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Mint Errors

Ancient coins dies were hand engraved and the coins were hand struck. Significant variation is normal and errors, including spelling errors, off center strikes, double strikes, etc. usually decrease, not increase, the value of ancient coins. On this page we will list only the more unusual errors, beyond those ordinarily expected.


Phaselis, Lycia, 500 - 466 B.C.

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Partial brockage obverse. The obverse was re-struck off-center over a brockage of the reverse, leaving two clear impressions.
GA83588. Silver tetrobol, SNGvA 4396, SNG Berry 1200 var. (ΦA above galley, Σ below), SNG Cop -, SNG Fitzwilliam -, VF, toned, tight flan, die wear, die cracks, partial brockage, weight 3.507 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 90o, Phaselis mint, 500 - 440 B.C.; obverse prow of war galley right in the form of a boar's forepart, partial brockage with incuse letters ΦA visible on obverse; reverse stern right, ΦAΣ above, all in incuse square; ex Roma Numismatics, e-sale 21 (31 Oct 2015), 368; $260.00 (231.40)


Roman Republic, M. Furius L.f. Philus, 119 B.C.

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.

This type commemorates the victory by Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus and Q. Fabius Maximus over the Allobrogoges and the Averni in Gaul in 121 B.C.
RR84584. Silver denarius, cf. SRCV I 156, Crawford 281/1, Sydenham 529, RSC I Furia 18 (normal reverse types), F, toned, weight 3.757 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, Rome mint, 119 B.C.; obverse MFOVRILF, laureate head of Janus; reverse incuse of obverse; $150.00 (133.50)


Islamic, Seljuqs Sultanate of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, 1192 - 1196, 1204-1210, Brockage

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Kaykhusraw I, the eleventh and youngest son of Kilij Arslan II, succeeded his father in 1192. He ruled 1192-1196 and 1205-1211, but had to fight his brothers for control of the Sultanate. He married a granddaughter of the Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos. In 1207 he seized Antalya from its Frankish garrison and furnished the Seljuq state with a port on the Mediterranean. According to Niketas Choniates, he was killed in single combat by Theodore I Laskaris, the emperor of Nicaea, during the Battle of Antioch on the Meander.Seljuqs of Rum
ME65438. Bronze fals, cf. Album 1202, Mitchiner WOI 957, Zeno OCD 121946 (all same type, not brockages), VF, brockage, weight 3.135 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 0o, obverse horseman right, sword in right at shoulder, star at each side of his head, ornament below; reverse incuse of obverse (normal reverse is Arabic script); $95.00 (84.55)


Carus, Early September 282 - c. July or August 283 A.D., Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RA84589. Billon antoninianus, aVF, green patina, deposits, areas of corrosion, weight 3.476 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, obverse IMP CARVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse incuse; $95.00 (84.55)


Judean Kingdom, Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103 - 76 B.C., Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
JD84590. Bronze prutah, Hendin 1145, VF, off center, weight 2.319 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, Jerusalem mint, 103 - 76 B.C.; obverse Paleo-Hebrew inscription, Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews, within wreath; reverse incuse of obverse; $95.00 (84.55)


Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D., Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
RL84593. Bronze reduced centenionalis, aVF, weight 1.543 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 13 Nov 24 - 22 May 337 A.D.; obverse D N IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate and draped bust right; reverse incuse of the obverse; $90.00 (80.10)


Judaean Kingdom, Hasmonean Dynasty (Maccabees), c. 104 - 37 B.C., Reverse Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
JD84591. Bronze prutah, VF, both sides off center, weight 2.051 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, Jerusalem mint, obverse incuse of reverse; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns; $85.00 (75.65)


Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Provincial Bronze Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
ER62241. Bronze AE 26, Brockage, aVF, weight 10.874 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, Provincial mint, obverse ΦAVCTEINA - CEBACTH, draped bust right, hair in bun behind; reverse incuse of the obverse; $60.00 (53.40)


Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria

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The Battle of Antioch. After Macrinus unwisely cut legionary pay, Legio III Gallica hailed Elagabalus as emperor on 16 May 218. Macrinus sent cavalry but they too joined Elagabalus. He finally abandoned his pay cut and paid a bonus, but it was too late. Legion II Parthica defected. General Gannys, the commander of Elagabalus' forces, decisively defeated Macrinus was just outside Antioch on 8 June 218. Macrinus shaved off his hair and beard and fled, disguised as a member of the military police. He was recognized by a centurion at Chalcedon on the Bosporus, taken back to Antioch and executed.
RP65620. Brass as, McAlee 778(b), SNG Righetti 2004, aF, weight 3.652 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, obverse AVT K M AVP C ANTΩNINIOC CE, laureate head right; reverse S C (S reversed), ∆ above, E below, all within wreath closed at the top with a star; rare; $50.00 (44.50)


Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, 8 April 1143 - 24 September 1180 A.D., Brockage

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A brockage occurs when a blank is struck with a previously struck coin which adhered to the opposite die. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
BZ69198. Bronze half tetarteron, DOC IV, part 1, 23; Hendy pl. 18, 3; Morrisson BnF 61/X/AE/05; Wroth BMC 78; Ratto 2158; SBCV 1980; Sommer 61.25, VF, weight 1.176 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain Greek mint, 1152 - c. 1160 A.D.; obverse Θ / Γ/ε−ωP/ΓI/OC, bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion, spear in right, shield in left; reverse incuse of obverse; $50.00 (44.50)







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