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Offline jsalgado

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Please help to identify this copper coin
« on: July 31, 2019, 04:03:11 PM »
copper   4,50 g   20 mm   Many thanks for your help.





Offline Manzikert

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Re: Please help to identify this copper coin
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 11:00:40 PM »
It is from Nicaea in Bithynia (modern Iznik in Turkey). This is the standard small denomination, and is a very common type (I have 12) with numerous variations on the spacing of the reverse legend and the different number of phalerae and tops to the standards. The weight usually varies between 4 and 5 gm.

The basic Sear number is 3287

Alan

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Re: Please help to identify this copper coin
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 10:41:49 AM »
Alan, many thanks! salgado

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Re: Please help to identify this copper coin
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 10:53:07 AM »
Severus Alexander, AE 20.27mm. BMC 103 var.

M AVR CEV ALEXANDROC AVГ, laureate, draped bust right
NI-KA-IE-Ω between three standards.

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

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Re: Please help to identify this copper coin
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 02:45:22 PM »
Copper? Isn't it bronze?