Corroded Roman coin for ID please. ID Gratian.

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Corroded Roman coin for ID please. ID Gratian.

Post by Wigeon » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 pm

Out with my mate The Fenman today. We had only field margin to detect owing to growing crops.
We both bagged a roman. His is in much better condition than mine though.

This one is pretty far gone so not expecting the emperor to be identified, however an estimate of the period would be helpful in assessing what site we may have.

Initially I thought this may be a plated coin but now doubtful on that.

Emperor's bust facing right. On the reverse is a standing figure facing left.

Recovered from about four inches deep using the GMP and Tornado coil, with the noon settings.

Lots of small iron signals in the area, so the GMP came into its own in winkiling out the good signal.
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Re: Corroded Roman coin for ID please.

Post by statbloke » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 pm

I’d go for GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI

Gratian, Arles:

https://www.tesorillo.com/aes/031/031i.htm

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Re: Corroded Roman coin for ID please.

Post by Wigeon » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 pm

statbloke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 pm
I’d go for GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI

Gratian, Arles:

https://www.tesorillo.com/aes/031/031i.htm

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Thank you. I had not seen that reverse before, so had no idea where to start looking.
The obverse bust can be seen slightly clearer in the hand by playing the light on it and it certainly looks like the image of Gratian in the link you provided. ::g
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Re: Corroded Roman coin for ID please.

Post by statbloke » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm

It’s an unusual one off coin. One Emperor. One mint. I’d say a probably rather than a definite in that condition. It appears on the British Museum’s nummus training slides so must be one that appears regularly in Britain.
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Re: Corroded Roman coin for ID please.

Post by Lowland » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:17 pm

Hi wigeon,it’s got a great look to it ::g
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