maridvnvm Posted December 9, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 9, 2022 I recently got distracted from my collecting focus and bought a handful of coins that just apeealed to me but had nothing really to do with my collection. The following coin grabbed my attention and mainly the slightly unusual portrait. I originally thought the the eyebrow was some form of die break but having spent a bit of time researching I believe that it is pretty much as engraved apart from a bit of wear. I came to this conclusion after finding a double die match example. My new coin:- Elagabalus denarius Obv:- IMP ANTONINVS AVG Laureate and draped bust right Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P Fortuna seated left on throne, holding rudder set on globe in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left; below throne, wheel. Minted in Rome. A.D. 219 Reference:- RSC 149. RIC 19. BMCRE 96. Weight 3.173g. 18.94mm. 180 degrees Here is the bouble die match example for comparison. I suspect that these were struck fairld close in time to each other as you can the die preparation scratches to the right of the chin. 11 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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