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Pontius Pilate, year 29 CE (GBC 648 - TJC 331) - Varieties only -

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  3 SPECTACULAR H648 VARIETIES 

    

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 1. Varieties on obverse 

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Barbaric dies with retrograde patterns

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Die O1 Retrograde simpulum & inscription. Possible bird standing on the simpulum (!). The word "KAICAPOC" and date "LIV" are separated by a dot

                            

     

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Die O2 Retrograde inscription Type I

 

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Die O3 Retrograde inscription Type I I

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Barbaric dies without retrograde patterns

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Die O4 Extremely barbaric: "KAIKITO" (?) instead of "KAICAPOC" Also, the date is missing.

   

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Die O5 Very barbaric: In "KAICAPOC": 1st "A" is replaced by "K", "P" is missing

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Additional patterns

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Die O6 Possible "human" figure inside the simpulum    2. Possible upside down lituus instead of the letter "E"

  

O5 enlarged:

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Die O7 Inside the simpulum, possibly a similar "humanoid" figure as on the previous die O6

 

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Die O8 Additional squared object under the simpulum:

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Varieties on inscription or date

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Die O9 No date type 1

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Die O10 No date type 2

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Die O11 "I" is missing in "TIBEPIO" (Type 1):

 

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Die O12 "I" is missing in "TIBEPIO" (Type 2):

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Die O13 "L" is missing in the date: "IV" instead of "LIV"

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Die O14 2nd "C" is missing in "KAICAPOC"

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Die O15 Letter "A" replaced by a "K" in "KAICAPOC"

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Die O16 Letter "P" retrograde in "KAICAPOC":

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Varieties on simpulum

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Die O17 Simpulum with no handle

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Note that a small number of H648 specimens are showing a dot which is far from the simpulum's center (see two examples to the left). In my opinion, such a minor detail should not be considered as a real variety.

 

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 2. Varieties on reverse 

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Die R1 "O" missing in "KAICAPOC":

 

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Die R2 Second "A" missing in "KAICAPOC":

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Die R3 Letter 'I' between 'A' and 'P' at 2:00, in 'KAICAPOC':

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Die R4 "I" replaced by "P" in "KAICAPOC" ("KAP..." instead of "KAI..."). Note that the specimen shown is an hybrid

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Die R5 Two letters are inversed: "KIA" instead of "KAI" in "KAICAPOC" on reverse:

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Die R6 Very small letters on reverse (the smallest I ever seen on that coin)

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 3. Strike varieties

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Obverse design on both sides:

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Reverse design on both sides:

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Multiple strike:

     

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Obverse die break:

 

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