Septimius Severus with a pretty patina.

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  1. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I was lucky in a recent auction to pick this Pontus, Neocaesarea AE29 at a very good price as usually sell for a lot more in this condition. All the Severians have issued this temple type in a wide range of varieties some with statues between the central columns or in my coins case a lighted Altar, there is also a variety with five columns. 7bb696a3-692f-459c-8787-b880ad263d54.jpg d2b3ca9c-38ae-4ca6-98d7-20321dff7062.jpg
    Septimius Severus, AD 193-211. AE29 (29 mm, 15,1 g). Pontus, Neocaesarea. AY K Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOI ΠON NЄO-KAI MHTPO, ЄT PMR, tetrastyle temple with wall visible in background, lighted altar; date below. Rec Gen 13; SNG von Aulock 100. Very Fine with beautiful patina.

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  3. alde

    alde Always Learning

    I really like the reverse on your coin. The portrait is great too .
     
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  4. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Great patina indeed!
     
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  5. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Me too. Great coin!
     
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  6. Ancient Aussie

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    Thanks Albert, yes it was the reverse that attracted me to the coin, actually it was in another coin forum somebody showed this coin in a current auction with low bids on it.......so that was my cue.;)
     
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  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Another gorgeous architectural type! Wow, AA-- I'd love to paw through your collection :)
     
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  8. Roman Collector

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    Lovely coin, @Ancient Aussie , and a beautiful patina, indeed. I love these big provincials of Septimius Severus and his family.

    Severus Anchialos.jpg
     
  9. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    That is a super coin @Ancient Aussie ! I love the patina, has great detail, and the reverse is very nice ! I like the red splotch patina, makes the temple look real marble.

    I am very devoid of temples and buildings in any of my coins. Mine are more gods, animals, or funky scenes.

    I do not have an AE of SeptSev, but I do have ONE of his issues:

    RI Septimus Severus 193-211 AR Denarius Genius Sacrificing.jpg
    RI Septimus Severus 193-211 AR Denarius Genius Sacrificing
    (Maybe if I can tone it more, I could pass it off as an AE?) :)
     
  10. Publius

    Publius Active Member

    Nice score @Ancient Aussie ! I've been looking to get a nice big provincial with a temple but so far no success... :)
    Septimius Severus Moushmov 385.jpg Æ27, 8,81 g. Marcianopolis Mint, Moesia Inferior
    Obv.: AV K Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC
    Rev.: V ΦΛ O ΛΠIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITOΛI
     
  11. Publius

    Publius Active Member

    Ans one more, a bit tricky to photograph... :)
    Septimius Severus - Moushmov 984.jpg
    Æ27, 11,11 g., Nikopolis ad Istrum Mint, Moesia Inferior
    Obv.: AV K Λ CEΠ CEVHPOC Π
    Rev.: VП AYP ГAΛΛOV NIKOПIO ПROC I
     
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  12. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Nice Christmas patina! Nicer than mine, for sure (T-bone sest.)

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  13. Ancient Aussie

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    Thanks RC, like yours a beautiful patina really makes ancient coins more interesting.
     
  14. Ancient Aussie

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    Thanks, yours is nice like it is.
     
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  15. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Both nice coins, the top one has a terrific patina and great detail on the Nikopolis ad Istrum.
     
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  16. Ancient Aussie

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    Great coin SA, I especially like the obverse portrait and it looks like a lot jammed into that legend...:)
     
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  17. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    Nice one with very good arkitechture reverse AA.. :) i still just have this lymes denarius of ole Sept. Sev., but i like it :) septimius severus denarius 006.JPG septimius severus denarius 008.JPG
     
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  18. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Very nice!! Great patina, portrait, and temple!!! Congrats!
     
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  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

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  20. Daniel_R6

    Daniel_R6 Well-Known Member

    That is an excellent reverse on your coin AA.
     
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  21. Ancient Aussie

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    Thanks, great portrait on your coin.
     
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