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Offline mturn

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Help requested on this silver coin..
« on: April 11, 2019, 05:47:56 AM »
Hi... I know very little about Ancient coins...Any advice appreciated please!
Sorry the photos are not great but if you need more, please let me know
Malcolm

Offline gencho kitov

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Re: Help requested on this silver coin..
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 06:34:20 AM »
Roman imperial
Hadrian 117-138
SALVS AVG
CoinArchives.com Search Results : hadrianus salus

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Help requested on this silver coin..
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 12:07:00 PM »
Agreed. Hadrian Denarius.

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head (no laurel wreath, bare shoulder) right.
Rev: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent rising from altar to right.

RSC 1335, RIC 267, Sear 3540.

Peter
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Re: Help requested on this silver coin..
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 09:57:15 PM »
Hi again.. Thank you both for the helpful replies! I am amazed how much you both know, and by you being so willing to advise novices like me.
Malcolm

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Re: Help requested on this silver coin..
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 10:31:42 PM »
Gencho is an expert. I just know my way around the net and your coin was not too hard.
  • Read as much as you can of the legend. You'll easily find two key words: HADRIANVS and SALVS
  • Ask unca Google for "Wildwinds Hadrian"
  • Switch on thumbnails if necessary. Search for SALVS.
  • Retain the thumbnails that look like your coin. Find out the differences.
  • Identify your coin. Shamelessly copy all the info and paste it into your collecting notes.
It's not always so easy. In those cases the real experts here give you clues. Happy collecting.

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