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I found these in the desert of the Middle East

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I know little to nothing of coins. I was doing some work in the middle east and had to dig a hole.. I found these two coins (not together) and just wanted to know if anyone can tell me anything about them. Thanks!

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Great looking coins and a wonderful find. Hope someone will be able to help with info. Welcome to CoinPeople.

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First one is Roman, second is Byzantine.

 

Style for both is off - I suspect both are modern copies made for sale to tourists. (quite common in the Mid-East as many countries forbid or strongly control the export of originals, and lots of tourists from the West with money to spend on souvenirs)

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The first looks like a fantasy Roman, the SC below the exergue is not right for the style, what I can see of the legend looks bungled. The 2nd is a poor copy of a Justinian I Byzantine. I agree with the poster who suggested copies or fantasy pieces for tourists.

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