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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Full ID please Salonina AE24
« Last post by Pekka K on Today at 11:32:04 am »
Looks like your picture is the first.

Varbanov 1812 has footnote: There is no evidence of authenticy.

So now there seems to be evidence.

Pekka K
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Full ID please Salonina AE24
« Last post by Connect4 on Today at 10:59:54 am »
Thanks Pekka K,
Another very fast Id.
There don't seem to be many examples on-line
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Full ID please Salonina AE24
« Last post by Pekka K on Today at 10:13:56 am »
Reverse reads: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, so Philippopolis Thrace or Arabia.

Pekka K

edt: Varbanov lists #1812 "Aphrodite advancing, her hands raised" ref. to Moushmov 5442.
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Roman Provincial Coins / Full ID please Salonina AE24
« Last post by Connect4 on Today at 10:00:57 am »
I can’t identify this coin.  I suspect I’ve misread the reverse.
Obv. Salonina AEKOΡ CAΛΩ-NEINA CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev. Naked? female figure standing facing. Arms wrapped around herself    .I.IAIΩΩOΩO-ΩOEITΩN
10.4gr 24.4-24.8mm axis 12hr
Thanks
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Sorry for the late reply.

It is not a problem to discuss prices listed in references. As you noted, these are a useful indicator of rarity and most collectors know they are not actual current values (but it might be helpful to mention that when posting them).

My issue with discussing prices is that the valuations given are often far from accurate, usually low. It often ends up with a race to the bottom with someone essentially bragging how little they paid - sometimes in Bulgaria, or in 1997, or on an eBay auction with a once in a lifetime price, and they don't mention those things. I price coins in our shop for our consignors by comparing with what is on the market now and with recently closed auctions; not with 1997, not with prices in Bulgaria, and not with eBay listings.  It is not helpful for my sales when people believe that a coin I am selling for $80 should be $40 because someone said so.
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Identification Help / Re: Crusaders?
« Last post by solon on Today at 08:48:17 am »

Thank you Jan.
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Jeśli tak, moneta pojawi się szybko z powrotem.

Dość charakterystyczny krążek, więc zobaczymy...
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Nie bardzo trafia mi do przekonania argument, że takie dziwadła na pewno nie mogły powstać przypadkowo, w wyniku błędu. Ludzie potrafią popełniać najdziwniejsze błędy, przekręcać najjaśniejsze polecenia etc.
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Roman Coins / Barbarous copy of Julius Caesar Dupondius?
« Last post by Connect4 on Today at 06:16:18 am »
This coin is obviously based on a Julius Caesar 1st Century BC Dupondius.
However, the size and style remind of a 4th century barbarous. The weight and size are smaller than the Dupondius. This is actually 3.2gr 17.9-18.8mm
Obv. CAESAR [•] DIC•TER, winged and draped bust of Victory right, star (5 dots in a rosette form) behind.  Within beaded circle.
Rev. Minerva advancing to left, [holding trophy over shoulder] and spears and shield; at feet to left, snake gliding left with head erect, C•CLOVLI downwards in left field, PR[AEF] upwards in right field. Within beaded circle.
I can’t find any records of this coin.  There is very little wear from use.  A worn die appears to account for missing features on the reverse. The slight pitting has shown in the photo and isn’t really apparent in the hand. Has anyone encountered this before?  I do not have any provence for this.  3.2gr 17.9-18.8mm axis 4hr Thanks
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Thanks to you both for your helpful comments.
 
I have attached the best possible image. This shows more detail than in the hand!

I can’t see any evidence for ROMA below. This area and that above the deck structure is worn. Therefore, Crawford 184/1a seems best.

I found many examples of the type on ‘Coinage of the Roman Republic Online’ http://numismatics.org/crro/  Unfortunately, no exact matches.  I see other die variations around the rostrum area. 
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