Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ominus1, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    This was just delivered by hand..It's been a long road with many turns for many years, losing out on bids, and even buying one only to find out it was counterfeit in 2015, but i've finally got an authentic(i'm 99% sure) coin of Otho. O, its got a couple of chips missing from it, but that doesn't bother me in the least! :) I am most happy and very grateful to have it. excuse the pics for i was shaking with delight when i took them. lets party!

    POST YOUR COINS AND COMMENTS PEEPS!:) Otho!! 001.JPG Otho!! 002.JPG Otho Victoria Othonis AR denarius, 69 AD wigged head right obverse, winged flying victory holding wreath and palm branch right reverse 2.41gms. Ref:RIC I 14, RSC 27 Sear 2164 BMC 22
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  3. Ajax

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  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Whoo hoo! Congratulations!
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  5. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Even problem coins need a little love. Congrats on your new Otho.

    Here's mine:

    otho (2).jpg
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  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Coingrats, ominus!!! Great portrait and desirable reverse type! I also like how the reverse fills in the name for you... so it doesn't matter at all that it's missing from the obverse. Otho is special, you will always love this one, especially after all those twists and turns. :happy:
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  7. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Awesome score G!!!
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  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Congrats! That's an unmistakable wig :D
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Way to go ominuthalymus!:woot: Great looking portrait with a wonderful view of the rug (I'm sure you know that Otho is known to have worn a hair piece).
    I can one up that for wear (just a small chip really;)) with a seleucis Otho (my pop misattributed it as Nero when he gave it to me).
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    Seleucis and Pieria.
    Antioch. Otho AD69.
  10. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Haha! per usual, TIF beat me to pointing something out...the wig:banghead::p
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  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic coin ominus1, I wouldn't care about the chips missing with such a great portrait. Terrific acquisition.
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  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Reminds me a lot of my Nero.

  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    thanks, TIF...yeah, no doubt there!..this may be the truest portrait coin ever!:D
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  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    More members the better.

    Otho (69 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate head right, LA (year 1) lower right.
    R: EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, wreath in extended right hand, scepter in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, simpulum (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left field.
    Milne 359; RPC I 5354 (5 spec.); Dattari 327; BMC Alexandria p. 25, 208; Curtis 238; Kampmann 18.6; Emmett 184

    This variety with a simpulum on the reverse is much rarer than the same type without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the simpulum and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in Cologne, Paris, and Milan, and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).
  15. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Getting an Otho in silver can destroy your wallet! Here's mine

    Otho Tetradrachm
    Laureate head right
    Eagle, wings raised, standing left on two laurel branches, wreath in beak, palm branch in left field, crescent between eagle's legs

    Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch ad Orontem

    69 AD


    Prieur-101, RPC-4199, McAlee-316.

    Amazing jet black toning
  16. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

  17. ominus1

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  18. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Congratulations @ominus1 ! I really like that reverse type for Otho. It has a very nice portrait.

    Here is mine. It was the first ancient coin I ever purchased. It has the common reverse type.

    OTHO new.jpg
  19. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    That coin has a great portrait!

    Good looking piece.

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  20. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    I remember that. I thought "who is this nut that buys an Otho for his first ancient coin!?" :D
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  21. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Congratulations @ominus1! It's such a great feeling to finally acquire a long sought after piece.
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