What makes you think that the rev. die was destroyed so had to be replaced by a new one?
At 50 euros this book is an absolute bargain!
Appendix 7 is valuable and interesting: a die catalogue and discussion of the coins of Divus...
An interesting observation that Faustina's hair is shown differently on the left-facing bust than on her right-facing busts!
What traces of overstriking do you see on your EF Diva Faustina I denarius?
Addition to the pedigree: Harlan Berk sold the Art Institute's Glover Collection of Alexandrian coins in Gemini XIII, Chicago, 6 April 2017, lots...
The Berk piece is a different spec. than yours, though apparently from the same rev. die.
Yes, there is considerable variation in the portraits of Caracalla as Caesar, making it difficult to divide them into a sequence of...
Mike's sestertius with Salus clearly holding an upside down rudder in her lowered l. arm: Strack pl. XII, 979. That's also the case on many of the...
Well spotted by both of you!
Who first noted the omitted S, Marc B. or yourself?
You are right, MARTI VLTORI is the rarest sestertius rev. type of Caracalla as Caesar. By 1972 I knew only five specimens, two in Vienna,...
A 'Kraay overstrike' would also be a possibility. In that case the undertype would have to have been either Temple of Janus from another...
Your paragraphs 3-4 had vanished for me 15 minutes ago, but are now again visible.
My response to three matters that you now seem to have deleted from your post:
I think the flaws on the rev. must be flan flaws that were...
I know a number of specimens of this VICTORIAE BRITANNUCAE sestertius of Septimius Severus:
Sch. Kreditanstalt 3, lot 625
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