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Started by iindica, July 08, 2023, 02:06:51 AM

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Pls. help identify. Rought 10mm dia. Will post the exact weight a little later.



It is a contemporary counterfeit of the one standard GLORIA EXERCITUS type.

Unfortunately I can't make out the mintmark or read the name of the issuer, though the portrait seems to be of one of the older emperors.

This type was struck for most of the rulers around 335-337 AD, but as a copy this may have been produced slightly later.

I attach a similar original of Constantius II, 1.4 gm, 17.5 mm



Though it is a bit early, it reminds me of the circulating imitations made in Gaul as the Roman empire was falling apart in slow motion. See here and beyond, keeping in mind that the coin pictured is a museum piece.

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