I'm not saying I specialize in ancient butts, butt there's this. Bun fun post

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Of course, first and foremost, when it comes to really getting excited about finding a rarity or some new information on is Macedonian shield coins:angelic:.
    Butt I'm starting to notice another pattern emerge :rolleyes:
    Received my second order from Marc Breitsprecher in as many weeks today. In the order was one sweet MSC rarity, and then not one butt #2 thicc Venus coins.
    First, an INCREDIBLY robust-cheek that, like the MSC, I'd let sit in my watched coins far to long:
    Julia Domna
    AR Denarius, AD 193-195, 19.10mm, 2.94 grams.
    Obv: IVLIA DO-MNA AVG, draped bust right
    Rev: VENER-I - V-ICTR, Venus standing right, naked to waist and seen from behind, holding palm branch and apple
    RIC IV 536 Rome VF.
    Ex-Marc Breitsprecher purchased Jan 2022. Ex-Pegasi

    A VERY rare Salonina Venus reverse, with an incredible provenance, toning, strike, artistry and an even more incredible reverse on the reverse:
    (AD 254-268) AR Antoninianus / Venus
    AD 257-260, 22.30mm, 3.38 grams,
    Obv: SALONINA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent
    Rev: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus Victrix standing right, seen from rear, leaning on column and holding palm branch and apple
    RIC Vi 8 Cologne, XF
    Ex-Marc Breitsprecher purchased Jan 2022. Ex-Phil Peck sold as the Morrison Collection at Heritage.

    I would be remiss not to share the SaWeet MSC in this magical package I received:
    MACEDON, Koinon of Macedon. Pseudo-autonomous issue. temp. Claudius to Nero, AD 41-68. Æ Assarion (13.1mm, 2.30 g, 12h). Beroea mint. Nike, holding wreath and palm frond, alighting left / Macedonian shield. RPC I 1621. VF
    Ex Marc Breitsprecher purchased Jan 2022

    However, I do have this well toned cutie on its way:
    Julia Domna
    Denarius Fouree. Obverse: bust of the empress in drapery, facing right, along the edge legend:
    IVLIA DOMNA AVG. Reverse: Venus is facing right, holding an apple and a scepter, with a legend along the edge:
    VENRI VICTR, 18 mm, 2.79 g, 6 hours.
    Reference: RIC 564
    Grade: VF. Purchased from RDA Jan 2022

    And then more buns than a hotdog stand would need in a week...

    Julia Domna

    Denarius . 193-196 AD . Rome . (Ric- 536 ). Ob .: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Bust draped to the right . Rev .: VENERI VICTR, Venus standing to the right, leaning on a column, holding a palm and an apple . Ag . 3.18 g. Displaced. Tone . EBC . Tauler & Fau Jan 2021

    CAPPADOCIA (1,77g, 15mm) Caesarea, (54-68), AR Hemidrachm
    Obv: NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI; laureate head of Nero, right.
    Rev: Nike standing, right, with foot on globe and inscribing shield set on knee
    S 83, BMC 411, Walker 470–2, RIC 618, Ganschow 60, RPC I №: 3646
    Purchased from Demos December 2021

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    JULIA DOMNA (WIFE OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS). AR Denarius, Rome Mint, struck under Septimius Severus, ca. A.D. 193-196. ANACS AU 50.
    RIC-536 (Severus); RSC-194. Obverse: Draped bust right; Reverse: Venus standing right, with back facing, holding apple and palm frond, and resting upon column to left. A popular type, this example presents a solid overall strike with subtle toning and brilliance. Purchased from Stack’s Bowers Gallery Aug 2021

    Julia Domna
    (193-217 AD). AE Sestertius (27 mm, 14,60 g), Roma (Rome), 193-194 AD.
    Obv. IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right.
    Rev. VENERI VICTR / S - C, Venus, naked to waist, standing right, holding apple and palm and leaning on column.
    RIC IV, 1, p. 207, 842 (R). Per Curtis Clay new die comb., o400/r578

    (AD 69-79), AR Denarius
    (19mm, 2.95g), struck AD
    CENS , laureate headfacing
    right / PONTIF MAXIM ,
    Nemesis advancing right,
    pointing a caduceus at a
    snake below.

