Featured roman coin?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by m3ltdown, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. m3ltdown

    m3ltdown Active Member


    Purchased this coin at a carboot/flee market for £2

    any information or ideas about the coin is welcome its in very bad condition and probably worth £1 any help or advice its greatly appreciated.

  2. Mat

    Mat Well-Known Member

    Hi, search for "GLORIA EXERCITUS" for more info, this is a 4th c Follis. Not sure of which emperor without seeing the other side.
  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    One note of caution: there's a lot of repros of these out there. Worth a quid, tho'.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I always envy Britons that they do now & then unearth what the Romans left behind. Would think the odds of a coin like this - unless the back is blank - being genuine are better than they would be in the US.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yes and no. One of our newspapers, for example, gave away replicas and you can buy them in souvenir shops!

    There's an awful lot of Roman stuff out there. I bought glass the other week and I dig tile up in my garden.
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    :android::depressed::greedy::grumpy::hurting::sour::turtle::D with......
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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    We take it for granted, sorry. ;) I used to walk past the Roman Wall on my way to work every day. I'd reach out and touch it. I swear the thing talked to me. There's a local church, which is more recent: it's about 12th or 13th century. But bits of its walls include Roman worked stone.
  8. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think people felt that way when I lived in Albany NY. People up there thought less than nothing about victorian houses or antiques,theyve been settled there so long old stuff is everywhere. . There was a convenience store in a 1780s church ! Coming from florida,I was blown away by it all yet the locals were like "Meh" !
  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    A Yank's notion of 'old' is pathetic to a Brit, or a European, not to mention a Chinese.
  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

  11. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    As a wee lad,about 14, I visited, from England,relatives in rural NJ. They took me to lots of sights and sites, but I had to be polite about the 'old' places, my house (parents house) was built around 1700, there was a castle knocked about a bit in the English Civil War just down the road and old was just normal to me.

    The modern things and the strange American things like blueberry pie, ice cream sodas, the strange money and the Navy Day air show at Lakehurst were much bigger hits.
  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Traffic circles (roundabouts) were a novelty here a while back. Some people loving them, others, who kept going round & round, not so much. One English visitor said to me, Everything's so big. Even the apples are big. (We were standing next to an outdoor produce display.)

    What I want to know is, when I watch programs made by the BBC and there is a street scene, I'm always struck by how immaculate the street is, as though it had been scrubbed. Does it really look like that?
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  13. Tanya

    Tanya Member

    Or the Middle East! Coming from Boston I thought we had nice historic buildings but I visit family there yearly and a late 1700s house is hardly historic :)
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I also thought of Syria, Iran, the whole Mediterranean, Rome, Greece. Thought a few representative places would make the point. Africa has less only because a lot of the material didn't survive well. In the US, we have an abundance of fossils in places, including New Jersey.
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  15. Sparky

    Sparky Member

    It's even worse on the west coast of the US. "Old" here is anything before 1950 lol!
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  16. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    Funny Sparky. The first time I was in CA was the summer I got my drivers license, before you were born. Some of my teen friends and I drove there from Alabama. We saw they were building Disney World and stayed at del Coronado before it was fashionable. There were no interstates and except for the Spanish influence looked like much of the US. We stopped and gambled in Vegas on the way. BTW, we drove much of Route 66 to get there.
    Question: Would you allow your teens daughters drive across the country today by themselves?
  17. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    how immaculate the street is, as though it had been scrubbed.

    Regular rain plus street sweeping machines help. It is a different picturer after some public event, the British can be as messy as anyone.
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  18. m3ltdown

    m3ltdown Active Member


    Hello, all thank you for your detailed replies this is the other side, i am considering listing this on ebay, what should i put as the title?

    thank you so much for educating me :)
  19. m3ltdown

    m3ltdown Active Member

    Please note, i have zoomed in and this is alot smaller then it looks, the coin is actually only half an inc long.
  20. m3ltdown

    m3ltdown Active Member


    This is another photo its very hard to zoom in and screenshot on my huawei phone without the phone shaking, if anyone requires more photos please do let me know.
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