First Silver of the year!

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First Silver of the year!

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Good Afternoon all,

I've managed to find my first silver of the year. Ploughed field. only about an inch deep. Found with my Euro Ace.

I've identified it as Caius Naevius Balbus Silver Denarius Serratus, but wanted to see if this was correct. It weighs 3.4 grams.
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A friend also found this oddity. I can find similar online, but nothing that is an exact match. It appears to be a coin used as a pendant / medallion. Sorry for no scale, but I am just awaiting confirmation of the diameter.
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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Antonius Balbus serratus denarius.

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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Allectus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Antonius Balbus serratus denarius.

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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Allectus wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Antonius Balbus serratus denarius.

A ;)
I was close then, just a little off the mark! Thanks for steering me in the right direction!

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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Very nice coin. A good start to the year. ::g
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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Nice Republican Denarius.
2,100 years old.
Well Found, ::g
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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Great coin with lots of character ::g
The other find looks like a Queen Victoria jubilee medallion-1887ad
I haven’t spotted your one yet ::g
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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Interesting theory about the reason for serrated edge denarii coins:

Roman Serrated Denarii

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Re: First Silver of the year!

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Detectski wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Interesting theory about the reason for serrated edge denarii coins:

Roman Serrated Denarii
I was reading this earlier too! It seems pretty plausible. Or maybe we just want to believe that rather than they put the serrations in simply for decoration... :-L

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