I Love This Type

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gary R. Wilson, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Gary R. Wilson

    Gary R. Wilson ODERINT, DUM METUANT — CALIGULA

    Pishpash's thread, "One just wasn't enough" gave me the idea of coin types where you already have one example but wanted more. Here is one of mine. Please post your duplicates of types that you just love to have more than one of.

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    Caligula (Augustus)
    Coin: Bronze Quadrans
    C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG SC - Pileus flanked by S C
    PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT - Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field
    Exergue:


    Mint: Rome (41AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 3.19g / 18mm / 180
    Rarity: Rare
    References:
    BMC 78,80
    Paris 126-7
    Cohen 8
    BMCRE I, no. 79
    RIC I (first ed.) 41
    Acquisition/Sale: Ebay $0.00 7/17
    Notes: Jul 7, 19 - The last quadrans minted by Caligula with the mint date January 1-January 24, 41AD




    Caligula 37-41 Quadrans 78.06.jpg
    Caligula (Augustus)
    Coin: Bronze Quadrans
    C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG SC - Pileus flanked by S C
    PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT - Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field Exergue:
    Mint: Rome (41 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 2.43g / 18mm / 6h
    Rarity: Rare
    References:
    RIC I (first ed.) 41
    BMC 78,80
    Paris 126-7
    BMCRE I, no. 79
    Cohen 8
    Acquisition/Sale: hmm shop eBay $0.00 03/19
    Notes: Jul 7, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

    The last quadrans minted by Caligula with the mint date January 1-January 24, 41AD.
     
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  3. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Nice quadrans I only have one and it is from the time of Claudius.


    Here are my two coins that are the same.

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    Asido
    Ancient Spain 110 BC. Phonecian and Punic.
    Obv: Melkart head facing forward.
    Rev: Two tunny fish right Libio-Phoenician legend
    ( B B L ) Semis

    Second in pic found by me metal detecting around 1988 close to
    present day Medina Sidonia Spain. First one in pic I just could not pass it
    up because of how much I liked the first one and purchased it in 2019.
    A very difficult to find coin, If I were to find another I would probably
    buy it also.

    Asido, an Iberian settlement which may have been founded
    by the Phoenicians, hence the later City name Sidonia reflecting
    its foundation by Sidon. Its earliest phase is known through
    its coinage and its 2nd and 1st centuries BC issues bear
    the Latin inscription Asido but also Punic inscriptions such as
    'sdn or b'b'l, with Herakles and Dolphins being notable
    obverse and reverse designs.
     
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  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I've got double the Augustus altar type, though they have legend differences.

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    Augustus, Ruled 27 BC-14 AD
    AE Quadrans, Stuck 5 BC, Rome mint

    Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisenna; triumvirate (meaning the three men in charge of preparing blanks and minting coins in gold, silver and bronze), although there are the four names inscribed on coin.
    Obverse: SISENNA MESSALLA IIIVIR, bowl-shaped, ornately decorated altar.
    Reverse: GALVS APRONIVS A A A F F, legend surrounding SC.
    References: RIC I 464
    Size: 16mm, 2.9g


    [​IMG]
    Augustus, Ruled 27 BC-14 AD
    AE Quadrans, Stuck 5 BC, Rome mint

    Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisenna; triumvirate (meaning the three men in charge of preparing blanks and minting coins in gold, silver and bronze), although there are the four names inscribed on coin.
    Obverse: MESSALLA APRONIVS IIIVIR, bowl-shaped, ornately decorated altar.
    Reverse: GALVS SISENNA A A A F F, legend surrounding SC.
    References: RIC I 453
     
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Augustus 8.jpg
    AUGUSTUS
    AE Quadran
    OBVERSE: SISENNA MESSALLA IIIVIR, altar
    REVERSE: APRONIVS GALLVS AAAFF around SC
    Rome 5 BC , Moneyers Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisena
    3.0g, 17mm
    RIC 463 or 200 in Old RIC
    Augustus 7.jpg
    AUGUSTUS
    AE Quadran
    OBVERSE: LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS, clasped hands holding caduceus
    REVERSE: III VIR A A A F F around large S C
    Rome 9 BC
    3.0g, 15mm
    RIC 420, BMC 200, S 1693
     
  6. dougsmit

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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    These two aren't the same type at all, but rather the same theme.

    You see, back in pre-2016, when my Eclectic Box collection was a misguided strict "Box of 20", with all the limited scope that implies, I found myself thinking, "Are two ancient coins with owls one too many? I mean, that's ten percent of the collection. Hmmm...."

    And so I sold the first- the Pontos, Amisos one (which I affectionately called "the Winged Bullfrog" for its popeyed, froglike owl).

    I had just bought the second- the Taras, Calabria owl below, which remains with me and is one of my top favorite pieces.

    But now I pine for the Winged Bullfrog, and wish I'd never sold it. Are two coins with owls one too many? Of course not. I can only plead madness. Madness!

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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    PS- (and perhaps more on topic) I have never had any of those quadrans coins. They're neat, but their relative lack of pictorial design has made me bypass them thus far. I guess I'm a sucker for portraiture, is all. Doesn't mean that coins without it are dull, of course.
     
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  9. Gary R. Wilson

    Gary R. Wilson ODERINT, DUM METUANT — CALIGULA

    The Caligula "Qvat" quadran is of particular interest to me due to the fact that it has such a precise date of minting which was right before Caligula's assassination. I guess it's a history thing for me.
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    That is completely understandable. I have ended up collecting ancient coins more along aesthetic lines, but naturally they've taught me a lot of history along the way, too. Either is a good way to collect, and when one can combine aesthetics and history in the same coin, then all the better.
     
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