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Can you tell me about this coin?

#1 Unread post by whitneyfaye » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:04 pm

My uncle had a very random sack of coins and this was among them. Does anyone know what kind of coin it might be? Thanks for your expertise!



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Re: Can you tell me about this coin?

#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:43 pm

:welcome:
i don't think the images 'loaded' before you posted....
as you add the images, in the 'attach file', make sure you see the 'green checkmark' on the far right before you continue.

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Re: Can you tell me about this coin?

#3 Unread post by whitneyfaye » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:53 pm

oops - thanks for letting me know!
coin back.JPG
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Re: Can you tell me about this coin?

#4 Unread post by eric651 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:41 pm

ITS A ANCIENT ROMAN COIN IM NOT AN EXPERT ON THESE SO I CANT TELL YOU THE RULER BUT IM SURE SOMEONE ON HERE CAN

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#5 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:54 pm

Roman Imperial Coin
348 - 350 A.D.
Constans Augusti

obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG
pearl-diademed (headband)
draped and cuirassed bust right (toga with clip)

reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO ("happy times restored")
Constans standing left in Galley
Labarum in left hand (stick with the square banner, should show a Chi-Rho when better shape)
Phoenix on globe in right hand
Victory (an angel) steering at stern

Bronze AE 3
RIC VIII
(I cannot make out the exurge mint mark. Looks like three letters, which could be one of about 6 mints)

Weight (To actually identify, I need to know the weight)
Maximum diameter (To actually identify, I need to know the diameter: size of a penny, nickel, or quarter?)
Die axis ???

This "type" is fairly common.

Value: $10-$25

Here's one in a little better shape... legends are still a bit difficult:
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Re: Can you tell me about this coin?

#6 Unread post by whitneyfaye » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:19 pm

Wow, thank you - I searched online for hours and couldn't find anything similar. Your help is much appreciated!

Whitney

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#7 Unread post by mhonzell » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:06 pm

You are quite welcome!

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