Rare Tiberius Dupondius

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  1. Gary R. Wilson

    Gary R. Wilson ODERINT, DUM METUANT — CALIGULA

    Hello all, here is a rare Tiberius dupondius I was lucky to acquire. It is said to celebrate Tiberius receiving a shield of valor (Clipeus Virtvtis) from the Senate for practicing moderation, which was only a hope of the Senate.

    TIBERIUS BRONZE DUPONDIUS 'MODERATIONI'.jpg

    Tiberius (Augustus)
    Coin: Brass Dupondius
    TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII - Laureate head left.
    MODERATIONI - Small bare bust (Tiberius?) facing within circle of petals; all within foliate and pelleted outer circle; S C across field.
    Mint: Rome (16-22 AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 13.50g / 28mm / 12h
    Rarity: Rare
    References:
    RIC I 39
    Sutherland, Two, 1 (pl. XII, dies A1/P1)
    BMCRE 90
    Cohen 6
    Acquisition/Sale: saruman.com eBay $0.00 02/20
    Notes: Feb 16, 20 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

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  3. Ancient Aussie

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    Very nice, great portrait and love the patina. Congrats.
     
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  4. Gary R. Wilson

    Gary R. Wilson ODERINT, DUM METUANT — CALIGULA

    Thanks Aussie. I have wanted this type for a long time. I feel very fortunate to have found it.
     
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