Roman Coins...but what ones?
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  1. #1
    Pride of Wisconsin

    Mar 2007
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    Roman Coins...but what ones?

    Hey everyone--
    Below are some Roman coins that I got as a birthday present. They came with no information, and I apologize for some of the pictures, but I had my sister take them while I was away. Any help would be welcome in identifying the coins. There are five coins.
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    Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra fames?

  2. #2
    dugupfinds

    Re: Roman Coins...but what ones?

    I haven't got time at the moment but if you ask Gunner, he will ID.

    The first one is unusual, it reminds me of the 6th-7th century gold Merovingian Tremissis. I assume its of a similar date because it very un-Roman looking.

  3. #3

    Dec 2004
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    Re: Roman Coins...but what ones?

    The first one is an AE4 of Arcadius.

    Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG

    Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE

    It was probably struck in Nicomedia circa 388-392 A.D. (but could be from a different mint..I am going by styly). A little earlier than dugfinds suggests but the styling is very similar to the "barbaric types" issued after the fall of Rome.

    Victory advancing left holding a trophy and draggin a captive by the hair.

    Gunner
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  4. #4
    dugupfinds

    Re: Roman Coins...but what ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner
    The first one is an AE4 of Arcadius.

    Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG

    Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE

    It was probably struck in Nicomedia circa 388-392 A.D. (but could be from a different mint..I am going by styly). A little earlier than dugfinds suggests but the styling is very similar to the "barbaric types" issued after the fall of Rome.

    Victory advancing left holding a trophy and draggin a captive by the hair.

    Gunner
    Never found a Arcadius. Its at the end of the Roman Rule in Britain. A nice unusual Emperor.

  5. #5

    Oct 2004
    Oxford,Alabama
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    Re: Roman Coins...but what ones?

    http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php

    This site has a thread to help id ancient coins.
    CZ-5
    Oxford,Al
        or
    Lickskillet,Al

  6. #6
    Pride of Wisconsin

    Mar 2007
    35
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    Re: Roman Coins...but what ones?

    Thanks Down.

    I took a look through the site. I think the small one I have with the two soldiers and the standard is this:

    Bronze AE 3

    Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG

    Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

    Minted in Siscia.

    Two soldiers with their gear on the ground on either side of a labarum.
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