Find of the month..DIVA..

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  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    DIVA MARINIANA, Viminacium, 11 gr...

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice find, hopefully you post it cleaned up.
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  4. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Incredible find! I dont think I have ever seen a provincial Mariniana before! Please do post pictures after cleaning.
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  5. Alegandron

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

    Way COOL, @galba68 ! Super find.

    I only have the Rome version:

    RI Mariniana AR Ant 253-254 CE DIVA Crescent - On Peacock flying 21.2mm 3.1g RIC VII 6 Rome.JPG
    RI Mariniana AR Ant 253-254 CE DIVA Crescent - On Peacock flying 21.2mm 3.1g RIC VII 6 Rome
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! I've never seen a coin of Viminacium with Mariniana. This is my only coin from that city with an empress on it -- from year XI:

    Herennia Etruscilla, AD 249-253.
    Roman provincial Æ, 12.67 g, 27.45 mm, 7 h.
    Moesia Superior, Viminacium, AD 249-250.
    Obv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing left between bull and lion; ANXI (year 11 = 249/50) in exergue.
    Refs: SGI 4220 var.; BMC 3.18, 32 var.; Pick 136; Moushmov 48.
  7. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coin, would like to see it cleaned up.
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    As always, great find! Would love to see it cleaned up.
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    Clean it carefully. It looks like a keeper. Billon can be ruined easily. David Sear says in SGI that this is the only Provincial coin issued in her name. However we might note that her 'Imperial' antoniniani are attributed to the Viminacium mint as well.
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  10. Great coin and presumably a rarity. I also have a Herennia's about the size and weight of a sestertius, so I guess therefore that it had similar purchasing power.


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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..o wow!...could be 'find of the year' :)
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator


    I mean, all your finds are "wow", but this is a wow among wows.

    Wonder when you're going to turn over a chunk of sod and see a Pertinax aureus lying there, twinkling in the sun...
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  13. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, LM..I hope soon..
  14. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    My Mariniana coin -- an antoninianus -- was minted in Viminacium as well: Diva Mariniana, Silvered Billon Antoninianus. 254-258 AD, Viminacium Mint. Obv. DIVAE MARINIANAE, Veiled and draped bust right on crescent/ Rev. CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing, head right, tail in splendor. RSC IV 4, RIC V-1 4, Sear RCV III 10068. 21.5 mm., 3.9 g.

    Diva Mariniana O1.jpg
    Diva Mariniana R1.jpg
  15. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    I may have to walk back my statement that my coin was minted in Viminacium, which was in the seller's description, and is how Wildwinds describes it: Sear suggests that this type was minted in Rome, even though the mintmark "V" sometimes appears on the reverse in the right field. Which it doesn't here. Or on the coin shown in Wildwinds, for that matter.
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