Gotta stop looking!!!!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ancient Aussie, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    In the same vein as my recent thread if you missed it, I picked up this Maximian I, Temple of Roma from MA Shops with a NEW coin daily search for temple. At about the same cost as the cheapest of the three in the previous thread. I think I will have to turn of some off these search engines before I go broke. :(

    Catalog: RIC 118; Coh. 64
    Material: Bronze
    Weight: 7.11 g
    Maximianus I. Herculius, 2nd Government 307-310 AD
    Aquileia, 1st Officina, 307 AD
    Vs .: IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, head with laurel wreath on the
    reverse: CONSERV VRB SVAE / AQP, six columnar Temple with cult image of the Roma

    ex Münzzentrum Müller, auction 72, 1992, lot 533

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  3. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Why stop while you're ahead!? :D

    Here are a couple of temples for you (Maxentius and Gallienus):
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  4. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Both nice, especially that top one.....hope I don't see least not in this years blown budget. :eek:
  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Very nice! You should definitely keep looking and buying. :happy:

    Here's a Maxentius with a consular bust.
    Maxentius - Temple COS II AQP 2394.jpg
    AE Follis. Rare obv legend variant of consular dated issue. 6.44g, 25.3mm. Aquileia mint, circa AD 309. Not in RIC, legend variant of RIC VI Aquileia 125. O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG CONS II, laureate and mantled bust right, holding eagle-tipped sceptre. R: CONSERV VRB SVAE, a tetrastyle temple with star in pediment and Victories as acroteria, within which is Roma seated facing, holding globe and sceptre; AQP in exergue.

    Another Maxentius. The statue of Roma has been totally flattened, but I like this one for the pediment features.
    Maxentius - Roma Temple Jupiter Hercules.jpg
    AE Follis. 6.27g, 27.4mm. Rome mint, AD 308-310. RIC VI Rome 208 var. O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right. R: CONSERV - VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing, head left, within hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre; shield at base of sceptre; in temple pediment from left to right, a river-god, Jupiter, Hercules, and Sol; tall standing figures (Aeternitas?) as acroteria; RBP in exergue.

    And going provincial, my latest temple coin.
    Trebonianus Gallus - Tyre Temple.jpg
    Rare. AE29. 19.56g, 29.3mm. PHOENICIA, Tyre, AD 251-253. Rouvier 2462. O: IMP C C [VIBIVS TREBO G]ALLVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: COL TVRO [METR], Hexastyle temple enclosing statue of Fortuna-Astarte standing facing, placing right hand on trophy; to right, Victory standing on column crowning Fortuna-Astarte; at feet to left, small statue of Marsyas; below, altar between murex shell and palm tree.
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Love all three, I don't think I have ever seen one like your Maxentius with that pediment, must be very rare.
  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I haven't seen another one like it in sale records, but when I first posted about this coin, Doug showed a picture he had taken of another example for Victor Failmezger's book.
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  8. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    My only temple, I think:

    Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ Sestertius (18.02g). Rome mint, 10th emission, AD 248. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SAECVLVM NOVVM, octastyle temple with statue of Roma seated facing within; S C in exergue. Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome. RIC IV 164 corr. (rev. legend); Banti 52.

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  9. Andres2

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  10. gogili1977

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  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm always willing to show off my Temple of Roma Aeterna of Maxentius:

    Maxentius CONSERV VRB SVAE follis.jpg
    Maxentius as Augustus, AD 307-312.
    Roman billon follis; 6.57 g, 25.7 mm, 10 h.
    Rome, AD 307-308.
    Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, radiate head right.
    Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, scepter in left, shield at side behind, Victories as acroteria, wreath on pediment, H left, R S in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 202a; Cohen 21; RCV 14986.
  12. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Well-Known Member

    I will throw in a missing link, condition is not great but it means I can own it.

    IMG_5015.JPG IMG_5016.JPG
    Reverse - ROMAE AETER - Roma seated within temple
    MM - PLN
    Weight 4.35, Size 23-24mm
    RIC VI 99, 307ad
  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    When I window shop - I buy. I just can't seem to help myself. Yes. I am an addict!
  14. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Well-Known Member

    Roman architectural coins are a wonderful collecting focus and the reverse of the OP Maximian is gorgeous!

    I'm glad you pulled the trigger as soon as you saw it posted: MA-Shops/VCoins are tough and have a lot of people watching them.

    I hesitated with the coin below at the NYINC show this January and it was bought out from under me. Happily, I came across it viewing a dealer's stock a few months later and was able to buy it from them. For some reason, I just didn't feel comfortable at the show - maybe it was because I hadn't bought from the dealer before or because I had a number of coins I was targeting in the auctions but I consider myself quite lucky that it wasn't bought by a collector!

