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Working on the Romans

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 6:53 pm
by Splitpin
While having my leg in the air, I've done a bit more than screenshots ... I've been working on cleaning some old roman coins I've had floating around for some time.
It's a long process, soak in distilled water for a week, agitate, rinse, and repeat..... for weeks, and no guarantee you will have anything of interest.

So far, the only one I have that can be verified by age and name (by a coin dude) is from 338 AD ....which confuses me..... how long ago was 338AD ?
I get the AD thing, but the birth of Jesus is subject to debate...so, is there an approximation?

The AD338 coin was minted when ....."Constantine II (Latin: Flavius Claudius Constantinus; February 316 – 340) was a Roman emperor from 337 to 340. Son of Constantine the Great and co-emperor alongside his brothers, his attempt to exert his perceived rights of primogeniture led to his death in a failed invasion of Italy in 340."

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I still have a few more to do.....

Re: Working on the Romans

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 7:52 pm
by emfrat
Splitpin wrote:So far, the only one I have that can be verified by age and name (by a coin dude) is from 338 AD ....which confuses me..... how long ago was 338AD ?
I get the AD thing, but the birth of Jesus is subject to debate...so, is there an approximation?


As my late great mate Jim Doran (he flew Hurricanes late in WW2) liked to say "That's been going on since Pontius was a pilot"
I thought this website was explaining it well, until I read the last sentence on the page. :wub:
https://www.diffen.com/difference/AD_vs_BC

ATB, Mike

Re: Working on the Romans

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2023 3:28 am
by Fozzer
Well done, Split!
We Brits, (me, in England), have a long association with our Roman Chums!
https://www.britannica.com/place/Roman- ... an-Britain
Some magnificent buildings, and, of course, our present road system!
They didn't stop here for long, AD43 - AD410, but their imprint can be seen everywhere!
The present A4103 Roman Road lies a mile north of me, and I travel its route through my local countryside on many occasions!
The Roman Chariots always accompany me, on my rides!
Followed by the Norwegians, Normans, and Anglo-Saxons.
A wonderful part of our history...
...and me...a very Ancient Briton!
I'm very proud of our British History...
...and my British Name...
Fosbery, (Fosbury). An Iron-Age "Hill Fort (Bury)" in Wiltshire, England, populated by the "Fos" Tribe!

Paul Fosbery..... :wink2: .... :wink2: ....!

Re: Working on the Romans

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:14 pm
by Charl
I have a money Box.
I could've sworn there was a Roman coin in there.
Meantime I'll see your Roman coin, and raise you 250 Roubles.
Not quite
2023
338
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1685 years old, but kinda exotic.

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The older notes tend to be the size of small blankets.