Anyone has any statues of emperors and ancient deities or famous works of art?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sallent, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    A little off topic, but not really as you guys are the prime audience for this stuff... Do you guys have any statues of Roman emperors, or classical deities, Greek statues, etc in your houses and offices? I've recently been trying to obtain a few and could use some tips where to find them.

    So far I got a 11 inch replica of the Augustus prima porta statue in the mail, which will be in a corner of my office. I'm looking for a few additional emperors and also some replicas of famous works of antiquity. Doesn't have to be anything expensive.... In fact my new statue is only $47. It just has to look good (ie. classical). No fancy modern interpretation or fantasy statues.

    Here's the Amazon photo for it...


    Anyway, here's an Augustus to keep it legal....


    PS: Show me some of your statues and coins that go with them. Also let me know where you go for your ancient statues needs.

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  3. Alegandron

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

    This Bronze that I have, I think is kinda cool:


    RR Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Eagle Syd 95 Cr 39-3 S 609 Scarce
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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    That's a cool she wolf, but the she wold statue in Rome has been found to be a medieval creation.
  5. Alegandron

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

    Perhaps. I understand that the She-Wolf was originally Etrurian in design, and that Rom & Rem were later added.
  6. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I have this plaque of Actaeon being attacked by his own dogs. It brings me comfort when I'm having a bad day. It came from the Salvation Army for a buck or so.
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    It is based on a red figure vase c. 470 B.C. in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, according to this site:

    What I really want is a full-size reproduction of the Colossus of Constantine to prop up against the front of the house - his head preferably, but I'd take a foot or an elbow or a pointing hand. Let me know if any come up cheap.

    Constantine Colossus Wikipedia.jpg

    By Lalupa - Own work, Public Domain,
  7. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I have the same Augustus of Prima Porta statue as you got, @Sallent! I like it a lot. I also got a bust based on the Apollo Belvedere at a thrift shop for next to nothing. Both of them look over my (messy) artifacts cabinet:

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  8. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Depending on how much you plan to spend, here are some statue currently in auctions at Christies :

    Julius Caesar marble head, circa late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Estimate : 400,000 GBP- 600,000 GBP.

    A marble portrait bust of Hadrian. Estimate: 500,000 GBP- 800,000 GBP.

    And if you have a lower budget :
    Roman marble portrait head of Titus. Estimation : 100,000 GBP-150,000 GBP.

    Although the old adage suggests that money can't buy happiness,
    it allows to choose the kind of misfortune that you prefer...
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I have enjoyed playing with 3D printers at the local library and have made a few plastic replicas of museum files posted online using 'marble' PLA plastic which looks reasonably 'real'. In this photo you have to ignore the dragon dining on dragon. That leaves Septmius Severus and Julia Domna.
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    When I was in Mexico in '86, I bought a replica statue bust of Moses from a street vendor (the guy was literally standing in the middle of the street, hawking his wares to passing cars).

    I guess it was based on the Michelangelo work. It looked kind of like this, showing Moses with horns on his head, but was made of somewhat cheaper materials (plaster, I suppose).


    Though cheap, it was handsome. It was of a pretty decent size, and looked nice on my bookshelf. I had it for years, but no longer do. I don't remember what happened to it. Might have been lost in a move.
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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    a headless Hebe... Goddess statue up 001.JPG
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  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Nice one. Very classy
  13. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Any chance you could give me a £800,000 loan with 50 years repayment plan so I can buy that Hadrian? :rolleyes::p
  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    In my office:

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  15. Alegandron

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

    Augustus hanging out in my office...


    RI Octavian as Augustus 25-23 BCE AR Quinarius RIGHT facing bust Emerita Augusta Sear 1642.jpg
    RI Octavian as Augustus 25-23 BCE AR Quinarius RIGHT facing bust Emerita Augusta Sear 1642
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  16. Alegandron

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

    Some thoughts on Alexander...
    RR Macedon occupation Alexander - Club Coin chest Quaestor Chair wreath Aesillas Quaestor AR Tet Thessalonika Mint BC 90-70
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  17. Sculptureman

    Sculptureman Member

    This is one of my sculptures.
    ‘ Etruscan Warrior’, Italian Crystal alabaster.

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  18. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Really interesting. I was reading an essay recently that positioned Moses as a Levite and member of the Lu (bull) devotees, who used bull and man-faced bull iconography to represent Yahweh. Perhaps Jerome was not mistaken in his translation of the Herbrew after all! Apparently, Moses was often depicted with horns in Medieval times--I just picked up a book on the subject and can't wait to read into it.
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  19. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    19th century bronze bust of Lucius Verus:

  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member you have different faces to fit into it?
  21. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    My bro has a bronze finger from a Roman statue:

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    Don't worry, it's been delivered from the dreaded BD.

    It's from the 2nd-3rd century AD and was found in Cordoba, Spain.

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