best roman BRONZE coin...

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Morning All,
I am driving around all day so won't be able to contribute until later but, inspired by Oxgirl's ( aka Caterina Augusta) burgeoning admiration for roman coins I thought it would be fun and interesting to see your best BRONZE coins from the era.
So no gold or silver please - those are always bound to turn heads.
Please post photos, history etc of the best conditioned bronze coins you have found - I am looking forward to the results!
All the Best
Alexander
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Well , sorry to say Alex ! that`s all Hunky Dory IF you live in one of those wonderful places that gives you good to really choice finds crunching under foot as you detect every time you go detecting ,but the request sort of casts a long shadow of inability over the rest of some of us mere mortals such as myself who sadly have to contend with the odd Georgian grot as probably the best bronzes we `re ever going to be able to find in our barren lands . :D
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My best bronze Roman coin is wrapped in silver, a contemporary forgery of 54AD. The other few aren't worth showing unless a silver wash counts. :lol:
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See I think already my point about Roman coins is being backed up.... :lol:

Seriously I’d like to be proven wrong cause some do come out nice :Luv Ya:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Easylife wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 12:05 pm My best bronze Roman coin is wrapped in silver, a contemporary forgery of 54AD. The other few aren't worth showing unless a silver wash counts. :lol:
According to TVC minutes a Silver wash can significantly enhance the value of a finders reward.
11th December 2019;
" For the remainder of the nummi, which were from other mints, the provisional valuer had
suggested a value that worked out to be £10 for each coin. The Committee felt that this was too
low, given the condition of the coins and the retention of a small amount of silver on the surface
which contributed to their attraction. The Committee’s view was that a fairer price was £17.50 for
each of these coins, which extrapolates to £34,000. "

Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Probably the best i can muster would be this one,
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Photos probably not the sharpest but no longer have the coin. Going through the Treasure process as part of a scattered, along with some others, which would not be classed as Grots.
Found this season just ended, prior to the Winter lockdown.
Waiting for the FLO report from the Museum as to the exact IDs. Mainly Constantine, with a couple of Theodora ?
Never found Roman non Silver in this condition before.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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I'm lucky enough to have some decent Roman areas and have quite a few really decent bronze Romans. Here is one of them :thumbsup:
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Ok you moaning Minnies, I'm back and will get the ball rolling ( just for the record I've never found a sceat but you don't hear me banging on about it! 😊)

Here are a couple of "Rome Commemorative" reverses from the reign of Constantine the Great. I think they are my favourite design. I particularly like the one on the left; you can even see the fur on the wolf! Both are Lugdunum mint but there are noticeable differences between the two.

I love 'em! They are smaller than a modern penny but I didnt want a scale to ruin the shot.

All the Best

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the-roman wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 4:06 pm I'm lucky enough to have some decent Roman areas and have quite a few really decent bronze Romans. Here is one of them :thumbsup:
Very nice - beautiful definition...
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Dave The Slave wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 3:51 pm Probably the best i can muster would be this one,
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Photos probably not the sharpest but no longer have the coin. Going through the Treasure process as part of a scattered, along with some others, which would not be classed as Grots.
Found this season just ended, prior to the Winter lockdown.
Waiting for the FLO report from the Museum as to the exact IDs. Mainly Constantine, with a couple of Theodora ?
Never found Roman non Silver in this condition before.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
Very nice , the lettering on the reverse is exceptional...
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Alex, would have to agree with you on your pair of "Wolf suckling twins ".
Lucky enough to have found 2 possibly 3 in the scattered but not quite as good condition as yours. Also different variations.
Can remember that story from school and if i hadn`t already seen Ben Hur, would have started my passion for Roman.
Have already been lucky enough to find a Republican, with a Chariot (Biga ) on one side.
Two classic Roman images.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dribbling at the lovely examples so far :blow kiss:

But I'll be sitting this one out - the best I can usually hope for is a rough punt at who the grotty lump of crud was issued for :lol:
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Ooooh some cracking examples there people :clapping:
Nearly all of mine are grotty, or barely visible with your reading specs on
Amazing the age of these coins and they look better than the rubbish we have today
Bring back the old mints and coin artists i say :ugeek:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 8:36 am Ooooh some cracking examples there people :clapping:
Nearly all of mine are grotty, or barely visible with your reading specs on
Amazing the age of these coins and they look better than the rubbish we have today
Bring back the old mints and coin artists i say :ugeek:
it beggars belief some of the detail on some of the tiny coins, the minims etc... can anyone suggest any reading on how on earth these minuscule coins were created? Hope so!
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HolzHammer wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 10:13 am it beggars belief some of the detail on some of the tiny coins, the minims etc... can anyone suggest any reading on how on earth these minuscule coins were created? Hope so!
Most Roman minims were either cut from bigger coins or made using the dies from bigger coins on small flans.

This is one theory on how Iron Age minims were made, using clay shrinkage to keep the detail which really is unbeleivable on some Iron Age minims :thumbsup:

https://exarc.net/issue-2018-4/ea/celti ... approaches
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