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Identification Help / Re: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ
« Last post by Meepzorp on Today at 02:30:35 am »
Hi folks,

Here is my example (fifth coin):

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_lydia_pt02.htm

Meepzorp
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Identification Help / Re: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ
« Last post by Waldemar S on Today at 01:31:33 am »
Mark Fox  +++

Thank you very much for the explanation , I understood everything , espacially since your explanation I had the impression thad something was wrong with the legend on the obverse on my coin .

Regards Waldek
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Last post by Meepzorp on Today at 12:59:39 am »
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 6 sub-par (blurry) Greek photos (Gaul).

Meepzorp
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Identification Help / Re: VALEN OR VALENCE
« Last post by Ron C2 on Yesterday at 08:48:58 pm »
Your coin's obverse says D N VALENS P F AVG. The reverse says SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE.

Hard to make out, but I think your exergue reads ASISC and F in the left field, S in the right field.  I'm not a LRB collector, but it's likely RIC-IX-15.

Hope that helps, though honestly this coin has plenty of detail. Have you tried deciphering these on your own yet?  There is a learning curve to reading these coins that is rewarding as you ID skills improve.
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Identification Help / Re: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ
« Last post by Mark Fox on Yesterday at 08:47:13 pm »
Dear Waldemar S and Board,

RPC I 2991 is a match for your coin, with the same obverse legends.  From the illustrated coins in the specimen list, I identified two different obverse dies, both of which have a short break in the legends above the emperor's head.  On your coin, struck from a third obverse die, there is no break, the lettering in this area being continuous.  The orientation of the legends shifted as a result.  With the possible exception of RPC I 2991/28, the lettering of the other coins in the (obverse) exergue is "ΡΕΩΝ ΣΑ" (belonging to "ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ") whereas on your coin, we have "ΩΝ ΣΑΡΔΙ".  As a result of the extra room this freed up for the engraver, the last few letters of the ethnic were cut larger (i.e. than on the commonly seen die) to use up the available space and balance the legends/design.   

I hope that explanation makes sense and was of some help to you.


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan
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I just added an Ant of Postumus to my 3rd century crisis gallery.  Nice portrait on an early coin with relatively high silver content from a time when Postumus still controlled the silver mines of Iberia. 

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171393

and yes, I know the third century crisis strays outside my general gallery theme of Severan silver coinage, but I have the coins, I like them, and I'm hoping everyone agrees I should post them in the appropriate gallery.
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Identification Help / VALEN OR VALENCE
« Last post by YURIY S on Yesterday at 08:24:05 pm »
I wish you all good health, tell me to spell it, there are many similar ones, I did not find the same ones
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Last post by Meepzorp on Yesterday at 08:10:49 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par (blurry) Greek photos (Caria - Gaul).

Meepzorp
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Other Antiquities / Need help identifying a curious gold object
« Last post by Tanit on Yesterday at 05:57:56 pm »
Hello

I think it's Byzantine and it's gold.

It weighs 23 gr. and measures 25 x 40 mm.

Does anyone have any idea what this is?

Thanks for your help
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Medieval, Islamic and Crusader Coins / Re: Templar coins??
« Last post by mross on Yesterday at 04:26:59 pm »
Just came across this post. I know it's old. I saw the same show as described. It's on Netflix. They came right out and said the Knights Templar minted their own coins. They did show a picture it was a cross with 4 dots in on it. One in each quadrant. I too am curious if they did mint their own. I have however not found a single reference source to support the shows claim.
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