Roma Purchase

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Romancollector, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,

    I intended to include this in my top 10 of 2020, but I just couldn't wait to share it. I was going to post it in the most expensive sestertii thread (as it fits the bill for me), but I thought it deserved a thread of its own! So here it is......

    Claudius (AD 37-54)
    AE Sestertius
    Claudius sestertius.png
    Date: AD 50-54
    Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head right.
    Rev: EX S C - P P - OB CIVES - SERVATOS in four lines within oak.
    Diameter: 35mm
    Weight: 28.61 grams
    Mint: Rome
    RIC I 112
    Ex: Roma Numismatics, Heritage, the Morris Collection

    I know there are far better examples on this forum, but it is gorgeous to me. The realism and three dimensionality of Claudius' portrait is really what sold me on this coin. This is without question my most expensive AE coin...the opening bid was really high, but I decided to pull the trigger. This also happened to be the exact type I wanted (with the wreath reverse). Most of the offerings I've seen (at least within my budget) have been the spes type, so that also made me pull the trigger.

    Anyways....feel free to post anything you feel is relevant!
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member's a nice'un Rc...
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  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice Sestertius with very good details. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    It certainly does deserve its own thread! That portrait is a masterpiece!!!
    Huge coingrats :singing::woot::troll:
    To level set, here's my best dirt Clodius;).
    (Still recovering from whatever the heck the person before I had done to it to "clean" it. The patina is just starting to come back):
  6. Terence Cheesman

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    Sestertius of Claudius 50-54 AD Obv Head of Claudius right laureate. Rv Inscription within oak wreath. RIC 112 25.76 grms 35 mm Photo by W. Hansen claudiuss2.jpg
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Great addition to your collection! Congratulations. I am batting 0 for 1 on first day.
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  8. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    that's a great sestertius, congratulations on the win! It indeed deserves it's own thread :)
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Fine portrait style! Congratulations.
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