It arrived last Friday after being 85 days in the post between Albany, NY and Europe. It contained almost a dozen mainly Roman coins from the April 8, Bargain Sale of Frank Robinson. I was despairing for a long time that it would come - but finally it did. And on the same day an American customer emailed that our parcel to him (containing a famous old actor's self portrait) had arrived at his place after 81 days in the post from Europe to a small town in Ohio. So there is hope after all. In the parcel was this mediocre condition Julia Domna sestertius: Julia Domna 193-217, sestertius. Obv. Bust to the right, hair with large bun. IVLIADO. Rev. Securitas standing l. with spear and shield. SECVR/SC. 29.5 mm, 17.39 gr. According to a former owner (nice to leave these old descriptions with the coins, FSR!), it might be barbarous - but why would a sestertius of Domna be imitated? There were two nicer Alexandria tetradrachms, one of Salonina and one of Aurelian / Vabalathus, and one of Commodus. One coin of Caracalla and Plautilla (Gabala), and one of Crispina. But also a nice Parthian chalkous of Arsakes XVI also known as Unknown King (II), 90-80 BC, an interesting Tarsus provincial, and a nice barbarous imitation of a Tetricus I antoninianus with an unusual reverse (a jug). All of these filled holes. Some pictures: AE tetradrachm Salonina. Alexandria year 14 = 266/267. Obv. Bust r. Rev. Elpis t.l. holding flower. Elpis, that's the Roman personification of Hope. Well: I have Hope.