P M TR P... 0?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Harry G, May 9, 2021.

  1. Harry G

    Harry G Well-Known Member

    Hi all!

    I was browsing some of CNG's sold lots, and came across this antoninianus of Claudius II. It has the reverse legend P M TR P O PP. Why would it have this? What would it be commemorating, his 0th year in power?

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    I would appreciate any ideas!

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Victor_Clark

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  4. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    The P in TR P stands for POtestas - so maybe someone who knew the language but was unfamiliar with how the abbreviations worked, 20 years after they had fallen out of style?
     
  5. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    This coin uses the same reverse type die of Gallienus RIC 628, but re-engraved with a different (and erroneous) legend. It was a common practice in this period, the goal was to speeding up the minting of new coins for the recently proclaimed Emperor. By the way, one specimen showed above has another error: PM TR RO PP

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    Last edited: May 10, 2021
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I see no way this is the same die. Type, yes; die, no. Please explain how this is. For a 'common practice' I am unaware of examples of dies being carried over to the point that we have surviving specimens from both rulers. Please show some examples of this. Certainly there were types copied but I really would like to see, for example, a denarius of Septimius Severus that shared a reverse die with one of Pescennius Niger.
     
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  7. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    Reverse type die. Obviously. Sorry for my lack of vocabulary in English. It is my third language...
     
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