A Chunky Roman

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Found yesterday on stubble from a new field and few signals until I reached the highest point. Only the one Roman find so far.
This came in at 25 on the Equinox and only quite shallow.

As it turned out, it a bit more corroded than I thought it would be, that said I'm still pleased to have found it. :thumbsup:

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Maybe a dupondius? Got to be careful with cleaning. :thumbsup:
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Diocletian Follis. :thumbsup:

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Well done, would have been pleased to find that one.
One of the less common Emperor coins.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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A nice chunky roman coin with some good detail. well saved and found :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Commiserations on the metalic waste in your field :rollinglaughing:
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Thanks folks. :)
Easylife wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:55 pm Maybe a dupondius? Got to be careful with cleaning. :thumbsup:
You're not kidding Easylife, it was very crumbly. :( The glossy look will come off, I just wanted to try and highlight some of the detail that was left.
Allectus wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:27 pm Diocletian Follis. :thumbsup:
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Thanks Tony. I've seen lots of your IDs now and I don't know how you do it. :D
Oxgirl wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:54 pm Commiserations on the metalic waste in your field :rollinglaughing:
If only I had a wet Fish to hand. :shh:
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Always good when a Roman pops out :thumbsup:
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Nice find, chap, and a less common issuer :thumbsup:

The first pic looks to be showing some concretion on it, which you can get off with care (though if the surface is crumbly it's probably best left alone.

Funnily enough, for the first time I got the scraper out and had a go at getting that sort of crud off a Roman coin today. It was a blob to start with but I managed to get enough concretion off to ID the emperor. I'd only do that on a knackered coin, mind.

Got another one I'll have a go at and I feel a video coming on... ;)
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Thanks John.

I used a wooden Cocktail stick to remove the crust, but that uncovered the dreaded Bronze disease hiding beneath in some spots. It's the first large Roman bronze that I've found and I was expecting it to be in a more stable condition, similar to some of the smaller ones that I've previously uncovered. Every day is a school day. :Thinking:
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Well done . :thumbsup:
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