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    Roma/Leuccipus double headed silver coin

    Hey there, first post... I dug this up around 1991 in Lancaster county. It's appears to be pure silver. After some research ive found that the front of the coin features Roman deity Roma, and on the back is Leuccipus, a Greek philosopher that many historians purport does not exist.

    As Leuccipus appears to only be found on Metapontum coins, I'm stumped as to where this coin came from and how it came to be buried 3 feet deep in Lancaster county soil. Any ideas?
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    First off, welcome to Tnet from Toronto Jack!

    My first impression is that this is a tourist-made piece due to the word 'ROMA' (Rome) cast into the face.
    How it got to be 3' down, maybe it was lost by an Italian worker during construction.

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    My concern is I've never seen a Leukippos or Leucippus coin where he is facing left.
    And the legend (if it's actually a legend) surrounding his image also appears suspect ('touristy').
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    What detector setup did you use to find this 3 feet down?
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    Pretty cool find welcome also. Tommy
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    Welcome Jack, beautiful find!

    Touristy maybe but beautiful piece in great shape. At three feet it could have
    possibly been grave goods?

    Best wishes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    First off, welcome to Tnet from Toronto Jack!

    My first impression is that this is a tourist-made piece due to the word 'ROMA' (Rome) cast into the face.
    How it got to be 3' down, maybe it was lost by an Italian worker during construction.

    Dave
    Agreed, a copy of a coin, not a real one, assuming its even coping a known coin, might be fantasy. But 100% not an ancient coin.
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    Yes it's made to look ancient but it's not the real deal. Two heads on both sides may be very rarely found on coins, none of them is a ruler...
    And the artistic quality of the two sides is very different, that of "Roma" is very inferior...
    No markings on the frame? Have you had it tested that it's pure silver?

 

 

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