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    Another ancient

    Don't give up on my ignorance about ancients yet. I'll prove I'm still in the woods about ID'ing ancients.
    This one is about 1/2" in diameter.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks.
    Scott
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    Re: Another ancient

    Wow! Where are you located to be finding such great coins? These are really great, well done!
    The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky.

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    Re: Another ancient

    Alas, I'm not finding these with my metal detectors- I have had them for awhile and got them off of ebay as uncleaned. I have been using them as patience tools in my attempts to clean them with the olive oil baths to the point of possible identification.
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    Re: Another ancient

    That is an AE4 of Honorius.

    Obverse Legend: DN HONORIVS PF AVG

    Reverse Legend: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE

    The reverse pictures the personification of Victory advancing Left holding a trophy over her right shoulder and dragging a captive by the hair.

    I'd judge the style to be from Antioch although the coin could also be from Cyzicus or Constantinople per R.I.C. (Roman Imperial Coinage) reference. I'll attach a picture of a nice example from Constantinople (note the difference in style from your coin).
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    Re: Another ancient

    What a great coin, I especially love the depiction of "Victory".

    The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky.

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    Re: Another ancient

    I found the same type only last week, see link half way down.

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,67003.0.html

    I would also add to gunners description that it has Chi-Rho symbol in the field. (in front of Victory)

    The Chi-Rho symbol is an anagram of the first two letters of Christ in Greek, the Chi (our CH) and the Rho (our R). These two letters written together stand for Christianity in the Late Roman Period.

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    Re: Another ancient

    Thanks y'all!
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