SA's Anniversary Giveaway: 4 coins up for grabs!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    @Roman Collector - Oh! Septimus Severus will be very jealous! He wants to be the last coin I collect. He wants no others after him! Oh! What to do? What to doooooo!??? Uh oh, here he comes!

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    SS: {{{{Cointesssssaa!!!}}}}

    LaC: Severus, Sir?

    SS: What is this I hear about you accepting a coin of this other Severus??!?

    LaC: Why Sir, I never!!

    SS: You said you were satisfied and completely content with your coin of me!! You have changed your way of thinking about your special coin?

    LaC: Never!! I need no other coin in life to admire, ruler of my heart! Look, I always keep you right here!

    SS: Well, since you are well behaved we will see what I decide in case you happen to win the other Severus.

    LaC: Thank you. I will do and I will listen.

    SS: By the way, that is a very generous give away by Severus Alexander!


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  3. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Happy anniversary SA! Tons of awesome coins in this thread.

    markianopolissevalex~0.jpg Moesia, Markianopolis. Severus Alexander AE26 Severus Alexander AE26 of Markianopolis. Legate Tiberius Julius Festus.
    Obv: AVT K M AVP CEV ALEZANDPOC, laureate head right.
    Rev: VP TIB IOVL FECTOV MARKIANOPOLITWN, eagle standing left on rod, head left with wreath in its beak.

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    Severus Alexander AE Sestertius. Providentia
    IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right with draped far shoulder / PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left with grain ears over modius and anchor. Cohen 509. RIC 645.

    severusAlexNicaea.jpg Bithynia, Nicaea. Severus Alexander AE21
    Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Nicaea, Bithynia
    Obverse M AΥΡ CEΥH AΛEΞAΔΡOC AV, laureate head right.
    Reverse NI-KA-IE-ΩN, three standards; nice portrait, nice glossy green patina.
     
  4. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful coins!
     
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  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Well, you can be sure that I'll let you know right away if I ever hear of one!

    Aw, shucks, thanks Chris. And thanks for posting that nice thick sest., who doesn't love one of those??

    @LaCointessa: never fear, if you win via @Roman Collector, I will include a paper envelope for your Sept. Sev. He'll never know you're cheating on him! Just make sure to put all your other coins away when you take him out. ;)

    @ancientone, awesome, your second one is the sest. version of my first coin, the rather corroded AE as posted above. I must say, yours has a very nice anchor! Here's mine:
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    and here's the denarius, which was my first avatar here:
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  6. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    Probably SS will have me pay it forward if I win through @Roman Collector. I hope that is okay. It is so generous of you, Roman Collector to think of me and I thoroughly appreciate the kind gesture. :)

    (P.S. I am not the cheating kind).:angelic:
     
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  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    You have been active on this forum Severus , almost 1600 messages in one year !
    Congrats my Canadian friend.

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  8. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    My favorite and the sharpest Severus Alexander denarius:
    Severus Alexander, 222-235, AR Denarius, Rome, AD 227,
    Ob. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right,
    Rev. P M TR P VI COS II P P, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 64.
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  9. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    OK, since the entries are tailing off, I will make the deadline 24 hours from this post.

    Here's my avatar coin, a sestertius from 228 with emperor sacrificing reverse. I like the portrait, reverse type, and it also has my favourite type of patina on a bronze coin.
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  11. Pompeius

    Pompeius Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed.
     
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  12. Daniel_R6

    Daniel_R6 Active Member

    Congrats SA on your CT anniversary, and thanks for hosting a giveaway. I have two Severus Alexander coins in my collection.

    I've shared this one on Coin Talk before. It's the second ancient coin I acquired in the +$US100 range, and the first coin in my collection that really blew me away when I held it in hand for the first time:
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    I bought the second one last year. I'd had a busy 2016-17: relocating home after 5 years in Japan, finding work, getting my family settled, and so on... which meant there hadn't been much time for coins. This was a nice coin at a nice price, and it broke a 12 month period of no coin acquisitions. I don't think I've shared it on CT before:
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  13. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I'm a bit late to the party, sorry @Severus Alexander ...

