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Byzantine Coins / Re: anonymous folles
« Last post by Vladislav D on Today at 08:24:57 pm »
31mm/13.8 g.
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Coin of the Day / Re: Constantine OTD ... twins ...
« Last post by Akropolis on Today at 08:18:31 pm »
Agree. The left shoulder detail on the reverse is different….for one thing.
PeteB
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Coin of the Day / Re: Constantine OTD ... twins ...
« Last post by *Alex on Today at 08:15:27 pm »
The obverse dies look like they could be a match but I don't think that the reverse dies are the same.

Alex
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Fake or worn?
« Last post by paps on Today at 07:56:22 pm »
Looks to me to be corroded and worn. The coin looks like it has been cleaned already and what remains are hard deposits, which will take some time to remove.
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Uncleaned Ancient Coin Discussion / Re: Coin cleaning microscope
« Last post by Joe Sermarini on Today at 07:24:45 pm »
If you want the best, I recommend Vision Engineering. I have a Cobra. They are discontinued but you can find used ones on eBay (not all the time but sometimes).
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Uncleaned Ancient Coin Discussion / Re: Coin cleaning microscope
« Last post by Virgil H on Today at 06:25:34 pm »
Oh, and I highly echo Shawn's comment on a 45 degree angle. Mine is an Amscope 10-20x probably like what you are looking at (not sure model number) and it is a fine scope at a decent price, but the 45 degrees would be so much easier on the neck and general comfort, especially if you are using it for long periods of time. And, I also use mine for soldering at 10X, but for most of the soldering I do, I don't need magnification. For tiny components, it is great.

Virgil
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Identification Help / Sidon Coin - Dating and Verification
« Last post by Falderal on Today at 05:23:17 pm »
Hi everyone. I'm struggling to put together a small Hanukah gift of several Jewish-history related coins to a local Jewish school. This one is very hard for me to see. I cannot read it, but I think this is similar to SNG Cop 221, Lindgren 2324: "Year 34 (78-77 BC). Jugate busts of Tyche, veiled and turreted, and Demos right, ΘEAΣ, Phoenician galley sailing left; date L ΔΛ above, Phoenician inscription ("of the Sidonians"?) below.

Many thanks. So far, I have Antiochus IV, Vespasian, Rabbel II, a Canaan scarab, and I'm searching desperately through even my culls for a First Jewish Revolt prutah but fear I may have already given them all away (my single favorite coin species ever).
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Identification Help / Valentinian I RIC help
« Last post by Derek H on Today at 05:05:06 pm »
Hello,

I am trying to identify this coins RIC. I seem to have tracked it down to either RIC IX 7a or 15a. I am not sure if this is correct as I am new at this and using online sources. However, this is what I have:

Obverse: DNVALENTINI  ANVSPFAVG

Reverse: SECVRITAS   REIPVBLICAE

*/ P (left field) M (right field)

Mint SIS with characters on either side

2.28 g

I’m trying to use this reference: http://numismatics.org/ocre/results?q=rev_leg_text%3ASECVRITAS%20REIPVBLICAE%20AND%20deity_facet%3A%22Victory%22&start=60
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Last post by Meepzorp on Today at 04:58:15 pm »
Hi folks,

I just edited and/or re-formatted the text in numerous Roman Imperial pages.

I am now finished editing the text in my Roman Imperial pages.

Meepzorp
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Uncleaned Ancient Coin Discussion / Re: Coin cleaning microscope
« Last post by Virgil H on Today at 04:47:35 pm »
Yeah, I use a magnifying glass and my wife's sewing ring light magnifier more than the scope. But, the scope can be super helpful at times.

Virgil
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