A few new purchases

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Justin Lee, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    It's a slow Thursday at work and so I thought I'd share a few new purchases made the last couple weeks.

    Helena, 306-337 AD
    AE Follis/AE3, Struck 325-326 AD, Heraclea mint.
    FL HELENA - AVGVSTA, Bust of Helena, wearing necklace and mantle, right
    Reverse: SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICE, Securitas, draped, standing left, raising robe with right hand and lowering branch with left hand.
    Exergue: SMHA
    References: RIC VII Heraclea 79; LRBC 873
    Size: 18.6mm, 2.9g

    Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Antioch
    AE Autonomous Issue (time of Augustus), Actian Year 44 (13/14 AD)
    Laureate head of Zeus right.
    Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN EΠI ΣIΛANOY, Ram running right, looking back, star above, ΔM below (40+4=44th year).
    References: McAlee 99; RPC I 4269
    Size: 20.8mm, 6.0g

    Gordian III, AR Antoninianus
    Struck 240 AD, Rome Mint
    IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate draped bust right.
    Reverse: PM TR P III COS II P P, Apollo seated left holding branch & resting on lyre.
    References: RIC IV 87, Cohen 237
    Size: 23mm, 4g

    (^^ it needed a loving home and I didn't have any middle denominations of SA yet)
    Severus Alexander
    AE As, Struck 229 AD, Rome Mint
    IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG, Laureate head right.
    Reverse: P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and transverse spear in left hand, S-C across fields.
    References: RIC IV 494a, BMCRE 574
    Size: 26.5mm, 11.7g

    AE As, Struck 92-94 AD, Rome Mint
    IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right.
    Reverse: MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left; S-C across field.
    References: RIC II 756
    Size: 28mm, 11.3g
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Some nice additions, especially the Helena & Syria bronze.
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  4. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice additions Justin.
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  5. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very nice. I really like the Domitian.
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    very nice Justin! :)..admirable coins..
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Great looking coins. What a nice thing to do at work on a slow day.
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  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I know, right?!?
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  9. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    A very nice assortment, Justin! The Helena reverse is particularly attractive.
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  10. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Thank you, @TIF! It is a really great green too! I got it for a steal!
  11. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Nice group! Cool Helena and I really want one of those Syrian sheep...I dig that Gordian also!

    Here's my Helena, I think I like the style of your better.


    Helena, Mother of Constantine I. AE Follis, 325-330 AD

    O: FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Pearl-diademed and mantled bust right, wearing necklace. R:SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas standing left, holding branch pointing down; ∙ΓSIS in ex., Siscia mint, RIC 204. 20 mm, 2.6g
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  12. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Love the patina on the Domitian.

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  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice additions
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  14. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    You've gotta love returning to the office after a weekend and working from home Friday to see 5 packages waiting to be opened!
  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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  16. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    That's a dream right there. Enjoy it with a glass of a fine beverage!
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  17. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    For those interested, here's a little sneak peek at what welas in those envelopes...


    I'll try to post them individually, some in recent(ish) threads (recent Byzantine Autonomous thread, Antioch thread, Alexandrian thread, etc), and others that wouldn't relate to pay threads, right here.

    I wish my employer would allow that... But I like my job lol maybe a numismatic happy hour later!
  18. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    i would delete the picture it has your adres for all to see

    nice set :D
  19. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I tried to cover them up, did I miss one?
  20. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    I really like that first Helena, Justin. Very handsome with a great patina. But all of those coins are very nice. Excellent post.
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Great new additions Justin. And your boss lets you mail them to the office. I'd stay on his/her good side.
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