Julius Germanicus ´ Top Ten Large Roman Bronzes of 2018

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Julius Germanicus, Dec 17, 2018.


Which of these roman bronzes would be your favorites?

  1. Trajan

    8 vote(s)
  2. Hadrian

    23 vote(s)
  3. Severus Alexander

    0 vote(s)
  4. Balbinus

    5 vote(s)
  5. Pupienus

    12 vote(s)
  6. Philippus I

    4 vote(s)
  7. Philippus II

    3 vote(s)
  8. Herennius Etruscus

    1 vote(s)
  9. Postumus

    6 vote(s)
  10. Numerian

    14 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    I only bought 21 coins this year (18 Sestertii, two Ants, and one Medallion).

    Here are my 10 favorites (all except the last are upgrades) in chronological context.
    I like them all in no particular order, so please have a vote and pick your favourites!

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    They are all great coins, but I cast my vote based on rarity. And in that case, there are two which seem more rare than the others, so my vote could have gone either way.
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  4. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Oh man..Amazing coins! The portrait on the Hadrian is something extra special.
    I love them all - some beautiful rarities.
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  5. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    Hadrian, hands down. Gorgeous patina/highlighting on that obverse.
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  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I love the Pupienus, the Postumus, and of course that amazing Numerian medallion. What a year!

    I think this is my only purchase this year that fits with your theme:
  7. jamesicus

    jamesicus Pachydermicus Supporter

  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    All lovely, but the Numerian is a real treasure.
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  9. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Great year, @Julius Germanicus!
    My three favorites, based upon rarity and of course, with great eye appeal:
    Numerianus, Pupienus and Balbinus, on this order.
  10. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Active Member

    I like the Trajan and Hadrian equally, but I'm a sucker for the neatness of the legends on Trajan's coins.
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  11. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    You had a nice year-- many awesome coins are in that group :).
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  12. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    All are excellent. I have a soft spot for the big Postumus, but the Numerian tops it for me. What a find that one is.
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  13. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    An embarrassment of riches to choose from! I went with the Hadrian for aesthetic reasons.
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  14. Well-selected bronzes! They all have a decent amount of detail, good surfaces, and great eye appeal. :)
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  15. benhur767

    benhur767 Sapere aude

    All are fantastic! My favorite is the Pupienus. Wonderful portrait and fine style for the figure of victory on the reverse, with pleasing wear and patina.
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  16. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coins all with good portraits, I especially like the Pupienus a bust I have not seen all that often.
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  17. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Thank you everybody for casting your votes! It is always nice to see how others grade the relative eye appeal of your coins.
    I have to work with what must be around 1% of Ancient Joe´s coin budget so it makes me happy that I did not end up with any space holders (well, one maybe) this year and kept myself from bidding silly money on mediocre Sestertii of the ladies of Trajan or the wives of Elagabalus or other rarities of little or no historical value that no collector would miss if they would not exist.

    That one has a neat portrait, too!!!
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  18. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Hadrian, Postumus and Numerian for me please

    All are gorgeous to tell the truth
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  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That is some SEXY bronze eye candy! I voted for Hadrian just based on the color!
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  20. Wow! I’ve not collected a single bronze yet, always been attracted to the silver! But these are so beautiful, it’s got me thinking...!!

    Love the bronze Hadrian

  21. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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