Roman coin size

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Roman coin size

Post by ARCH » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 pm

Just a quick tell and show...........

Interesting how Roman coin size and weight degreased with the passage of time……..
With an early example weighing in at a whopping 28g to late example of less 0.5g

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Re: Roman coin size

Post by benny » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:22 pm

can we have a reverse shot of the right hander looks interesting. Benny

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Re: Roman coin size

Post by fred » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:35 pm

Well they would have had different values at the time too. The one on the right looks like a barbarous radiate. :D
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Re: Roman coin size

Post by thefiggis » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:46 pm

You can't compare the two coins in that way as they are entirely different denominations. That would be like comparing a 50p with a 5p.

But ain't the big, juicy sestertius lovely to handle? ::g
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Re: Roman coin size

Post by ARCH » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:44 pm

How bizzare. Yep agree !!! the big one is very tactile. Its the type of coin you handle all the time, almost feels like steel. Never a fear of damaging it since its so solid.

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Re: Roman coin size

Post by ARCH » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am

Hi Benny, as requested a pic of the reverse. But as you can see very worn and travelled.
My understanding as mentioned below its a Barbarous Radiate.?

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Re: Roman coin size

Post by benny » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 am

ok thanks go with that description. Benny

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Re: Roman coin size

Post by coal digger » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:42 pm

A fair representation to the once affluent Rome(Hadrian)..left, and the financial crisis of the Severan dynasty (barbarous radiate)..right ,cd ::g
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Re: Roman coin size

Post by statbloke » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:20 pm

I’d take a stab at Quintillus for the Barbarous Radiate going by the bobbly haircut but truth be told with the barbarous it’s difficult to tell. Usually classified in AD275-285 on PAS
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