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    I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    I found this coin in a local park this AM, 2" down. I think it is roman (or a fake). Please help. I have searched the internet already and am overwhelmed trying to find info.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/mbndvm/F...01764460112674
    http://picasaweb.google.com/mbndvm/F...01762231736082

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    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds')
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    Re: I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    My first thought: Fake 8-escudos 'pillars and waves' Spanish cob coin
    Edited to escudos from reales; oversight.

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    Re: I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    My first thought: Fake 8-reales 'pillars and waves' Spanish cob coin
    At least it had been in the ground for a few years.

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    Jan 2004
    Oregon
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    Re: I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    Mackaydon:

    Thanks. I suspected it was too good to be real, especially with its condition. After your suggestion I found a website that sells fake doubloon escudos. I think this is what I found:

    http://www.coinsofourpast.com/coinpa...lcoinpage.html

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    Re: I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    The tic-tac-toe pattern should read:
    (Mint) (Denomination in Escudos) (Assayer's Initial)
    P V A (Latin abbrev. for 'Plus Ultra'--more beyond)
    7 1 4 (looks like) representing the last three digits of date

    The "M" assayer on your 'coin', represents Cristobal Melgarejo, assayer of the Lima, Peru mint from 1709-1728. He was the principal assayer for the gold coins of the 1715 fleet.

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    us
    Jan 2004
    Oregon
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    Re: I think this is a roman coin, but I need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    The tic-tac-toe pattern should read:
    (Mint) (Denomination in Escudos) (Assayer's Initial)
    P V A (Latin abbrev. for 'Plus Ultra'--more beyond)
    7 1 4 (looks like) representing the last three digits of date

    The "M" assayer on your 'coin', represents Cristobal Melgarejo, assayer of the Lima, Peru mint from 1709-1728. He was the principal assayer for the gold coins of the 1715 fleet.
    Cool information! Thanks alot!

 

 

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