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« on: August 08, 2019, 07:32:35 PM »

Think this is a grotty Roman, found by my old man. Not much to go on but if anyone has any ideas! Cheers


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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 03:07:16 PM »

Donít quote me but I think itís Trajan

Always nice to find a Roman with something on it. Only two Iíve got look like brass spacers    Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 05:07:45 PM »

Yes, it's a roman.

It's hard to tell from your pictures (if there was anything on the reverse it would certainly help) - but it has a bit of a look of a late 3rd / early 4th century follis such as Maximianus or Galerius or Diocletian., but equally part of me thinks Hadrian.

One thing is for sure - as the portrait has a beard, it's between Hadrian and Galerius.....
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 09:21:00 PM »

Thanks for the help both  Cheesy

I'm seeing my dad on Tuesday and he's said he's managed to get a bit more detail out of it, so will see if I can get another photo of each side and will post up!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 07:00:22 PM »

Yes, it's a roman.

It's hard to tell from your pictures (if there was anything on the reverse it would certainly help) - but it has a bit of a look of a late 3rd / early 4th century follis such as Maximianus or Galerius or Diocletian., but equally part of me thinks Hadrian.

One thing is for sure - as the portrait has a beard, it's between Hadrian and Galerius.....

Hi Probono,

Got these pics off my old man earlier today. They look quite a bit clearer. Do they help with an ID?

Cheers


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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 01:09:29 PM »

It's the late 3rd / early 4th century follis.

The reverse would almost certainly be GEN POP ROMANI - although it's a little difficult to work out exactly who it is (they all look the same, it was a deliberate choice).

I think I can see GAL VAL - so Galerius as Caesar and it looks a bit like Trier mint style - there's some drapery on the bust too, so it should be possible to narrow it down further.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »

It's the late 3rd / early 4th century follis.

The reverse would almost certainly be GEN POP ROMANI - although it's a little difficult to work out exactly who it is (they all look the same, it was a deliberate choice).

I think I can see GAL VAL - so Galerius as Caesar and it looks a bit like Trier mint style - there's some drapery on the bust too, so it should be possible to narrow it down further.

Many thanks Probono! Your knowledge on Roman coins never ceases to amaze me  Cheesy I'll also do some research to see if I can narrow it down further. Cheers
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 02:48:03 PM »

so cool Jeff,well done!

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 09:40:12 PM »

No problem Smiley
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