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Offline ghipszky

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Caracalla (210-217) AE30 Serdica, coiled serpent
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:06:31 AM »
This going to be a difficult coin as you cannot read or see the inscription on the obverse of the coin. The emperor's portrait might give away who's coin this is. The main reason I got this coin was for the coiled snake on the reverse.
I am hoping this is an early emperor.
Anyone have an idea who's coin this is?
Ginger
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Re: Unknown coin/ coiled serpent
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 01:13:31 AM »
It's Caracalla again, the coin is likely Thracian/Moesian, a place like Pautalia, or Serdica.

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Re: Unknown coin/ coiled serpent
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 11:58:10 AM »
Looks like this from Serdica:



Serdica in Thracia, Caracalla, 210-217 AD.,
30 (28-29 mm / 17,11 g),
Obv.: AVT K M AVP CEVH - ANTΩNEINO[C] , laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, seen from behind.
Rev.: [OV]ΛΠIAC - CEPΔIKHC , coiled and erect serpent, head facing right.
Moushmov 4860 .

By the way: Are you shure your coin is no modern cast? The colour of the metal does not look like ancient bronze.

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Re: Unknown coin/ coiled serpent
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 08:45:32 PM »
No this coin isn't a modern cast. I think it must do with the materials or the liquid the coin was soaked in for cleaning. Both of the Caracalla coins are about the same color. Could even be the lighting my husband used to take the photos.
Ginger
Also, thank you for the attribution of the coin.
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Re: Caracalla (210-217) AE30 Serdica, coiled serpent
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 12:32:41 PM »
For a discussion on whether/how to restore this coin, see this thread.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Caracalla (210-217) AE30 Serdica, coiled serpent
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 05:22:03 PM »
How about this amazing coin from the Indian feudal state of Gwalior just posted by Engipress?

Peter

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