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Offline Igor Solo

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« on: February 13, 2021, 04:53:44 PM »
help to ID

Offline otlichnik

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Re: Roman?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 12:24:07 AM »
As AS of Claudius with LIBERTAS AVGVSTA reverse.

It appears to have a bad case of bronze disease requiring treatment.


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Re: Roman?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 08:05:03 AM »
RIC 113

obv: bare head left, TIberivs CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVGvstvs Pontifex Maximvs Tribunicia Potestate IMPerator Pater Patriae,
rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA Senatvs Consvltvs, Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand.

The Libertas reverse was traditionally (since Julius Caesar) used on coins struck to buy the support of the population of Rome. They would be handed out as the emperor went through the streets of Rome e.g. on his way to the Senate or during a festive entry, returning from a successful military campaign.

I agree with otlichnik that this coin needs the double soda treatment. If it is not treated properly, it will eventually fall apart. KEEP IT APART FROM OTHER COPPER OBJECTS.

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