Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Jun 17, 2022.
They're in no particular order, other than their age.
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@JayAg47. Other than my MA Legionary collection and my Twelve Caesars collection, I do not have my coins displayed. I would love to, but not enough room to do so. They are in 3-ringed binders. It's a good way to store my collection, but not a good way to view them. Much like a museum, they stay packed away and I can only view one binder at a time.
L. Roscius Fabatus AR Serrate Denarius. Rome, 64 BC. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; control mark behind, L•ROSCI below Female standing right facing serpent; control symbol 106 in left field, FABATI in exergue. Crawford 412/1; RSC Roscia 3. 3.90g, 18mm, 6h.
Are you planning to add more Republican coins to your collection?
I'll just add a few coins that I sorta outreached my bottom feeder identity to acquire.. but not comparable to yours in any way...
I'm not that into the Republican era, although the ones I want at good condition are really expensive (those voting scene coins, sewage coins, aqua duct issues).
Emperor Philipp I. - Tetradrachm - Antioch mint
Emperor Gallienus - Antoninian - Lugdunum mint
Obv.: GALLIENVS PF AVG
Rev.: GERMANICVS MAX V
Emperor Constans - Follis - Alexandria mint
Obv.: DN CONSTANS PF AVG
Rev.: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Defining why they are the favorites is sometimes hard but I would say in my case its a combination of the coins quality, the shown imagery, sympathy to the ruling emperor and the happiness I may have felt when buying the coin for a good price.
I just discovered coin holders for ringed binders from a brand called "Uncle Paul". They are extremely transparent, making them excellent for viewing in the holders and they fit any binder. I'm very happy with them.
OBVERSE: Diademed head of Venus right.
REVERSE: CAESAR - Aeneas advancing left, carrying Anchises and palladium
Carthage or military mint with Caesar in North Africa, 47 to 46 BC
CRI 55, Sydenham 1013, RRC 458/1, S 1402
OBVERSE: Thessalian horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys
REVERSE: K-[P] / AN (retrograde), hydria on cart with long handle to left; to right, large crow perched left on wheel
Struck at Krannon 350-300 BC
4.72 gg, 15mm
BCD Thessaly 119.3 (same dies); HGC 4, 385
Ex Agora Auction 63
LYCIA. MASIKYTES; LYCIAN LEAGUE
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right
REVERSE: Lyre, M - A across fields
Masikytes 48-42 BC
1.7 g, 15 mm
RPC I 3301
I'll take a look. Thanks
That's a beauty!
Antiochos II Theos Ar Tetradrachm Sardies 261-246 AD Obv Head of Antiochos I diademed Rv Apollo seated upon the omphalos right holding two arrows. SC 518b HGC 236f WSM 1386 17.05 grms 28 mm Photo by W. Hansen
Back in 1991 I was definitely living a rather basic existence. There was NO internet and I did not have a telephone. So when an auction came up I would go through the auction cat and try to figure out if there was something I liked get a bunch of 25 cent coins and phone the company using a pay phone. A Gorny &Mosch Auction literally showed up about 21 hours before so I literally only had a few hours to assess the auction lots and organize a bid. I saw this coin I did not have a coin of Antiochos II and made a bid. Later I discovered I won the coin and it was only then did I decide it was time to "find out what I had just bid on." So I went to my copy of Newell's "Coinage of the Western Seleucid Mints." Initially I was very disappointed. This coin features a portrait of Antiochos I (Rats of the very big and hairy kind). I already had a portrait of Antiochos I and I did not think I needed another. Infuriated with myself I continued to read. What Newell said of this issue makes this coin one of my favorites. He said "... a new artist, one of outstanding ability commences to work at Sardies. His portraits of the aged Antiochus I are extraordinary productions of the engravers art, surpassing (if that were possible ) even the justly renowned portraits of the Greco-Bactrian coinages." Pretty cool I thought. Though I am still a little miffed at myself. I have yet to acquire a portrait of Antiochos II.
I wouldn’t say the aqueduct coins are “really expensive.” Some of the most common Republican denarii depict aqueducts:
AR denarius L. Marcius Philippus, Rome 56 BC. 3.97 g, 16.50 mm Obv: ANCVS below, diademed head of Ancus Marcius right; behind, lituus Rev: PHILIPPVS on left, equestrian statue right on arcade of five arches; within arches, AQVA (MAR)
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