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UNCLEANED ANCIENT COINS 101
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Nerva, 18 September 96 - 25 January 98 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Reputedly a 1972 surface find from Caesarea Maritma, Israel; in as-found condition, this coin should never be cleaned.
RS66912. Silver denarius, RIC II 17, RSC II 79, BMCRE III 41, VF, uncleaned, thick dark toning/patina, weight 3.555 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 97 A.D.; obverse IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right; reverse FORTVNA P R, Fortuna seated left, heads of grain in right, scepter in left; ex J. Berlin Caesarea Collection (surface find, Caesarea Maritima, 1972); scarce; $225.00 (168.75)

Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This type refers to Severus' victories over Parthia. Severus assumed the title "Parthicus Maximus," greatest of Parthian conquerors.
RS70447. Silver denarius, RIC IV 176, RSC III 370, BMCRE V 118 (possibly a base metal counterfeit), aVF, uncleaned, weight 2.793 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, trophy of arms flanked by two seated captives; $90.00 (67.50)

Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Natural as found - do not recommend cleaning.
RS71513. Silver denarius, RIC III 227, RSC II 113, BMCRE IV 534, SRCV II 4884 var (IMP M...), aF, uncleaned, dark patina and earthen encrustation, weight 3.113 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, Dec 170 - Dec 171 A.D.; obverse M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right; reverse COS III, Jupiter seated left, thunderbolt in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; $34.00 (25.50)

Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide
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A slim 80-page paperback generously peppered with more than 640 line drawings depicting almost every Roman emperor who ever donned a purple toga..
- Current market values in Fine or Very Fine grades from 241BC - 498AD
- Hundreds of accurate line drawings of most coin types
- A list of 3rd - 6th Century Mint town markings
- Historical notes of coinage changes and metal types
- Values for common barbaric types
- Information on Roman coin grading

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BKBRBMC. Roman Base Metal Coins - A Price Guide by Richard Plant, new updated 4th Edition; $10.00 (7.50)

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SURENW. Renaissance Wax, 1/2 oz, safe for coins, produce a barrier that excludes moisture and oxygen from the metal surface, apply a very small amount thinly over the surface, then lightly buff with a smooth lint-free cloth to give a sheen; this small container is enough for dozens of coins; $7.00 (5.25)

Nic-A-Brush, 2 pack
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SUS681. Nic-A-Brush, 2 pack, soft brass coin cleaning brushes, specifically designed for cleaning coins; $5.95 (4.46) Out of Stock!

Stainless Steel Dental Pick
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SUS167. Stainless Steel Dental Pick, a very useful tool for removing hard encrustations, type may vary from the photo; $3.50 (2.63)

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SUPB. Stainless Steel Dental Pick and Nic-A-Brush, one of each, useful for cleaning coins, types may vary from the photo; $6.85 (5.14)


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Uncleaned Ancient Coins