One coin for 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by jamesicus, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    I think this was the only coin I bought this year:

    (27mm, 11gm)
    BMCRE Volume II, Rome, Titus No. 284 (Pl.54.11.)

    Obverse depiction: Tiberius, bare head facing left
    Inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS IMP VIII (clockwise, from bottom left).

    Reverse depiction: Large S C
    Inscription: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST (clockwise from top right).
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Iconic! Nice full (and readable) legend.
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Congrats James !
    I wish I'll still be able to spot, research and buy coins when I'm over 90

    Io Saturnalia

  5. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you, Bing! I reciprocate your toast:
  6. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you, Q. I hope your wish comes true - all you really need is Coin Talk, a wheelchair and (based on the way things are going now) lots of money!
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  7. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    I know you have a real interest in those restoration issues, @jamesicus. I’m very glad you were able to add that lovely coin to your collection.
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Beautiful coin James and a great addition to your collection.
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..that is a hum-dinger of a coin!....kudos to you are an inspiration to us younger-older folks for sure!...(i'm 62 and just got me 1st retirement check:D)
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    If you had to only buy one coin for the year, I think you made a good choice!
    Looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings.
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  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice.
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    There is a certain added appeal to the REST coins! This is a good one.
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  13. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    That is a very lovely coin. Great acquisition!
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  14. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice example - congratulations!!... here is my bargain version.

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  15. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Historically important and easy on the eyes. Nice acquisition for your collection.
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  17. kolyan760

    kolyan760 Well-Known Member

    here is mine regular issue IMG-3105.jpg

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  18. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice! You certainly made that one coin count. Here's hoping 2021 is good to you and yours, @jamesicus.
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