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    Roman Metal Working Site - Day 5 - Nice ROMAN SILVER...

    Cru'dad & I continued on with gridding the site which is still on cultivated land. They must be due to drill it this week, so time is limited. We spend 5 hours digging & just when I had given up hope for a good Roman Silver, after all the low grade debased ones we have had recently - BAM - Got one! It's about as early as we normally get, other than the odd rare BC one.

    Pictured today's metal working pieces to show evidence of the Site's name.
    Jetton
    34 Scrappies
    2 broken Fibula
    1 Roman Ring Frag.
    1st C AD T Shaped Fibula (First of its type for the collection)
    Silver Denarius of Vespasian circa 69AD.
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Oct 08, 2018 at 03:20 PM.
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    Great specimen ! You've found a few of these over the years haven't you ? What is the larger bronze coin with the Chi Rho symbol ?
    Last edited by Argentium; Oct 08, 2018 at 02:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    Great specimen ! You've found a few of these over the years haven't you ? What is the larger bronze coin with the Chi Rho symbol ?
    Yes, had a few Vespasian, I may even have this type, but most are normally more worn.

    Centenionalis of Decentius (we think, as the Obv legend is missing);
    https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/anc...1/Default.aspx
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    Very nice decorated fibula, I haven't seen one like that before. Congrats on the appealing Vespasian, debased coins don't hold up as well as those nice high purity silvers, glad you managed to snag it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbata View Post
    Very nice decorated fibula, I haven't seen one like that before.
    Nor had I until today.
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    Nice fibula! Looks like there are way more types than the ones in the books. Local fashion may be a reason. Like the Denarius too. Very little wear!
    To me the basic design looks like a 1st C. roman variant of the celtic bow fibula exept of the knob. If not it should be a late one for your area. What do you think?
    Last edited by Westfront; Oct 08, 2018 at 04:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    Nice fibula! Looks like there are way more types than the ones in the books. Local fashion may be a reason. Like the Denarius too. Very little wear!
    It is in the book, just not one I have see before, until I looked hard for it.
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    Those are some great finds, especially that awesome silver!
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    That Vespasian is really nice. Looks pretty thick. What's the approx. diameter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    That Vespasian is really nice. Looks pretty thick. What's the approx. diameter?
    These earlier ones were thicker, especially at the head/bust part of the coin.

    Dia - 17mm at smallest, 21mm at widest.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Oct 09, 2018 at 01:46 AM.
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