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By: Jesse
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Coins of the World
Metallic brown

17 days ago
Post: 1206
Rome (ancient empire)
Ancient
Questions: Identification? Value?

 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [en.m.wikipedia.o]
17 days ago
Post: 1211
Your coin is an Ancient Roman coin of Vespasian, minted in 71 AD to commemorate his conquest of Judea. The link on the left shows a similar piece to your one.

However,I am not an expert in authenticating coins. If it turns out to be a fake, it could be worth around $5, while if genuine, a few thousand. A coin of the same variate, but certified by NGC, a famous grading company, thus typically increasing its value, sold for $4000 on eBay.
 
By: Paul
Web reference:
1. [coinquest.com]
17 days ago
Post: 1222
We have a page on these very cool coins. Jesse, please read the page. It has a lot of material and various options. See if you can narrow down your coin based on the page, then write back.

Page is under [coinquest.com] link to the left.
 
By: Jesse
Web reference:
1. [books.googleuser]
14 days ago
Post: 1316
Yes from what i was able to find its a 71 AD but of titus not vespasian but wasnt able to locate it anywhere since its of titus not vespasain but did find it in the link under coins of titus it shows mine and its identical the book is called The Twelve Caesars

https://bo oks.googleusercontent.co m/books/content?req=AKW5 QaeJvOwyQ0HKNTNuGton7YX9 6P1J3k44DT0TP1YrKnGzhtZp UoASw88J-W_x1shku259iN8Z d17T8pMmjbOSKHkUnyx1jmt7 k_CW3cwZ4G9QWqkvOSPF-7Ch IfkHX2wPloCyW47GaHxDsA6X iy_IlXljv2YXJ8bZ1SXda6LO adgQfgnsy9dix9LAyOeFNsOR pec3WJmcI1OVVjfk-_eeh1ZU ZrwOqFnbL6RqCOnIex7P-gdA R67l7MJMr8aRYIiazfPwOigC AU4ZkVoUeqXijGrjV9QCMQ
 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.wildwinds.co]
14 days ago
Post: 1321
The coins were minted by Vespasian, to commemorate the victory by his son, Titus. On the coin, the inscription reads, 'VESPAVG', which refers to the portrait being Emperor Vespasian.

From what I am able to find, the link on the left is the closest to your one, where the guy on the left side of the tree on the coin has his hand behind is back.
 
By: Jessde
11 days ago
Post: 1476
Yes that looks same but mine has IMP T CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III not IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III and that makes me confused
 
By: Paul
11 days ago
Post: 1480
Hmmm. There is clearly a 'T' between IMP and CAES on your coin. I cannot find one coin in our Pro database with a 'T' between IMP and CAES. Yours could be a counterfeit.

Please insert your google books web reference into the 'Web pages' portion of our input form. When I click the link in your prior reference, I cannot open the file because it says I have insufficient permission. Please try it again.

(Note: pasting URLs directly into the reply area will not work for security reasons. They must go into the 'Web pages' area.)
 
By: Joshua
11 days ago
Post: 1486
I see the difference now, thank you for pointing it out.

From that, my opinion is that your coin could most likely be a replica. I noticed in replica coins, whether through neglect, or done purposefully, the inscriptions would be different from the original.

While there are extremely well preserved Ancient coins around that are far older then this coin was was supposedly minted in 71 AD, the fact that it looks really good may be a suspicious issue. And of the fact the black toning around the head is sometimes used by forgers in order to give their coin a 'old look'.

My opinion is that you have a replica of a Vespasian coin. Still, it wouldn't hurt to have it examined in person by a local expert to get confirmation.
 
By: Jesse
5 days ago
Post: 1745
I think its real because in the ebook called the tweleve caesars it shows coins of titus and the first one looks correct and according to this its not 71 ad but 80 AD under titus and heres a description of it i found so i dont know best way is for me to just take it to a expert about it but i do have a feeling that it Could be a REPLICA but everything on the inscription isa correct tho so i yeah idk its confusing tho figured it was real ause i have other coins that it came with when i got it that are real but yeah idk lol

No. 1, AE. To preserve the symmetry of the page tho two faces of this cut are separated. Oevense. Laureate head of Titus to the right. Resemblance between him and his father, like that of their names, is very close. Beardless; bust undruped. Inscniption (abbreviated): IMP T CAES VESP AVG PMTBPPP COS VIII; (supplied) �' Imperator Titus Caesar Vespaeianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunitia Potestate Pater Patriae Consul 8�''High Priest; Exercising the Tribunitian Power; Father of the Country; Consul the eighth time.' This sets the date of the coin at a d. 80. (An error of the engraver has made the IMP to read IMV.) The letters PP, in the time of Julius Caesar, were read Parens Patriae, but afterward Pater Patriae. Revense. A palm tree, rich in foliage and fruit. 'The daughter of Sion ' at the base, on the right, weeping. A Roman soldier on the left, as if keeping gnard. His right hand is supported by the hasta pura; in his left is a parazoniam. His left foot is supported upon a low object; attitude graceful and commanding. Leoend: IVDAEA CAPTA�'' Judea Subdued.' S. C. for Senatus Consulto�'' By decree of the Senate.' As we have already remarked, it proves how highly the Roman gov erument valued the conquest of this little territory of Palestine, to see these ascriptions of 'Judea Captured.' not only on the coins of Ves pasian, under whose rule it was subdued, but also of Titus, who was the acting general in its conquest, and of his brother Domitian after him.
who had no more to do with it than to take a part in the triumph decreed by the Senate to Vespasian. Yet for twenty-six years this device was occasionally stamped upon the current money of Rome.
 
By: Jesse
Web reference:
1. [play.google.com]
5 days ago
Post: 1755
Here is a link to the ebook called the twelve caesors where i was able to find the coin link is to the left

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