Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, Dec 16, 2021.
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Aside from Imperatorial, I do not know much about coins of the Republic. For instance, I did not know that coins were struck under Sulla bearing his name, so this is really interesting. Looks like a nice example as well!
L CORNELIUS SULLA & L MALIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CORNELIA
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Roma right, L MANLI PROQ
REVERSE: Triumphator in quadriga right, crowned by Victory, L SVLLA IMP in ex.
Rome 82 BC
Roma, no helmeted head of the Roma goddess.
"First Man in Rome" by Colleen McCullough tells the story of Marius with the subsequent rise of Sulla and his contemporaries, many of which struck coins in their own name. Although it is historical fiction, its base is factual. I enjoyed the read.
Here is my only coin of Sulla:
And here is the anonymous "Q" issue [NOT MY COIN] courtesy of CNG
Thank you for that clarification.
L CORNELIUS SULLA FELIX ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CORNELIA
OBVERSE: Diademed head of Venus right
REVERSE: Double cornucopiae; Q below
Rome 81 BC
Cr 375/2; Syd 755; Cornelia 33
@Bing It does have a "soft" look to it. It is hard to say from a photo of a photo, but what is your gut feeling?
Just for education, do you have a photo of the Nero?
and another I sent off that was identified as fake
@Bing Is the Nero Tetradrachm of Antioch also fake?
Here is the annotation I have in my catalog:
Possible cast fake. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?album=search&cat=0&pos=1. REFUNDED (but still have coin)
When I try the link above, I get nothing.
Identified as possible 18th century cast forgery by David Sear. Purchase price refunded.
These coins were not purchased together or from the same seller.
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