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26 Mar 2020

Where are those coins from?

Ancient Coins | user_17215

Hello. Can anybody help me figure out what are these ancient coins? Thank you.

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Coinyoshi

Level 4

This is an ancient roman imperial bronze

You must really love ancients when you attempt to identify a coin as badly aged as this. (Hats off to you, Numinerd9!) If you asked me where this coin came from I'd have to say it looks like it came out of the ground.

Numinerd9

Level 5

This website may be helpful also: https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you, I will look it up.

Mike

Level 7

I think after readung the comments that Sam has given you the best info you might get. You will find it.

user_17215

Level 2

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"SUN"

Level 6

Keep asking questions and research, hopefully you get an answer.

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you, great advise.

Longstrider

Level 6

Try the ANA Library. Also Davisons' auctions at davcoin.com. He has a lot of Ancients and great photos.

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you.

Golfer

Level 5

Hello, Try searching ancient coins on Ebay and look for similar coins for sale. I have been searching Ebay for ancient coins myself and plenty are for sale. Probably find one on ebay like yours. Good luck, and let us know your findings!

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you. I actually got this coin on eBay . But there was no description. It only said acient coin. Thank you for your suggestion I will try it!

Numinerd9

Level 5

Hi user_17215. I'm not sure if these are two different coins, or the obverse and reverse of just one coin. (your question was pluralized.) At any rate, this/these looks to be an Ancient Roman Empire/Imperial bronze As, likely from around the AD/CE 200's-300's. (There are no 'dates' on most early, ancient coins; the date is often determined by whomever is the emperor on the front of the coin.) I cannot decipher much as the details are rather worn down, but see if you can track down a copy of ERIC; the Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins (or ERIC II.) I may be biased, as a former world history teacher, but I always enjoy seeing antique money of this type - sure the condition is not the greatest, but that's only because it was used by so many people as money back in the day - such incredible history tied to artifacts like this that's the true value of coin collecting, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing pics! -Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator.

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you Sam. This was one coin, sorry I did not make it clear. The information you gave me is pretty cool. I will research further.

user_17215

Level 2

Thank you. I will look it up.

Mokie

Level 6

Ancient coins are definitely not my speciality but Whitman puts out a great book on greek and roman coins. You can get it through amazon. "Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins: An Official Whitman Guidebook". Amazon has copies for as little as 8.00 used.

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