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Offline gpimper

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Crusty Copper
« on: February 24, 2020, 08:19:39 PM »
This one has been something of a challenge.  It was totally incrusted but I've been slowly working it.  Copper, 3.9g and 20mm.  I want to think it's a copy of an older Byzantine but I'm really not sure.
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Re: Crusty Copper
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 10:03:17 PM »
Byzantine, Constans II, Follis, probably Constantinople, several types round Sear 1000-1001

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Re: Crusty Copper
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 10:35:53 PM »
Found in Sear...could be.
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Re: Crusty Copper
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 08:04:23 AM »
No, look at 1001-1002, single standing figure on obverse, large lowercase 'm' on reverse.

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Re: Crusty Copper
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 03:15:09 PM »
You are correct, of course  8)  I think the two most probable are Sear 1000 or 1005.  Thanks!

Alan, you are on the money!  Sear 1000.  Constans II, AE Follis (Probably a chopped down overstruck)  Can't make out a mint mark but I would think Constantinople.  No date. 
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 02:57:18 AM by gpimper »
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