Divus Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD.
Roman Æ as, 9.30 g, 28.4 mm, 7 h.
Rome, issued under Tiberius, AD 22-30.
Obv: DIVVS·AVGVSTVS·PATER, head of...
You'll also want to check out the Netflix series "Roman Empire"! Season 1 is about Commodus.
This sestertius isn't exactly uncirculated ... but it notes Antoninus Pius had received tribunicia potestas a whopping 23 times!
This is a new arrival to my Numophylacium Faustinae. I purchased it because it depicts the empress wearing the stephane, an...
Might just be Severina.
Julia Mamaea was the MOTHER of a late Severan emperor, not the wife of one.
But so many people have subsequently responded, that penalty...
When this ex- @Stevearino coin came up at a recent @John Anthony auction, I found it intriguing.
Constantine I, AD 307-337.
That's interesting and fun -- and it can be helpful if doing a die study -- but dots between words and between letters in abbreviations are quite...
I have a few. These are some of my favorites.
Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14.
Roman provincial AE 23.
Macedon, Amphipolis, 10.25 g, 23.3 mm, 1 h....
Here's Caracalla at his most hypochondriacal, one of many coins featuring the healing god Serapis:
Caracalla, AD 198-217.
I've been thinking about this one and it's challenging. Its diameter is very large and yet it doesn't quite have the boardwalk flan one might...
Well, here's a sestertius with some handshaking going on.
Orbiana, wife of Severus Alexander, Augusta AD 225-227.
Either, or even an emperor's mother, grandmother, or daughter, as long as they held the title of Augusta.
Faustina II, AD...
I have never regretted buying a coin; I've only regretted not buying something when I had the chance -- more times than I can count.
Nice job cleaning it!
I wonder if our Maximus sestertii were from the same hoard; they both have red encrustations on them.
Prior to striking, the flans were smoothed by turning them on a lathe. The spindle of the lathe made dimples in the flans, which persist after...
What a lovely coin, @DonnaML! The provenance is merely the icing on the cake.
Wow! That's lovely and the video really allows its beauty to shine!
This coin, issued to mark the marriage that brought a brief respite in the...
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