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Offline Euzebiusz G

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Idntyification of the mint 3
« on: January 19, 2023, 05:18:34 pm »
Hello the 3rd coin is unreadable to me, could someone identify the mint? It is a folis of the emperor Valens (1.98g)

Thank you for your help

Offline mauseus

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Re: Idntyification of the mint 3
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 06:15:56 pm »
Hi,

It reads SECVNDA in the exergue for the 2nd workshop of Rome. You may also find pieces with PRIMA and TERTIA for the first and third workshops at Rome.

Regards,

Mauseus

Offline Euzebiusz G

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Re: Idntyification of the mint 3
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 07:07:29 pm »
Thank you

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Re: Idntyification of the mint 3
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 01:22:04 pm »
The mint mark should be RSECVNDA or R :dot: SECVNDA.  It was likely the first as I don't think there is room for the R and  :dot: to both be on the left.

The R has just worn/corroded away.

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Re: Idntyification of the mint 3
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 08:43:36 pm »
I happen to have a sub-collection of the general type [LINK] & I've actually got one of these -- an R.SECVNDA Emperor-captive -- but for Valentinian I. Compare the lettering positioning and, as Shawn notes, the OP's exergue is probably very crowded!



See Warren Esty’s discussion on his LRBC Officina Numbers page (scroll to table near end): [LINK]

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Re: Idntyification of the mint 3
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2023, 02:59:54 am »
how cool :)

 

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