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  1. PeteB liked Clavdivs's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    I just picked up this inexpensive example.. reverse isn't great but the portrait is on the nicer side .. [ATTACH] Obverse: IMP C P LIC...

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  2. PeteB liked Harry G's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    Here's one of my better ones. Please excuse the terrible cropping [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  3. PeteB liked Al Kowsky's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    Many attractive coins of Valerian I were struck at provincial mints, unfortunately too many of these coins have been impaired by wear &...

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  4. PeteB liked lordmarcovan's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    This one is the only coin of Valerian I have owned to date. It was purchased from Incitatus in 2007 for my first novice collection of...

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  5. PeteB liked Orange Julius's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    Great coins all, this is probably my most life-like portrait on a coin. [ATTACH] And this is probably my best example of "eastern style"...

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  6. PeteB liked eparch's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    This sestertius has a better portrait than any of my antoniani [ATTACH] Valerianus I (253-260). AE Sestertius (), Rome, 253/254 AD....

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  7. PeteB liked DonnaML's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    This is the best Valerian portrait I have -- not bad, I think, given how poor so many of them are: [ATTACH]

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  8. PeteB liked Ignoramus Maximus's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    To summarize: sad looks, poor portraits, taken captive. Looks like the poor man never got a break... And to add insult to injury, his...

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  9. PeteB liked Orielensis's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    There are some splendid coins of Valerian in this thread! I have been on the same search as @Clavdivs , and this is the best portrait I...

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  10. PeteB liked Severus Alexander's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    I agree that really nice Valerian portraits are hard to come by. Some nice ones in this thread, though! (Including the OP sestertius...

    valerian portrait.JPG Sep 16, 2021 at 10:08 PM
  11. PeteB liked Bing's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    [ATTACH] VALERIAN I AE20 OBVERSE: IMP LICI VALERIAN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right REVERSE:...

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  12. PeteB liked philologus_1's post in the thread The perpetual search for a great portrait of Valerian.

    I'm late to the party, but... after trading "up" through 3 different Valerian portraits I finally stopped when I got this one. In hand...

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  13. PeteB replied to the thread Roman Republican No. 61: Lucretius Trio with Sol, Crescent Moon, & 7 Stars.

    :happy:

    Sep 16, 2021 at 9:41 PM
  14. PeteB liked DonnaML's post in the thread Roman Republican No. 61: Lucretius Trio with Sol, Crescent Moon, & 7 Stars.

    This is how your "fix" looks together with the reverse -- a vast improvement over the original photos (both the dealer's and mine), I...

    COMBINED FIXED BY PETEB Lucretius Trio Sol, crescent moon & 7 stars (w. Rev. 3).jpg Sep 16, 2021 at 9:39 PM
  15. PeteB liked Michael Stolt's post in the thread Most beautiful coin ever made?.

    One of my all time favorites among ancients is this specific die pairing on this Siculo-Punic tetradrachm (not my coin ofc :P )....

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