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« on: May 21, 2020, 12:07:33 pm »

My first post here, been searching hard for a good, coin identication forum, hope this is the one Smiley  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:17:29 pm »

A Hadrian Sestertius if the weight is in the range.

Not sure about the reverse, maybe Salus:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=310568
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 12:18:44 pm »


shanxi, thanks, my first ID Smiley well pleased, Great link too  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 02:21:31 pm »

I don't see the customary SC for a bronze.
Size and weight are necessary to go further.
It may be a fouree denarius. Hadrian, yes.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 02:24:36 pm »

15.07 g

Hope this helps, thanks for the reply,
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 03:33:31 pm »

Thanks. Must be a sestertius.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 08:38:48 am »

The SC were likely in the exergue and are thus missing.

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 08:52:31 am »

Thanks Shawn and PeteB

So this is not a rare coin then?  Sad

It was dug up from my local woods not so long ago  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 10:10:20 pm »

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So this is not a rare coin then?

Depending on where you are digging/detecting, it is likely relatively uncommon to find a sestertius compared to the frequency of late Roman bronze (~Constantine era onward) - purely based on the extraordinary numbers of late Roman bronze produced.

It's extremely cool that you found it though. If I was on your side of the Atlantic I think detecting would be one of my favorite hobbies if I lived in an area that permitted it. If you are in Britain (or maybe Croatia?), it might be worthwhile to check the area for other coins. Those countries have really sensible laws about ancient coin finds that would make looking for them worthwhile.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 12:09:08 am »

 +++Hi, thanks for the reply, yes was a detecting find, my part of Essex UK is somewhat uncommon to find roman,

And yes I sure will be going back  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 11:46:41 am »

Nice find.  But the pitting appears that it might be due to the dreaded bronze disease.  If so it is in quite an advanced state.  You should read the various threads on this site related to the chemical reaction known as bronze disease or BD and treatment options.

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 12:14:47 pm »

Ok otlichnik, thanks will have a read..

Going back to the woods tomorrow...never know, could have another up here for ID  laugh
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 08:40:00 pm »

Good luck! Grin
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