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  1. Salaethus liked Roman Collector's post in the thread Just received this nice Geta sestertius with a rare adlocutio reverse! RIC 159b.

    That's a lovely coin, @Salaethus ! It has a very nice patina. Scarce one, too. I enjoyed seeing other die-matched examples.

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  2. Salaethus replied to the thread Just received this nice Geta sestertius with a rare adlocutio reverse! RIC 159b.

    Not sure if I'm missing it but I couldn't find anything with geta / adlocutio or this type on FAC. There was a nice short article on...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  3. Salaethus liked curtislclay's post in the thread Just received this nice Geta sestertius with a rare adlocutio reverse! RIC 159b.

    For info on this type I suggest searching Geta adlocutio on Forum Ancient Coins. Thanks for pointing out the growing die break on your...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  4. Salaethus attached a file to the thread Just received this nice Geta sestertius with a rare adlocutio reverse! RIC 159b.

    I always like to find die matches for these sestertii, since auction record websites make it so easy these days. Here's a die match that...

    4. Hirsch die match.jpg 1. Stack's example.jpg Jan 17, 2020 at 2:53 PM
  5. Salaethus posted a new thread.

    Just received this nice Geta sestertius with a rare adlocutio reverse! RIC 159b

    This wonderful sestertius arrived in my mailbox today. What can I say besides I am enamored with this coin! It offers a lovely portrait...

    3. Geta.jpg

    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Jan 17, 2020 at 2:40 PM
  6. Salaethus attached a file to the thread Got skunked Triton XXII!.

    There were some incredible coins in this auction, like this unique and important Aurelian and Vabalathus aureus which hammered for a...

    Aurvab.jpg gordiii.jpg Jan 16, 2020 at 1:57 AM
  7. Salaethus liked lehmansterms's post in the thread Roman Coin Real or Fake? And What?.

    After about 265 B.C. the flans for almost all large (and quite a few of the small) coins made in Egypt - both Ptolemaic and the later...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  8. Salaethus liked TIF's post in the thread Roman Coin Real or Fake? And What?.

    The shape or radius of the edge profile varies quite a bit. Upon casual recollection I thought the smaller bronze denominations tended...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  9. Salaethus replied to the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    It's awesome to have experts like @curtislclay on this forum that can offer great insight into our ancient coins. Thank you and J.G. for...

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:23 PM
  10. Salaethus liked curtislclay's post in the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    I found 59 spec. of this sestertius with all bust types, from 17 rev. dies; plus 7 spec. from 2 rev. dies without Virtus leading the...

    Jan 13, 2020 at 10:12 PM
  11. Salaethus liked Julius Germanicus's post in the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    Here is my cuirassed Sestertius, but with a different reverse type: [ATTACH] L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII – Laureate and cuirassed...

    .png Jan 13, 2020 at 10:12 PM
  12. Salaethus replied to the thread Can Anyone help identify this coin?.

    I think it's a coin of Lysimachos

    Jan 12, 2020 at 9:44 PM
  13. Salaethus liked curtislclay's post in the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    An interesting rev. type and a nice specimen, scarce like all sestertii of Septimius, apparently not in BM with this cuirassed only bust...

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:14 PM
  14. Salaethus replied to the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    Thank you mr clay for taking the time to offer your expertise. This further attribution is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I...

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:11 PM
  15. Salaethus replied to the thread Rare bust type? Septimius Severus IMP IIII sestertius RIC 670d var.

    Thank you very much for this further attribution. Banti is hard to get a hold of, but it sometimes seems very useful.

    Jan 12, 2020 at 6:04 PM