Ancient ==> Septimus Severus Victoriae Brit Denarius

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  1. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    Septimus Severus
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    210 AD
    Rome
    SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT
    Laureate head right
    VICTORIAE BRIT
    Victory standing facing, head right, holding long palm and placing small round shield on palm
    3.3g
    20mm
    VF
    RIC IV 336; BMCRE 57; RSC 730


    From http://www.ancient.eu.com/Septimius_Severus/, which is a rather shortened writeup on Septimius Severus.


    A related denarius of Caracalla:

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    Caracalla
    AR Denarius
    212 AD
    Rome
    ANTONINVS PIVS-AVG BRIT
    Laureate head right
    P M TR P XV COS III P P
    Hercules, nude, standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, club and lion skin in left
    19mm x 21mm
    3.15g
    RIC IV, Part I, 192
     
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  3. vlaha

    vlaha Respect. The. Hat.

    Cool stuff as usual WC, although I can't say the second one looks very nice.
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Stunning piece, love it!
     
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I agree with vlaha that this is cool stuff, but I can't disagree more about the second coin (Caracalla). Both are very nice coins and I would love to have either in my collection. The SS is specially nice. I saw one on the Bay recently but did not bid (I don't remember why, but the price was probably more than I wanted to spend).
     
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  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    That's just the pic - it looks like a scan, and they always look poor. The coin itself appears to be in great condition. Good stuff, WC.

    I have one Caracalla to share, of the following year, COS IIII, 213...

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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Caracalla AR Denarius
    OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
    REV: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Pax running left holding branch & scepter
    Struck at Rome, 211 AD
    3.11 g, 18mm
    RIC 184, RSC 190, BMC 4
    Caracalla 3_opt.jpg
     
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  8. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Bing, how do you get 211 for that coin? My sources say Caracalla's Consul IV was in 213.
     
  9. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    The second is a very poor scan (I really need to take good photographs of it...)

    In hand, it is a nice XF, from an old collection, with grey toning with a black-blue 'gasoline-like' stripe.
     
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  10. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    It's COS III
     
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  11. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Yeah, I see now, thanks. The first P is weak and looks like I.
     
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I just got back and see you have the answer.
     
  13. vlaha

    vlaha Respect. The. Hat.

    Ah, that makes sense.

    I bow to the master.;)
     
  14. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hey, glad to see that you're still around and postin' coins ...

    => great coins, lil' dawg!!

    Ummm, I have a Caracalla, but it's not the same type ... but I do have a Septimius Severus denarius

    pontosd.jpg pontosc.jpg
     
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  15. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Ugh - I am NOT the master of anything numismatic! Just a humble aspirant.
     
  16. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

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    Ouuccchhh, I burnt my finger!! (mother ffffaa)
     
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  17. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    @Steve

    I've been putting a lot of time into a video game (Minecraft), where I am currently building an Island Fortress and a walled mainland settlement to supply all of the mined goods, food and wood to said Fortress (it's all just a shell, with a population of 1 (my character), but it is a massive design).


    After I finish, I plan on recreating a Legionary Fort (like the one that was located in York), after this, but each of these projects take a long time.
     
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  18. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    => ummm, or go ride your bike!!

    ;)

    just jokes, dude => hey, if that's what you are totally into at the moment, then "do it well" ... I'm sure that your design is EPIC!! (you rock)
     
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