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old old coin

flashs

Member
Found in a camp near Antietam Battlefield. It's the size of a half doller, and is either copper or bronze? HELP! Thanks.[attachment 49593 hammeredcoinjpeg.JPG][attachment 49594 hammeredcoin2jpeg.JPG][attachment 49595 oldcoin.jpg]
 

Ron Lord

New member
Your old coin is an old Religion medalion. I have a 1830 medalion from Italy with the same marks on it.
 

flashs

Member
Hi all...
I found out some more information about my find on another board.
It's a bronze Byzantine coin...
THE FORMAL ATTRIBUTION IS AS FOLLOWS:

Justin II Folis
Constantinople mint
Struck year 10 (574/5 AD)
Obverse: D N IVSTININVS PP AVG; Justin holding cross on globe, and Sophia, holding cruciform sceptre, seated facing on double throne.
Reverse: Large M, cross above, delta below; ANNO left; X (regnal year)right; CON in exergue.

Reference: SEAR BYZANTINE COINS AND THEIR VALUES #sb0360

If anyone is intrested in seeing more coins of this type , here is a web site: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sb/sb0360.hml
 
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