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Unknown Ancient Coin

I found this coin going through my collection, so I have researched it. I only found coins similar to it. I wonder what symbol is below the head and what the coin is.

8 months ago

I do not know. You might post this coin at COIN TALK, where Doug Smith and other experts hang out daily. They would know by simple inspection. I would have to see the coin in order to read all of the inscriptions and then do an inscription search. 


See for instance 
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/search.html
and
http://numismatics.org/ocre/identify 

I can tell you easily enough that the coin _looks like_ a Roman republic denarius. The reverse is a quadric, a four-horse chariot, driven by the goddess Roma.   Whether the coin is _genuine_ or not is another question entirely. 

8 months ago

Hi Mike here. If your going to collect these buy a book that will help you. To see if it's real bring it to a dealer they may have a book there to check it. They do make fake of these coins so that's important. If you don't have a dealer by you you will have to send it in to make sure. It's a nice coin good luck with it. Mike.

8 months ago

Thanks! I haven't been able to find it online yet. Just trying to figure out the symbol beneath the head on the first picture.

8 months ago

I tried to search a site with a lot of ancient coins on it, but the closest I could get is this... Apollo/Chariot coin. A Denarius. If coins were struck individually then they could differ with each coin. According to the site, Apollo's bust is above a lightning bolt.
It looks like the image I have is not loading. 
Try http://esty.ancients.info/numis/intro2.html . You should be able to see the image.



8 months ago

@CoinFan2017

I tried to search a site with a lot of ancient coins on it, but the closest I could get is this... Apollo/Chariot coin. A Denarius. If coins were struck individually then they could differ with each coin. According to the site, Apollo's bust is above a lightning bolt.
It looks like the image I have is not loading. 
Try http://esty.ancients.info/numis/intro2.html . You should be able to see the image.



 It seems to me after further research, the coin is a denarius with minerva holding trophy and spear. The obverse looks like the head of apollo. The thing that I haven't figured out is the symbol underneath apollo's head. I am wondering that since I haven't been able to find this exact coin, that it is possible that it might be fake. Hopefully this helps.

8 months ago
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