Germanicus...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by galba68, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Today I bought this coin, Germanicus as, 12 gr., and I think its a countermarked or an attempt to make a countermark..

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice pics guys. Thanks
     
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  5. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Some asses and dupondii of Germanicus. Left-facing busts struck under Caligula, right-facing busts under his brother Claudius.

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  6. Alegandron

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

    Germanicus

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    RI Germanicus Caesar died 10 October 19 CE Copper As 27mm struck under Caligula- S-C RIC I 35 BMCRE I 49 Left
     
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  7. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice catch @galba68! You couldn't get one out of the ground? ;)

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  8. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @galba68....Nice pick up....I know it's one of your collecting areas and not mine so have you any ideas of what happened to the coin? It had to have been one hell of of a strike to break through the flan or no?
     
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  9. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a countermark. I think someone deliberately punched a hole through it, probably to attach it over the door to their home, or perhaps to a cuirass, for good luck.
     
  10. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

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  11. DonnaML

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    I have no coins of Germanicus. He's definitely up there on my mental want list, though! Which are the most common, and which the most scarce, among the posthumous issues under Caligula and Claudius, and the "restitution" issues under Titus and Domitian?
     
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  12. Terence Cheesman

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    germanicus6.jpg As of Germanicus Minted by Caligula 37-38 A.D. Obv Head left. Rv Large S.C. RIC 35 11.42 grms 27 mm Photo by W. Hansen
     
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