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Holed and Modified Coins

On this page we list coins that have been holed or modified in other ways. Some coins have been modified for use as weights or jewelry. We may include coins on this page that have graffiti, clipping or other damage.

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

|Probus|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.||antoninianus|
In 280, Julius Saturninus, the governor of Syria, was made emperor by his troops. Probus besiege him at Apamea, where he was captured and executed.
RL94825. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 921C, SRCV III 11960, Cohen VI 87, Pink VI-1, p. 40, 2, Hunter IV 340 var. (2nd officina), F, earthen encrusted, ragged edge, reverse die wear, holed, weight 3.971 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 280 - 281 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CLEMENTIA TEMP (time of peace and calm), emperor standing right, holding eagle tipped scepter, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left holding long scepter, A in center, XXI in exergue; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $36.00 (36.36)


|Holed| |&| |Modified|, |Judean| |Kingdom,| |Herod| |Agrippa| |I,| |37| |-| |44| |A.D.||prutah|
JD28900. Bronze prutah, Hendin 6274, Meshorer TJC 120, RPC I 4981, SNG ANS 262, Sofaer 153, aVF, holed, weight 1.880 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 315o, Jerusalem mint, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC (King Agrippa), umbrella-like canopy with fringes; reverse three heads of barley between two leaves, L - Σ (year 6) divided across field; SOLD


|Holed| |&| |Modified|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.,| |Commemorative| |minted| |by| |Tiberius||as|
Roman Imperial bronzes are sometimes found with pinged rims. These "proto-contorniates" are often of famous emperors, especially Nero. The damage was probably done in the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D. They may have been given as gifts.
RB25147. Copper as, RIC I Tiberius 82, BMCRE I Tiberius 155, Hunter I 14, Cohen I 247, SRCV I 1790, F, brown tone, pinged "proto-contorniate" rim, weight 9.801 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, obverse DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left; reverse eagle facing, head right, wings spread, standing on globe, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; SOLD







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