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Offline vrbsroma

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Ancient graffiti? Bankers' marks?
« on: December 17, 2006, 12:21:57 pm »
I can't tell what the marks are below the head on the neck of Vespasian.  It looks like the initials "R C" or something similar.  Any ideas?

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Vespasian AR Denarius
69-79 AD
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Vespasian, Titus and Domitian

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Re: Ancient graffiti? Bankers' marks?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 12:57:45 pm »
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Re: Ancient graffiti? Bankers' marks?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 03:23:57 pm »
To try to ascertain what kind of tool make those apparent letters, and how old the marking may have been, we'd need a very high resolution detail taken in good lighting, even a microscope photo if that were available.  I do see, I think, RC, unlikely among known ancient bankers' marks.  Pat L.

 

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