Soaked uncleaned, now cleaned... Help?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Justin Lee, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Early last summer (2017) I had gotten a variety of small uncleaned lots and had been soaking them, taking them out and brushing them every few months Today I decided to take them out and see what they look like and there were a few that turned out "ok" .


    These ones below I need a little bit of help with though.

    Small byzantine denomination? Anastasius? Column with cross?

    Hexagon trachy? Bust of Jesus on obverse (what's left of it) and half-body of Jesus on reverse?

    Gallienus? with Jupiter holding globe?

    Silvered radiate bust w/ Aequitas?
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I can't help much but I am digging the uncleaned lots :)
    Very cool :)
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Third one indeed looks like Gallienus to me, but I can't ID the reverse.
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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i dig that hexi cup coin! :)
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  6. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I second this!
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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Definitely Gallienus in there. Sometimes it's fun just to be able to identify those once forlorn slugs. Good job cleaning. But it does require the patience of Job.
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  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    This is what I'm seeing on the Obv of the hex-trachy (I think that's a nose, not meant to be a smiley face):

    And in the column-cross one (or could that top A/Delta be another X?):
  9. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Supporter! Supporter

    Well done, Justin! Those are looking great!
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  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    The first one is a decanummium, probably Justinian. I'd like to have a better look at the mintmark in the exergue, kind of intriguing. On the left of the reverse is ANNO and on the right XXII(?).
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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I think the trachy is from the Latin rulers of Constantinople, with the archangel Michael on the reverse. (And yes, Christ facing on the obverse.) Like this one.
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  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a buscuit today.

    That reminds me. I have a jar sitting on the back of my desk with some uncleaned lots that I bought back in... 2012(?). It's been a while. :sorry: Been soaking in olive oil for years. I just about gave up last time I looked.

    Love that hex trachy. Something like that would make it all worthwhile to me.
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  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    You certainly got those two! Thanks, SA!
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  14. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I think Sol is on the reverse of the Gallienus.

    I'm guessing that the last coin is a barbarous radiate, probably imitating Tetricus II, and failing in the attempt.
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