Roman (Quintillus?) (Now a fabulous reverse to turn even the hardest anti-Roman!!!)

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Evening All,
Didn't find an awful lot today and spent most of it dodging the showers! But I'm very pleased with what I did find: from the portrait I thought the Roman must be Claudius Gothicusl but on closer inspection I think it might be his brother Quintillus so I'm rather excited about that though I have no idea of what's on the reverse if anyone can help.
And there is simply not enough on the hammered for me to have a chance I'm afraid! So any help with that would be much appreciated too!

All the best
Alexander
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Yep - Quintillus and I think an Elizabeth I half groat. Great stuff, sir :thumbsup:

EDIT: and I think your Quintillus reverse is SECURIT AVG (Securitas) I think there's also an officina (issuing workshop) number of VI in the right field, so possibly issued by the 6th officina, Rome.

EDIT of the EDIT: The officina is actually XI - this issue was only made by that workshop (in AD 270)
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Nice Roman, looks like a Lizzy half groat to me too. :thumbsup:
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Quintillus is one of the rulers you rarely see, Alex.
Some good detail on the portrait side too.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:02 pm Yep - Quintillus and I think an Elizabeth I half groat. Great stuff, sir :thumbsup:

EDIT: and I think your Quintillus reverse is SECURIT AVG (Securitas) I think there's also an officina (issuing workshop) number of VI in the right field, so possibly issued by the 6th officina, Rome.

EDIT of the EDIT: The officina is actually XI - this issue was only made by that workshop (in AD 270)
Thanks John - good knowledge...! Might be a rare one then?
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That Roman is in surprisingly good nick. The hammie is a lovely added bonus too :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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HolzHammer wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:29 pm Might be a rare one then?
I'm not generally known for my numiss numismamisma coin collecting knowledge, but I'd hazard a fair guess that his coins are pretty rare in the first place, and this one appears to have only been issued by one workshop. As far as I can see, RIC has it as only having been issued once (RIC vol 5.1 p.242 no.31), so yeah - I'd say that's a rare one you got there, chap :thumbsup:

Mark you, it's equally likely I've got the ID totally wrong :lol:
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A great ID John and 100%. :thumbsup:
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Nice coin :thumbsup: Ratface's ratfaced brother :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:41 am Nice coin :thumbsup: Ratface's ratfaced brother :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
Yes! I thought it was Ratface at first (!) (Ratface! Very good!)... I think if I were Emperor I'd get them to flatter me a little!!!
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figgis wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:54 pm I'm not generally known for my numiss numismamisma coin collecting knowledge, but I'd hazard a fair guess that his coins are pretty rare in the first place, and this one appears to have only been issued by one workshop. As far as I can see, RIC has it as only having been issued once (RIC vol 5.1 p.242 no.31), so yeah - I'd say that's a rare one you got there, chap :thumbsup:

Mark you, it's equally likely I've got the ID totally wrong :lol:
Thanks John, very good knowledge there!!! And having read Cath's comment:

"That Roman is in surprisingly good nick. The hammie is a lovely added bonus too"

... are we converting her to the Roman cause??!!

Anyway, just in case you are bored this afternoon... (I've been out already!) Here is a quick film for you all to enjoy its called "Manage your Expectations - I Didn'T!" ) and I allude to something you said about the last one!
All the B!
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HolzHammer wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:08 pm And having read Cath's comment:

"That Roman is in surprisingly good nick. The hammie is a lovely added bonus too"

... are we converting her to the Roman cause??!!
Have you been drinking? :lol:

I'll swear off gin before Cath takes a liking to Roman stuff :D

And well done for putting up with Tasci's hooning about! He's a great addition to your already great videos, fellah. :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:36 pm Have you been drinking? :lol:

I'll swear off gin before Cath takes a liking to Roman stuff :D

And well done for putting up with Tasci's hooning about! He's a great addition to your already great videos, fellah. :thumbsup:
I've just found a coin the reverse of which I think may turn even the hardest anti-Roman - just cleaning it now will put it up later!
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Go for it, A :thumbsup:
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you can guess who it is if you like... I know, but in this case its not important just enjoy the phoenix!!!!!
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