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Offline Coriel

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Gloria Romanorum
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:48:12 PM »
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This is another coin that came in a lot of uncleaned. Apart from no discernable mint or Emperor's name, it seemed unusual. As far as I can tell the emperor dragging the poor captive is looking forward, and normally I think they are looking back over their victim, and he seems to have ribbons blowing backwards from his midriff. Apart from the badly preserved bits, it has quite nice details. I guessed at Gratian, as I can read a -US on the right of the head.

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Re: Gloria Romanorum
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:03:34 PM »
I am sure your Emperor is looking backwards. What may look like a nose is actually the ties for the diadem, which you can usually see on this issue. The bit that looks like ribbons may be the cape, though normally there is no cape shown, so these lines may be die defects or flan flaws.

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Re: Gloria Romanorum
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 10:02:59 AM »
Thanks Victor. Well, I suppose it wasn't so special after all!