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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.

Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Silandus, Lydia, Hammered Edge - Protocontorniate

|Other| |Lydia|, |Faustina| |Junior,| |Augusta| |146| |-| |Winter| |175/176| |A.D.,| |Silandus,| |Lydia,| |Hammered| |Edge| |-| |Protocontorniate||Protocontorniate|NEW
A protocontorniate is a normal, large bronze coin, typically a sestertius, which was altered in antiquity by an individual hammering the edge to create raised rims. A common assumption is that protocontorniates were used as game counters. Andreas Alföldi argued that protocontorniates were New Year's gifts in the fourth century before proper contorniates were struck at the Rome mint.
RP96724. Brass Protocontorniate, GRPC Lydia 50 (1 specimen = SNG Cop 552), RPC Online IV.2 T1437 (same), SNG Cop 552, aF, corrosion, hammered rims, weight 4.072 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Silandus (near Selendi, Turkey) mint, c. 152 - 176 A.D.; obverse draped bust of Faustina II right; reverse Demeter standing slightly left, veiled, head left, poppy and ears of grain in right hand, long torch in left hand; GRPC Lydia and RPC Online both identify the only other specimen known to them (SNG Cop 552); extremely rare; $120.00 (€98.40)
 


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Hammered Edge - Protocontorniate

|Trajan|, |Trajan,| |25| |January| |98| |-| |8| |or| |9| |August| |117| |A.D.,| |Hammered| |Edge| |-| |Protocontorniate||Protocontorniate|NEW
A protocontorniate is a normal, large bronze coin, typically a sestertius, which was altered in antiquity by an individual hammering the edge to create raised rims. A common assumption is that protocontorniates were used as game counters. Andreas Alföldi argued that protocontorniates were New Year's gifts in the fourth century before proper contorniates were struck at the Rome mint.
RP96725. Orichalcum Protocontorniate, probably made from a dupondius, perhaps in the 4th century, aF, hammered edge, corrosion, edge crack, weight 11.254 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, die axis 0o, obverse radiate head right; reverse goddess standing, head left, cornucopia in left hand; $70.00 (€57.40)
 


|Holed| |&| |Modified|, |Judean| |Kingdom,| |Herod| |Agrippa| |I,| |37| |-| |44| |A.D.||prutah|
JD28900. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1244, 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







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