A few new purchases

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

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

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

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    Helena, 306-337 AD
    AE Follis/AE3, Struck 325-326 AD, Heraclea mint.
    Obverse:
    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


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    Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Antioch
    AE Autonomous Issue (time of Augustus), Actian Year 44 (13/14 AD)
    Obverse:
    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


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    Gordian III, AR Antoninianus
    Struck 240 AD, Rome Mint
    Obverse:
    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


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    (^^ 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
    Obverse:
    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


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    Domitian
    AE As, Struck 92-94 AD, Rome Mint
    Obverse:
    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
     
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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 Supporter! 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 Well-Known Member

    I know, right?!?
     
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  9. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

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

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

    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.

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    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.

    John
     
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  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice additions
     
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  14. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

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

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    :wideyed:
    (drool)
     
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  16. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

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

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

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

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    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 Supporter! Supporter

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

    nice set :D
     
  19. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

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

    jamesicus Member 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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