Completed 12 Caesars Project

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sallent, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I've completed my 12 Caesars under $3000, using only imperial coins, project.

    Came under budget in fact by $200. I may need to upgrade Galba at a later date with the additional $200....nah, I like my beat up quinarius of his, so I'll just buy a provincial Galba with the additional $200 to compliment the quinarius.

    Anyway, here is the Nero I was missing. Hope you like it.

    Nero AD 54-68. Æ As (27mm, 7.20 g.)
    Rome mint, struck circa AD 65
    Obv. Laureate head right.
    Rev. Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SPQR
    RIC I 312
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2018
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    I love it! What a great portrait. Congrats on building your set. I remember how much fun I had building mine.
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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Thank you. It is and much better portrait than the one I thought I'd be able to get with the remaining budget. Now all I have to do is complete my Good Emperors Set (missing Nerva) and my Crisis of the Third Century Set (missing 3 coins), and I'm done set building for good. I'm not big into "fill the holes" collecting, so 3 sets is more than enough for me.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is a bold SPQR. Most I see are not as well struck.
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  6. ancient coin hunter

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  7. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Well-Known Member

    Congrats on a completed set! Have you made a "family portrait" of the group yet?
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  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Great addition and congrats on completing the set

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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    wow! that's purdy nice'un there big O..congrats on completion:).. hadrian dupondius Nero As 006.JPG hadrian dupondius Nero As 004.JPG Nero Copper As
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Not yet. Will work on it.
  11. Hellbent

    Hellbent Member

    Congratulations on completing your quest. That is indeed a most splendid coin.
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  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Congrats, that's a nice bronze and portrait.

    I still continue to upgrade/change mine it seems.

  13. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Love the Nero. Congratulations on your set!
  14. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Here is a virtual tray of mine. I have added quite a few since this was put together.
    12 caesars group.jpg
  15. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    A most remarkable feat you achieved this in silver!
  16. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    This coin has a lot to recommend it: good, artistic portrait, well centered both obverse and reverse, legend readable on the obverse with NERO completely on the flan, and a reverse shield with SPQR plainly readable.

    Well done! Let's see the virtual tray of the complete set!
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  17. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Congrats @Sallent It's a great example
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  18. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations @Sallent - well done.
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  19. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I got a little package in the mail from Europe today. The contents was definitely well worth the wait. Please excuse my cheap $200 phone camera, the coin is a lot nicer, and has a rich brown/green patina like what the dealer's photograph showed.

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  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Need to picture the whole set now.....please !


  21. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Congrats on complete the "Big 12"! That's an attractive Nero to finish up with!
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