CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN WHERE I CAN START TO FIND OUT ? THANKS FELLOW USERS!
UNSURE OF WHERE OR WHEN THIS COIN IS FROM ?
How about the reverse side. A little more information would help!3 years ago
send the image of both sides of the coin (?) to Ricardo De Leon Tallavas (firstname.lastname@example.org) if it is what I suspect but I hesitate to go out on a limb, too many people with saws!3 years ago
That coin doesn't appear to be ancient to me.3 years ago
Numismatist X stole the words right off of my tongue! It definitely looks old, but not ancient or medieval. It is a very interesting coin, I hoped the reverse said 'Cheese' so it would be a Ham and Cheese coin ;) I have not seen anything like it before. I would guess 1600's or 1700's3 years ago
Maybe it is not coin at all.3 years ago
What do you think it is? (don't worry, I don't have a saw)3 years ago
The photo is highly pixelated. Assuming it's authentic for a moment...It looks Roman. L VI might refer to Legion Six. The legions often overstruck their coinage, especially when stationed in Judea. Big speculation...this legion served along with Leg X during the troubled times of 70 AD and 130 AD. If real (BIG IF), and as I speculated, it's worth some $.
UPDATE: Additional info just fell in my lap. The Roman VI Ferrata Legion did serve in Judea. American Archaeology Abroad is conducting excavations this summer at Legio, the fortress of the VIth Legion. See: www.jezreelvalleyregionalproject.com for more info, if you can contact someone maybe they are familiar with this double counterstruck coin.3 years ago
if it is a newer coin, it could be a canadian token (like hudson bay's)3 years ago