A Silver Republican Roman.

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Good afternoon everybody, today on a Soil Searchers dig in North Hampshire, with Bob , and swinging my Nox, on my first outing of the "new Normal" following the peaceful days of shutdown, I was lucky enough to find an old silver coin, is it Roman, is it Celtic, I really don't know as I can't find it in my copy of Spinks.
The coin is 19mm in size, and is slightly dished on the reverse side.
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I'm sure that someone will be able to give you an ID soon, but in the meantime I'm going to look at my new Spinks book and see if I can find it! :D Very nice find. :thumbsup:
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It looks Roman to me, but what do I know. :D

Whatever it is it’s a great find. One I wouldn’t mind :thumbsup:
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It's Roman republican mate and although I can't quite make out all the detail I think it's of P. Crepusius. minted in Rome, 82 BC. :thumbsup:
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Kevin, that is a truly belting find, mate :shock: Well done on two counts...

1. Finding the thing and
2. Adding yet more Roman material to drive Cath round the bend :lol:
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figgis wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:19 pm Kevin, that is a truly belting find, mate :shock: Well done on two counts...

1. Finding the thing and
2. Adding yet more Roman material to drive Cath round the bend :lol:
My first Roman silver, and one off the bucket list for sure :thumbsup: and if it is A republic coin, that will be a real bonus 8-)
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It's a cracker, chap, and if you're of a mind it would benefit from a gentle zapping.
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Oh wow Kev even I’m impressed 8-) That’s a belter. A republican I wouldn’t sniff at, even if it is Roman :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Roman and silver, republican too
A hat trick, 10 out of 10

Well found and saved

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A great find!! Well done on rescuing it. ☺️ Bob informed me immediately. Haha.
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Good to be with you when you found it, Kevin, well done.
Have you tried the beer to celebrate yet :thumbsup:

Bob :thumbsup:
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Lovely coin :shock:
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bob79 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:52 pm Good to be with you when you found it, Kevin, well done.
Have you tried the beer to celebrate yet :thumbsup:

Bob :thumbsup:
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