Ill take all the Sestertius like this for $100

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Got this one today for right about $100 . I don't see many like this for $100, Heck Ill buy them all day long like this at that price.
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  3. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    WOW what a bargain, fantastic portrait.
     
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  4. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Great looking coin, like the shot of the edge as well!
     
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  5. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    That is really, really attractive, bcuda. Great strike and toning. Here is how one of these look for around $15:

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    Antoninus Pius Æ Sestertius
    (143-144 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP COS III, laureate head right / [IMPERATOR II] SC, Fides
    standing right, holding corn-ears and dish of fruit.
    RIC 716a; Sear 4181.
    (18.34 grams / 30 mm)
     
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  6. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    No way...seems to good to be true.

    What's the story?
     
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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely coin, @bcuda , with very nice toning! Here's my favorite Antoninus Pius sestertius because it depicts two of his grandchildren:

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    Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius; 22.75 gm, 30.7 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, AD 149.
    Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right.
    Rev: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, COS IIII in exergue, S C across field, crossed cornucopiae from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by confronted busts of two children.
    Refs: RIC 857; BMCRE 1827-29; Cohen 813; RCV 4236; Strack 1026; Banti 411.
     
  8. Colby J.

    Colby J. Active Member

    Sweet! Heres my favorite sestertius from Maximinus Thrax. The one in my profile pic. I think I got it for round $80 bucks, but that was a while ago, back in the boom.

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  9. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Super coin @bcuda .......What a great deal!
    Here's how they look for about $40 1-normal_1-Pq3EL2XdbJ9QF5pkPxE6f89ZTY4gn7.jpg
    ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 26.75 g.)
    Struck 159/160 AD.
    Obverse..ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, laureate head right
    Rev. PIETATI AVG COS IIII SC, Pietas standing left holding globe, Faustina Junior as Pietas standing left, between Faustina Minima, Lucilla & holding baby Fadilla.
    RIC III 1031
     
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  10. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    That's a stunner, well done.
     
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  11. Thomas c

    Thomas c Member

    beautiful, i wish i could strike a deal like that
     
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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    congrats bcuda, beautifull Fides on the reverse.

    Free gift:
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    $50

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  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Nice coin of Antoninus Pius. Looks wonderful.
     
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  14. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Roman Collector ....I really liked the reverse of your sestertius so started looking around....You probaly know this....'The infants are thought to be T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius Antoninus, the twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior born in AD 149. These were the first male offspring of the couple, offering hope for the establishment of the new dynasty, and both died in infancy'. ....
    Then I read.... 'Two cornucopiae crossed, surmounted by infants busts, one of which is the future Empress Lucilla.'...I know this design is based on the sestertius of the sons of Drusus and Livia Drusilla (Livilla)....Is there a link where I can read up on this reverse design?...Thanks
     
  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, this is an excellent link where you can do just that. Of course, I'm a little biased. ;)
     
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