John Conduitt Posted February 8 · Supporter Share Posted February 8 I have a coin that I think is meant to be a Clodius Albinus sestertius (RIC IV, 54A), D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, with Minerva reverse, MINER PACIF COS II S C. There are traces of the SC in a different light but not much else of the legend. But I have zero experience with sestertii. I have two, one of Claudius and one of Commodus, neither of which is like this (or each other, for that matter). This one has straighter edges than I’d have expected, but they appear not to be filed and there's no obvious seam. It’s rather brassy, which seems reasonable, but other examples often aren't. It has signs of corrosion and has some strange hard red-brown and green deposits, which do not budge (although I haven't tried chemicals). It’s also a bit light at 29mm and 18.00g. It should be 31mm and 22g, but there is a lot of variation. I imagine there are a few fakes of these. Is it obviously wrong? Thank you 8 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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