    It depicts the temple of Vesta which is still (partially) standing today in the Roman Forum:


  15. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Temple of Vesta, AncientJoe and also Maximian, first on an ancient coin, and then what remains of it in this century. When you see the coin, it's like travelling in a time machine !!!
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  16. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Here are a couple of mine (pardon their roughness):

    AE22, Tripolis, Phoenicia
    Dated local year 532, AD 220-221
    Obverse: (AYT K M AVR ANTWNINOC), laureate head right.
    Reverse: (TRIPOLITWN), Temple of Astarte, consisting of central arch and two wings with four columns; statue of Astarte under arch.
    Exergue: [date]
    References: BMC 120, Rouvier 1764; Babelon 1964; Mionnet V 456

    AE21, Corinthian, Struck by Tiberius, Issued by L. Arrius Peregrinus and L. Furius Labeo, duoviri. Struck 32-33 AD
    Obverse: LARRIO PEREGRINO IIVIR, radiate head of Augustus left.
    Reverse: LFVRIOLABEONE IIVIR, COR, hexastyle temple, GENT IVLI on pediment.
    References: RPC 1151; BCD 379; BMC 520
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  17. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    A great display of temples my Coin Talk friends and thanks for the comments it's good to catch up with some of the newer acquisitions, especially jealous of AncientJoe's gold Temple of Vesta absolutely brilliant coin the best I have ever seen. :happy:
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  18. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Here's one that I'd always meant to make a write-up for but never did. A fun 3D temple! I haven't done it any favors with the photos though... It's much nicer than it appears here.

    Troas. Alexandreia. Caracalla AD 211-217.
    Bronze Æ 23mm., 7,22g.
    laureate and draped bust right
    perspective view of tetrastyle temple of Apollo Smintheus, containing statue of Apollo Smintheus right, holding patera and bow.
    Bellinger, Troy A 273 var. (obverse legend). SNG cop. 134. Price-Trell 259

    PS: Apollo Smintheusis (the Mouse/Mice god) is an interesting research topic rabbit (mouse) hole: smintheus
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
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  19. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Cogito Ergo Sum

    Great coin @Ancient Aussie - I have yet to score an architectural type. I bid on a Maxentius in one of FSR's auctions a couple of months back but lost the bid. I'll probably just buy one from a fixed-price store in the near future.
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  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Beautiful temple @Ancient Aussie

    Here are some temples of mine

    Augustus, Denarius Colonia Patricia mint ? ca. 19-18 BC
    CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head right
    SP - QR on either side of a domed terastyle temple, in which is a chariot with aquila.
    3,66 gr
    Ref : RSC # 279, RIC # 119

    Trebonianus Gallus, AE 8 Assaria - SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
    AYTOK K G OYIB TPEB GALLOC CEB, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right /
    ANTIOXEWN MHTPO KOLWN, Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple; below, river god Orontes swimming left; above temple, ram advancing right, head left; Delta and Epsilon across field. SC at exergue
    21.08 g, (30mm, 6h)
    Ref : Sear # 4350, McAlee 1181; SNG Copenhagen 292 (same rev. die).

    Volusian, Antoninianus Minted in Rome in AD 252
    IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate and draped bust of Volusian right
    IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated within a distyle shrine, * in right field
    3,60 gr
    Ref : RCV # 9750, Cohen #45

    Maxentius, Follis Aquilea mint, 1st officina, AD 309-310
    IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
    CONSERV VRBS SVAE, Tetrastyle temple, Roma seated left, a foot on captive, giving a globe to Maxentius standing right. She wolf suckling Romulus and Remus in pediment. AQP at exergue
    6.55 gr
    Ref : RCV # 14992 (100), Cohen #42

    Romulus, Posthumous issue under the reign of his father Maxentius
    Ostia mint, 1st officina, AD 309-310
    DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS, Bare head of Romulus right
    AETERNAE MEMORIAE, Temple with domed roof surmounted by eagle, M OST P at exergue
    7.35 gr
    RCV # 15050 (550), Cohen #6, RIC VI # 34

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  21. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha..there are worse habits...i remember one member here saying he might have to seek professional help after a purchase..but he really couldn't afford it because he 'd found another coin he had to have :p..but, it could be a problem tho and i 'm sure there's not many here who haven't questioned at one time or another this hobby/habit, i know i have for myself and often think "i wouldn't spend that much on a coin, but then realize i do spend that much on several..
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