An amazing gift

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by NLL, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Back In November I had received a joint operation gift from @lordmarcovan and @masterswimmer which I was thrilled to receive with plans to open it on Christmas. As I had expressed my plans to open the gift on Christmas they both convinced me to open it immediately and then another surprise package would be sent out. Boy was I surprised! In the package was a beautiful Julia Domna denarius! This coin has now found its forever home and retirement place. Thank you so much for the great coin and generosity! One day I will pay it forward! CDB3F23A-3E60-429F-A80C-F7848B1D0DFC.jpeg 9501879A-BCCE-47D1-AAC0-E83E996FC69C.jpeg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is a great looking denarius from a couple of great CT'ers.
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  4. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    One of my first denarii and one of the first I saw was also a Julia Domna.
    Not a gift but still one of the coins I like the most, especially since I had no idea who was Julia Domna so I had to read.
    Also the first coin I ever posted on CT.

  5. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    Julia Domna has an amazing portrait so I am going to try and collect as many different varieties that catch my eye.
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    This is the only Imperial Julia Domna that I have. I bought it from the H.J. Berk pick bin at the Baltimore Coin show in 2019. It isn't really nice at all but I was pretty proud of myself since I was able to tell who it was when I bought it.
    Julia Domna, Denarius, Juno.png
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget provincials!
    Julia Domna, AE23, Stobi Macedonia, Nike.png
  8. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Very glad you like it @NLL

    Pay it forward by feeling better and recovering to your full self. All the best my friend.
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  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful coin! A wonderful gift!

    This is my only Julia Domna denarius, for type.

    D-Camera Julia AR denarius, MATER DEVM, C 123 12-21-20.jpg
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Glad you liked it, @NLL.

    Here's one I sold out of my collection last year.

  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    BTW, @NLL, here are some pix of your coin which I took to share with @masterswimmer, back when we were discussing what to send you to put under the Christmas tree.


  12. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    I like your pictures better!
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Your ticket says RIC 551 "or similar". I'd be interested why someone thought it necessary to add that "or similar". Mine is 551 (unqualified by "or similar") and came to me in 1995. You might enjoy the link below that shows just how varied these can be.
    Welcome. Domna has a few hundred different types - maybe a few thousand if you count the Provincial mints and all the minor variations.
  14. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Aw that was nice of them! :)

    Great coin!

    This is my one and only Julia Domna (minted under Caracalla) but I like it a lot. Even if she does look pretty pissed off xD.
    Julia Domna (AD 193-217). AR denarius (19mm, 3.07 gm, 6h). NGC MS 4/5 - 4/5. Rome, AD 211-217. IVLIA PIA-FELIX AVG, draped bust of Julia Domna right, seen from front, wearing helmet-like wig of plaits with large chignon at back of head, a single lock of her own hair across cheek / VE-S-TA, Vesta standing facing, veiled head left, palladium in right hand, scepter in left. RIC IV.I (Caracalla) 390. Lustrous toned flan.
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I am the one who included those weasel words "or similar", because I have very little confidence in my attribution ability, and when I see an attribution on a ticket, I usually don't second guess it. In the past, when I've posted an attribution (either one I've made myself or cited from the coin's holder), someone has invariably popped up to correct it. So with me, one has to settle for, "I think it's RIC 551 because that's what I was told."

    Catalog attribution is not my strong suit at all, and to be candid, it doesn't interest me much. (A tiny bit, sure, but not enough for it not to seem a tiresome chore which I'm bound to goof up on anyway.)

    I like ancient coins for their aesthetics and history, but the minutiae of catalog numbers is entirely secondary to my interest. However, if I am selling or gifting a coin, I do try to pass that information along if I have it.
  16. Alegandron

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

    RI AR Den Julia Domna 200 CE Felicitas Isis Horus foot on prow rudder against altar behind RIC 577, Ex: @dougsmit via @John Anthony 's Auction
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