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No idea about this coin but it looks old. Does anyone know anything about this coin? Please.

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  • It could be a coin from ancient Rome, or a modern reproduction of such a coin. The key to identifying and evaluating these coins is being able to read the inscriptions. If I squint I think I see IMP CAES T AEL .... AVG PIVS. Can you read them completely, and post them here?

    A sample below has some of the features of your coin.

    These coins typically sell for $100 to $200 US dollars. The condition of your coin, if it is genuine, would limit its value substantially.

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  • From my view, it reads IMP CAES TAELHA _ _ _, with the rest as Paul Richards notes.

    After entering in the words TAE on Forum Ancient Coins, and narrowing it down to possibly Antoninus Pius. This is the inscription I found that has a possibility.

    IMPCAESTAELHADRIANTONINVSAVGPIVS

    I have seen some experts whom are able to tell the emperor depicted on a coin just by looking at his face, unfortunately, I am not one of them, honestly, they all look very identical with a few exceptions such as Nero.

    Also, I am a little skeptical of your coin being a genuine one from Ancient Rome in my opinion, as the patina or dirt on the coin seems odd, and the sides are a near perfect circle condition, which most Roman Coins aren't in.

    If possible, would you be able to retake a photo of the coin with the guy's head, I could give it another try if I can read the wording better.

    Joshua

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  • Gave it a clean to read it

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  • Hi,

    Firstly, how did you clean it?

    Secondly, while cleaning Roman coins are "acceptable" to collectors as there is plenty of dirt on it, the dirt on it previously made it attractive and easy to read. Now, it is harder to read, and there are red stains all over the coin. I asked only to retake a photo, not clean it..

    I am also still skeptical about the coin's authenticity, especially as a result of the red showing.

    In my option, which not everyone shares and agrees with, your coin, whether real or fake has lost some of its value as previously with the dirt, it created a contrast between the writing and the face, making it easier to read, while currently, the writing is blurred into the surface, and the coin turned red.

    At least please send a photo of the other side of the coin, and please do not clean it any more?

    Joshua

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  • Joshua Lee the red is a cleaning compound which cleans off. The value to me is unimportant as it is a collection I am keeping to leave to my son.

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  • Here is a listing from a 2017 auction. It has the type of coin (Sestertius) and Roman emperor (Antoninus Pius). It has the coin inscription: IMP T AEL CAES ....

    But it is a different coin, as shown in the photo.

    I agree with Joshua that your coin is probably a reproduction.

    ===== Auction Listing Below ======

    Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann) - Auction 51, Lot 531

    ANTONINUS PIUS (138-161). Sestertius. Rome. Obv: IMP T AEL CAES HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS. Bare head right. Rev: P M TR POT COS II / S - C. Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia; modius to left, altar to right. RIC 529. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 23.64 g. Diameter: 31 mm. Estimate: 50 EUR...

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