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Roman Coinage Locations
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Avete amici! In one of my college courses, we're doing a project in which we organize Roman coins in the college's archives. One of the things we do is attempt to find where in the empire the coins were minted. I'm not sure how to go about this and would appreciate a little help. Is there a way to check the location based on what's on the coin? Or is there some other way to track it? Gratias vobis ago!

PS- I can add pictures of the coins in question if necessary.
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John F.
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well my friend for this you should use the bibliography you have, probably the RIC (Roman Imperial Coins) at least will give you a good answer there is pretty clear where the coins were minted

is not so easy to give here an answer

On this website you can learn more as well as ask more, the forum is excellent but don't use it first try to attribute and determine the coins by yourself, believe me there is a lot of satisfaction in doing so.
http://www.romancoin.info/
http://www.romancoin.info/Roman_Coin.php...on_101.htm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/
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Thank you, amice!
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John F.
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(12-03-2015, 11:24 PM)Ioannes Wrote: Avete amici! In one of my college courses, we're doing a project in which we organize Roman coins in the college's archives. One of the things we do is attempt to find where in the empire the coins were minted. I'm not sure how to go about this and would appreciate a little help. Is there a way to check the location based on what's on the coin? Or is there some other way to track it? Gratias vobis ago!

PS- I can add pictures of the coins in question if necessary.

Nice project, a pity we will never had such opportunities here! 
Of course there is a very easy way to find out the mint of a coin, but it depends on the period! On a "golden age" roman coin (I mean I-II cent. AD) it is nearly impossible to identify because all the coins are the same (for each type I mean), so you have to use a RIC classifications and it is not always possible to say if that type was strucked in a particularly mint (maybe Rome in general but no other way to be sure). On the other hand, if you have late roman coins (as follis, antoninianus, ...) of middle and late empire, you have to give a look to the bottom area of the reverse, the so called "exergus". There you will find different mint mark for each mint of the roman empire, and the RIC lists all mint with their marks and reverse/obverse type. Do you want an example? Take this coins: http://www.lamoneta.it/uploads/monthly_0...838680.jpg in the bottom area of the revers you can read SPQR... it's a mint mark for the mint of... eh eh, not Rome  Big Grin but Cyzicus, look it up in RIC. And so there are thousands of different marks for I guess 20 or more mints in the roman empire...
I know I arrived late, but if you need any help it will be a pleasure for me.
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