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Hi @Bing ; I got this coin from a Triton auction.. January 2012.
Anonymous. Circa 230 BC. Æ Aes Grave Semis (48mm, 133.74 g). Heavy series. Rome mint. Bull rearing left; S (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk / Wheel of six spokes; S (mark of value) within spokes; all on a raised disk. Crawford 24/4; Thurlow & Vecchi 32 (70 specimens recorded); Haeberlin pl. 25, 1-7; HN Italy 327; Sydenham 60; Kestner 43. Good VF, dark green patina, traces of deposits.
From the L.C. Aes Grave Collection.
Triton XV, Lot: 1448. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Rome, Aes grave, uncia (generally dated 225-217 BC)
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Let us try something else.
Antoninus Pius, as, 149 AD.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG. PIVS P.P. TR.P. XII, laureate head right
Rev.: MVNIFICENTIA AVG. / COS IIII / S C, Munificentia standing left, holding sceptre and patera, a small lion at her feet.
Next : a standing figure with a small animal half-hidden behind her feet.
OBVERSE: SEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head right
REVERSE: P M TRP XV COSIII P P - Africa standing right, resting hand on hip and holding grain ears; lion to right
Struck at Rome, 207 AD
RIC 207a, BMC 531, C 493
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Laodicea ad Mare
Roma E-Sale 75, lot 485
Next: Your favorite Roman provincial coin.
Next: A nice style portrait
Next: Another nice portrait, Roman, Greek or other.
Nero Denarius. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / VESTA, hexastyle temple of Vesta with domed roof & statue of Vesta within. RSC 335.
I always thought this portrait as expressive and arrogant, it exudes narcissism.
Next another portrait.
next: denarius Maximinus
OBVERSE: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VICTORIAAVG - Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
Struck at Rome, 235-236 AD March - January
RIC 16, BMC 25, C 99
Next: Victory/Nike as a main symbol on any coin
L. Valerius Flaccus, (108 - 107 B.C.)
O: Winged and draped bust of Victory right, X below chin.
R: LVALERI / FLACCI (downwards on left), Mars walking left, spear in right, trophy in left over shoulder, apex left, head of grain behind.
SRCV I 183, Sydenham 565, Crawford 306/1, RSC I Valeria 11
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next: your favorite Augusta denarius / Antoninius
Herenia Etruscilla, 250 AD
Next: Another Augusta coin, any period.
Julia Maesa (218 - 225 A.D.)
O: IVLIA MAESA AVG, Draped bust right.
R: FORTVNAE REDVCI Fecunditas standing left, raising hand over child and cornucopia.
Rare Engravers Error:
This coin features Maesa's Fecunditas type, RIC 249 = RSC 8, and should have been labeled FECVNDITAS AVG.
It implies that Maesa's FECVNDITAS AVG type and Elagabalus' FORTVNAE REDVCI type were being produced simultaneously, that is in 219 AD, the known date of the FORTVNAE REDVCI type.
This error is not unpublished: Cohen 14 reports a specimen in Paris, RIC 252 takes it over from Cohen.
About the 6th known of this type, found two other specimens with the same combination of type and legend, both from the same reverse die but feature a young Maesa bust. This type features the older bust type.
Possibly unique to feature this particular bust.
Next: LEAST favorite god/goddess
L Mussidius Longus AR silver denarius. Struck circa 42 BC. Facing bust of Sol, radiate and draped. Reverse - Platform inscribed CLOACIN, two statues of Venus Cloacina atop. Cr494/43a, Syd 1094.
The goddess of the sewer. The obvrse kind of looks like it was in the sewer.
Next; a Lugdunum Sestertius (my favorite style) of Nero.
NERO AE orichalcum sestertius. Struck at Lugdunum, 65 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR IMP P P, laureate head right, globe at point of bust. Reverse - Roma seated left on cuirass & shields, S C at sides, ROMA in exergue. 36mm, 24.4g.
To move things along...
Next: anything you like. That should reset things.
Next Interesting pairs, this is a M.Porcius Cato Denarius paired with a Quinarius. Rome Mint 89 BC.
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