My First Provincial (sort of): A Flavian Addition

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Romancollector, May 24, 2022.

  1. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Hey Everyone,

    It's been a while since I posted a thread, so I figured why not when my latest coin arrived. In general, I don't go after provincials. There are a few types I am looking for (non-imperial denominations), but they are low on my priority list. However, I am very fond of Flavian provincial denarii, and I thought this example from the Antioch mint demonstrated exceptional style. I was smitten with this coin when I first saw it at NYINC and decided that I had to have it a few weeks later. This coin is best described as an imperial denomination from a provincial mint. Without further ado, here it is!

    Vespasian (AD 69-79)

    Vespasian denarius antioch.jpg

    AR Denarius (17mm, 3.39 g). Antioch mint. AD 72-73. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head left / VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath and palm branch. RIC II 1547. RPC II 1921 (online plate coin).

    Ex Viggo Collection of Flavian Imperial Coins from provincial mints.
    Ex Dr. Martina Dieterle
    Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 125 (24 June 2021), lot 518.
    Ex Helios Auction 4 (14 October 2009), lot 292.
    Ex Gorny & Mosch (14 October 2002), lot 500.

    Please post your Flavian provincial denarii or anything else you feel is relevant.
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  3. The Meat man

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    Beautiful coin!
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  4. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    I got this one only a few days earlier.
    Vespasian Ar Denarius Antioch 72-73 AD Obv Head right laureate Rv. Palm tree flanked by Jewess in attitude of mourning to right. To left Vespasian standing holding spear and parazonium. RIC 1558 RPC 645 3.43 grms 18 mm Jay Galst Collection Triton XXV Lot 842 January 12 2022 Photo by W. Hansen vespd23.jpg Had I not gotten this one I certainly would have been interested in yours. It is a very nice coin. However I am very happy for many reasons with this one. Congrats.
  5. asheland

    asheland The Silver Lion

    Very cool! Apparently the ancients bug has bitten me and it's in the blood now, apparently incurable. :D

    I have very little to show that would be relevant, I have a few denarii and a recent, and exciting one for me anyway, an Aureus of Faustina the Elder.

    Fun thread!
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