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bobcartree 04-06-2020 07:49 PM

Is this a real ROMA coin thats what it say
 
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i do not know but this coin looks real and if it is what's it doing in a park ,check it out , or i could have gotten it down by the river :wow:

BottleCapKing 04-07-2020 11:00 AM

I am guessing that big "R" stamped into the back of it means it is a replica.

Tom_in_CA 04-07-2020 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by BottleCapKing (Post 3210280)
I am guessing that big "R" stamped into the back of it means it is a replica.

No no no ! That "R" is a clear abbreviation for "Roman". And is a clear indication that the Romans were here before the Native Americans, before the Europeans, Before the Asians, etc.... QUICK ! Alert the archaeologists and the "America Unearthed" Hollywood show people ! :laughing:

BottleCapKing 04-07-2020 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA (Post 3210289)
No no no ! That "R" is a clear abbreviation for "Roman". And is a clear indication that the Romans were here before the Native Americans, before the Europeans, Before the Asians, etc.... QUICK ! Alert the archaeologists and the "America Unearthed" Hollywood show people ! :laughing:


You know, we east coasters are totally jealous of your west coast Roman coins... You guys have it all... Gold, Roman coins...

Tom_in_CA 04-07-2020 11:20 AM

But seriously now : Even if it WAS an "ancient coin", this wouldn't be the first time that ancient coins have shown up in the oddest places. And as odd as it may sound, it DOESN'T mean it was an "ancient loss".

Because old coins (yes, even ancient ones) have circulated in collector circles since time immortal. And it's entirely possible (though rare) that they could be lost in modern times. FOR EXAMPLE :

1) In my neighborhood as an 8th grader with my first metal detector, I found an 1870s coin on the curb-strips in my neighborhood. EVEN THOUGH my neighborhood wasn't built till the late 1950s. How did I know it was a modern loss ? EASY: It was still in the bezzle. Doh !

2) As a kid, a family friend gave me a Roman coin, that he had brought back after a tourist visit (years earlier, in the late 1960s) as a tourist to the Holy Land. Apparently you could buy ancient coins from roadside tourist vendor stands, even then, at $1 each, blah blah. So .... what's to have stopped me, as a kid back in the USA, from having gone out and lost that coin here in modern USA ?

3) Returning veterans of WWI and WWII were known to have brought back souvenirs , which included coins. Yes even vintage coins, from the countries they visited. And "old coin collecting" is not a new human-instinct-phenomenon. Thus yes, they sometimes returned with vintage coins from all around Europe and the middle-east.

Is it odd that some of them could have ended up in some odd-ball sand-box or park or whatever ? Sure. But odd stuff happens. I knew a guy who found a shallow seated quarter from the dry sand of a tourist beach, while plying for modern change and jewelry. How did he know it was a modern loss (versus a loss from the seated era ) ? Easy : It was still in the plastic sleeve, with the price tag on it, from a nearby coin/stamp store. Doh !

diggin4clad 04-07-2020 11:21 AM

100% modern replica.

Tom_in_CA 04-07-2020 11:42 AM

I am also reminded of the repeated stories of the md'rs on Florida beaches, who have occasionally found "cobs" while plying the beaches with their metal detectors. Pretty cool, eh ? :shock: But imagine their wilted willy when they find out they've found one of those replica coins sold in the Mel Fisher Atocha museum tourist store. Doh ! :roll:

bobcartree 04-07-2020 12:01 PM

thanks everyone , i try to fine online , they sell a lot of these coins , could not find this one so this is a replica , well its the first for me of this kind


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