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Can you tell me if this is authentic or a reproduction?

I bought this from ebay many years ago. It was advertised as a Julia Domna ancient Roman coin. It was shiny silver color when I bought it, and now it has developed a patina.

Wondering if it is authentic or not. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!!


  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭
    edited June 6, 2023 9:32AM

    Looks fine. Toning is not a bad thing. RIC 546. http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.ss.546

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks genuine to me. It’s had some harsh cleaning, but as a near neophyte in ancient coins, that judgement might be too harsh.

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