Friday, December 25, 2009





Country Roman
Type or era Republican
Coin type Denarius
Mint Rome
Issued by L.VALERIVS ACISCVLVS
Issued by Lucius Valerius Acisculus
Title of issuer IIIVIR ?
Mint Date -45
Weight 4.19 - this coin
Weight - max 4.45 - other coins
Weight - min 3.39
Weight - avg 3.78
Weight - st dev 0.22
Diameter - max
Diameter - min
Diameter - max 23.0
Diameter - min 17.0
Diameter - avg 19.56
Diameter-st dev 1.26
Metal Ar
Serrated N
Cr 474 / 1a
BMCRR 4099 Type I 4099 - 4104
Sear: #, VF, EF 469 / 1
RSC: #, VF, EF Valeria 17
CRR 998
CRI 90
NMWar 1336 - 1338 1339 - 1340
NMCr -
Orientation
Orientation 12, 3, 9, 7:30, 1:30, 11, 5, 4, 2 - other coins
Purchased from Kunker
Purchase date 10/16/2008
Grade EF
Grade fast vorz├╝glich/vorz├╝glich aEF / EF small scratch on obv
Centering
Strike well struck from new dies, good details on obv & rev
Flan flaws small crack at 4:00 on obv & rev
Style typical,
Patination
Damage scratch on obv
Obverse Apollo
Reverse Europa on Bull
Obverse head of Apollo Soranus R, diademed, hair in ringlets, above - star, behind & below - ACISCVLVS, behind - double headed ax
Reverse female figure (Europa?) seated on bull walking R, she holds her veil in both hands & it floats over her head, In Ex - L.VALERIVS
Obverse dies 72
Reverse dies 80
No VCoins 2
No CNG 10
No WW 4
Coin Arch 39
V Cat
Total found 64

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