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Author Topic: Doc can you ID this coin please  (Read 2100 times)
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« on: January 02, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »

tiny coin I found this week . Its roughly 7mm dia with 9mm max . weighs about 1gm

I've taken several views of both sides in differant orientations which may help ID.


* tiny coin 1.jpg (69.48 KB, 350x294 - viewed 682 times.)

* tiny coin 2.jpg (44.33 KB, 300x242 - viewed 691 times.)

* tiny coin 3.jpg (48.98 KB, 300x242 - viewed 686 times.)

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 09:11:00 PM »

Looks like a barbarous radiate, circa AD 270-280.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 09:12:50 PM »

Now how weird is that Huh when you posted it the other day I thought you may of been on to something thinking it was Celtic (though wrong Geographically) but now with a clean and ?oil? I see it completely differently Huh

I would think it's a 3rd century Roman Barbarous radiate.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 09:19:08 PM »

3 rd photo down looks roman to me .
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 10:07:48 PM »

roman radiate from me as well .. 2nd half of the 3rd century
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 06:44:40 PM »

ah thats great thank you for the ID. My first thought was radiate because of the spikes on one edge but its so tiny  and I couldn't make out a head on it so I thought Celtic maybe.


Here it is . Its the first coin on Wikipedia how about that!
Now that I can see which way up the coin goes, I can see the head on my coin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarous_radiate[/url


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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 08:34:50 PM »

Yep just like I said in the othr post
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 09:17:16 PM »

Yep just like I said in the othr post

thanks RB . I keep forgetting to select auto email notification so didn't see your other post sorry .. Roll Eyes

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