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Greek Coins / Re: Syracuse AE Litra
« Last post by PtolemAE on Today at 12:29:23 am »
Indeed Brennos,

Dionysos I mixed tin with bronze in his coins

Btw. refreshing my linguistic skills: Tin is in Greek κασσίτερος

BR

One of definition of bronze is an alloy mixture of copper and tin, sometimes with minor amounts of other elements. Not sure what it would mean to 'mix tin with bronze'...

PtolemAE
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Bulk Coin Discoveries
« Last post by Ken P on Yesterday at 07:47:47 pm »
Hi Curtis,

My Julia Paula coin is 29mm, 11.4g.  From its size I'm assuming it's a sestertius (a near-average sestertius size for this later period).

Here's an RPC link to the same coin...
https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/6/7062

Hi Ginolerhino,

My Claudius II is 25mm, 7.4g.  Yes, this is quite light for a sestertius.  This was at the very end of the sestertius period when they were much smaller.

I've ID'd my Claudius II as a "Double Sestertius" from this link (which is also the same size as mine)...
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/claudius_II/_antiochPisidia_AE25_SGI_4736.txt

As I misinformed?  The Forums people here are most knowledgeable, as such I invite your continued comments!
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Quadrans's gallery, new addition:
« Last post by quadrans on Yesterday at 05:34:04 pm »
Thank you, Alex, your nice words,
I really appreciate it…👍

Joe
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Quadrans's gallery, new addition:
« Last post by *Alex on Yesterday at 05:28:52 pm »
I agree with Ron. Both are nice honest coins and I like them, though my own favourite is the Hadrian. It's an early portrait and it looks (at least to me) to have a passing resemblance to a portrait of Trajan.

Alex.
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Identification Help / Scyphate coin - anglo-saxon?
« Last post by Graham S on Yesterday at 05:09:17 pm »
This is a metal detecting find from near Cambridge, England. It's so unlike anything I've seen before I'm not absolutely sure its even a coin. It is copper, 17mm across, cup shaped like some late Byzantine coins, but extremely thin. It has two small corrosion holes.

The convex side has what looks like an abstract face - curved eyebrow line, straight line down at right angles for a nose, two dots for eyes (but there is a third dot underneath where the right cheek would be). Under this 'face' is a sort of z-shaped line, and there is another vertical line down the right side.

The convex side has what looks like a very simplified version of the Constantine era two legionaries with a standard between them design: if it is, the standard is just a straight line in the middle, the 'heads' of the legionaries are just two M shapes, the body/arms are a lozenge shape, and the legs are smaller than the upper bodies. The photo is upside down.
It looks like there might once have been a line round the edge of the 'coin', but it has been clipped, which is odd as it is definitely just copper. The silvery tones in the photo are just reflections.

Any ideas what this could be?

Graham
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New addition today is a rare Ferdinand I. denarius with the  B-H, mintmarks... ;) +++

043 Ferdinand I., (Ferdinand I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1526-1564 A.D.), H-937, C3-042, U2-744g/1529, B/H//--, AR-Denarius, Madonna and child, Rare! #01
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171455

Regards

 Joe
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Quadrans's gallery, new addition:
« Last post by quadrans on Yesterday at 03:50:30 pm »
Thanks, Ron,

You are very polite and kind ... ;) :) +++

We both know they’re not the prettiest, but mine and I like it anyway, I’m glad they like you too.

Joe
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Bulk Coin Discoveries
« Last post by Ginolerhino on Yesterday at 03:24:03 pm »
" - Claudius II:  a double-Sestertius" ?  ???
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Congrats on such a nice strike.

Alberto
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Identification Help / Re: Severus Alexander AS
« Last post by Kim B. N on Yesterday at 02:40:40 pm »
Thanks Pekka i am utterly blind i see the III myself.  ::) Cheers Kim
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