My second ancient

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by expat, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Arrived today
    OBVERSE

    Trajan ae dupondius AD 98-117

    27mm, 13.15g, Struck AD 104

    IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVE GER DAC P M TRP COS V PP

    radiate bust right with aegis on left shoulder

    REVERSE

    SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

    SC

    trophy with two shields at base.

    RIC 586

    Cohen 573

    Woytek 196cA

    Natural emerald green toning with earthy hues
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice. Cool reverse type. Wasn't your first ancient also a dupondius? I already forget.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice looking. Welcome to the Dark Side.
     
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Thank you. Yes you remember correctly. An Antoninus Pius
     
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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    This could get addictive
     
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Be careful. As others have said it is addictive. Nice piece.
     
  9. The Meat man

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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It does. I bought one ancient a few years ago and now I own about 40 of them. Worse yet, I’m still buying them. It has slowed my purchases of US coins, which is all I’ve ever collected.
     
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I took off on a Roman emperors collection in 2007, and by 2008 I had over a hundred different emperors and empresses before I got sacked in the Recession and had to sell everything. It was a short lived collection, but I had a LOT of fun with it and learned a lot in that brief time.
     
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  12. Curtis

    Curtis Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations! I believe this coin is from Trajan's coinage celebrating his conquest over Dacia. I happen to collect "Captives Coinage," and Trajan's Dacia coinage is among the most important and famous. Yours doesn't have the captives, but it does have the trophy of captured Dacian arms. All three of mine bear similar legends "COS V PP" and "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI" (his favorite title, awarded by the Senate in 103 CE).

    Trajan Dacian Captive Seated Trophy AR Denarius Ex-Jesus Vico (photo) e-12 121.jpg
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    This standing captive with hands bound in front is an unusual type. I'm not certain if it's unique to Trajan, or he was first to use this one, but, at the moment, I can't think of any others of quite this design:

    Trajan Dacian Captive AR Denarius Ex-Jesus Vico (photo) e-12 113.jpg
     
  13. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Great coins, I still have so much to research and learn, it is nearly as enjoyable as holding these pieces of history in my hands.
     
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