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roman coin?

found in italy (tuscany) after a thunderstorm in ~2010. measurements in cm

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  • Hi Andrea ---

    wow. If it is real, your coin is valuable. The one in my picture sold for $13000 US dollars. Check it against this description of the genuine coin in my picture:

    Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 18    Auction date: 18 December 2021
    Lot number: 2546

    Price realized: 12,550 CHF   (Approx. 13,607 USD / 12,070 EUR / 10,260 GBP)
    Lot description:

    Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.14 g, 6 h), with L. Livineius Regulus, Rome, 42. Laureate head of Caesar to right; to left, laurel branch; to right, winged caduceus. Rev. L•LIVINEIVS / REGVLVS Bull charging right. Babelon (Julia) 57 and (Livineia) 1. Crawford 494/24. CRI 115. RBW 1730. Sydenham 1106. A beautifully toned example with a splendid portrait and a fine pedigree. Struck slightly off center and with some light scratches, otherwise, about extremely fine.

    Ex Roma XVIII, 29 September 2019, 972 and from the collection of Prof. A. Signorelli, Santamaria, 4 June 1952, 903.

    Starting price: 2000 CHF 

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  • thank you for the reply Paul!

    I notice a small "R" under the letter "g" in REGVLVS, which is not present in your picture. Is it possible that it stands for "reproduction"?

    Thank you again, 

    Andrea

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  • I don't know what the R means, but it does not mean 'reproduction.' Patterns of ancient coins vary widely.

    Three things for you to do:

    > Get a precise weight from a jeweler. Check it against the description of the genuine coin.

    > Ask a jeweler to do an XRF analysis to determine metallic composition. It should be silver.

    > Seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person inspection.

    If all these come out positive, it is probably genuine. If not, it's a fake.

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