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 51 
 on: Today at 06:11:21 am 
Started by Jakdaw - Last post by Matthew C5
What a great find!  Over here in Canada, I might get a nice beer cap....if I'm lucky!lol

 52 
 on: Today at 06:07:48 am 
Started by Charles S - Last post by Matthew C5
very interesting coin Wink

 53 
 on: Today at 05:48:28 am 
Started by Jakdaw - Last post by David Atherton
Hi David,

You sound surprised that this came from Scotland, is that unusual? I am going to see if I can magnify the reverse to see the writing, I will let you know what I find. Thanks for replying.

Jim

Surprised isn't the word ...intrigued more like it.

Domitian withdrew the legions from southern Scotland around 86/87, just a few years after the battle of Mons Graupius. It's interesting your coin may date to that time period.

If you can make out anything more of the legend please let us know.

 54 
 on: Today at 05:44:53 am 
Started by clem.fandango - Last post by clem.fandango
thank you Pekka: can you tell me what the lettering above is / means?

 55 
 on: Today at 05:42:42 am 
Started by clem.fandango - Last post by Pekka K

That is the date in Aradian era, N = 20. So NNN = 60.
Unfortunately there may be one or two I off flan making
exact date uncertain.

Pekka K

 56 
 on: Today at 05:36:14 am 
Started by Jakdaw - Last post by Jakdaw
Hi David,

You sound surprised that this came from Scotland, is that unusual? I am going to see if I can magnify the reverse to see the writing, I will let you know what I find. Thanks for replying.

Jim

 57 
 on: Today at 05:33:45 am 
Started by Gris - Last post by Gris
Good to know, though I learned that, as well as Annius Verus being his father's name, it was also his and his grandfather's given names.

 58 
 on: Today at 05:33:05 am 
Started by clem.fandango - Last post by clem.fandango
Hi everyone,

I think this is a coin of Arados, with a head of Tyche right and a ship's prow on the reverse. Could you help me towards understanding the lettering on this coin, and towards what it means? I guess the lettering is  Phoenician? But I'm not sure what I'm looking for, and can't make much out beyond the series of thee letters which look a little like N's, and do not know their significance... 

13mm, 2.71g, 12 o'clock.


 59 
 on: Today at 05:30:18 am 
Started by Jakdaw - Last post by David Atherton
A denarius of Domitian found in a Scottish field ... wow! Unfortunately the coin is so worn that the dates cannot be read. How I wish I could read the TR P number on the obverse! It could possibly be TR P V. Dating your coin somewhere between 85-86. Style wise it fits that time period.

Whether or not your coin was dropped by a legionary in the last days of the Flavian occupation of Scotland or not is a mystery. It being so worn argues for it being lost at a much later date after heavy circulation.

 60 
 on: Today at 05:07:24 am 
Started by Jakdaw - Last post by Jakdaw
Helveticus, does this image of the reverse help any?

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