Honorius gold coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by mightyknighty, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. mightyknighty

    mightyknighty Member

    Hello All

    I bought this gold Aurius Roman coin from the reign of Honorius. It was hold by customs for quite a long time and eventually got to my hand today. I am so happy because I was worried if I will not get it somehow . I would like to hear your comments on the coin. For records, I paid 900 USD for it, hope I did not pay too much?

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  3. mrweaseluv

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  4. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    Technically it's a solidus. Looks to me like an obverse die-match with this one:

  5. mightyknighty

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    Wow good catch! Its exactly matches the obverse! It is a good authenticity sign as well :)
  6. mightyknighty

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    It is real because it has flow lines which indicates the die strike and the obverse match with another coin also leans more towards it being authentic and plus it came from a well known collection of John L. Cowan (Although I don't know him personally but have seen his coins on CNG )
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  7. mightyknighty

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    Can you please point me to how much this CGB coin was sold? Just curious to compare the price
  8. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    950 euros in 2017.
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  9. svessien

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    I have no reason to question the authenticity. Looks like a good coin to me.
    One used to be able to buy a solidus for half of what you paid, but I am not holding my breath waiting for that to happen again.
    Your coin has a profile portrait. My impression is that these are scarcer than those with facing portraits. Nice reverse too!
  10. mightyknighty

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    Thanks for looking this up for me! Considering the fact that since start of 2020 the price of Roman and Greek coins in auctions doubled , I think I got a great deal on this since I paid less than what it worth in 2017!
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  11. mightyknighty

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    Thanks for comments! Yea it looks obviously authentic, purchased from CNG and come from Pegasi 2009 and ex John L Cowan col. I usually only get safe coins which come with great provenance and great price :)
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