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real or fourré denarius ?


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I bought this denarius 12 years ago for a fourré because the weight was to little. I liked the quality and the price,so... but now I have some doubts.

Comparing coins on the web, I found a coin in OCRE with about the same weight (2,62 gr - American Numismatic Society). On the coin I see no signs of a fourré.

What's your opinion ? Show your Divo Pio coins, please

RIC III Marcus Aurelius 441, 17 mm, 2,67 gr, die ax 6 h.

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Those late Antonine coins -- especially of Commodus -- can be lightweight. I don't see anything to suggest yours is fourrée. Here's a posthumous issue for Antoninus Pius.

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Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
Roman AR denarius, 3.26g, 17.2 mm, 5 h.
Rome, AD 161.
Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, ustrinum of four tiers decorated with garlands and statues and surmounted by a quadriga.
Refs: RIC 438; BMCRE 60-64; RSC 164a; RCV 5193; MIR 24.
Notes: Also struck with a right-facing bare head (no drapery) portrait.

 

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Yes looks good to me too...The 3 nicks around the periphery would show a different base metal and from the photos it looks silver. 

Nice looking op coin!

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Divus Antoninus Pius. Died 161 AD. AR Denarius (3.21 gm, 18mm). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 AD.

Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bareheaded bust right, slight drapery.
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with garlands, surmounted by facing quadriga.
RIC 438 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27/4-12 (Aurelius); RSC 164a. VF.

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