Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

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Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by RossDG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:23 am

Here is the second somewhat grotty from the villa field. About 8 inches down and lying on edge, gave a very small signal, showing copper on the VDI. Using the GM5+ at 18KHz, Threshold 25, gain 1, bi-tone and power box on high. I must test this coin against the Euroace to try and see if it would have found it.

Anyway - any thoughts on this one please? There is a bust, barely discernible, but it's there and also I can see possibly Jupiter on the reverse (might just be optimistic though).

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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by thefiggis » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Thanks for a great ID request ::g

Sadly, I personally can't help with a definitive ID as the coin looks very worn and with little identifiable detail. However, from the scale provided it looks to be a sestertius.

Hopefully, someone with greater knowledge might be able to pin this down for you.
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by fred » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:01 pm

thefiggis wrote:
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Thanks for a great ID request ::g

Sadly, I personally can't help with a definitive ID as the coin looks very worn and with little identifiable detail. However, from the scale provided it looks to be a sestertius.

Hopefully, someone with greater knowledge might be able to pin this down for you.
Looks far less than the 35mm of a sestertius. It looks chunkier than a 4thC AE3 (nummus) so I am going for a 'wait for Allectus'. :D
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by thefiggis » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:40 pm

By gor, one day I'll learn to read a scale rl; Somehow managed to convert 17/18mm into 37/38 mm. Quite a feat, when you come to think about it. Must've been confused by the "CMs" on the scale. Or the phase of the moon. And it's a Wednesday Tuesday.
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by Bes99 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:44 pm

It could be: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Emperor in military dress, holding labarum in left hand,
and with right hand raising kneeling figure or captive. Constantius II/valens . I could be wrong.
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by fred » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:47 pm

Bes99 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:44 pm
It could be: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Emperor in military dress, holding labarum in left hand,
and with right hand raising kneeling figure. Constantius II. I could be wrong.
That would make it a nummus then. :D
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by SuperRed » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Maybe it's my eyes, but it does look about right for a sestertius to me - but what do I know!?
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by RossDG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:23 pm

It's about 16mm,but slightly bigger than the nummus that was recovered on the same field. Yes very worn! Thanks all, I wondered if the reverse was victory Angel, but it is a long shot I know. Very pleased with the coins though and only 4 hours on the permission so far.
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by coal digger » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 pm

RossDG wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:23 pm
It's about 16mm,but slightly bigger than the nummus that was recovered on the same field. Yes very worn! Thanks all, I wondered if the reverse was victory Angel, but it is a long shot I know. Very pleased with the coins though and only 4 hours on the permission so far.
GLORIA ROMANORVM,reverse,Emperor dragging captive and holding labarum Ae3,cd ::g
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by SuperRed » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:56 pm

thefiggis wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:40 pm
By gor, one day I'll learn to read a scale rl; Somehow managed to convert 17/18mm into 37/38 mm.
I did exactly the same John - Specsavers for me! x;
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Re: Roman coin - any chance of an ID please?

Post by RossDG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:04 pm

coal digger wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 pm
RossDG wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:23 pm
It's about 16mm,but slightly bigger than the nummus that was recovered on the same field. Yes very worn! Thanks all, I wondered if the reverse was victory Angel, but it is a long shot I know. Very pleased with the coins though and only 4 hours on the permission so far.
GLORIA ROMANORVM,reverse,Emperor dragging captive and holding labarum Ae3,cd ::g
Blimey... What a great I'd from an almost flat coin. Many thanks... And I must include more of the scale next time!
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