Just a picture of my new ancients purchase

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TheNickelGuy, May 19, 2022.

  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    I just got done taking pictures of my latest ancients purchase. I was led to an eBay auction through a sale posted here on CT. I like em!
    It brings my ancients collection total to 25 coins.
    It was fun figuring out who these people were and reading about their history.
    I don't know the catalog numbers yet.


    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman provincial triassarion, 22mm, 7.4 grams, 1 h.
    Thrace, Pautalia, AD 161-175.
    Obv: ΦΑVCΤΕΙ-ΝΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II, right; double band of pearls around head.
    Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑC ΠΑ-VΤΑΛΙΑC, veiled Demeter seated left, holding three ears of corn and long torch

    Gordian III Tarsos Elpis holding flower 238-244 AD Gallery
    Cilicia. Tarsos. Bronze Æ. Medallic type about 36 mm, 22.5 gr ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟϹ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, Π Π, radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right / ΤΑΡϹΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐΩϹ Α Μ Κ Γ Β, Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.

    Philip I - Temple of Zeus on Rev 244-249 AD Gallery
    Obverse: AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: ZEUGMATEWN, temple of Zeus Katabaites, tetrastyle temple with cult image of Zeus seated facing within, holding sceptre; peribolos below containing grove; capricorn leaping right below.
    28.9mm, 16.8 grams

    Philip II as Caesar - Philip I and II seated on Rev. 244 AD Gallery
    Ori. Sestertius, Liberalitas issue.

    Mint of Rome. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / LIBERALITAS AVGG III, S C in exergue, Philip I and II seated left on sella curulis, each extending hand, Philip I holding short sceptre.
    23x28mm, 14.6 grams
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Gordie is always a winner
  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    purdy nice coins there Nickelguy! :)
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Excellent 22-25 new coins to your burgeoning collect!:wideyed:
    Here are some of my favorite big bronze Faustinas & Gordy IIIs:
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    And I'll raise you an Antoninus Pius:

    Ps, I wonder what @Roman Collector thinks of that Faustina II?
  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Fun group! Dig that funky oblong flan on the Philip II!!

    You might be interested in this write-up I did about the coins of Faustina II from Pautalia.

    I LOVE it!!
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  7. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    Oh, yeah. I did post in that thread.
    It's where I figured out the Faustina II.
    Thanks all for looking.
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  9. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I like your Philip II sestertius. Sad story for that young man. That your coin shows it circulated for some time is actually a plus for me. I like to know that my coins passed through the hands of many people of that time. They are the physical link that connects us to them.
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  10. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    My latest purchase:


    C. 80 BC Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita wearing goat skin. Reverse: Juno Sospita in biga hurling spear. Serrated edges with a grey tone and good detail. Ref: Crawford 379/2; Procilia 2 Weight: 3.94g Size: 19mm

    Ex. Den of Antiquity
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