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An ex Q's collection Domna bronze
Julia Domna, Middle bronze - Rome mint AD 214
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Diademed and draped bust of Domna right
VESTA, sacrifice scene before temple of Vesta
Ref : RIC # 607, Cohen #234, RCV #7137
Now in @arizonarobin's collection
Next : more Vesta
Next, your first denarius.
My first Denarius, from a lot of 34 "bronze" coins.
Very worn but I was extremely glad that I have a Denarius and also from Trajan! Plus the coin was not worn enough to prevent attribution and the price for the entire lot was 100 EUR.
2.8 g 18.3 mm
RIC II Trajan 318 (denarius)
Date A.D. 114
Obverse IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, right
Reverse P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R FORT RED: Fortuna, draped, veiled, seated left on chair without back, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Next - your first coin that you fought for in an auction
Julia Mamaea was the MOTHER of a late Severan emperor, not the wife of one.
But so many people have subsequently responded, that penalty is declined.
Carry on ...
Attica, Athens. 87/86 BC. AE18.
Obv: Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Zeus standing, hurling thunderbolt; star between crescents to right.
18mm., 8.7 gm.
Mithradatic war issue w/ King Mithradates & Aristion as magistrates.
Next: Small (under 20mm) and thick.
20.45g at only 19mm!
Next, a coin from south Asia
Obverse-Stylized head right
Reverse-Stylized fire altar
Divus Antoninus Pius AD 161. Rome
16 mm, 2,74 g
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 441
Obverse Legend: DIVVS ANTONINVS
Type: Head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right
Reverse Legend: DIVO PIO
Type: Square altar
Next - another coin honoring the memory of a deceased ruler.
Divus Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD.
Roman Æ as, 9.30 g, 28.4 mm, 7 h.
Rome, issued under Tiberius, AD 22-30.
Obv: DIVVS·AVGVSTVS·PATER, head of Augustus, radiate, left.
Rev: PROVIDENT S C, Altar-enclosure with double paneled door; surmounted by uncertain ornaments.
Refs: RIC 81; BMCRE 146; Cohen (Augustus) 228; RCV 1789.
Next: Dots between words in an inscription.
Gallienus, Antoninianus, Minted AD 258-259 (Joint reign)
Obverse..GALLIENVS dot P dot F dot AVG Radiate, curaissed bust right
Reverse..GERMANICVS MAX V trophy between two seated and bound German captives
RIC VI#18 variant obv legend dots..Cologne
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with the legend IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG
Reverse: Fides standing left, holding two standards, with the legend FIDES MILITVM, S C in field
Reference: RIC 214, Cohen 240, Göbl 74s
Next: Sestertius of Valerian
@ancient coin hunter....Nice portrait!
Valerian, Sestertius - Rome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus or Mars standing left resting on shield and holding spear. S - C in field
Ref : RCV # 10025v, Cohen # 269
Next : Virtus
next Caracalla bronze
Thrace. Trajanopolis. Caracalla AD 198-217.
18 mm., 4,31 g.
AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / TΡAIANOΠOΛEITΩN, flaming altar. Moushmov 5026; Varbanov 2767 var (bust type).
Next - another Caracalla provincial
Next up: A fun and whimsical reverse on the coin of a wicked ruler
wicked ruler - certainly. Whimsical reverse, in view of his alleged relationship with his sisters, I guess so.
next up - a sister of an emperor...
Marciana, Augusta, c. AD 105-112/4.
Roman AR Denarius, 2.72 g, 19 mm.
Rome Mint, AD 112.
Obv: DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing left, head right.
Refs: RIC II 743; BMC 650 (Trajan); Hill 562; RSC 4; RCV 3328.
Next: iridescent toning.
Next, your favourite coin.
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