Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kevin McGonigal, Dec 8, 2019.
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The letters in the exergue, which is the area under the horse, are the mint mark for the Rome mint.
Thanks. Yes, I see that the R to the left on the star mark below on the die's exergue also appears to be a filled die. I never noticed that until I took the photo and enlarged it.
Good eyes. I had not noticed that. I am familiar with filled dies from collecting US coinage where they are somewhat scarce. On ancient coins are they more or less common than modern coins?
I have a similar issue with lettering on the obverse of this otherwise nice Probus..
would this also be a filled die?
RIC 215, Antoninianus
OBV.: PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, and cuirassed bust right.
REV.: VICTORIA AVG
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and trophy.
R (thunderbolt) S in exergue (if that is an "s" .. also see "stigma" (6) ?)
22mm, 4.5 g.
Separate names with a comma.