Birthday of Rome Today

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  1. Alegandron

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

    Today, 21-April is the celebrated Birth of Rome, traditionally in 753 BCE.

    To celebrate, I offer this Denarius from BRUTUS:

    Roman Republic
    AR Denarius
    Struck by the famous Marcus Junius Brutus when he was moneyer in 54 BCE
    Obv: Bust of L. Junius Brutus, the Consul of 509 BC
    Rev: Bust of C. Servilius Ahala, master of horse, 439 BC.
    Ref:Sear 398. Crawford 433/2. Junia 1
    Ex: From the awesome collection of our Good Man - Warren Esty.

    Fascinating that the first Consul of the Roman Republic was a Brutus, and one of the Assassins of the Dictator who ushered in the Roman Empire was a Brutus... almost 500 years of Republic...

    PILE 'EM ON! Any cool coins of Rome!
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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Gosh, how time flies...
    Happy Birthday to the Eternal City! Romae Aeternae!

  5. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate

    I wonder why April 21st. March 21st, the birth of spring, would seem a more appropriate day.
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  6. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Here are some of my cool Republican coins. Happy birthday, Roma!

    ROMA.LVX.MVNDI. = Rome is the light of the world.
    C. Vibius C.F. Pansa AR Denarius feat. Minerva.jpg L Capurnius Piso Frugi.jpg L Thorius Balbus.jpg L. Philippus denarius 113-112 BCE.jpg M Cipius MF.jpg M Junius Silanus denarius RR.jpg M Scaurus Denarii.jpg M. Fonteius AR Denarius.jpg
    JC portrait 6.jpg
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  7. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    The number 1 stunner:


    Also my nephew Max's bday :)

    Here he is with my son:

  8. Alegandron

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

    Awesome posts EVERYONE! Some GREAT coins! Feel free to post ANY ROMAN coins, we are not just restricted to the Republic! :D

    LOL, and KIDS, DOGS, CATS, PETS, are all cool to include! Makes everyone's posts "real" :)

  9. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Ok, how about some of my top favorite Roman Imperial coins then?

    pius 6.jpg Keb2s5GN8Fa8pcE7T6zmzZW9f4xXo3.jpg 3mtDqB6i8xLKmJo49tJSeFf27pkTP5.jpg domna k (1).jpg gordian_6 (1).jpg 7LepE9NwR8n87q3JS6QdrX2Hb5tF4b.jpg ok5LK4kT5sY3Z8bQ9tcCgNz6r7JeR3.jpg Trajan Mars  Denarii.jpg
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    And my favorite Roman provincial coins

    107336LG.jpg Hadrian Cappadocia hemidrachm.jpg Trajan Melqart tetradracm of Tyre .jpg
  11. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    WOW!!! LOVE the posts!!!

    What's a birthday without a 'triumph':D

    Roman Republic. L. Rubrius Dossenus, moneyer. AR Denarius minted at Rome, 87 BC. Laureate head right of Jupiter; to left, scepter. Reverse: Empty triumphal chariot right, surmounted by small figure of Victory. Sear 258; Rubria 1; Cr. 348/1; Syd. 705.

    Rubricius denarius,RR triumphal chariot.jpg
  12. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    The dirty truth is that despite my attempts at keeping my coin collection diversified, thus trying to limit how many Roman coins I buy vs. coins from somewhere else, over half of my coin collection has ended up Roman. I think I have around 60 Roman coins vs 50 or so from other places.

    Had I not made a conscious effort to limit the amount of Roman coins I buy, I'd probably have 75 or 80 by now.
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  13. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Roma and his beautyful buildings
    Antonius pius temple Roma
  14. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    And the best place to 'party' on a birthday? ---Jupiter's Temple, of courseo_O;)

    M. Volteius M.f. 78 BC. AR Denarius (3.77 gm). Laureate head of Jupiter right / Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; thunderbolt in pediment. Crawford 385/1; Sydenham 774; Volteia 1.

    rr volteius.jpg
  15. Svarog

    Svarog Well-Known Member

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  16. ro1974

    ro1974 Well-Known Member

    Octavian and julius Ceasar
  17. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Number one landmark in Rome, Trajan's column. 2015-01-07 01.08.16-10.jpg
  18. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

  19. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    i like that one Mikey, i've been looking at some they are calling them circus maximus coins.
  20. petronius

    petronius Duke

    The date was mentioned for the first time by Marcus Terentius Varro (116 b.C. - 27 A.D.), that, according with astrological calculations of his friend Lucius Taruntius Firmanus, decided that Romulus founded Rome on April 21st, 753 b.C.

    Nero, dupondius, Goddess Roma seated on back.

    nerone dupondio.jpg

    Happy birthday Roma ;)

  21. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    60?! well, you might as well go ahead a show us the other 3><(jk)
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