Roman ID

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I picked up this bronze coin because of its interesting reverse. It was struck at Antioch as it's engraved there. The letters on the obverse are clear, but that did not help me guess the name of the Emperor. I managed to have a sharp scan since it's midnight here. May take better IPhone shots tomorrow. The coin weighs 15 g. Thanks for identifying.
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Charles, you can read the legend starting at the beginning and although the latter half of the letters are obscured I think there are enough to confirm the ID.


    Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Ale(xander)

    So it's Severus Alexander.

    You can see others in ACsearch. Here's the most recently sold example from CNG if you need a description of the interesting reverse.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019
  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    This is unusual by abbreviating Marcus longer than just M.
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  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot. LOL..
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