Help please,can't find the RIC Hadrian denarius

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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,need your help please!
    Just won this coin from Lanz...29 bucks
    I must be doing something wrong as I can't find a reference on wild winds or Eric??
    Closest is RIC#245 but this has draped bare headed bust right.
    Any help much appreciated.!
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    Hadrian (117- 138). Rome, c. 118 AD.
    Silver Denarius. 2,85 g. 17 mm.
    Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right.
    Rev: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
    VF, old collection patina.

    Thanks Paul
     
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  3. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    RIC can have multiple bust types per entry. Your coin is not RIC 245, which is the Aureus. RIC 245A is listed with Bare head right and Laureate head right. It does occur with draped varieties but these are not listed in RIC.
     
  4. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Thanks Martin
    Excuse my ignorance here...So its a variant of RIC#245A Laureate head right (not draped)
    Is this coin rare?
     
  5. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    No. Your coin is RIC 245Afrom one of the two listed bust varieties. The draped bust type is the one unlisted in RIC.
     
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Martin is right. Generally, Martin knows his coins so I rarely, if ever, question what he says. BTW, nice Hadrian @Spaniard
     
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  7. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Thanks Martin as usual you've been a great help.
    Thanks I'm not really into "shiny" and really liked the old toning on this coin.
     
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  9. Hispanicus

    Hispanicus Stand Fast!

    Spaniard,
    Nice coin, for $29 you scored.
     
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  10. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Excuse my ignorance but can someone tell me what this means??
    Paul
     
  11. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    It's a clever play on words joke.

    "For tuna" sounds like "FORTVNA" when spoken.

    On the one hand cats like tuna and might beg for it like this and on the other the posture the cat is in is reminiscent of a posture someone might take if they were decrying thier luck by calling out to FORTVNA.
     
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