1797 George III milled gold third guinea
What I think I see on the obverse, letters suggesting “…M ANTONINVS…” that can sort of be made out between 7:00 & 10:00 on the
obverse, I think this may well be a Denarius of Marcus Aurelius, either late during the time he was Caesar to Antoninus Pius or early
in his rule as Augustus – this based on the short, neat beard as opposed to the long and scraggly-tending beard in his later portraits.
It might also be Antoninus Pius – I give a couple possible comparative examples below. Unfortunately, silver was never a specific
goal for me in collecting, so the examples I have are sparse and nothing that matches yours exactly. The obverse of yur piece also
appears to have been somewhat double-struck – you can see doubling in the nose – and that is seldom good news for legend readers.
The guys have made a great start to the 2nd half of the season. Boston Beau popped our first gold with a sweet George III milled and
then a crisp Roman silver. Wash Tom’s crew found a new Roman silver hoard on more new land a farmer asked us to seach this
season. Mo Dan’s found the first 3 and called the guys overto help search the area. In the end they got 14 Roman silvers and Dan
ended up with 6 by himself. They were very closed togther and therefore reported to the museum as hoard. Our Roman expert
Mark Lehman has ID’d all of them and the date spread is again very closely linked.
Texas Tom’s Scottish medieval hammered coin star design gold chain – reported as treasure to museum
Total weight of 3 links 1.58g
Mindy’s c10th Saxon stirrup mount – Type 9 human mask type
|Hoard 14 – 3.28g,19mm
Septimius Severus (193-211) SEVERVS AVG [PART MAX?] laureate head right / [VICT AETERN?] Victory hovering left holding garland above shield set on base. Struck 200, RIC 170; RSC 670.
|Hoard 13- 2.70g, 19mm
Vespasian (69-79) [IMP C]AESAR VESPASIANV[S AVG] (counter-clockwise) laureate head of Vespasian right / TR POT X COS VIII naked radiate figure standing facing atop rostral column, struck 79. RIC (119 old vol II)- 1064-5; RSC 559. It should be obvious that this does nt belong to the same hoard/loss as all the similarly encrusted Antonine and Severan denarii from up to a century and a half later.
|Hoard 12– 3.07g, 20mm
. Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus (193-217) IV[LIA] AVGVSTA draped bust right / HILARITAS Hilaritas standing left holding palm-branch and cornucopiae, Caracalla and Geta as children to her left and right. Struck 208, RIC 557; RSC 79
|Hoard 11 – 2.67g, 19mm
Your photo of the reverse is upside-down – the legend is VOTA PVBLICA – who’s on the obverse is a bit more challenging question, although it looks like one of the youthful Severans.
|Hoard 9 &10 – 6.91g,17mm (one coin dia)
only part of one coin’s obverse is visible, it looks like it may be “[A]NTON[…] indicating probably Caracalla, reverse is two standing figures and legend is too badly obscured to read, but I suspect it’s a duplicate of # 6 and the reverse is PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS. 9b reverse is FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas likely standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae and obverse is too well covered by 9a to be readable at all. Both pieces are almost certainly from the Severan era since that’s pretty much when all the others are on the time line, except for Trajan, of course, and Antoninus Pius. The Severan era included quite a few individuals, both male and female, between 193-238.
|Hoard 8 – 3.17g, 17mm
. I think what little of the portrait is visible suggests Antoninus Pius, 139-161 – reverse totally obscured but seems to be a figure (possibly Victory) standing or walking left holding object (wreath?) in outstretched right hand.
|Hoard 7 – 3.18g, 18mm
Septimius Severus, 193-212. [SEVERVS] PIVS AVG / [VICT] PART MAX Victory walking left holding wreath and palm, Mint of Rome, 204.
|Hoard 6 – 3.06g, 18mm
Caracalla as Caesar – 195-198. Obverse legend is probably [M AVR ANTON] CAES PONTIF. The reverse is PRINCIPI IVV[ENTVTIS] Caracalla in military garb standing left holding baton and scepter, trophy to his right. Mint of Rome, 197, RIC 13, RSC 505.
|Hoard 5 – 3.28g,18mm
. (young) Caracalla ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / FELICITAS AVGG. Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae (the 2 G’s indicates two co-Augusti, Caracalla and Septimius) Mint of Rome 205 A.D., RIC 124, RSC 64.
|Hoard 4 – 2.48g,15mm
Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus and mother of Caracalla (and Geta) so her coins’ time frame is 193-217. Obverse: [IVLIA] AVGVSTA. The reverse is IVNO [REGI]NA Juno standing left with peacock at her feet. This type was issued at both Rome and Laodicea (in the mid east) they can only be told apart by style – this appears to be a Rome mint product.
|Hoard 3 – 3.46g, 17mm
Posthumous issue for Faustina the younger by her husband Marcus Aurelius – Faustina II died in 175 and M. Aurelius outlived her until 181 – so that’s the time frame, 175-181. Again, the reverse is so profoundly encrusted that it’s not possible to determine the reverse type
|Hoard 2 – 2.89g,18mm
Trajan, 96-117, Mars advancing left carrying trophy and holding spear. Not enough of the reverse legend is clear to date it accurately, but the reverse reads something like this: P M TR P (xxx) COS (x VI) P P S P Q R – This seems to be the only piece which does not date to the Severan era in this batch.
|Hoard 1 – 3.17g, 17mm
Faustina the elder, wife of Antoninus Pius and mother of Faustina the younger. Posthumous issue by Antoninus pius, Faustina died 141 so it dates between 141-160. Reverse is too profoundly encrusted to determine type, although it might have the legend AVGVSTA (if so, the photo is upside-down) otherwise, it’s a legend ending in “AVG” and could be any of literally dozens of types.
|Non hoard coin – 4thC Roman silver coin sent for ID
This is a silique of Arcadius, 383-408 AD. It’s from the mint of Milan, 397-402 AD.
This is quite a decent piece
Stunning condition 1625 -32 Charles 1st gold Unite coin weight
Obv CARO REX
Rev Crown R XXs , Crown I counter mark
Ref Withers 908