newby hoping for first Roman!

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brambleton
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I would be most grateful if this could be identified! It's chunky - about 2.5mm thick - I only can hope that I have pics the the right orientation - best guess!
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Bubble AE Tetradrachm.

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Allectus wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:32 pm Bubble AE Tetradrachm.

A ;)
AKA Eastern Celts ;)
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Think its one of these, form Syracuse, (Sicily), you can only see one set of rear legs on yours but you can see four at the front, you can also see the start of the biga, then it goes off flan :thumbsup:

https://www.ma-shops.com/cdma/item.php?id=507788

As Tony says, it is a Bubble coin, they ruled the area back then :thumbsup:
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Now that’s a fine coin - not a common annoying Roman but a rare and desirable Greek one! Excellent find indeed!

I’ll swap you for about 20 Roman if you like :P.S. Good ID Allectus and great additional info Alloverover :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Allectus wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:32 pm Bubble AE Tetradrachm.

A ;)
Only someone that knows rhyming slang and who has a decent knowledge of numismatics could decypher that, Tone :lol:

Love it :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:06 pm Now that’s a fine coin - not a common annoying Roman but a rare and desirable Greek one! Excellent find indeed!

I’ll swap you for about 20 Roman if you like :P.S. Good ID Allectus and great additional info Alloverover :thumbsup:
so I still haven't found my first Roman :lol:
Many thanks to you all - I am well chuffed and blown away by the find!
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figgis wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:13 pm Only someone that knows rhyming slang and who has a decent knowledge of numismatics could decypher that, Tone :lol:

Love it :thumbsup:
I can now decipher Allectus’ speak, I keep forgetting it’s not a common language :lol:
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That’s a great find👍👍👍
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An unusual find and not seen one before.
Shame someone used it as a pendant.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:44 am Shame someone used it as a pendant.
I have a drilled sestertius, I once read that some Roman coins were used as pendants in Medieval times? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:04 am I have a drilled sestertius, I once read that some Roman coins were used as pendants in Medieval times? :Thinking:
Theres a lot of roman coins been found in Early Medieval graves that have been used as pendants/beads, not sure if it carried on into the medieval period proper or not though :thumbsup:
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What Phil says above matches with what I've read/heard/made up in me own bonce - it's thought to be the Saxons who pierced Roman coins.
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figgis wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:17 pm It's thought to be the Saxons who pierced Roman coins.
Funny you should say that because I found my pierced sestertius in the same field where I also found an Anglo Saxon brooch, though there was also a Saxon cruciform brooch next door! :Thinking: Mind you the drilled sestertius was almost blank so guess it had been worn for a very long time? :D
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