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Pansa coin question

#1 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 pm

question about this coin

I notice crescent shaped marks on some coins lately
is this from banks marking the coin?

and why?


also is this speckles environmental or casting?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/C-Vibius-C-f-C ... SwHHFY~stj

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#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:38 pm

I have to admit, my first thought was cast coin. But, this coin has a crack running through both sides of the coin and that cannot usually be captured by casting.

So, I am calling this one's pitting to be environmental damage.

Bank marks were used to indicate the coin had been verified to weigh correctly and had not been shaved. (A means of stealing some of the precious metal.)

We call them bank marks, but they were likely made by merchants who traveled from city to city. Common customers could identify the mark as a guarantee.

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#3 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm

thanks mhonzell. I noticed the cracks too but the image s on both sides seem kinda light impressions and i thought the speckles were casting.


i am posting pics of the edge, please tell me what you think. i dont see any casting lines, do you?
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#4 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:55 pm

No casting lines and the crack crosses the edge. (That's good.)

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#5 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:08 am

thank you. I noticed some of my coins are thinner on 1 side and thicker on another. Does this proof authenticity? or can this mean it it could be a hammered fake?

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#6 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:23 pm

That's just the quality of the flan and strike.

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#7 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm

Which Pansa is this? Is this the one who defeated Mark Antony at the Battle of Mutina?

or the relative of his who lives 60 years earlier?

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#8 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 pm

RomanGreekCoins wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Which Pansa is this? Is this the one who defeated Mark Antony at the Battle of Mutina?

or the relative of his who lives 60 years earlier?
lol: Me thinks you have too much going on!
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#9 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm

This coin was 48 BC. That battle was in 43 BC.

Obverse: Head of young or Liber right, wearing ivy wreath; [PANSA] behind
Reverse: Ceres advancing right, holding a torch in each hand; plow to right, C•VIBIVS•C•F•C•N downwards behind

Weight: 4.1 g
Dia: 19.00mm
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#10 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 am

mhonzell wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm
This coin was 48 BC. That battle was in 43 BC.

Obverse: Head of young or Liber right, wearing ivy wreath; [PANSA] behind
Reverse: Ceres advancing right, holding a torch in each hand; plow to right, C•VIBIVS•C•F•C•N downwards behind

Weight: 4.1 g
Dia: 19.00mm
Thanks Mark.
My apologies RomanGreekCoins. Guess I need to be more patient to see what replies might be coming! lol:

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