Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by jamesicus, Aug 16, 2018.
Thank you Nerva - I understand your regrets very well.
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Thank you Ray - and that is an excellent characterization of Caius Caligula.
We should mention that the coin was issued on he occasion of the dedication of the temple of the Divine Augustus as shown on the reverse. Despite the roughness, yours has very good detail on the scene. I paid too much in the year 2000 (Stacks) but have always enjoyed the coin despite all its flaws.
Thank you for that input @dougsmit. Your usual unerring eagle eye and penchant for detail reminded me that I forgot to include the DIVO AVG lettering inscription for my coin reverse - now included. I particularly enjoy all examples of this coin issue - I do not perceive any detracting flaws in your coin - the obverse inscriptional lettering is excellent.
Thank you for your usual thoughtful observations, Gavin.
If it were your coin, the detail lost from the bull would bother you as might the decorations from the temple roof. We all want our children to be happy and healthy but we would not mind if they also worked hard and were successful. My coin is happy in my collection but all the wishing and nagging I have done over those 18 years has not improved that detail or its market value.
Thank you @ancient coin hunter - I wish I was endowed with the patience you ascribe to me - I have actually been chomping at the bit in trying to add a coin of this type to my collection for quite some time.
Here is my “other” Claudius RIC I, No. 112 Sestertius - not quite a duplicate post - The inscriptional lettering is not as well defined or as clear as on my other specimen, but the patina is much more beautiful in my opinion.
RIC Vol. I, CLAUDIUS, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 112, 50-54AD, (36mm, 28.2gm)
Obverse depiction: Claudius, laureate head facing right
Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP PP
Reverse depiction: Civic Oak Wreath
Inscription in four lines:
Hello fellow collectors. I just joined the group and from what I have seen, looks like a lot of fun. Here's a Caligula I recently got from an old European collection.
Welcome to the board, @Gary R. Wilson
Yes, welcome @Gary R. Wilson
That is a nice Caligula. The portrait is great.
I also welcome you @Gary R. Wilson - nice to have you join us. And thank you for posting that fine Caligula coin.
What a beautiful portrait of "little boots"! And I don't recognize that reverse...speaking of reverses, do you own that coin you have as your avatar??? Caligs sisters! (even if not, Cool choice).
And of course, so glad to have another ancient collector...
Wonderful coin @jamesicus
Thanks Ryo. No I don't have that coin I am using as my avatar but I do own this one:
I do not have any bronzes of Caligula. I do, however, have 2 denarii.
Caligula and Agrippina AR Denarius, aF, toned, bumps and marks,
(17.84mm, 2.680g) 180o
Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, end of 37 - early 38 A.D.;
Obv: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise), laureate head of Gaius right;
Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM (counterclockwise), draped bust of Agrippina Senior (his mother), her hair in a queue behind, one curly lock falls loose on the side of her neck,
RIC I 14 (R) (Rome), RSC II 2; BMCRE I 15 (Rome), BnF II 24, Hunter I 7 (Rome), SRCV I (2000) 1825 RSC 2
Ex: the Jyrki Muona Collection, Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins.
Gaius, Silver denarius, RIC I 16 (R2, Rome), RSC I 2, Lyon 167, BnF II 21, BMCRE I 17, cf. SRCV I 1807 (aureus), VF, toned, attractive portraits, bumps and marks, some pitting, lamination defects, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.443g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 180o, 2nd emission, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise from lower right), laureate head of Caligula right; reverse DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE (counterclockwise from lower right), radiate head of Divus Augustus right; ex Classical Numismatic Group, e-auction 69 (23 July 2003), lot 90
Ex: Forum Ancient coins, March 2, 2018.
That is a pretty sestertius
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