Quickie before work!

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Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:24 am

Hello all......
went for a little quickie before work with my 250 ace.
As i was near one of my permissions i couldnt resist.....second dig i couldnt belive my luck!.
My very first roman! -=+:-P
The little beauty was only down about 4/6 inchs my heart mussed a beat ..still buzzing now lmao!
Im well happy think im going back after work now lol.
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by fred » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:32 am

Well done. It looks like a gloria exercitus type of the house of Constantine minted in Constantinople with two standing soldiers holding banners. There was a similar one of Constantine II (I think) on here a day or two ago. I am useless with the exact details of Roman coins but somebody will be along soon who does know. A lovely coin anyway! ::g
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Allectus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:33 am

Constantius II. ::g


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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Steve_T » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:36 am

A cracking example, and it's your first Roman, one you won't forget, you'll soon get fed up with them...lol. With a bit of luck there will be more 👍👍

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:37 am

Thanks allectus for your help....well chuffed!

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by fred » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:38 am

Allectus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:33 am
Constantius II. ::g


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And here he is! :D Mind you I was much closer than I normally am. ::g

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am

Fingers crossed steve....i do hope so....my missus is wishing she never bought it for me now ive been missing every chance i get ! Lmao dan

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by sidaces » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 am

Very nice condition and love the patina ::g

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 am

I was in such a rush to get there early today i forgot me sandwiches....but well worth a bit of hunger pain lol.

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Raymond » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:25 am

Well done that's a nice one

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Ravenrook » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:05 pm

Congratulations on your first Roman and, what a cracker it is!!!
There will surely be more out there.

Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Going like the clappers today at work raven so i can get a bit more in before i get the call(home duties)lmao lol.

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Great ID Fred and good to get the confirmation by Allectus to allay any of your doubts ::g

Beautiful first Roman. I’ve still never had a good example!
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Koala » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Stunning condition

Well found ::g ::g

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Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Yes, congratulations on your first and very presentable Roman. Roll on 'after work' ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Bes99 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:54 pm

Nice coin and photo, thanks for sharing ::g

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Roberts » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:55 pm

Well found and in excellent condition the patina is very nice ::g, guessing you will be heading back there ASAP. ):=
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Norman_invader » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Redlock wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am
Fingers crossed steve....i do hope so....my missus is wishing she never bought it for me now ive been missing every chance i get ! Lmao dan
Well done on 1st Roman buddy,nice one ::g
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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by Redlock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Thanks all for you comments ..nice to know the help is there also!
Norman... i think she may be ok today at least its not more shrapnel. x;

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by jcmaloney » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:53 pm

Constantius II, AE3, Constantinople. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with two standards between them. Mintmark: dot CONSΓ dot. RIC VII Constantinople 82 (This officina letter is previously unconfirmed in RIC).

Its a fairly rare one, rated R5...but don`t be retiring. Email a pic to Sam Moorhead at the BM...he`ll love it. ::g

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/cons ... _II/i.html

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Re: Quickie before work!

Post by ashjacko » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:59 pm

That is a stunning coin and in beautiful condition.

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