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    2 Silvers, Possible Roman and a new friend

    Very nice hunt at an old city park with some slush and snow in the ground. Got to meet a new friend, Tnets very own BLK_HOLE. The hunt started with one of those incredible first holes. Its some type of Roman coin that reads " CONSTANTINUS AUG on the obverse and the reverse it says VOT XX, now i posted this on Facebook and the " What is it " forum here and some say its a genuine coin others think is a repro or imitation. Hope someone from across the pond can help me on this one. Whatever the verdict is I think it was a classic scenario of show and tell, someone brought the coin to show it off at the park and ended up losing it. The two silvers are a 1927 mercy dime and the small round silver cap that I think was a base to a collar stud. The two hole button followed and last but not least was the 1903 Indian head. Almost forgot about my iron pieces, at least the ones i kept. Anyone can help me on the age of the knife, im thinking modern but just want to be sure, it has brass rivets. The definite keeper was the chance to meet Tom hope u come back soon my friend to enjoy another fun hunt.
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    Congrats on a good hunt, love the Mercury and IHP.
    Don't know much about Roman coins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sutphin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    Congrats on a good hunt, love the Mercury and IHP.
    Don't know much about Roman coins.
    Me neither waiting on someone who knows more than me to comment.
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    i buy roman coins to clean when I cant get out to detect, looks like it is good to me. Nothing jumps out about it that screams fake
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    2 Silvers, Possible Roman and a new friend

    Looks like a copper replica by the corrosion - originals were generally bronze and there are a lot of replica Constantine coins. Nice finds


    Also the knife looks like a classic shucking knife with its large handle and short slender blade. I see you’re in around Baltimore so it’s plausible I suppose. My guess would be late 19th or 20th C.
    Last edited by Scrappy; Mar 08, 2018 at 09:22 AM.
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    Its a real Roman coin.

    Its a
    Constantine I
    but I can't make out the Mint.
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    Sweet finds!
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    Awesome hunt... Congrats
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    If the success of a hunt is measured by its finds them mine was a miserable failure! I got nothing but nails, bits an pieces of old iron and a small amount of clad plus managed to cover myself and all my stuff in mud! Now if the success of the hunt is measured by the quality of people you get to meet then I hit the jackpot!! Spending a few hours on 8Rs home turf, discovering our similarities and love for the hobby absolutely priceless, so what if i didn’t find what I was hoping for (yet) I got to make a new friend! Thanks Lilo for a wonderful afternoon and congratulations on your finds. Looking forward to getting together again soon!
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    Looks like a great hunt to me!
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    Constantine coin is 100% genuine. It's from the Rome mint and circa the mid 320's AD. The sandy patina is due to having been buried somewhere with a dry climate (before it got to Baltimore of course), most likely Spain or the Near East where many of these are found. The coin itself is fairly common as literally millions of these types exist today. An awesome find probably dropped from someone's coin collection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    i buy roman coins to clean when I cant get out to detect, looks like it is good to me. Nothing jumps out about it that screams fake
    Was very unsure kept hearing it’s genuine than not that’s a repel, thanx I think u are right I have the real deal.
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