    Julia Titi, daughter of Titus (died 90 AD). AR Denarius, 80-81. Obv. Bust right, draped. Rev. Venus standing right, resting elbow on column and holding scepter and helmet. RIC II-p. 1 (2nd ed.) (Titus) 388. AR. 2.83 g. 20.00 mm. R. Rare type. F. Purchased from Artemide May 2021

    ... and those are just some of my Romans;)

    As my pop once told me, after finding out that he'd streaked through Central Park, "Boy, if ya got it flaunt it."
    So, please, flaunt those flashy fannies or anything bootiful:smuggrin:
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  3. Roman Collector

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    Venus here is on the scrawny side, but one of my biggest scores of 2021 was this long-sought-after denarius, the VENERI VICTRICI reverse type featuring the cult image of Venus Victrix from Pompey's Temple of Venus. It's one of Faustina's scarcer reverse types.

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.23 g, 18.7 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, c. AD 164-167.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Beckmann type 9 hairstyle.
    Rev: VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing right, resting right arm against column and holding transverse spear in right hand and helmet on extended left hand.
    Refs: RIC 713; BMCRE 161-162; Cohen/RSC 240; RCV 5265; MIR 41-4/10b; CRE 223.
  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Here is a similar one to RC's example. :)
    Faustina II denarius.

    and another one similar to @Ryro's coin.
    Julia Domna denarius.
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  5. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    A thread worthy of CoinBoy
  6. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    There must be a mistake in the description and identification. This antoninianus is not the Venus Felix type (RIC V Salonina 7) as described, but the Venus Victrix type (RIC V Salonina 8, MIR 904c).

    On the other side ;) this thread reminds me of the Miss Bum-Bum pageant in Brasil.
  7. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    My number 1 from last year, after popular vote.

    Even Titus looks quite pleased about the view
  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Wow, that's a fine lot of booty you've managed to amass, @Ryro! I would be lying if I said I'm not feeling some posterior envy. I have just one Domna Venus at the moment, which is sadly a little lacking in the dorsal department.

    Julia Domna - Veneri Victr.jpg JULIA DOMNA
    AR Denarius. 2.84g, 17.3mm. Rome mint, circa AD 193-196. RIC IV 536. O: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right. R: VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, seen from behind, resting elbow on column and holding palm frond and apple.
    Ex Estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind

    Three Graces on the below coin, but only one has her derrière viewer facing, and that one censored by a centration dimple. I'm just totally failing at this theme...

    Commodus Graces d.jpg
    AE25. 7.69g, 25mm. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. H&J (this coin illustrated); RPC IV online 4319; AMNG I 540; Varbanov 702 corr. (direction of heads). O: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R: ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ, the Three Graces standing facing, heads left, right, and right, respectively: the left holds oinochoe over dolphin, the center drapes arms over others, and the right holds wreath over oinochoe.
    Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection; ex Alexandre de Barros Collection (CNG E143, 12 July 2006, lot 115); ex CNG 47 (16 Sep 1998) lot 833
  9. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    @Ryro Two for the musically inclined.
    Fat Bottomed Girls: Queen
    Baby Got Back: Sir Mix A Lot
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    I would be interested in knowing how many times this thread has surfaced on Coin Talk. There are hundreds of dies for these in three metals. Almost no one cares that there are a few minor variations in details and legends. I have several better in some ways but my favorites were not all selected for the feature most popular. Each is different in some way. Anyone interested in how can search Coin Talk past posts where some have been explained. I doubt my favorites will be yours.
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Oops! That's an other Salonina of mine. OP fixed. Ty.
    And now I need to look up miss bum-bum...
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  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Still sadly lacking a Venus booty coin. Maybe that will be a retirement gift to myself? Mrs. Frog may not sign off though haha.

