3 bargain basement pickups and one of them is not a Flavian

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Domitian AE Sestertius Rome 80-81 CE

    (33mm 25.3g)

    Obv: Head laureate right; CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII

    Rev: SC in field; SPES standing left with flower.

    RIC: 298 [TITVS]

    With the exception of my Dattari plate coin, this coin is the only one I have for Domitian that is not silver. I liked the look of it and the price was right so...
    Domit ses.jpg

    Vespasian as DIVVS AR Denarius 80-81 CE

    (19mm 3.10g)

    Obv: Head Laureate right; DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS

    Rev: EX across field; Victory advancing left placing shield on trophy; Judea standing left.

    RIC 364 [TITVS]

    I only had one DIVI issue for Vespasian and this one will fix that problem. Not a great coin condition wise but for 50.00 or so I will take it.

    Vesp divi.jpg

    Traian (98-117 AD). AR Denarius

    (18mm 3.30g)

    RIC 245

    I have bypassed this type a few times before. I really like the reverse and it has a nice portrait and for around 20.00 I will gladly accept it into my collection. The condition is lacking of course but to me that does not matter. I wold rather by this one with nice style than pay over 200.00 for one in better condition but with worse style.

    Trjan Arab.jpg
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  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Great pick ups Andrew! I forgot to bid today...
  4. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Nice pick ups!

    I was watching a handful of lots, but totally forgot to check in on them. Just as well - only a couple went for a price that I would have bid to win on them.

    I really need to get some more Flavian types!
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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Nice pickups @Orfew, the RIC 364 ticks several boxes for me: the unusual horizontal reverse legend, and Judea mourning on the reverse.

    I am also a fan of the Trajan ARABIA with camel - although I struggle to see camel, with hind legs out of sight it looks more like a long legged goose to me. This one a different variant without the exergue legend ARAB ADQ (Arabia Adquisita - Arabia acquired):
    Trajan Arabia Camel.jpg
    Trajan, AD 98-117, AR denarius, Rome mint, struck circa AD 110
    Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery
    Rev: Arabia standing left, holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks; camel at feet to left
    Ref: RIC II 142

    and I can't resist including a coin of "Arabia Felix" before being "acquired":
    Himyarite Kingdom.jpg
    Arabia Felix, Himyarites, "RYDN" Royal Series, "'MDN BYN YNF" (Amdan Bayyin Yanaf), circa 80-100 AD, AR Scyphate Quinarius
    Obv: Male head right within torc
    Rev: "'MDNIBYN" around, "RYDN" in exergue, small head right; "sceptre" symbol before; YNF monogram behind.
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    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

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  7. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    I think you hang around to much with @David Atherton . You're a member of the same sect now.

    Not a Flavian! I.m really worried about you Mr.Andrew. Are you OK ? ;)
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  8. Limes

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    Nice additions @Orfew! It's hard to find good bargains these days... :-(

    Here's my Trajan by the way:
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Thanks @Limes. That is an excellent Trajan. I love it. Mine is much more worn.
  10. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    I love that Trajan. Such an interesting type. Thanks for posting yours.
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