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« on: November 15, 2008, 03:52:50 PM »

I found several Roman Grots today & this small Silver Siliqua.
Can anyone help me please with a positive I.D & date?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 04:13:32 PM »

Hi Burp

If you cant get a definite ID
If you give me the at least 3 readable letters from the odverse or reverse I can give you the Date the mint, full Discription and a bit of the History and maybe send you a pic of another one like it .
Computers what would we do without them  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 04:16:41 PM »

ohhhhhhhhhh Very nice Coin Btw  Grin

well Done !

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 04:26:21 PM »

Cheers Phil
On the Obverse it looks like ONPLLOCO with a right facing bearded bust then more writing on the right side of the obverse ending in AUG.
I'm totally useless when it comes to coins!
Thanks mate
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 05:18:18 PM »

Just been told who it is thanks Phil & he only ruled for 8 months!

Procopius, 28 September 365 - 27 May 366 A.D.

Procopius was a general under Julian II. After the accession of Valens, Procopius led a rebellion at Constantinopolis while the emperor was in Syria. Procopius' forces were quickly defeated and he was executed shortly after.

I'd never even heard of Procopius before!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 10:31:26 PM »

Hi Burp

Glad you got an ID
If i remember correctly his death was a case of not picking your mate wisely they betrayed him to Valens and he had them all put to Death Serve them right lol

When i looked up your coin its described as VR (very Rare)  at it would be only being ruler for a short while  Grin well done

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 11:06:43 PM »

Hi Burp
I found one like yours this one was minted in Contantinople
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 05:47:41 PM »

Cheers Phil
Tell you what mate, I didn't realise that he ruled for such a little length of time.
To be quite honest with you I'd never heard of him before!
Chuffed to bits  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 05:59:30 PM »

 Grin lovely find bottyburp well done  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 09:45:17 AM »

Hi Burp

I think youve struck gold there so to speak.

a very interesting silver Coin Classed as VR and in good  nick

Well done mate  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 08:35:56 PM »

Nice coin, well done. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2008, 02:35:54 PM »

Lovely coin Botty - I'm still waiting for my first silver Roman!

I would be careful with it if I was you, as it looks like the hairline crack that starts at 11 oclock runs across it.

Great find - keep up the good work

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