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Offline Figleaf

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Thinking of Rome
« on: July 02, 2011, 03:20:47 PM »
Tourist souvenirs that wouldn't fool anybody, but I would like to know what they imitate. Texts as far as I can read them:

Yellow piece: 2.1 grams and 16.6 mm
- IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX IMOT PP
- DLOCVTOCH and MEKU NP75 in the exergue

NP75 stands for Nachprägung (restrike) 1975. These pieces were an advertising gimmick by Nescafé on the German market.

Red piece: 4.8 grams and 19.0 mm
- M ANTONINVS AVG      CEA M??AM
- T∏Γ... (other letters unrecognizable)

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« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 05:09:26 PM by Figleaf »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Thinking of Rome
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 04:01:03 PM »
From Wildwinds:

The left one may be based on Nero RIC 97

Nero. Sestertius, Rome mint, 63 AD.
NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM PM TR P IMP PP, laureate head left

ADLOCVT COH beneath Nero, bare-headed and togate,
standing left with praetorian prefect (also bare-headed and togate) on low
platform on right, raising right hand in address to three soldiers standing
right in single file, of whom two foremost carry standards; in the background,
pillared building below battlemented crescent-shaped structure.

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/nero/t.html

The right one may be based on Marcus Aurelius RIC 378

Marcus Aurelius AR Denarius 176-177 AD.
M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, laureate head right
TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P, Victory advancing left holding wreath & palm

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/marcus_aurelius/t.html

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Re: Thinking of Rome
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 05:00:00 PM »
Thanks, WB. As far as I am concerned, you nailed them.

Peter
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 05:31:28 PM »

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Re: Thinking of Rome
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 04:37:17 PM »
You saved me a lot of research!  Many thanks ;D
Can't see NP75  :-\
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