Best 10 of the Year

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Hello. This year seems long enough to come to an end. I shall post early..
    The first is a Sestertius of Faustina II. The second was struck at Samaria under Volusian and shows Dionysus riding a panther backward. The third shows the bust of Astarte much bigger than that of the Roman Emperor Trajan himself, it was struck in Sidon _ Phoenicia. The Fourth belongs to Philip II, reverse has Tyche in temple with river god Magdonius at her feet. It was struck at Nisibia in Mesopotamia. Number 5 is a Dupondius of Tiberius which was struck at Commagene.
    I shall post the remaining 5 other items in a second following thread because I was not allowed to post them all together, Error.
    FaustSest O.JPG Fausester.JPG VolusRos 185  Samaria.JPG VolusPanther  Dionysus.JPG TrajAst O        Astarte.JPG TrajAsbull R   SIDON.JPG Philips 2 O      Nisibia.JPG Philp II Tych   rivermygdo.JPG TiberDupond  commagen.JPG TibDRic 90 R.JPG
     
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  3. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on your fine list!
    You just made a bad year into a better one, "coinwise".
    John
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

  5. Roman Collector

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    Great additions to your collection, @7Calbrey! Fun stuff!

    I like them all, particularly the Samaritan of Volusian one depicting Dionysus riding on a panther!

    But the Faustina II sestertius is my favorite because it is the variety where Concordia leans on a column, which is only mentioned by Strack, citing examples in Munich, Naples, Milan and St. Petersburg.

    Faustina Jr AVGVSTI PII FIL S C Concordia sestertius with column.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 29.89 g, 31.0 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 154-157.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Concordia standing left and leaning on column, holding patera and cornucopia.
    Refs: Strack 1328 (Mü San Mi Le); RIC --; BMCRE4 --; Cohen --; RCV --.

    Compare this to the usual variety, without the column; Strack cites examples in Berlin, Paris, and Vienna:

    Faustina Jr AVGVSTI PII FIL S C Concordia sestertius no column.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 22.20 g, 33.2 mm, 11 h.
    Rome, AD 154-157.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
    Refs: RIC 1368; BMCRE4 2198-99; Cohen 22; Strack 1328 (B P W); RCV 4710.
     
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great coins everyone I enjoyed the types and information also. Thanks and be safe
     
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  7. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    I like your coins for the variety of patinas and find a type like Astarte with little Trajan intriguing, also find the patina and coloring of the Faustina Sestertius appealing. Thanks for sharing and we can all wish for a little less interesting year in 2021!
     
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  8. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Congrats on a great year of collecting @7Calbrey ! My favourite would be your Tiberius!
     
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  9. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Great coins, my favorite is Volusian.
     
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  10. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Congrats! I like the Tiberius best.
     
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  11. Clavdivs

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    Great additions!
    "Dionysus riding a panther backward" !! Awesome!!
     
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