Need My Work Checked

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Colby J., Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Colby J.

    Colby J. Active Member

    Just ID'd this AE3 and I want someone to check to make sure I did everything accurately. Shouldn't take long. Thanks. Screen Shot 2019-10-18 at 12.43.52 PM.png
    Valentinian I (367-375 AD)
    Obverse: Bust of Gratian, pearl diademed, draped; cuirassed; right
    Reverse: Victory advancing left; holding a wreath and a palm
    Legend: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE
    Type: Æ3
    Mint: Thessalonica
    Reg: Macedonia
    References: Numismatics.org; VCCOINS.com

    HERES A REFERENCE (NOT THE BEST QUALITY):
     

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  3. Alegandron

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

    Nice coin. Not an expert on LRB's.

    I never understood the break from common sense convention about that AE 1, AE2, description. Normally I like to attribute the diameter in millimeters, so there is no question as to approx size (yeah, I get that coins can be oblong, oval, etc.) as well as its weight in grams. For some reason, LRB's have to have that odd classification, even though they do not know the ancient NAMES of those denomination!

    Regardless, here is a V-I of mine (AE 3 - GUILTY AS CHARGED!):

    RI Valentinian I AE3 364-375 CE Emp dragging captive XP std.jpg
    RI Valentinian I AE3 364-375 CE Emp dragging captive XP std
     
  4. Colby J.

    Colby J. Active Member

    Nice! Totally agree
     
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  5. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Hi @Colby J. , I read "D N VALENS – P F AVG" on the obverse of your coin and thus would rather search here.

    The mintmark looks indecipherable on your pictures. Maybe you can make it out it in hand?
     
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