Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by galba68, May 11, 2021.

  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Today, I took these two countermarked coins in exchange...
    Augustus dupondius,moneyer C Gallivs Lvpercvs, coutermark CAE,
    and Augustus as, moneyer CN Piso, countermark A/C

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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @galba68.....Very nice coins! I know CM coins are one of your collecting areas so congrats on a couple of good looking additions..
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Wonderful coins and huge coingrats!
    I've nothing that compares, so here are some of my Roman countermarks:
    You can lightly see the left facing Augustus with a pair of DDs in his face:hilarious:
    Hispania, Julia Traducta. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 Æ 25 (24.9 mm, 10.27 g, 4 h). PERM CAES AVG, bare head left / IVLIA TRAD, in two lines within wreath.
    Countermarked “DD” (Decreto Decurionum) RPC 108; SNG Copenhagen 459.

    One of the strangest countermarks you'll see.
    They stamped around the perimeter of the coin!
    I've two of these, but have been chasing an unstamped version for a while. Which is proving difficult, as the stamped are easier to aquire then the originals!:wacky:
    Germanicus and Drusus
    LYDIA, Sardes (... or maybe not), Struck CE 23-26?
    restruck by Asinius Pollio, proconsul of Asia under Caligula, CE 37-38? Æ26, 13.78 gm
    Obv: ΔPOYΣOΣ KAI ΓEPMANIKOΣ NEIOI ΘEOI ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOI; Germanicus and Drusus seated left on curule chairs, one holding lituus.
    Ref: RPC 2995, Sear 365

    And a slug of a slug, if not THE slugiest slug :vomit:
    But for its saving grace; the countermark of Vindex and the people's resistance:singing:
    PR=Populus Romanus
    - The Roman People. AE 24.2 MM, 6.5 gr. This countermark was used by the rebels in Gaul under the leadership of Julius Vindex during the months of March through June of 68 CE. Used mostly upon dupondii and Asses. Coin appears intentionally slate as these were known to deface and denounce the current powers that be.
    Ex: CNG
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Mine. I know of another member that has a better one.
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  7. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Doug’s appears to be Sardis. So maybe yours too?
  8. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Very nice and interesting :) Could you share what their weight is? Just curious:shy:
  9. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Yours too are one of a kind! didn't know about the DD and the PR - fascinating:)
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