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At the same coinshow in Lyon I was talking about in this other topic

I acquired another RR denarius that I like very much for its style and black patina, even though it has not the perfect centering one would expect


Mn. Acilius Glabrio, Denarius - Rome mint, 49 BC
Laureate head of Salus right, SALVTIS behind
MN ACILIVS III. VIR VALETVALBINVS BRVTI F, Valetudo standing left holding snake and resting on a column
3.98 gr - 18,5 mm
Ref : HCRI # 16, RCV # 412, RSC, Acilia # 8, Crawford # 442/1


Comments welcome and post whatever inspires you or black patinas on silver


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Here is one with black patina that will not put yours to shame, but it is an interesting coin.



Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus 54 BC. Rome

Denarius AR

20 mm, 2,74 g

[LIBERTAS], bust of Libertas to right / Consul L. Junius Brutus, between two lictors, preceded by accensus, all walking to left; [BRVTVS] in exergue.

Crawford 433/1; BMCRR Rome 3862; RSC Junia 31.

@Michael Stolthad a very interesting point - if it's not the core of a fourre = caused by the low weight of the coin (indeed  I couldn't find an example with a similar weight).

But checking the coin in hand, it looks like silver, with dark toning and quite thin. I am a little confused.


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I'm unclear on why we might expect good centering on these.  



When it comes to black silver, my best is the Caracalla as Caesar from Caesarea.  The white in the photo is glare.  The surfaces are evenly, shiny black.  Photographing these requires making choices of which none are fully satisfactory.



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