Roman Imperial Haul

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  1. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,

    Just thought I'd share four of my recent acquisitions.

    Trajan (98-117 AD)
    AV Aureus

    Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and vindicta.
    Weight: 7.1 grams
    RIC II 123
    Ex: ANE, Calgary Coin


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    The rest are from various CNG auctions:

    Herennius Etruscus, As Caesar (249-251 AD)
    AE Sestertius

    Obv: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Bareheaded and draped bust right.
    Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Herennius standing left, holding baton and spear.
    Weight: 17.27 grams
    RIC IV 171a

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    Constans (337-341 AD)
    AR Siliqua

    Obv: DN CONSTANS PF AVG, pearl-diademed head right.
    Rev: VOTIS XXV MVLTIS XXX in four lines within wreath.
    Mint: Nicomedia
    Weight: 3.04 grams
    RIC VII 42

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    Valentinian I (364-375 AD)
    AR siliqua

    Obv: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: VRBS-ROMA, Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and sceptre.
    Mint: Trier
    Weight: 2.28 grams
    RIC IX 27d

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  3. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Wow some really nice examples and all of them are in spectacular condition !
     
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..purdy! :)
     
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  5. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Love the gold coin, very cool! :D
     
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  6. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    R.C. Nice score :D! The 2 silver coins are gems :joyful:.
     
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  8. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Dormant Supporter

    Superb haul, @Roman Collector ! All of them are great but the Constans looks to be about as perfect an ancient coin as I’ve seen. The images are sharp, solidly struck, well centered, and the toning is beautiful.
     
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  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice haul! I especially like the Constans.
     
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  10. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Thank you @Deacon Ray ...The sharpness of Constans' portrait is precisely what drew me to the coin!
     
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  11. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    Oh man, what a sweet group of coins @Romancollector ! I'm with zumbly, those siliquae are especially nice.
     
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  12. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! Those are gorgeous, @Romancollector ! I like the Herennius Etruscus sestertius; it's very nice for the issue.
     
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  13. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Excellent coins Roman Collector!:)
    John
     
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