Lets Assemble the Cheapest 12 Caesars Set in History!!

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  1. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Well I am quite inspired by the unearthing of the $3.50 "Julius Caesar" denarius by Arnoldoe.
    He could be right.. or maybe it's a slug from the laundry mat .. don't ask me. He is having fun with it too!
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    Maybe this has to go for slabbing?

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    So - lets start with this specimen and see how inexpensive we can gather together a 12 Caesars Set...

    Only 11 Caesars to go (unless you have a cheaper JC?:shame:)... so post your 12 Caesar dregs and lets see what we can cobble together to create the:
    Ultimate Bargain Basement "12 Caesars Collection"
     
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  3. Clavdivs

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    $18 Augustus.... I am sure we can do better!!!!

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  4. Clavdivs

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    $30 Tiberius.... way too much!!!

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  5. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    $15 Vespasian denarius
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    $8.50 Domitian dom.png

    and my absolute steal $22 Nero ,
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    all these coins were from an auction from an obscure Australian seller but now feel guilty of ripping off the seller (given all the coins are genuine).
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2020
  6. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    $1 CLAUDIUS(+$2.99 SHIPPING)
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  7. Clavdivs

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    SCOREBOARD:

    JC: $3.50
    Augustus: $18.00
    Tiberius: $30.00

    Caligula:
    Claudius: $1.00
    Nero: $22.00

    Otho:
    Galba:
    Vitellius:

    Vespasian: $15.00
    Titus:
    Domitian:

    ***We can do BETTER (or worse.. depending how you look at it)
     
  8. DonnaML

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    We already have a Domitian at $8.50, so five to go.
     
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  9. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    $15 Augustus

    normal_illion.jpg Troas, Ilion. Augustus
    Obv: Bare head right.
    Rev: IΛΙ. Athena Ilias standing right, holding sceptre and distaff; monogram to right.
    RPC I 2307; Bellinger T115.
     
  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    $10 Augustus.

    RIC 379 Augustus As, 16 BC
    OBV: bare head right CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST
    REV: legend surround SC, C GALLIVS C F LVPERCVS IIIVIR A A A F F
    Augustus RIC 379.JPG
     
  11. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    $5 Titus SESTERTIUS! The reverse is as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
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  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thats my specialty :D IMG_2890.JPG n5240.JPG tb2971.JPG v3689.JPG c3947.JPG aug1.JPG a3874.JPG
     
  13. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Galba 28 CAD$ ... so it makes...3 USD$ ?!??

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  14. Clavdivs

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    SCOREBOARD:

    JC: $3.50
    Augustus: $10.00
    Tiberius: $30.00
    Caligula:
    Claudius: $1.00
    Nero: $22.00
    Otho:
    Galba:
    $28.00
    Vitellius:
    Vespasian: $15.00
    Titus: $5.00
    Domitian: $8.50

    ***We can do BETTER (or worse.. depending how you look at it)
     
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  15. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    This Galba was in a lot that worked out to $0.85/coin, but was free after I sold the other coins I didn't want
    Galba AE drachm Alexandria year 2.jpg

    This Otho AE from syria came in a lot of about $12/coin, but I sold it for $96.... I'll let you decide which to use
    Otho lowball AE antioch.jpg
     
  16. Clavdivs

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    SCOREBOARD:

    JC: $3.50
    Augustus: $10.00
    Tiberius: $30.00
    Caligula:
    Claudius: $1.00
    Nero: $22.00
    Otho: $12.00
    Galba: $0.96
    Vitellius:
    Vespasian: $15.00
    Titus: $5.00
    Domitian: $8.50

    ***We can do BETTER (or worse.. depending how you look at it)
     
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  17. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Fun thread.

    Because I buy unidentified lots of eBay, some of my coins work out to being very cheap per coin. Over the past couple of years I've gotten a few cheap 12 Caesars this way. For pricing, I divide the number of coins by price paid for the lot - I don't include shipping.

    This is disgraceful, but it is a $1 Titus - you can see the "T CAE..." at the bottom of the bust. Came in an eBay lot of 10 for $10. Sorry.

    Titus - As Aequitas dol lot Oct 2019 (0).jpg
    Titus Æ As
    (72 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    T CAES VESPAS IMP [P TR P COS] II, laureate head right /AEQVITAS AVGVST [I?] S C Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod
    RIC 414 (AVGVST) or
    RIC 415 (AVGVSTI)
    (7.68 grams / 25 mm)
    eBay Oct. 2019 Lot @ $1.00

    Another lot purchase - a $4.17 Tiberius with a caduceus with the odd XXXIIX Roman numerals:

    Tiberius - As caduceus lot May 2020 (0).jpg

    Tiberius - As caduceus lot May 2020 (0det).jpg
    Tiberius Æ As
    (36-37 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    [TI C]AESAR DIVI AVG F A[VGVST IM]P VIII, laureate head left / PONTIF MAXIM
    TRIBVN [POTEST XX]XIIX S-C, vertical winged caduceus.
    RIC 65; BMC 120.
    (11.06 grams / 29 x 27 mm)
    eBay May 2020 Lot @ $4.17

    Here's a $5 Nero - somewhat better than the others, though that is not saying much:

    Nero -Apollo Playing July 2018(4).JPG
    Nero Æ As
    (62-68 A.D.)
    Lugdunum Mint

    NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG [GERMA]NICV, bare head left; small globe at point of neck / PONTIF MAX [T]R PO[T IMP PP] S C , Nero as Apollo Citharoedus advancing right.
    RIC 385 (?) (GERMANICV)
    (10.74 grams / 28 mm)
    eBay July 2018 Lot @ $5.00
     
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  18. Clavdivs

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    JC: $3.50
    Augustus: $10.00
    Tiberius: $4.17
    Caligula:
    Claudius: $1.00
    Nero: $5.00
    Otho: $12.00
    Galba: $0.96
    Vitellius:
    Vespasian: $15.00
    Titus: $1.00
    Domitian: $8.50

    ***We can do BETTER (or worse.. depending how you look at it)

    $61.13 and just need two more Emperors.
     
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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Caligula 2.jpg
    CALIGULA
    AE As
    OBVERSE: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TRP O T - Bare head Left.
    REVERSE: VESTA - Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter
    Struck at Rome, 37/8AD
    9.6g, 28mm
    RIC38, BMC46, C27
    Cost: $17.50
     
  20. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    i think that’s the best quality to price ratio yet.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2020
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  21. Clavdivs

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    JC: $3.50
    Augustus: $10.00
    Tiberius: $4.17
    Caligula: $17.50
    Claudius: $1.00
    Nero: $5.00
    Otho: $12.00
    Galba: $0.96
    Vitellius:
    Vespasian: $15.00
    Titus: $1.00
    Domitian: $8.50

    ***We can do BETTER (or worse.. depending how you look at it)

    $78.63 ... does anyone have a Vitellius for under $21.37??
     
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