Another sestertius…Much better photos added!

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They keep turning up everywhere! Can’t find ANYTHING else though. Actually that’s a lie - one button and 3 nails, 2 bits of lead and some unidentifiable bronze stuff today, but nothing of much interest.

This one is, I think either a Commodus or a Marcus Aurelius? Not sure which way the reverse should be so you have both options so no one shouts at me! :lol:

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Well done on a Sestertius, Cath. :clapping:
Yet to find one of that denomination.
Looking forward to the final ID.
Cheers, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Well done cath let’s hope there’s some more of your favourite coins waiting to be found with coins of that age you have every chance of anything popping out :thumbsup:
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Always good to find a big un. with that hair style and no beard I will have a punt at Trajan. Can't make out the reverse though :thumbsup:
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the-roman wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:05 pm Always good to find a big un. with that hair style and no beard I will have a punt at Trajan. Can't make out the reverse though :thumbsup:
Thank you Roman :thumbsup: This one has a beard so not Trajan then :Luv Ya: he’s looking right if that helps work it out.

On the reverse it might be a lady looking face on, bare breasted lady?
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probably my eyesight Cath as I can't see a beard. have been on the cider though so probably don't help :D :shh: :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:31 pm Well done on a Sestertius, Cath. :clapping:
Yet to find one of that denomination.
Looking forward to the final ID.
Cheers, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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3 in 3 visits in an area in the last month where normally there is very little Roman. And 6 of these from this area in total but with no other Roman coins but one strap end and one steelyard weight. Very weird!
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the-roman wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:33 pm probably my eyesight Cath as I can't see a beard. have been on the cider though so probably don't help :D :shh: :thumbsup:
To be fair the photo isn’t straight :oops:

Here’s a straight one
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There again I’m on the wine so seeing things that doesn’t exist is highly likely too :lol:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:40 pm 46E47028-EE95-4B6C-9EB0-785D40D5C45E.jpeg To be fair the photo isn’t straight :oops:

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There again I’m on the wine so seeing things that doesn’t exist is highly likely too :lol:
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Poor ole Oxgirl - nothing but Roman rubbish to report as usual :lol:

I'm seeing all sorts of shapes on that reverse. But looking at that and the style of hair/beard on the portrait - is there a chance this is a barbarous issue?
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figgis wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:05 am Poor ole Oxgirl - nothing but Roman rubbish to report as usual :lol:

I'm seeing all sorts of shapes on that reverse. But looking at that and the style of hair/beard on the portrait - is there a chance this is a barbarous issue?
Has the look and feel of a second century Rome mint one. The bits of the portrait that are there are very fine, I’m struggling to get decent photos of it. Pretty sure it’s an Auerlius :problem:

Darn it I’m getting sucked into researching Roman coins now :lol:
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Might be a candidate for the pencil lead trick - go over it with a pencil, rub it in with a finger and see if anything emerges
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figgis wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:35 pm Might be a candidate for the pencil lead trick - go over it with a pencil, rub it in with a finger and see if anything emerges
Will do - home soon :thumbsup:
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Love the pencil trick! Thanks John :Star:
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