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6 Roman Silver Billon Coins, Sea-Salvaged

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6 Roman Silver Billon Coins, Sea-Salvaged
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Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A collection of 6 ancient silver billon coins that are fused together into stacked groups of 4 and 2 coins due to environmental exposures. These coins are likely from a hoard or sea salvage, as they are held together with sediment concretion with signs of weathering to peripheries. The coin faces visible on the outside of the lumped stack each contain a Roman emperor's bust in profile, including the radiate head of Nero. Size (coins): 1" Diameter (2.5 cm); (large stack): 1.5" L (3.8 cm); silver quality: 77%; weight: 41.9 grams

Provenance: ex-Provos collection, Bremen, Germany, acquired prior to 1990

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#170012
Condition
Coins are fused together into 2 masses. Concreted sediments holding coins together and only 3 coin faces are fully visible. Piece of a coin attached to largest group. Chips and fissures to coins.
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6 Roman Silver Billon Coins, Sea-Salvaged

Estimate $600 - $900
Jun 02, 2022
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Starting Price $300
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0019: 6 Roman Silver Billon Coins, Sea-Salvaged

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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $300
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Lot 0019 Details

Description
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Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A collection of 6 ancient silver billon coins that are fused together into stacked groups of 4 and 2 coins due to environmental exposures. These coins are likely from a hoard or sea salvage, as they are held together with sediment concretion with signs of weathering to peripheries. The coin faces visible on the outside of the lumped stack each contain a Roman emperor's bust in profile, including the radiate head of Nero. Size (coins): 1" Diameter (2.5 cm); (large stack): 1.5" L (3.8 cm); silver quality: 77%; weight: 41.9 grams

Provenance: ex-Provos collection, Bremen, Germany, acquired prior to 1990

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#170012
Condition
...
Coins are fused together into 2 masses. Concreted sediments holding coins together and only 3 coin faces are fully visible. Piece of a coin attached to largest group. Chips and fissures to coins.

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