Octavian AR Denarius...in the house

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  1. MaryContrary

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I once owned this exact type, but sold it. It was in lesser condition.

    Despite the surfaces, it's a fantastic coin.
  4. svessien

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    Very nice. Congratulations!
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  5. MaryContrary

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    You have a wonderful collection Mat. I can't wait to get my new coin scope/camera so I can take proper pictures and maybe start an album.
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  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Thanks, I've cut back buying, since Covid & have gotten much more selective. I'm happy with what I have accumulated, over the decades.
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    Thank you so much! :happy:
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    I would be very happy with that collection too!!!!
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  9. JayAg47

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    I really like these bare headed bust of Octavian/Augustus on coins with no titles. Just shows how powerful he was that he needed no introduction, and the only title he had was 'son of divine Caesar'. Whereas, generals and emperors who came before/after him decorated themselves with so many titles (looking at you Trajan!)
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  10. MaryContrary

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    Very nice collection. The history behind these coins is very intriguing to me and I could read on it for hours.
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  11. The Meat man

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    Great coin!
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    Thank you! :)
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    Another great and informative site is forumancientcoins.com. This is a page from the site explaining how to identify the abreviations in the legends
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    That is also very helpful. Thank you very much!
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  17. LukeGob

    LukeGob Well-Known Member

    I am really bad at photographing coins; can I ask about this coin scope/camera? What is that? Thanks, any info appreciated.
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  18. MaryContrary

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    This is the one I ordered. It may not be the best, but it will certainly be better than what I am using now which is a small handheld one that hurts my eyes and gives me a headache. lol
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  19. johnmilton

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    Here is my only Octavian coin.

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    Denarius of Caesar Augustus, Obverse AVGUSTVS DIVI F, (son of divine (Julius) having been adopted by Julius Caesar.) Reverse: IMP X Imperator year 10 which identifies a military victory by Tiberius over the Pannonians in 15 BC. Therefore that is the date of this coin.

    The charging bull seen on this and many other coins of Augustus is thought to be a reference to his father's victory near the Greco-Italian city of Thurium (Thourioi in Lucania) over a rebellious band of slaves. Denarius, Sears variety # 1610
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  20. MaryContrary

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    That is a stunning coin. Again I love and appreciate the background.
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  21. LukeGob

    LukeGob Well-Known Member

    Thanks, much appreciated. That is amazing. My current method of holding real still & using my phone needs an upgrade, I think I'm gonna get one.
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