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Hello! A long time ago I bought a Roman coin. However, I have no idea whether it is real, which emperor is on it, from which time it is, etc.

The circumference is approximately 7 cm (2,76 inch), diameter approximately 2 cm (0,79 inch).

Any help? Thanks!



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It appears to be an antoninianus (a silver washed coin which was a debased version of the denarius, and used in the later Roman Empire; worth less than a denarius).

Emperor is almost certainly Carinus (reigned 283-285 AD) and the obverse legend therefore reads M AUR CARINVS NOB C AUG. The reverse is harder to determine but may be PIETAS AVG C (not sure...).

I've no reason to think it's not real.

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looks ok to me, silver washing seems to be more common than first thought in my opinion 

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