Thursday, September 8, 2016

A cut denarius

I received an interesting cut denarius this week. I have not had a chance to ID the coin, but a first pass guess in one of the many Cr53s.
The coin details:
Weight = 1.63 grams
Diameter = 18 mm
The weight of the original coin is low at 3.2 to 3.6 grams depending on how close to half of the coin is here.
The silver coin was cut. Less than half of the edge is irregular. The bronze coins were broken. None of the half asses show cut marks.

 The cut coin fits in well with my half ass collection.


  1. This must be a 53/2, or possibly a symbol end variety. I find nothing in later issues with the artifact behind the far rider's head so I assume this may be a result of corrosion.

    1. Thanks for your comment! I went to your web site trying to find a match.