Another Little Roman for ID?

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Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by staters quo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:24 pm

Well the mud relented slightly today. Not easy though, I was still having to de-mud my spade with a trowel after each hole. At least my feet didn't weigh ten pounds each.

I did notice all the tractors out, making the most of the slightly drier conditions to get the winter barley in, hopefully that all got done OK, more rain due I think.

Ironically this little Roman was the only target all day that didn't require a spade or even a pinpointer. An obvious "on the surface" tone from the Deus had me kneeling down and spotting this chap just sitting there at a jaunty angle, sunbathing in the frost. Beats digging a foot deep hole to find a bit of flat iron.

I can't quite work out what's going on with the reverse - it looks like someone's getting a spear in the posterior. Any details for an ID most appreciated, I'm interested in the mint mark as well.

Found on rolled (hooray) arable with a Deus which for a change I had on GM Power set at 2 tones (dig / walk on) and reactivity at 2. GB was 74 today.

Any help with an ID much appreciated, thanks SQ

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by Allectus » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 pm

Constantius II/Fel Temp Reparatio. ::g

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by staters quo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks Allectus! It's always so much better to have some insight into a coin rather than "just another Roman" Cheers SQ

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by staters quo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 pm

Now I have to find out what Fel Temp Reparatio means.

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by Allectus » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:32 pm

staters quo wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Thanks Allectus! It's always so much better to have some insight into a coin rather than "just another Roman" Cheers SQ
GPLG = Lyon. ::g

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by staters quo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:33 pm

Brilliant, thank you. I was thinking it looked like "EPIC" haha

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by Kritika » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 am

That’s a stunner ::g
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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by Mancave-man » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Very nice. Why can't they all be that good? ::g

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by statbloke » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:49 pm

staters quo wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Now I have to find out what Fel Temp Reparatio means.
“Happy days are here again!”

Am paraphrasing but that is the gist. That is a cracker and looks like an official Version. Don’t often see the official versions of the “Soldier spearing fallen horseman” type which tended to be more common in the eastern empire. Very heavily copied in UK, usually poorly and often on microdot sized barbarous coins.
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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by ratty » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 pm

Very nice , great detail.. :)

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by staters quo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:05 pm

statbloke wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:49 pm
staters quo wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Now I have to find out what Fel Temp Reparatio means.
“Happy days are here again!”

Am paraphrasing but that is the gist. That is a cracker and looks like an official Version. Don’t often see the official versions of the “Soldier spearing fallen horseman” type which tended to be more common in the eastern empire. Very heavily copied in UK, usually poorly and often on microdot sized barbarous coins.

Thanks Statbloke. Amazing reflection on Roman society that they would have an image of somebody getting speared in the gizzards - and have the words "Happy days are here again" round the outside!

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Re: Another Little Roman for ID?

Post by statbloke » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:11 pm

”Felicium tempus reparatio” is the full text. The literal google translation is something like “renewal of the prosperous times”. There are 4 different reverses including this lovely bit of violent imperialism on your coin (one of the others was “soldier dragging captive from hut under tree”) . Release of coins coincided with 1100th anniversary of foundation of Rome so was probably considered lovely patriotic stuff at the time :))
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