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Offline Minimax88

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Help needed!
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:15:10 PM »
I believe that this is Valentinianus III but I can't find any reference. Wildwinds isn't helpful and I couldn't find RIC vol X online.
Any help would be appreciated.

DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG

VICTO-RIA AVG (possibly another G but not sure)

unidentified mintmark, maybe ROM

AE4, 13 mm

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Re: Help needed!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
I would say that RIC IX, Lyon 44 is pretty close. Borrowed the pic below from Wildwinds. At first, I though the arm was incorrect, but on closer inspection, what I took for the arm was the object behind Victoria.

Peter
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Re: Help needed!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 09:18:24 AM »
Thank you. Can you tell me where I can find that RIC volume online?

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Re: Help needed!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 09:21:58 AM »
Your best bet is scribd. It's a chaotic site, so prepare for some serious searching. Good luck.

Peter
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Re: Help needed!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 09:27:06 AM »
Ok, I'll try. So if you think that this coin is RIC IX, Lyon 44, that means that it is Valentinian II and not Valentinian III?

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Re: Help needed!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 11:06:46 AM »
I think the coin I showed is a pretty good fit and that is indeed Valentinianus II. The mintmark is the weak point. I agree that on your coin, it looks like ROMA, while Woldwinds lists only Lyon, but Wildwinds doesn't cover RIC completely, as you know.

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