Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by jamesicus, Jul 2, 2020.
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Thank you for posting those links @rooman9 - I had read those articles previously and that is one of the coins that I was hoping I could see posted by a CT member here - “Extremely Rare” makes that prospect pretty dismal though. My reference also mentions a bronze coin of Caracalla that bears a depiction of a bridge possibly erected by him over the RiverTay during his campaign in Scotland. But I am not having any luck chasing that down. Again, thank you for posting those links.
Thank you for that information, Curtis. Of course that means the chances are very slim that I will see a pic of that coin posted here!
Septimius' bridge type, linked to above by Alegandron, was for centuries only known on asses (three rev. dies if I recall correctly), a unique aureus, and a unique but false large bronze medallion, described and illustrated by Cohen 522.
But in recent years an authentic large bronze medallion has turned up (CNG E170, 2007, lot 260, now in my collection), plus two sestertii of the type, one in BM from my collection, and a second, from the same rev. die, shown recently at Leu Numismatics, who sent me a picture of the piece.
"https://www.cointalk.com/threads/au...paigned-in-britain.362399/page-2#post-4603593" (Augusti & Caesars who campaigned in Britain)
…………… also please read the second post.
After reading, and re-reading, the material via the links you provided @DCCR (together with your own comments) I have a much better understanding about these bridges and the coins possibly associated with them. Thank you again for your help, @DCCR!
The input of Curtis Clay in all this was, as usual, invaluable.
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