Just to clarify what I said: I wasn't saying it was tooled
, rather, the style
of these coins (at least for my eyes) is that they APPEAR to have been tooled
. I agree that the details of this coin's design are 100% "original".
Honestly, I'm at a bit
of a loss as to why Viminacium
's coins sometimes look like this in year 3 and parts of early year 4. We know they had
some highly skilled celators in year 2:http://www.tantaluscoins.com/coins/28887.php
And in year 4 too:http://www.tantaluscoins.com/coins/25002.php
Don't get me wrong, there are some good
looking year 3's out there, but the style
displayed on your coin is pretty typical.
I guess they they were short handed or something and let an apprentices cut a few dies.