    This is the only coin that might possibly pass as booty-licious.
    Gordian III, AE24, Markianopolis, Three Graces.png
    Gordian III
    Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior
    Obverse: M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AYΓ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN, The Three Graces standing together; one holding wreath and another a kantharos
  13. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Well well well, some seriously flashy fannies:hungry:
    Thanks for all the kind words and posts-eriors:hilarious: so far.
    Here's a few more that I didn't have room for:
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  14. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    @Ryro, as the leading expert on this subject, have you considered writing a book? It would have wide appeal, and might bring a whole new group of people to collecting ancient coins.

    I'm afraid I've got nothing to contribute. It's not a particular interest of mine. I do have this depiction of Athena on a Republican Provincial coin from Thessaly, but there's no rear end showing at all.


    You had to be young in the spring of 1974 to get it, @Ryro. One of my great retrospective embarrassments -- although it seemed like a good idea at the time -- was streaking with a group of friends on the Old Campus at Yale when I was an undergraduate there. It's somewhat difficult for me to believe I actually did it.
  15. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Слава захисникам свободи

    It's like I tell my kids, do as I say not as I did! I am just a bit more tight lipped about some of my youthful (mis)adventures.
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  16. GinoLR

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  17. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    This thread strikes me as having few "ifs" or "ands", but it definitely has plenty of butts!

    Tyche, reclining on a bed is probably the most suggestive ancient that I have:

    D-Camera Faustina II, drachm, Alexandria, Tyche reclining 175-176 AD, 25.84 g, Forum 12-10-20.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2022
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  18. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    What a fun(dament) thread - :jawdrop:

    Salonina and Venus, two of them, both cruddy in different ways, like so many of my duplicates:

    Salonina - Ant. VENUS behind Mar 2018 and Aug 2018.jpg
  19. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter


    It's apples and oranges with forvm and CT.
    How awful it would be to be thought of as the insightful and FUN place vs the boring and hard to navigate place. Hopefully they think we're the later;)
    Though, with some of the shenanigans they have had going on with some of their posters...
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  20. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    @dougsmit, your Domna/Venus collection is fabulous!

    I bought this Domna for the well-proportioned Venus:

    Julia Domna
    Augusta, 193-217 CE
    AR denarius, 17 x 19 mm, 2.72 gm
    Rome mint; struck under Septimius Severus, circa AD 193-196
    Obv: IVLIA DOMNA AVG; draped bust right
    Rev: VENERI VICTR; Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding palm frond and apple
    Ref: RIC IV 536 (Septimius Severus); RSC 194
    Formerly slabbed

    Here's another extremely shapely deity-- Athena looking very toned but who throws a thunderbolt while standing on tippy toes? Such a girlie girl :D. Maybe she was trying to dislodge that mega-wedgie.

    KINGS OF MACEDON, Antigonos II Gonatas
    277/6-239 BCE, struck after 270 BCE, Amphipolis mint
    AR tetradrachm, 31mm, 17.06 g
    Obv: head of Pan in center of Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder; shield decorated with stars within crescents
    Rev: BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; helmet left, EMP monogram right
    Ref: SNGCop 1200v, EMP (maybe); R. Martin, "A Third-Century B.C. Hoard from Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 536 (same obv. die).
    ex Demetrios Armounta Collection

    My Commodus Three Graces suffers the same centration censoring as Z's coin.
    MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Commodus
    AE 25mm, 8.5 gm
    circa CE 177-192
    Obv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС; bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ; the Three Graces standing facing, heads left, right, and right, respectively: the left holds amphora over dolphin, the center drapes arms over others, and the right holds wreath over amphora
    Ref: Hristova & Jekov; RPC IV online 4319; Varbanov 702 corr. (direction of heads).

    That coin cracks me up and really deserves to become an animated gif :D.
  21. ominus1

    ominus1 LOOK OUT!!...HE'S GOT A GUN!! Supporter

    ..i'm late for the party.. butt... you knew i'd be here..:smuggrin:...hehe...i have to pay tribute to @Ryro 's booty thread for he gifted me mine :) IMG_0853.JPG IMG_0854.JPG porn star dancing.jpg
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