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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2008
    Claremont, NC
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    Need help with a couple coins

    I just got back from a business trip to Texas. Before I left, my colleague in Dallas said that he heard I was a coin collector. He dropped these two coins in my hand before I headed to the airport. Can anyone give me a positive ID on these? Thanks for any help.
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    The 1734 coin is Prince Honoratus III.(Honoré III.)- (1733 - 1793) of Monaco of the house Matignon Grimaldi - could be worth about $600
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/289723
    Last edited by deepsecrets; May 03, 2012 at 08:36 PM.
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  3. #3
    The first coin depicts a Roman coin of Constans...but there are a few things not right with it, on the reverse the coin should read VOT XX MVLT XXX. The N is also backwards perhaps a mistake, the Mint SMANS I think should be SMANZ unless a unlisted officiana for S.

    SS
    Last edited by Silver Searcher; May 04, 2012 at 06:10 AM.

  4. #4
    [DN] CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG is Constantius II, I think. The mint is an odd one, as SS points out, as unless its a poorly done 'Z' at the end its hard to find.

    I will get Dad to check the books & report back...
    Last edited by CRUSADER; May 04, 2012 at 06:23 AM.
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  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    [DN] CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG is Constantius II, I think. The mint is an odd one, as SS points out, as unless its a poorly done 'Z' at the end its hard to find.

    I will get Dad to check the books & report back...
    I found one with the Mint SMANS on a Constantius 1, but the reverse was different.

    SS

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    I found one with the Mint SMANS on a Constantius 1, but the reverse was different.

    SS
    Spoke with Dad in the car the SMANS does exist for a few Emporers, but not many posted on the net, so will look it up in RIC shortly.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
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  7. #7
    Cru'Dad's thoughts:

    This is a CONSTANTIUS II AD347-348 AE3/4 from the Antiochia mint (now Antakiyah, Turkey). There were 15 Officina parts of the Mint of which the S at the end of SMANS was one. So you could have SMANA, SMANB, SMANZ etc to name a few others. Such a coin is normally 15-16mm dia weighing approx 1.67gm. In the Sears(88) volume it is coin Ref No 4000 Obverse showing D N CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG with a Diadem Head right. Reverse is VOT XX MVLT XXX in four lines within a Wreath. In RIC Vol VIII it is like Coin Ref No 113 under Antioch Mint page 521 classified as a common occurrence.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Cru'Dad's thoughts:

    This is a CONSTANTIUS II AD347-348 AE3/4 from the Antiochia mint (now Antakiyah, Turkey). There were 15 Officina parts of the Mint of which the S at the end of SMANS was one. So you could have SMANA, SMANB, SMANZ etc to name a few others. Such a coin is normally 15-16mm dia weighing approx 1.67gm. In the Sears(88) volume it is coin Ref No 4000 Obverse showing D N CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG with a Diadem Head right. Reverse is VOT XX MVLT XXX in four lines within a Wreath. In RIC Vol VIII it is like Coin Ref No 113 under Antioch Mint page 521 classified as a common occurrence.
    I think I counted about 25 words that I understood in your posting!
    Man, I gotta get out more!
    Great friend, by the way,
    Kudos!
    Carl

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Cru'Dad's thoughts:

    This is a CONSTANTIUS II AD347-348 AE3/4 from the Antiochia mint (now Antakiyah, Turkey). There were 15 Officina parts of the Mint of which the S at the end of SMANS was one. So you could have SMANA, SMANB, SMANZ etc to name a few others. Such a coin is normally 15-16mm dia weighing approx 1.67gm. In the Sears(88) volume it is coin Ref No 4000 Obverse showing D N CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG with a Diadem Head right. Reverse is VOT XX MVLT XXX in four lines within a Wreath. In RIC Vol VIII it is like Coin Ref No 113 under Antioch Mint page 521 classified as a common occurrence.
    Did your Dad not see the backward N, which should have been M.

    SS

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher View Post
    Did your Dad not see the backward N, which should have been M.

    SS
    its just an off centre M. My thoughts as well as his.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    its just an off centre M. My thoughts as well as his.
    Don't think so, it's clearly a backward N.

  12. #12
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    Jan 2012
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    Info about the coin:

    KM# 85 3 SOLS (Pezetta)
    4.5000 g., Billon
    Ruler: Honore III
    Obv: Bust right
    Rev:Cruciform crowned H's with diamonds in angles, date above


    125 (VG), 250 (F), 500 (VF), 1,100 (XF)


    I never knew old Monégasque coins were so valuable.
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    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2008
    Claremont, NC
    181

    Well....one thing is for sure......

    I need to send this guy a Christmas card this year! Holy Cow! How cool is that? He said he's got a hundreds of Roman coins and a huge collection of coins from all over the world. He inherited the collection and from what I understand, it's worth a fortune.
    Hey I want to thank you guys for the information on these coins. You guys sure know your stuff! Thanks again for all your efforts Gentlemen. You are the best!

    Tony
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  14. #14
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    Wow what a great set Tony! Congrats on the great ID, and shocker

 

 

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