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Obverse of Byzantine Gold Solidus
Obverse of Byzantine Gold Solidus
Reverse of Byzantine Gold Solidus
Reverse of Byzantine Gold Solidus
Obverse of Kushan Gold Stater
Obverse of Kushan Gold Stater

Reverse of Kushan Gold Stater
Reverse of Kushan Gold Stater

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Fancy a Challenge? - Help us to Identify Our Coins
We always have a few coins in stock which we have not yet fully identified, if you can beat us to it, we will buy you a pint. Although we can identify most coins instantly on sight, and fully identify others with a few minutes research or reference, there are others which we do not instantly recognise, and which need more time consuming work. We tend to put these aside until we have enough spare time, but this can mean that it gets almost indefinitely postponed as we tend to be busy, and never get enough spare time. If you fancy a challenge, and would like to beat us to it, then have a go.
If you wish, we also give you a credit, an honorary mention, for your achievement.

Reverse the Trend
All day every day, we get telephone calls from people expecting us to be able to identify and value their coins, unseen, from a telephone description, at no charge. We decided to turn the tables, and invite the rest of the rest of the world to do our work for us. Of course, we don't expect you to do it for nothing, so we are offering a bounty for each coin correctly identified, even if its only a beer. As mentioned above, we will also credit you by publishing your name here if you wish us to do so.
If any of the coins shown are part of your collecting or dealing speciality, then it could be a quick and easy way to earn a drink.

Histamenon Nomisma22.5 - 23.5Gold4.45Christ Enthroned / Virgin Mary Crowning Emperor

Diameter = millimetres
Weight = Grams

Partial Identification - Update 30th December 2006
At first we thought this was a Byzantine gold solidus, it is actually a "Histamenon Nomisma".
It appears similar to a coin of John 1 Tzimisces, 969 - 976 AD, Sear 1786 / 7.
It is in fact Romanus III Argyrus.

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We will also archive previous ""Identify Our Coin" pages as required, and place a link to the each new archive page, linkeg above.

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