What the heck am I looking at?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TypeCoin971793, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. This was in the lot I bought. 38 of the 48 have been attributed, so I am down to the coins with hard-to-read names and portraits I do not recognize. I will porobably be posting them as I give up on them.

    This is the first of the ones I have given up on:

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    Thank you for your help!
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  3. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I saw it and thought Postumus.
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  4. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    I really like the portrait on that coin.. I am interested to see the experts weigh in!
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  5. Jwt708

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  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking maybe Tetricus with spes publica reverse.
  7. Ryro

    Ryro Another victory like that will destroy us! Supporter

    Huh. I'm a total noob, but I thought it was Tetricus or Victorinus. Here's mine in that order:
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  8. My first thought was Gallienus (due to crappy mint job) then Postumus. But I have my doubts about the latter attribution.
  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    idk..he sure is smerkin' about it tho.. ...:D
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    From the guesses, we petty much agree on a Gallic emperor. My first thought was Victorinus but we might as well guess Domitian II or Laelianus. Isn't it maddening when all you can read is PFAVG?
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Looks like Tetricus to me
    Tetricus I 6.jpg
  12. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Looks like Victorinus to me.
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  13. Well, there is an S at the end and it looks like an L at 10:30
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  14. It basically boils down to what this letter is. It is either an E or an L. If the former, then it could be Tetricus, but the beard is not the right style. If the latter, then it could be Lealianus, but the reverse does not match the known examples. It can’t be Victorinus, Domitianus, or Postumus because of that letter. Could it be an example of a previously-unknown emperor? Could it be a barbarous issue? Who knows?

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  15. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    The reverse type doesn't fit for Laelianus, I'm afraid. :( (It would have to be Victory.)
  16. I know... that rules him out as being likely. It seems Tetricus is far more likely, but the examples I have seen have a a very different beard style. On Tetricus’ coins, the beard follows the chin line. On my example, the beard just falls off the face.
  17. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    I thought Tetricus as soon as I saw the portrait combined with the poor production quality typical of Gallic Empire/Crisis. Could be totally wrong but too thin faced for Postumus, wrong shape for Gallienus and just unlikely for Laelianus to begin with.
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  18. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Almost certainly Tetricus I
    RIC 136
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  19. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Im for tetricus as well
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  20. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    With all the factors I can only think Tetricus. Like mine....

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