Need Better eyes Than Mine

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kevin McGonigal, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I recently picked up this little 18 mm Roman Provincial bronze and it was attributed to Augustus, RPC 1656. I have found out, however, that a very similar coin was issued by Tiberius with the same reverse, two priests or colonists plowing a furrow (pomeranium?) In one example it is labelled a "semis". The Tiberius coin is RPC 1657 and supposedly can be differentiated from the coin of Augustus by a small TI in front of the AUG at 9 o'clock. As I look at the coin I cannot determine if there are portions of a TI, partially off the flan, that indicate it is of Tiberius, not Augustus. I need someone with better eyes (or better glasses) than mine IMG_1316[4595]Roman prov obv.jpg IMG_1317[4591]Roman prov. rev.jpg to tell me what you might see. Thanks
     
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  3. dougsmit

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Like Doug said, the portrait looks like Tiberius
     
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  6. I can see the bottom parts of TI and the portrait looks more like Tiberius.
     
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