what type of coins are these

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  1. Bryan Dillard

    Bryan Dillard Member

    My wife went to an estate sale last weekend, she bought an antique sewing box that had several wheat coins a few foreign coins as well as these. I'm not at all familiar with ancient coins. Can these coins be identified? 20200812_075314.jpg 20200812_075349.jpg 20200812_075410.jpg 20200812_075435.jpg 20200812_075459.jpg 20200812_075530.jpg 20200812_075611.jpg 20200812_075642.jpg
     
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    2nd coin maybe Marcus Aurelius....Adoptive son of Antoninus Pius.
    3rd coin looks like Faustina I....Wife of Antoninus Pius.
     
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    2nd coin looks like it could be Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus - provincial type.
     
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  5. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    1 is classical Greek - try Larissa as a start

    2 is probably Lucius Verus, provincial

    3 is Faustina II, imperial, perhaps one of the FECVNDITAS types with her kids?

    4 is Byzantine, anonymous follis
     
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  6. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Identification is a vague term – an exact catalogue reference will be hard considering teh condition of most of these, but this should at least lead you in the right direction:

    1. Greek AE (i.e. base metal) coin, probably from Thessaly, Larissa.
    2. Roman Provincial AE coin; not sure which city. The bust as well as the letters "AVP..." on the obverse make me think Marcus Aurelius, or maybe Lucius Verus or even Commodus. Should be fully identifiable with some sleuthing.
    3. As stated above: Roman Imperial, Faustina AE coin (as, dupondius or sestertius?)
    4. Byzantine anonymous follis.

    You can google for the IDs above and look at images to narrow it down. Also, the website wildwinds is a splendid resource to identify ancient coins yourself.

    If you plan to ask for identifications again, it's very helpful to also provide the diameter and weight of your coins!

    EDIT: @Finn235 beat me to it!
     
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  7. medoraman

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    I agree with @TheFinn and @Orielensis . I would add #4 is a Class I (eye) anonymous follis.
     
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