IDs for a Celtic and Roman coin

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Beckybue
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Hello, newbie to the forum here. I’ve been metal detecting in Norfolk for six months and am totally obsessed! I have some great permissions and have enjoyed some local club digs too. My learning curve has been fast and steep, to put it mildly!
I have been lucky enough to find a Roman and Celtic coin (my first of each) which I can’t trace in Spinks at all. Would any wise members be able to help?
The Celtic coin is bronze, weight 3.93g, diameter 21mm. The obverse is more domed than the reverse. Type: the bust is on the left side of the obverse and faces right (similar to 241 in Spinks). The reverse has a cluster of design on the left side and is otherwise blank.
The Roman coin is bronze, weighs 3.76g, diameter 23mm. The obverse depicts a bust facing right with the letters ST visible at the top. I can only think of Constantine but there is nothing remotely similar in Spinks. The reverse shows a standing figure (soldier?) with arms outstretched, holding a sceptre(?) in one hand, and something else elongated in the other.
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I would be so grateful for any help on either. Huge and very grateful thanks.
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your coins. Great finds :thumbsup:

I don’t like Roman coins very much so I tend to avoid learning much about them :lol: It might help to run a standard pencil over them to highlight the detail. It doesn’t do them any harm and really does bring out the detail. Here’s a before and after on a Roman I found recently.

If you do try this then when you re-photograph them try putting your coin in natural light on a windowsill with a can of beans or something similar on each side. Balance your phone on top, tap on the square to focus and take a photo from above. Then crop the photo and you’ll have perfect detail. Hope that helps :D
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Hi, thank you so much for the reply and the tips. It is really frustrating that I manage to take such crumby photos of my finds so I shall certainly give your advice a go. Huge thanks again
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Someone might be able to help anyway though :D

Forgot to add the photos :oops:

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Beckybue
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Gosh, a huge difference! I’ll give it a go and thanks again!
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Faustina?
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Hello and welcome to the forum :thumbsup: Lovely finds, and with some great advice from OG you should get some sharper images which could lead to a positive ID
Easylife wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:21 pmFaustina?
Certainly looks like one of the ladies from the image :thumbsup:
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Thank you for the advice. I will try to put some better images up and repost . Going off to research Faustina as a possibility!
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Beckybue wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:22 pm Thank you for the advice. I will try to put some better images up and repost . Going off to research Faustina as a possibility!
Looks more like Constantine II, reverse is possibly emperor on a galley but as has been said, pictures need improving :thumbsup:
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The other one favours Roman too, certainly not Celtic.

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Allectus wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:17 pm The other one favours Roman too, certainly not Celtic.

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Absolutely :thumbsup:
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Just to say thank you wise people of Detectinghub, you were right about the coins.
I sent pictures of the two coins to Adrian Marsden as I was corresponding with him about something else, and he has confirmed that the first is a scrubbed early Roman and the second a Constantine I.
I can rest in peace now 😂 (after I have brushed up on my photography skills).
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Keep em coming, Becky :thumbsup:

The knowledge on this forum never fails to amaze me and if definitive IDs aren't possible then educated pointers in the right direction are invariably given.
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