Hughie Dwyer Posted February 13 · Member Share Posted February 13 (edited) Hello all, Being new to collecting, I often encounter difficulties when trying to research my coins and the Empire itself. Usually, I work around them and everything works out fine. However, there has been one problem hanging over me for some time: Back when I first started collecting, I bought a lot of uncleaned/unresearched coins from the Late Roman Empire (not worth it in my opinion) and I have now come to the point that I feel I must properly identify them. I know the basics of each coin (e.g. the emperor, the obverse, the reverse) but finding the mints and the 'RIC value' seems impossible. At last, after many hours of research, I have come to the FORVM to ask for the assistance from more experienced members. I have a few questions: What do you do if you can't properly identify a coin? Can you always Identify a coin/a coin's mint? How do I know if I have identified the right emperor? This sounds like a silly question but, to me, most of the portraits look the same and some of the coins don't have a readable legend to go by. I will post pictures of the coins soon Thanks in advance for any help - it is much appreciated! Many thanks, Hugh Edited February 13 by Hughie Dwyer 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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