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Identification Help / Re: GREEK OBOL
« Last post by Enodia on Today at 12:08:15 am »
How do we know it's 0.3g?

~ Peter
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Roman Coins / Interesting Bulk Coin Find
« Last post by Ken P on Yesterday at 10:00:27 pm »
I wanted to share this coin that I won in a bulk coin lot that cost $3 each (which of course also came with duds).  It's an AE23 at 5.2g.

Unusual Item #1 - The coin Emperor is Aemilian who ruled for just 3 months in 253AD.  According to the Comparative Rarity Table as published in ERIC II, this emperor is number 126 (with number 1 being most common).  This makes the coin my most scarce emperor so far.

Unusual Item #2 - Check the very end of the obverse legend, IMP C M AEM AEMILLIANO AVG.  The engraver ran out of space.  To fit the "o" he parked it higher up to squeeze in the "A" for "AVG".  But then with no more room for the "VG" he parked those letters some distance away under the bust.  We've all seen a lot of "AVG"s but I've never seen one like this.

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Parthian and Other Eastern Coins / Re: Sasanian ID help request
« Last post by OldMoney on Yesterday at 09:09:42 pm »
Thanks Joe,
NEVER too late!
Thanks for getting back to this for me.
I'll have to dig it out again now.

- Walter
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Roman Coins / What is the emperor's name ?
« Last post by Luiz B on Yesterday at 08:23:31 pm »
what is the emperor's name?

it is very hard , but can you help me ?
tks
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Last post by Meepzorp on Yesterday at 06:31:36 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par (blurry) Greek photos (Ionia).

Meepzorp
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Identification Help / Re: GREEK OBOL
« Last post by Fernando on Yesterday at 05:44:02 pm »
Thanks for your reply.

It is possible that the denomination is not adequate according to the weight, it is my mistake.

On the other hand, I know the examples of the Delos and Pagasai mints, and they do not fit my coin. In the case of Delos's piece, it lacks the circle framing the musical instrument. As for the Pagasai piece, the reverse design is totally different.

We will continue searching.

Thanks again,

Fernando.
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This one imitating eastern IMP II

Obv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia



Wow, this one is pretty nice for an unofficial copy - almost makes me wonder if it's a mint hybrid/error?  Cos II is a first year of reign obverse (193) and the reverse is a Pertinax type - it's conceivable both dies could be in the same mint at the same time given what was going on at the time.  Pertinax had only been killed a few months before.

RIC IV lists this very coin at the bottom of page 92 as a known hybrid - possibly this is an official/error coin?

Sorry for the hijack quadrans  :-[
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Coin of the Day / Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Last post by Ron C2 on Yesterday at 04:30:53 pm »
Here's my FORVM catch of the day - thanks Joe! Best price for this tome I found anywhere :)

And yes, I'm still a physical printed copy kind of guy...



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Identification Help / Re: Old Chinese coins with manufacturing defect?
« Last post by Bohemian on Yesterday at 03:19:55 pm »
Thanks Pekka!
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To make some quick Forum Dollars, add Fake Coin Reports for the fakes on this page....

https://www.ebay.com/sch/apoloarcheolgy/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

If you add 25 reports, you get $50 FORVM dollars.
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