quiz--what is this

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  1. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    I just got this one from eBay. I know what it is; but figured it would make an interesting quiz. This is actually a fairly rare coin and this should be tough, unless you specialize in this area. I will post the description later today. The coin is pretty rough but is identifiable. Seller's pic below--


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  3. The Meat man

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    Divus Galerius AE2 from Alexandria; but I cannot seem to find an example online with just one letter in the reverse fields. Nice coin!
     
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  4. Victor_Clark

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  5. The Meat man

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    Antioch mint?

    Bust style indicates Alexandria though. Hmm. I will keep looking.
     
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  6. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    It was tricky because it is an unlisted Antioch posthumous issue, several are known though.



    Galerius
    A.D. 311
    DIVO MAXIMIANO MAXIMINVS AVG FIL; Laureate head of Galerius to right.
    AETERNAE MEMORIAE GALERI MAXIMIANI; Large altar with flames, decorated with eagle standing left on wreath, head turned to right and holding wreath in beak; I in right field.
    In ex ANT
    RIC VI Antioch --


    here is what a nice example looks like

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  7. The Meat man

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    That is indeed a rarity - and with that particular letter in the right field, possibly unique? I couldn't find one exactly like it on ACSearch, anyway.
     
  8. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    it's the first example from workshop I that I am aware of.
     
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Well-Known Member

    I like the attention to the details. Not the same but a similar piece.

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