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recognize this coin

 
 
Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 11:42 pm
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/scan0002-3.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/scan0001-2.jpg

my son has this coin. he is not certain, but thinks it is roman.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 03:25 am
I was going to say, it looks like a very badly mangled old British penny, but then I noticed the big N or Z on it, so it's not that.

But the figure on the front looks a bit like Britannia with her shield.

Probably this is very wide of the mark.

(edit)

These all have the figure facing to the right.

http://www.ukcoinpics.co.uk/pen3.html
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 09:29 am
i should have measured the coin for size, but forgot to. i will email my son and ask for that info.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 09:57 am
thanks, mctag. those are interesting pictures.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 01:04 pm
This kind of looks like it...

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/coins/barbarous_015.html
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 02:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
Where did he get it, Edgar?

I'm wondering if it's an Indian coin (from India). The goddess with the multiple arms.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 02:32 pm
@Reyn,
i am not clear on where it came from. he said his own research makes him think it's roman, from some distant part of the empire.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 02:39 pm
The Romans occupied England for some time, in fact under London is a huge mass of tunnels and former residences. At least I think it's London, so it's possible it was the currency the Romans used while they were in England.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 02:41 pm
i just read on one website that a mint mark of n on a roman coin means it came from turkey.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 06:28 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee307/edgarblythe/scan0002-3.jpg

This is what it looks like to me: 'Shiva', if you look close at the outlines of the body lines.

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/india/religion/pictures/shiva.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2009 06:31 pm
shiva is much too sexy for my son's coin, i think.
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Stugotz
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 06:07 pm
@Reyn,
There is a way to remove the years of soil and grime from these old coins. You take the coin and immerse it in oilve oil for at least a week. Then you remove it and using a tooth brush you gently remove centuries of smutz, and the stamped figure may appear clearer. Be aware that some coins hold more value with the original patina on them, so choose wisely.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 06:24 pm
So far it looks like Ceili's match-up is spot-on.
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