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klei92
Joined: 25-Dec-2018
Posts: 55
I need help with two different coins, with the greek one i am totally lost and with the roman one i found 1 coincidence but the mint doesn´t match with that one. Here i go:

1. Greek. 5.3Gr weight, 15mm diameter (irregular, measurement in largest point). Tryed to find it by weight and by non precious metal and wasnt able at all. As i am not able to read all the inscription (or even know what it could be) i didnt tryed that 8.



2. Roman. Matches mostly the "Maiorina - Valentinianus II REPARATIO REIPVB":
- Matches lettering: DN VALENTINIANVS (IVN) PF AVG - No room for the IVN in the coin
- Matches lettering: REPARATIO (REIPV)B - too worn to read REIPV, but the last B is vivible
- Matches Emperor standing front, offering hand to kneeling woman on left

- Do not match: clothing
- Do not match: mint
- Do not match: head ornaments
- Do not match: weight: 5.2gr instead of 3.6gr


Link: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces62996.html
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Im D kintas
Joined: 26-Dec-2018
Posts: 15
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valentinian_II/t.html
try this page and do ctrl F and type this:

Rome
RIC IX 43b

looks like that one
numisquare
Joined: 25-Oct-2017
Posts: 341
The first coin is from Sardes, Lydia struck 2nd-1st century BC.
o. Head of beardless Herakles r., laur., lion’s skin around neck; border of dots.
r. ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Apollo, naked, standing to front, head l., holding in r. raven, and in l. laurel branch; whole in laurel wreath. In front, ΗΡΑ ΚΛΙΔΗΣ. BMC p240 #33.

See: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/lydia/sardes/t.html
The Wildwinds site has many of this general type but not #33.
klei92
Joined: 25-Dec-2018
Posts: 55
Thank you Im D kintas and numisquare for your answers and sorry for not reply in almost 2 months, went really bussy in the job and couldnt play at all with coins.

I did thoose searchs you told me, here is my answer:

Im D kintas, the coin you told me almost matches mine but i need to say that i found some differences that leads me to not give that id at 100% sure:
  1. The main one, the nonexistence of the IVN in the lettering of one of the sides that should be VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG to match that one you told me. So my coin lettering is only VALENTINIANVS PF AVG.
  2. The end of the pearl-diademe goes down in mine instead of going up like in the one you told.
  3. Clothing is a bit different.


Searched just in case and i found other examples of coins from Valentinianus that have that exact lettering without IVN and i did but none of thoose match mine, so could it be a variant or a different type of that one you said??

Numisquare i really dont have nothing to say since as you said, that type is not in Wildwinds so i cant find differences (wasnt able even in google. I really trust you like in past ids.

But in sumary, none of this two are here in numista so if in the end we id them 100%, i probably will send the request to add them here.

Regards and thank you again.
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numisquare
Joined: 25-Oct-2017
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Your coin is from Valentinian II 375-392, Rome mint with ex: SMRB. It is RIC p125 #43a. This is also a case of an error in Sear #20274. He lists this coin as RIC p126 #43b. However, 43b has the obverse legend for the ruler Valens.
The only example I could find is this:
https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/cerberus_ancient_coins/31/product/valentinian_ii_ae2__reparatio_reipvb__rome_mint/76851/Default.aspx
klei92
Joined: 25-Dec-2018
Posts: 55
Quote: "numisquare"​Your coin is from Valentinian II 375-392, Rome mint with ex: SMRB. It is RIC p125 #43a. This is also a case of an error in Sear #20274. He lists this coin as RIC p126 #43b. However, 43b has the obverse legend for the ruler Valens.
​The only example I could find is this:
https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/cerberus_ancient_coins/31/product/valentinian_ii_ae2__reparatio_reipvb__rome_mint/76851/Default.aspx
​Thank you for all the help Numisquare. I will try to do better photos and send a request to add them here.

Regards.
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Status changed to Solved (klei92, 14-Jun-2019, 11:51PM)

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