, if the issue was of any duration, these differences came about to some extent by natural variation and development."
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Oops, sorry. It was YOUR page I was referring.
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