Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ancient times, Oct 11, 2019.
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@ancient times ! You need to free that Ancient from the modern plastic tomb.
I don't get to parade my As too much:
RI Agrippa AE As 28mm 11g Neptune-S-C Left
I like my coins in tombs, to me it is easy to store and keep track of, especially the ones that has been graded, Thanks
OBVERSE: M AGRIPPA L F COSIII - Head left, wearing rostral crown
REVERSE: No legend - Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident; S C across fields
Rome 37-41 AD
RIC58, BMC 161, BN77, C3
How can you tell, he's
Oh, wait,...never mind!
But then you can't fondle them. Just save the slab shards in a zip lock bag...oh, then you would need to add a room to the house just to hold them all...I get it.
Coin: Bronze As
M AGRIPPA L F COS III - Head left wearing rostral crown
S-C - Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.
Wt./Size/Axis: 10.58g / 28mm / -
AGRIPPA AS, TITUS RESTORATION ISSUE, 80-81 AD
(27mm, 10.00 gm)
BMCRE Volume II, Rome, Titus No. 281 (Pl.54.9.)
Obverse depiction: Agrippa, radiate head facing left wearing rostral crown
Inscription: M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Reverse depiction: Neptune standing left holding small dolphin and trident
Inscription: IMP T VESP AVG REST - S C (left and right)
How much was it, out of Curiosity?nevermind - has tooling
@ancient times ! It'll be nicer when you crack it out of that slab.
I'll add my humble Neptune standing example:
Agrippa, 18-12 BC.
Roman Æ as, 10.35 g, 27.3 mm, 7 h.
Rome, under Caligula, AD 37-41.
Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S - C, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident.
Refs: RIC 58 (Caligula); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); RCV 1812; Cohen 3 (Agrippa); CBN 77.
Posthumous issue under Caligula. Sears #556. RICI #58 pg.112. DVM #4 pg.74. RCS #1812.
Agrippa, As - Posthumous issue of Caligula, in honour of his grandfather (died 12 BC)
Rome mint, ca AD 37/41
M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left with rostral crown
Neptun standing left, holding trident and dolphin. Large S C in fields
Ref : RCV #1812, Cohen #3
Would love to see some pictures of this coin without the plastic
This is my Agrippa.
Who among you slab fans can show some reasonable photos and give tips on what ancient_times and those of the same opinion could do to show us his next coin?
Here is my modest example
This is the only possible lifetime issue of his that I have, although even that is doubtful as the type was apparently made long after 13 BC
Are there any issues that can be attributed as lifetime with 100% certainty?
I don't want to pile-on in a negative manner but ancients are living artifacts which NEED to be handled in order to be fully appreciated. I'll be dead somewhere between now at 32 and 92 given family history and don't understand why anyone would want to separate themselves from the full appreciation of an object of their desire that one owns already when they could unexpectedly pass beyond the veil before ever feeling and understanding it. It's like using "protection" when you're already married and possess even a modicum of self-control!
Do what you prefer and ignore my opinions if it makes you TRULY happy, but if you ever wonder what it's like to caress a fine As then I recommend cracking it open and copping a feel. We can't take the coins with us, but we certainly can take our experiences!
..(and for future reference, here's a good way to take pics of slabbed coins )
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