Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ricardo123, Jan 23, 2020.
Ric 11b. The seller is OK in the past but feel weird with this coin. Muchas gracias.
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1) There appears to be flow lines off the lettering (a good sign of a strike)
2) There are some pinpoint holes on the reverse (perhaps a sign of a cast, or just some porosity)
So I'm torn on the issue of authenticity. Some other folks will be along I'm sure to help solve the mystery.
style. And those craters are not a good sign...
Good :No similar ones in the Fake Coins Report.
Bad: Pits (holes) from corrosion are often irregular shapes and are often bunched together, pits from casting are mainly round. More pitting on one side than the other may be an indication of casting since the side that was up will contain more holes (but it isn't unusual for one side to have more pitting from corrosion too).
Pupienus CE 238
AR Denarius 3g
OBV: IMP CM CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, dr. laur. bust r.,
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated l. on the throne holding patera and double cornucopiae
Ex CJ Martin
Good golly Gandy!
Thank you. I regret it is such a “crappy” name for good looking bust on the coin.
I haven't seen enough coins of Pupienus to comment on the style, but with such a short reign in such a tumultuous era, it's entirely possible that whoever engraved the portrait had no idea what Pupienus looked like and just went with a generic portrait.
I don't think the coin is particularly striking, but if I wanted a bargain Pupienus for my collection (I hope it's a bargain) I would feel entirely comfortable getting this one.
that rare. I wouldn't buy that coin
Formerly in my trays :
Now replaced by this denarius :
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