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  1. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Ae semis - aes grave of RR with prancing bull.

    next, any

    aes grave....

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    What is the size and weight on that @octavius?
  4. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I thought that would be large and heavy. Thanks
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  6. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    He said "any aes grave". I already posted this one but I'll post it again because what counts here is just following the coin theme :

    Rome, Aes grave, uncia (generally dated 225-217 BC)

    Next : silver sestertius
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  7. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Let us try something else.

    Antonin As.jpg
    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.
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Septimius Severus 4.jpg
    AR Denarius
    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
    2.7g, 18mm
    RIC 207a, BMC 531, C 493

    Next: Your favorite Sep Sev
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  9. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Septimius Severus, 209-211 AD
    Laodicea ad Mare

    Roma E-Sale 75, lot 485

    15.42 grams

    D-Camera Septimius Severus tet Laodicea ad Mare 209-11AD 15.42g Roma 75 485 9-17-21.jpg

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  10. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)


    Next: A nice style portrait
  11. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    D-Camera Marcus Aurelius Sestertius, Youthful Bust, Ceasar, 5-1-20.jpg

    Next: Another nice portrait, Roman, Greek or other.
  12. Dafydd

    Dafydd Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    next: denarius Maximinus
  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Maximinus 1.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: VICTORIAAVG - Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
    Struck at Rome, 235-236 AD March - January
    2.8g, 21mm
    RIC 16, BMC 25, C 99

    Next: Victory/Nike as a main symbol on any coin
  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    L. Valerius Flaccus, (108 - 107 B.C.)
    AR Denarius
    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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  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member


    next: your favorite Augusta denarius / Antoninius
  17. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    I have precious few of those, being mostly a collector of Greek ancients, but this antoninianus had always appealed to me, ever since I acquired it back in the early 1990s from a local coin dealer.

    Herenia Etruscilla, 250 AD
    BI antoninianus
    5.6 grams

    D-Camera  Herennia Etruscilla, Antoninianus, 250 AD, PVDICITIA AVG, RIC 58b, 5.6 g 11-12-20.jpg

    Next: Another Augusta coin, any period.
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  18. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Julia Maesa (218 - 225 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: IVLIA MAESA AVG, Draped bust right.
    R: FORTVNAE REDVCI Fecunditas standing left, raising hand over child and cornucopia.
    RSC 14

    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
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  19. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member


    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.
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  20. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member


    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.
  21. Dafydd

    Dafydd Well-Known Member

    Cato A.JPG Cato B.JPG

    Next Interesting pairs, this is a M.Porcius Cato Denarius paired with a Quinarius. Rome Mint 89 BC.
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