Roman Provincial, Viminacium and Dacia, 2 Pack
Æ; each at ca. 28mm/12gm
Con/ Uncleaned; after appropriate cleaning, Very Fine+. Well struck and centered for both, beautiful green patinas.
As seen in the photo left to right:
Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior; uncertain emperor, Philip I? Rev/ PMS COL VIM; Moesia standing left, arms outstretched over bull on left facing right and a lion on right facing left; ANX? in exergue
Colonia Dacia, Moesia Superior, Trajan Decius
Obv/ IMP CMQ TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG; laur., draped & cuirassed bust right Rev/ PROVINCIA DACIA; figure of Dacia standing left, holding branch and scepter outstretched over eagle on left facing right and a lion on right facing left; AN V in exergue?
Seller's Note/ For every such Roman provincials we receive from our source in the Balkans, perhaps one out of forty is a Dacian issue; yes, they are that scarce, trust me!
For cleaning, I suggest that before you place these two coins in DW, you clean them dry, using the old "twist and flick technique." The mud on these two coins is as dry as dust and barely holding on to the surfaces. All you'll need to do is use a dull scalpel to press down hard at the edges of the dry dirt, then twist and flick...and the dirt should simply pop off from the surface, savvy?