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By: DVR
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Coins of the World
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12 days ago
Post: 2506
Rome (ancient empire)
Ancient
Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine? Condition? Problems? Error? Variety?

Hi Joshua please take a look at these coins, thanks

 
By: Joshua
12 days ago
Post: 2507
Hi Duncan,

As your coins are quite worn, I am having trouble getting the exact identity of your coins, but here is what I think they are in my opinion. My estimated prices given is on the presumption that it is sold on eBay and in USD.

1] Roman Emperor Probus, on the other side is the Concordia design. Est $3-5

2] Roman Emperor Gratian, on the other side is most likely Roma, the personification of Rome. Est $3-5

3] Roman Votive coin of most likely Arcadius. Est $3-5.

4] Roman emperor Licinus I, or his son, Licinus II. Most likely depicting the Roman god Jupiter. Est $3-5.

Seeing as most of the inscriptions are damaged or hard to read, my identification of them is a little more assumed based upon the emperor's portrait and the design.

Joshua.
 
By: DVR
12 days ago
Post: 2510
Thanks very much Joshua, very interesting I will look these emperors up
 
By: Paul
12 days ago
Post: 2518
Joshua -- You are famous!
 
By: DVR
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11 days ago
Post: 2543

Joshua yet again your expertise required, I think this coin is Constantine 1 but would like more info on it please. Can you help?

 
By: Joshua
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1. [www.wildwinds.co]
11 days ago
Post: 2555
Hi,

Well, your coin, as you mentioned, is of Constantine I. Its details is of the 'Sol Inviticus type' [ I believe for some coin dealers, they would start to name various types that serves as a main description of what they see ], depicting the Roman sun god Sol.

Your one has a better looking appearance then the usual one of Constantine, my estimates are:

- My usual one would have it priced an odd $10-15.

- For you personally, from what I have seen, plus the excellent photography of the coin, I would think you may do better at the price range of $20 onwards, depending on whom is browsing around for one at the time.

I think I have seen this style of coin, Constantine I, black patina, in similar quality, being sold on eBay by a seller, he starts them off at quite low prices, [ though to be safe, I wouldn't personally recommend it ], and at the end of the auction, it ends around $15-25.

Anyways, feel free to reply once you have another coin you would like me to take a look at, and I would give my opinions on the matter.
 
By: DVR
11 days ago
Post: 2556
Thanks so much Joshua, great info again. I assume its Bronze and from the Treveri mint: 310-313 A.D.?
 
By: DVR
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11 days ago
Post: 2558

Hi Joshua two more Roman coins here for you to id please :)

 
By: Joshua
11 days ago
Post: 2560
Hi,

For your previous coin, although I do not specialize in mint marks, I would agree that it is most likely from Trier, as the following inscriptions TROB or TRPS seems really close to your one. I would just say that it is minted in Trier.


For your new coins:

1] The one with head facing left is most likely a helmeted Constantine II, and on the other side, a globe and altar. Est $5-15

2] Helmeted Constantine I facing right, and Two Victories on the other side. Victories are the personification of victory in this case. Est $5-15.

My estimates are made in a range from what I think is a roughly reasonably low price, to one of the higher prices for your coins.


 
By: DVR
11 days ago
Post: 2561
Thanks Joshua are you able to predict the year of the two coins?
 
By: Joshua
11 days ago
Post: 2562
From info found on Coin Archives Pro,

1] The Constantine II altar coin is attributed to be dated from 323-324 AD

2] For the coin with the two victories, I am not exactly sure if it is from Constantine I, I can't see the wording clearly, so I am taking a guess on its emperor. I would guess it be a safer way to just say it is from the Constantinian Era, as that would cover Constantine or one of his sons, as they look really similar.

 
By: DVR
Web reference:
1. [www.ebay.com]
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11 days ago
Post: 2563

Hi Joshua I just checked eBay and looked at

*Lucernae* Constantine I helmeted follis. Ticinum ST. Victories. see
eBay item number:
2914155596 12

This coins looks remarkably very similar to the one I have. I'd say almost exact. His is 3,49 gm., 18 mm

Would you agree a match?

 
By: Joshua
11 days ago
Post: 2564
I would say that it is reasonably safe to assume that that would be a match to your coin.

However, just to let you know, especially with the coins of Constantinian Dynasty, the portraits of the emperors sometimes look really similar, so it is quite hard to tell them apart if the wording is hard to see, though there are some of them that are quite easy to tell based on how they look.

By the way, for that coin, I believe it is minted in Sicia, due to the inscription BSIS.
 
By: DVR
11 days ago
Post: 2565
Great thanks I am learning about these emperors it seems Constantine II only in rule for about three years
 
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9 days ago
Post: 2617

Hi Joshua can you tell me about this Silver Denarius?

 
By: DVR
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9 days ago
Post: 2618

Third picture its slabbed what is the value?

 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.ngccoin.com]
9 days ago
Post: 2620
Hi,

With the coin slabbed by NGC, there shouldn't be worry from buyers about its authenticity. I did quick research on the NGC site as well about your coin, shown in the page link to the left.

Commodus, as Caesar. AR Denarius. COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM, bare-headed & draped bust right / PIETAS AVG, knife, sprinkler, jug, lituus, & simpulum.


With the slab, though a NGC certificate does not guarantee a price, typically, I notice that collectors may just pay an odd $50-200 for such a slabbed Roman coin,I think personally in your case, if sold on eBay, you may have better odds around the $100+ area. With slabbed coins, it is harder to give an estimated value then for the coins alone,

Also, if you are planning on having this coin sold online, I recommend perhaps inquiring at service@NGCcoin.com if you are able to use the high quality photo of the coin from their site,seeing as you are the owner of the coin. I am not sure about this matter, but wouldn't harm to ask.
 
By: DVR
9 days ago
Post: 2626
Thanks Joshua I am pleased with the value and that you pointed out this is still on the NGC website. I had a look at the high quality image, really superb. I do like coins like this that are slabbed in this way with a Roman Emperors name and history associated with the coin
 
By: DVR
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8 days ago
Post: 2645

Hi Joshua here is my next acquisition please tell me all you can about it inc. mint and value. Thanks a lot for your help

 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.ebay.com]
8 days ago
Post: 2647
Well,

Your coin is from Isaac II, from the Byzantine Period of Roman History, made by the Byzantine Empire based in Constantinople, modern day Istanbul.

The link I provided shows a similar item selling on eBay. Personally, Byzantine coins are collected less then Roman coins, though I would estimate your coin to be in the $5-20.

The price range given as usual is what I believe its lowest and highest reasonable price range to be.

I don't particularly have greater expertise in this period of history, as the coins minted around then have harder to read inscriptions then the ones from the Roman Empire.
 
By: DVR
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8 days ago
Post: 2658

Thanks Joshua does this hold any better value I think it maybe Domitian?

 
By: Joshua
8 days ago
Post: 2684
Well,

It is indeed a coin of Emperor Domitian, depicting a Pegasus, the 'horse with wings'.

My usual range estimates would be somewhere around $25-40 for it. I think personally it would be closer towards $30 onward as it has quite a nice appearance and portrait of the emperor.
 
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7 days ago
Post: 2724

Thanks Joshua can I get your opinion and idea of value on this Honorius 395-401 AD coin?

 
By: Joshua
7 days ago
Post: 2728
It has the details of emperor crowned by Victory. Not worth much though as it is from the Late Roman Empire period, around 300-400 AD.

Est: $5-12. Possibly at max may be $15.

I believe it is minted in Antioch, from the mint mark ANT if I read correctly.



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