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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Carausius, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    This monstrous bronze arrived today. It's now the largest bronze in my collection.

    ROME. The Republic. 225-217 BC. AE Aes Grave As (256.29 grams; 64 mm). Obv: Head of Janus; -- (mark of value) below. Rev: Prow right; I (mark of value) above. Crawford 35/1; Vecchi ICC 74. ex Hannelore Scheiner Collection; acquired in 1966 from Martin Nading of Fort Wayne, IN. Untouched patina.

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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Nice!!!

    There's nothing quite like these. Yours is a great example!
     
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  4. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Thanks, Nick. I recall you've got a nice Aes Grave too.
     
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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That Godzillian thing has to be pretty impressive in hand. Congrats!
     
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  6. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was one of those coins I just had to have. It's my only Republican coin, in fact. I prefer the earlier dating, in which it was made to commemorate Rome's defeat of Carthage at sea by means of the corvus. I'm sure you've read Andrew's summary of the argument.
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Now a purse full of those would weigh a fella down. Nice coin.
     
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  8. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    A purse full of those is a serious weapon.
     
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  9. Eng

    Eng Senior Eng

    Great pond skipper!!:)
     
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  10. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Wow, great coin, good features on Janus head and nice patina.
    Mine is about the same size.
    Cast As.jpg Cast As rev.jpg
    Roman Republican. Libral standard. Janus/Prow As, 225-217 B.C.
    Obv.: Head of Janus. Rev.: Prow right.
    Crawford 35/1. TV 51.
    AE (bronze); 258 gr; 63mm; gVF
    I also have a junior sized one.
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    Roman Republican. Post Semi Libral standard. Janus/Prow As, 215-212 B.C.
    Obv.: Head of Janus. Rev.: Prow right.
    Crawford 41/5a. TV .
    AE (bronze); 71 gr; 39mm
     
  11. Carthago

    Carthago Does this look infected to you? Supporter

    Awesome coin Carausius!! :D
     
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  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    oh wow, that's killer! i bet it feels AWESOME in hand doesn't it?
     
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  13. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

  14. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    @rrdenarius it's a bit tough to tell from your photo, but is your libral As the scarcer variety that has no value mark beneath the neck?
     
  15. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    That is absolutely unbelievable!!:woot:

    :wideyed: 256.29 grams and 64 mm??? That's truly awesome!!
     
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  16. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    That is an AWESOME aes grave! Congrats!!!! Held one of these in my hand at the NYINC show. These large Aes Grave are impressive in hand.
     
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  17. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Just found my aes grave sexton pics. AesGraveTorO4x.jpg AesGraveTorR4.jpg Not quite as as heavy as yours Carausius but thought I share anyway:)
     
  18. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Any chance you could show us both sides of that sweet OP-score?

    ... I'm totally jealous of that awesome hunk of love!! (congrats, C)
     
  19. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    WOW, @Carausius! That is a spectacular aes grave as! Congratulations :) :) :)
     
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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    AH! VERY VERY NICE! The Semis and As are the two I will be capturing someday. Well done! Every time I see one from a friend of mine at a show, I always pick it up, feel the heft, and gradually open my wallet a little more. Then I buy several other coins from him... and look at the As for another day's capture...

    My largest is only a Triens (1/3 As), but it is still amazing the heft the Aes Grave series have!

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    Roman Republic
    Anonymous issue
    Aes Grave Triens , Libral Standard
    46mm, 90.3g, 9.3mm thick
    280-276 BCE
    Rome Mint
    Obv: Thunderbolt; •• •• across field.
    Rev. Dolphin right; •••• below.
    Ref: Crawford 14/3; Haeberlin pl. 39, 7-10. Thurlow & Vecchi 3; Sear 538
     
  21. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    That is impressive! I think I need to add one of these to my wish list.
     
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