Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ancient Aussie, Aug 8, 2017.
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I had one week for my UK visit.
Hoped for just such a "souvenir" as that.
Ended up with silver pennies from Edward I and Charles I, plus an environmental-damaged George II farthing, but the price was right, you might say.
Got any interesting pictures from the journey?
Probably a stand out highlight of the tour was the Roman Bath at Somerset not just the baths themselves but the exhibitions including coin hoards found on site and nearby. Also some of the castles and Stonehenge was great.
You won't be disappointed, we covered so much area in the four weeks we got a bit tired. Being home is almost like a holiday in itself.
Thanks for that Ajax, I didn't see to many in the CNG archives and thought I saw another RIC number besides that one, so a bit confused. What was your favorite place in UK?
The obverse inscription--specifically AG at the end instead of AVG--is what distinguishes your coin from most other camp gates of Constantine from London.
Unfortunately there isn't a lot of Roman sites besides Bath, unlike Rome which is now building around them, London seemed to build over them. Although tons of Medieval castles which are fascinating to see in there various condition you get the ones that are totally run down (the type I like) to the ones like Dublin castle pristine inside. I love the portrait of Faustina Jr, on your coin, well at least you got a good souvenir as well.
Thanks for that, I just remembered yesterday that I have that RIC in PDF version. I have to start spending a bit more time with these LRB's as there are so many variations.
Isca in Caerleon, Wales. I believe the 2nd Augusta was stationed there. Excellent visit and re-enactments are performed there. Perhaps, @maridvnvm would probably have more info.
Looks like I will have to go back missed that. But overall I think I could spend more time in Wales as it seems to have the most interesting sites.
I lived there for 3 years around 20 years ago. Loved Wales. Was extremely busy working there, but I did get out and tried to see things. I did have the ruins of an early Norman castle out my office window.
Thanks, I wanted a coin that was minted in London near the start and that went through all the history, Kings and Queens, etcetera.
Living most of my life in the UK, I would have to take exception to
"there isn't a lot of Roman sites besides Bath"!
Roman sites are all over Britain ranging from Forts and Villas to whole abandoned cities. (I would agree thay are not always well advertised here - there is so much Roman stuff around that the local tourist boards seem to ignore it.) As well as Caerleon in South Wales I would recommend Hadrian's wall in Northumbria and the Villa at Fishbourne in Sussex. Any town or city with Chester or Caster is based on a Roman fort and will have remains somewhere. When you next visit do a bit of Googling for the areas you will be in before you arrive. (The Roman stuff in London has been mostly built over I agree - until the late 20th century it was held in low regard unless it was in marble!)
I dont want to put words into anyones mouth, but perhaps he was saying that there aren't many Roman sites right around Bath? Of course we all know that the Romans left their presence all about the isle.
Here's me at Bath, I guess its more like 25 years ago. So young. Poor photo, but this was back when one had to know how to make a camera work, then one had to wait many weeks to see the results.
Ken Dorney there is now a couple of levels down underneath going around the baths. They have even got parts of a temple pediment down there positioned in the way it would have been back in early centuries, also did they have the circular pool where the villagers would throw their coins to the god Minerva in the hope of a better afterlife?
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