    Here they are as you asked

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    Severus Alexander, Denarius Rome mint, AD 225
    IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head of Severus Alexander right
    IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter seated left holding victory and spear
    3.26 gr
    Ref : RCV #7873 (75), Cohen #97


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    Severus Alexander, Denarius Rome mint, AD 225
    IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate and draped bust right
    P M TRP IIII COS P P Mars advancing right, carrying spear and trophy
    3.19 gr
    Ref : RCV # 7898 (75), C # 260


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    Severus Alexander, Denarius Rome mint, AD 232
    IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right
    PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding cornucopia and branch, modius at feet
    3.67 gr
    Ref : RIC # 250, Cohen # 501, RCV # 7922 (75)


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    Severus Alexander, Sestertius Rome mint AD 231
    IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate bust of Severus Alexander righ, with light drapery on left shoulder
    IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, with a small figure of the emperor at his feet, SC in field
    14.75 gr
    Ref : RCV #7966, Cohen # 74


    And those two antoniniani from the Divi series, sharing the same obverse die (cherry on the cake :) )

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    Severus Alexander, Antoninianus Rome mint AD 250/251
    DIVO ALEXANDRO Radiate head right
    CONSECRATIO Large altar
    3.84 gr
    Ref : RIC IV # 98, Cohen # 598, RCV # 9485
    in qblay's catalog : AL26/P149


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    Severus Alexander, Antoninianus Rome mint AD 250/251
    DIVO ALEXANDRO Radiate head right
    CONSECRATIO Eagle facing
    3.38 gr
    Ref : RIC IV # 97, Cohen # 599, RCV # 9484
    in qblay's catalog : AL26/A146

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  14. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Oh, and happy anniversary of course (stupid me, I forgot...)

    To be forgiven here are the dude's mum and grandma

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    Julia Mamea, denarius Rome mint AD 228
    IVLIA MAMEA AVG, Draped and diademed bust of Mamea right
    FELICITAS PUBLICA, Felicity standing left, holding a caduceus and leaning on a column
    3.39 gr
    Ref : Cohen #17, RCV #8209


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    Julia Mamaea, Sestertius Rome mint, AD 224
    IVLIA MAMA EA AVGVSTA, Draped and diademed bust right
    VENERI FELICI, Venus standing right, holding Cupid and a sceptre. SC in field
    17.85 gr
    Ref : RIC # 694, RCV # 8232, Cohen # 62


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    Julia Maesa, Denarius Rome mint AD 218-220
    IVLIA MAESA AVG, Bust of Maesa right
    IVNO, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre
    3.48 gr
    Ref : RCV #7750, Cohen #16

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  15. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Wow, those who are fashionably late are also the party's stars! Incredible coins. @Daniel_R6, both of those denarii are top flight, but you're right, that first one blows me away. I look forward to seeing a photo of it out of the plastic!

    And @Cucumbor... well, English does not suffice! La crème de la crème!!! Merci, mon ami de la pièce...
     
  16. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Only half an hour left to get your entries in!! Here are the entries so far, in the order received. I'll draw for first choice right after the closing time.

    1) TIF
    2) Roman Collector
    3) panzerman
    4) dougsmit
    5) maridvnvm
    6) Mat
    7) ValiantKnight
    8) Ryro
    9) Nathan401
    10) randygeki
    11) Curtisimo
    12) ycon
    13) bsr045
    14) zumbly
    15) Bing
    16) Johndakerftw
    17) Alegandron
    18) Pompeius
    19) chrsmat71
    20) ancientone
    21) Andres2
    22) gogili1977
    23) Daniel_R6
    24) Cucumbor
     
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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Contest is closed, thanks for all the entries!
     
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  18. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    And the first winner is...
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    ... @ValiantKnight! (I swear I didn't rig it to pick my Secret Saturn 2017!) Congratulations!! Which coin do you want?
     
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  19. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight MMDCCXLV A·V·C Supporter

    Oh my goodness I don't know what to say!

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    Given my very busy life right now this is a wonderful surprise. Thanks again SA and happy CT anniversary! I myself will complete #5 real soon. And thanks for all the congratulations on the other thread guys!

    PM will be sent real soon :)
     
  20. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    OK, VK has chosen the Aurelian denarius... congrats on the great choice! (Of course I think they're all great choices...)

    OK... next winner up shortly...
     
  21. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    And the next winner is...

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