Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

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Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 pm

Went out for 2 hours on my permission today. Only my second time out and got some nice finds.

First pre decimal coin with a George V penny dated 1921

Followed shortly after by a British Diocletian antoninianus bronze, struck in London between 289 and 293. In what I assume to be reasonable condition (first roman so don't know what is good), although it was struck poorly (off centre). Good solid black patina.

Also had several Musket balls and some other random bits.

Using my Equinox 800 in field 1 factory settings. Roman came through as a strong 18 about 6 inch deep.

Pictures to follow



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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Lampie, I was only just saying to one of the forum members about finding your first Roman or hammy, great isn't it ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Excellent news. If you need sny help uploading your pics just get in touch by sending me q private message. Or drop a note on here ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm

Hopefully this works...
These should be the pics.
And thanks for the comments it was a great feeling, and its my Birthday tomorrow so i see it as a present from the Earth.
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Allectus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:03 pm

Your "Diocletian" is Carausius. :D ::g

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:03 pm

Buying some Distilled water to try cleaning the Roman up a bit... Hopefully I can get some better definition on the face.

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Ah cool,
I was going on the MLXXL at the bottom and what seems to be PAX AVGGG around the outside.
Ita not super clear in the pics but im pretty sure that's what it says.

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by alloverover » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Lampie13 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Ah cool,
I was going on the MLXXL at the bottom and what seems to be PAX AVGGG around the outside.
Ita not super clear in the pics but im pretty sure that's what it says.
I can only see AVG ?

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Allectus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:10 pm

Lampie13 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Ah cool,
I was going on the MLXXL at the bottom and what seems to be PAX AVGGG around the outside.
Ita not super clear in the pics but im pretty sure that's what it says.

Carausius AE Antoninianus. London mint. IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and transverse sceptre, S-P across fields, mintmark MLXXI. RIC 98 var ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Allectus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:11 pm

alloverover wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Lampie13 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Ah cool,
I was going on the MLXXL at the bottom and what seems to be PAX AVGGG around the outside.
Ita not super clear in the pics but im pretty sure that's what it says.
I can only see AVG ?
Me too. :)) ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:12 pm

But it may be MLXXI at the bottom and on closer inspection it may be PAX AVG or similar..
But thanks for the ID.. as mentioned im pretty new to this and was giving it my best guess.

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 pm

I see you have said as much already, Thanks Both! :)

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Ghost » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm

Roman bronze’s get the brass wire brush , no monetary value so I just make them look nicer for the grandkids ::g

Nice find by the way ::g

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by alloverover » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm

AVGGG ending coins are nice to find Lampie, they refer to Carausius's claim to be a legitimate ruler along with Diocletian and Maximian ::g

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by alloverover » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:17 pm

Numanoid wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Roman bronze’s get the brass wire brush , no monetary value so I just make them look nicer for the grandkids ::g

Nice find by the way ::g
Have a look at what Carausius coins make,,,,be careful when you get the wire brush out ::g

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Ghost » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:19 pm

Ahhh :))
Grandkids will be over the moon :D

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by fred » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am

Great finds, well done. Please be very carefully with it. It is a fairly uncommon coin and may even have some value, but not if you muller it in your search for detail! :D
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Stanley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:23 am

Congratulations ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Saffron » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:27 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am
Great finds, well done. Please be very carefully with it. It is a fairly uncommon coin and may even have some value, but not if you muller it in your search for detail! :D
Well said.
Coin collectors, and FLOs!, like coins in as near found condition as possible (eg only gentle clean with toothbrush to remove soil).
Its very easy to devalue and / or damage a coin (or any other find for that matter) by trying to clean it.

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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Roughwood » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Well done! ::g
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Re: Second time out on First Permission and First Roman!!

Post by Lampie13 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 pm

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have read into it quite a bit and only had intentions of very gently brushing it and a short (relatively) soak in distilled water or olive oil to help with removing the worst of the grime.
Taking it to the farmer this weekend with my other finds too :)

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