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Identification Help / Re: Coin requires exact identification, please.
« Last post by Victor C on Today at 05:09:48 pm »
RIC VII Trier 538   TR dot [P]   
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Identification Help / Re: Identification Help on Lead Seal
« Last post by djmacdo on Today at 04:48:33 pm »
Again, you will do better posting them in the Byzantine or seals sections on this board.
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Interesting. Apparently type unlisted in RIC.

CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, bust r., laureate, draped and cuirassed. TRS  :star:
 in exergue.

RIC lists similar type (TRIER 544) but with bust diademed.

Could you give me, please, the weight and the diameter of your coin?


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Other Metal Antiquities / Re: Small cylindrical bead?
« Last post by Jose G on Today at 03:02:04 pm »
Thanks a los SC, I do not have more information, however I am very grateful for your information. I wish I had more knowledge in order to respond other colleagues questions.

Regards, Jose.
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Identification Help / Identification Help on Lead Seal
« Last post by Kath D2 on Today at 02:53:10 pm »
Part of a group of lead seals that we need help in identifying.  I will be posting them one at a time here.

Any assistance with any information on these coins would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Kath Durand
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99058  10.250g  31.0mm   Legend retrograd HXA PICEI MI / blank
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Identification Help / Re: Help needed to identify Lead Seals
« Last post by djmacdo on Today at 02:45:54 pm »
You will do better putting this request in the Byzantine or seals sections below.
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Seals and Tesserae / Empress Theophano 959–969 PB seal ???
« Last post by Vladislav D on Today at 02:45:44 pm »
At first I thought that was seal of Irene Doukaina , but after little researching it's looks very similar to seal of empress
Theophano 959–969 . The legend seems to have matching, but the crown is different  . Possible Zacos–Veglery, no. 72b. Does anyone have Zacos G., Veglery A., Byzantine Lead Seals ? I'm looking for better picture of seal 72b

My example 27 mm/ 10.1 g.
Seal in Dumbarton Oaks collection Zacos–Veglery, no. 72a , 27 mm
Regards,
Vlad.
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Identification Help / Re: Coin requires exact identification, please.
« Last post by dwarf on Today at 02:31:51 pm »
Without doubt a follis of Constantine I minted in Trier
Unfortunately the mint mark is not clear on the photo (size doesn't help always), but it is definitely TR and the design of the standards  is Trier-like (Page 25 in Guido Bruck's book)

Regards
Klaus

A nice excel file for this type can be found here
http://www.romancoin.info/
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Identification Help / Help needed to identify Lead Seals
« Last post by Kath D2 on Today at 02:26:24 pm »
We have a group of lead seals we need help in identifying.  I will be posting them one at a time here.

Any assistance with any information on these coins would be greatly appreciated!

Kath Durand
Forum Ancient Coins


99057  16.596g  22.90mm   Monogram / legend ? + <q>D</q>HM<q>P</q> ? ....
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Other Metal Antiquities / Re: Roman Handles - Helmet and Other
« Last post by Mayadigger on Today at 02:07:08 pm »
Ave!

Excellent thread indeed!

From my paltry experience, furniture pulls are mostly flat on the reverse.

Example #1 - Copper alloy; 72mm/30.2gm
Example #2 - Copper alloy; 100mm/53.6gm Please note the very obvious phallic end to the dolphin's tail.  :evil:

One the other hand, like Killian's example, others are 3D, meant to be seen from both sides. Again, most likely they were attached to the top of a cabinet or other small box?

Example #3 - Cast lead over iron; 90mm/38.9gm - Why do the dolphins have scales? Had the smith who forged this artifact actually never seen a dolphin (which do not have scales) or simply with the scaled fish with which he was familiar from the River Drava close to where this artifact was found? Dolphins have been good luck symbols forever and perhaps he added the circle-and-dot pattern was meant to ward off the "Evil Eye" as an added bonus to the piece? Sadly, we will never know.
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