Secret Saturnalia Reveal

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sallent, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    I know it's technically 24 hours before Saturnalia arrives (but it's Saturnalia already on the other side of the world) so I'll go ahead and reveal mine. I opened it about an hour ago and photographed it.

    Please excuse the horrible photo. I've always been terrible at my own photography, which is why I normally use seller photos, but I had to wing it for this one and take my own photo.

    Claudius As Minerva Reverse_clipped_rev_1.jpg
    Claudius. 41-54 CE
    Æ As.
    Bare head left / Minerva advancing right.
    RIC I 100; BMCRE 149.

    Not sure who sent it as they did not reveal their names, but they certainly knew of my love for the I Claudius series. I love the coin. Honestly, this is much better than anything I imagined I'd receive. Thank you mystery giftor for the coin and the postcard.

    PS: Here's my other Claudius As


    Again, my heartfelt thanks to the person who got it for me. It is beautiful. I only wish my photos did it justice.

    PS: Post anything relevant.
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  3. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    You don't have to apologise for the photo, I've seen much worse, mainly my own!
    Still studying techniques from the wealth of information available on CT.
    Lovely coin!
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter


    Saturn is watching @Sallent.

    That's a nice gift and a great example of the type.

    I will wait till tomorrow, the 17th
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  5. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Or you could use a VPN and temporarily change your IP address to Australia where it's already the 17th. Not like Saturn knows what a VPN or an IP address is, so you should be good to go.
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is a great looking Claudius @Sallent! And the photos aren't shabby either. Much better than what I do with my "setup".
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  7. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    I don't really have a set-up. That's my Moto G7 Plus, a $250 phone, plus using a basic photo editor to combine the images and put a background.
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  8. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful gift to receive!!!

    I have one Claudius As....looking to get a sestertius too.....eventually!

    Claudius (41-54 AD)
    AE As

    Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left.
    Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand.

    RIC I 97
    Ex: Calgary Coin

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  9. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    That's a truly wonderful Secret Saturn gift, congrats!!

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  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Great looking Claudius @Sallent

    I have two, one official, and another from a branch mint, supposedly in Spain

    Claudius, Dupondius
    CERES AVGVSTA, Ceres, veiled and draped, seated left on ornamental throne, holding two corn-ears and a long torch, S C in exergue.
    11,20 gr
    Ref : RCV # 1855, RIC # 94

    Claudius, As - "branch mint", AD 41-42
    TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Bare head of Claudius left
    CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia helmeted standing left holding spear, SC in field
    10,84 gr
    Ref : RCV #1857, Cohen #14
    For better understanding of where this might have been minted, see :

  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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