Yesterday...Unusual..

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  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Nero sestertius, barbarous imitation, 26 gr...Reverse? Agrippina? Tiberius?
    Countermark DV..
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  3. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Not very confused

    Wow interesting coin and one you don't see every day.
     
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  5. Roman Collector

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    That's very interesting!
     
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    neat coin! :)
     
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    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    neat coin! :)
     
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  8. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Great coin - yours is actually pretty heavy at 26 grams for one of these countermark issues. The DV re-values the coin to a dupondius, this being done on lightweight, usually "unofficial" sestertii of Claudius. Note that the countermark came with a notch at 3 o'clock (yours is at 2 o'clock, but I think it is the same mark). jamesicus is an expert on these (as noted above by Justin L).

    I have 2 of them - the top one was from jamesicus (thank James!). The bottom one is especially "barbaric" looking:

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