There's certainly enough of the legend left to tell who it is pretty easily. (I can see DCLODS....)
Indeed. A bit of a give-away, that.
I only owned one of his coins before I obtained this one.
The other is a silver denarius, but a badly clipped one and not worth a huge amount.
Plus, the portrait is pretty distinctive.
When you look at it properly, yes (I never claimed to be particularly observant).
When I realised who it was I just hoped nobody else would notice. *LOL*
Sadly the price did rocket not long before the end of the sale, so somebody else did notice,
but wimped out before reaching my limit, luckily for me.
What did the seller have it listed as?
"LARGE BRONZE ROMAN COIN".
The seller is a regular on eBay, with an excellent reputation, but not normally a seller of coins.
He obviously didn't know exactly what he was selling.