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coin could it be Roman?

Steve(Can)

Well-known member
Nice coin, Rrnp!... Below is an enhanced composite image of your pics showing both sides to help with the identification...


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Steve(Can)

Well-known member
Think this may be on the right track:
coins-roman-empire-gordien-iii-cesar-238-sesterce-rome-238-r-vase-a-sacrifice_126203R.jpg
coins-roman-empire-gordien-iii-cesar-238-sesterce-rome-238-r-vase-a-sacrifice_126203A.jpg

RRnp_2.jpg


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Gordian III, Caesar (238 . Sesterce. Rome, 238. R /: sacrifice vase
Sesterce. Rome, 238. R /: PIETAS.AVG S-C. Sacrifice vase between an august staff, a sacrificial knife and a coat hook on the left, a simpule and a sprinkler on the right. C 183. RIC 3. 24.64 g."

 
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Steve(Can)

Well-known member
a better match, same guy... slightly different vase and lettering...
coins-roman-empire-gordien-iii-cesar-238-sesterce-rome-238-r-vase-a-sacrifice_124447R.jpg
coins-roman-empire-gordien-iii-cesar-238-sesterce-rome-238-r-vase-a-sacrifice_124447A.jpg

RRnp_2.jpg


Gordianus III Pietas
 

Steve(Can)

Well-known member
An even better match... different guy with a closer vase shape and lettering and particularly with the eye and head and chin profile... very close.....
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Maximus Sestertius:
Lot 1886. Roman Imperial Coinage
Roman Empire (Ancient, 27 BC - 476 AD)
Maximus. Æ Sestertius (21.75 g), Caesar, AD 235-238. VF
Maximus. Æ Sestertius (21.75 g), Caesar, AD 235-238. Rome, Under Maximinus I, AD 236/7. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus right. Reverse: PIETAS AVG, S C in exergue, priestly implements: lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler. RIC 11; BMC 204. Pleasing light green and brown patina.

 
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Rrnp

New member
An even better match... different guy with a closer vase shape and lettering and particularly with the eye and head and chin profile... very close.....
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Maximus Sestertius:
Lot 1886. Roman Imperial Coinage
Roman Empire (Ancient, 27 BC - 476 AD)
Maximus. Æ Sestertius (21.75 g), Caesar, AD 235-238. VF
Maximus. Æ Sestertius (21.75 g), Caesar, AD 235-238. Rome, Under Maximinus I, AD 236/7. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus right. Reverse: PIETAS AVG, S C in exergue, priestly implements: lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler. RIC 11; BMC 204. Pleasing light green and brown patina.


WOW! You are good! I thought it was a long shot but I think you nailed it. Thanks
 

Steve(Can)

Well-known member
WOW! You are good! I thought it was a long shot but I think you nailed it. Thanks
whoa, whao, whao.... before you run off, Rrnp , where did you dig that up? :ROFLMAO: Also, think this is pretty close to id'ing it, but from what I saw while looking around, some of the roman coins with these markings are considered pretty rare... 21 existing examples and such... might be worth your while to have an expert have a look at it. :thumbup:
 

Rrnp

New member
whoa, whao, whao.... before you run off, Rrnp , where did you dig that up? :ROFLMAO: Also, think this is pretty close to id'ing it, but from what I saw while looking around, some of the roman coins with these markings are considered pretty rare... 21 existing examples and such... might be worth your while to have an expert have a look at it. :thumbup:
Ok Ill try to find an expert. a friend found it in an old neighborhood in southern CA so I don’t think the Romans were there😂. People carry and loose all types of coins , I once found a large cent a mile away from that find. is it probably a Roman coin or a fake Roman coin? THANKS!
 
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