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Author Topic: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,  (Read 375 times)

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Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« on: July 11, 2021, 03:19:15 pm »
Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,

This is an interesting scarce issue, "Anonymous AE Quadrans", Period of Hadrian.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171130

Anonymous AE Quadrans, Period of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 1014, Delmatia, AE-Quadrans, METAL•DELM, Couriass, Scarce !, #1
avers: No legends, Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right.
reverse: METAL•DELM, Couriass, S-C across the field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axes: 0h,
mint: Delmatia, date: Period of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.),
ref: RIC II 1014, Cohen 1517,

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 07:09:50 pm »
Quadrans, what a fascinating coin. I really like the reverse. Pardon my ignorance, but what does "coins of the mines" mean?

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 07:28:47 pm »
Nice example.
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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 09:25:38 am »
Thank you, Joe, and Tracy... ;) :) +++

@Tracy

This coin was made on the occasion of the emperor's visit to the mine, here now the mine in Delmatia. These are pretty rare coins.

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 09:49:03 am »
Thanks Quadrans. I learn many new things every day at Forum.

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 09:52:56 am »
 +++ ;)

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 05:40:41 pm »
Great coin.

I realized years later that I drove through many of the small towns that once had Roman "Dalmatian" mines when I was stationed in Bosnia, but sadly I didn't take pictures at the time.  I remember though how hilly or mountainous they were. 

Often the term for silver - srebro - still remains in the current name.  For example the unfortunate Srebrenica, but also Srebrenik in Tuzla Canton.

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 07:56:47 am »
Yes Shawn, that's right ... +++ ;)

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 09:49:36 am »
Great coin.

I realized years later that I drove through many of the small towns that once had Roman "Dalmatian" mines when I was stationed in Bosnia, but sadly I didn't take pictures at the time.  I remember though how hilly or mountainous they were. 

Often the term for silver - srebro - still remains in the current name.  For example the unfortunate Srebrenica, but also Srebrenik in Tuzla Canton.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2021, 05:16:52 pm »
I was Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy (when we had one there) for three years, so I overlapped with eight CAF rotos.

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2021, 10:52:12 pm »
Just to give a feel for why the area was good for mining, have attached a photo of northern Albania (which was part of Roman Delmatia) from one of the times I was working there. For those of a military bent, it also might show why an empire would want to have control of the terrain in the area.

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Re: Coins of the mines. Delmatia. COTD,
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2021, 08:41:01 am »
Nice country, I agree, I was several times there...

Thanks for the comments and the pictures... +++ ;)

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