Lovely Valeria Denarius 109-108BC

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Thierry Pruvost, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Thierry Pruvost

    Thierry Pruvost Active Member

    Hi !

    Here a lovely denarius for Gens Valeria.

    Valeria, Denarius, Struck at Roma circa 109-108 BC, B.11.
    Rarety R1.
    Obverse : Bust right of Victory with pearl necklace. Star front.
    Revers : Mars walking left, carrying trophy; flamen's cap before and grain-ear behind.
    3.89 gramms - 19mm.

    Stunning ancient grey patina. High reliefs. Rare quality !

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    Regards from France.
     
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice portrait and centering on obverse. Patina isn't bad either
    Good catch Thierry

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  6. Deacon Ray

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    Welcome to the Ancients Forum, @Thierry Pruvost ! It's great to have a new member from the land of the Franks! Also, your coin is very nice.
     
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  7. Thierry Pruvost

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    Thanks @Deacon Ray ! I see you're a collector of biblical coins. What an interesting theme ! I have to buy a book about that for month but my priority is to buy coins :D

    What do you think about the David Hendin's book ?

    Regards.
     
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  8. Deacon Ray

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    David Hendin's books are superb! I carry a messenger case with me almost everywhere and in it a well worn and marked up Bible, David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins Fifth Edition, and a bag of Widow's Mites to give away to folks going through difficult times.

    I forgot to mention Granola Bars. I always carry a few Granola Bars ;)

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  10. randygeki

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    Great coin
     
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