Roman Antoninianus w/ COA

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Roman Antoninianus w/ COA

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Yes, this successor to the denarius got a bummer of a name but back in the day they were worth two of the old denarius and each roughly twice the size. These impressive silver coins feature radiate crowns for the emperors and a crescent bust for the empresses to give a rather romantic Sun vs. Moon contrast between them. They were issued from the year 217 through the rest of the 3rd century. Our Ants will date from about 220 through 260, the era when they were issued in good silver and with strong designs. As with the denarius, each comes with a detailed certificate signed and authenticated by Rasiel Suarez, a world renowned expert in the field of Roman numismatics.

As an add-on option XRF analysis is now available with your COA. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a technology which can give the exact chemical makeup of an alloy. The data compiled is useful to the numismatist in many ways including as a tool to reveal forgeries, recording metallurgical trends in ancient economies and perhaps even pinpoint the location of the ores used in manufacture. 

Dirty Old Coins is the first numismatic firm that offers this state of the art service to the public. Two tiers are available: a simple reading that tallies your coin's metallic makeup and a more in-depth analysis that adds multiple readings, spectral data, calibration settings and more.

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