Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Inspector43, Jun 16, 2021.
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My daughter has been asking for some dirty ancients to clean. Everything I've found so far look like straight slugs though.
I hope you get some good ones out of that batch. Looking forward to seeing the results.
I just bought 10 "premium uncleaned" from nobleroman. I haven't purchased from them in like 3 years so we will see how they are when they show up.
Cleaning whatever we get will be a fun summer project for my daughter and I at least
Let me know how they turn out. Post them if possible. I have never purchased from nobleroman.
I'm hoping that I get her started down the ancients path nice and early. She loves looking at coins with her older brother and me so I think it will be easy
Constantius II AE3 "Two Soldiers" Constantius II AD 324-361 AE3
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C - Laureate bust right, cuirassed. Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS - Two soldiers looking in at each other and both holding a spear between them, two standards. Exe: (dot) (delta) SIS (dot) Siscia mint: AD 334-335 = RIC VII, 237 ("delta" = c3).
Typical LRB from an uncleaned batch. Not particularly valuable, but definitely genuine and historical. Better than most of the coins one finds in uncleaned batches nowadays. Rough surfaces, but good details. Really, this is a great way to get involved with ancient coins. You can start putting together a collection inexpensively, and you learn a lot. (It's how I got started.)
You did a good job cleaning this up. I don't see any signs of harsh treatment or over-cleaning. Also, I believe that you have identified it correctly.
FYI, when I ID a coin of an emperor that was minted while he was still caesar, I usually point this out explicitly because I'm so anal. I list the dates that he was emperor and then list the date(s) that the coin was minted, like this:
AE3 of Constantius II (A.D, 337-361), as Caesar.
Siscia mint, A.D. 334-335.
Thanks for the feedback. I now have another feature to use with my collection.
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