The Five Good Emperors, Lucius Verus, and the kid who ended it all!

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  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    At last, I completed The Five Good Emperors/Nerva Antonine dynasty.






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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic!! All in nicely-toned denarii, too! I like that reverse type on the Verus. Historically interesting.
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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, always a good thing to complete a set.


    and a set of bad emperors:

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  5. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    I think it gotta have Honorius!
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  6. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @JayAg47.......Nice looking set!.....I completed mine not long ago and know the feeling:D. Especially like the Nerva!..Congrats....
    I'm still on the hunt for Lucius Verus and finding him as difficult to acquire as Nerva!
    An interesting extension to the set I'm working on at the moment are the 'chicas' to compliment them.....Still need a Crispina but do have a Lucilla...
    Here's my set as of now.....
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  7. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice groups of denarii. :)
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  8. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Nice set, especially like your Nerva. Congratulations.
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  9. OutsiderSubtype

    OutsiderSubtype Well-Known Member

    Nice set. If you want to expand it you could add their spouses or some deification issues.
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  10. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice set, congratulations! That Nerva sure is a good looking coin. Are you planning to extend the set with Aelius?
    Here's my set, put together a little while ago. I updated my coin of Verus this year. I have none of the women of this era.
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  11. Curtisimo

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  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Commodus is not amongst the five "good emperors" but he is an Antonine I guess.

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  13. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

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  14. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    The only Nerva I have in my collection is a quadrans, modius on obverse, winged caduceus on the reverse (or the other way around?!)
    For Commodus, for the moment I will settle with my Antich provincial.
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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Congrats on the nice set in denarii, @JayAg47. I cannot get there in all silver - but here's a mixed set with a bonus Aelius:
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  16. Alegandron

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

    Nice set, @JayAg47 . Well done.

    RI Nerva AE Dupondius 96-98 CE LIBERTAS PVBLICA -pileus TIF

    RI Trajan Egypt AE Dichalkon Laureate hd L Rhinoceros walking L LI-Z yr 17 CE 113-114 12.9mm 1.25g Emmet 719 var. rhino right

    RI Hadrian AR Quinarius 1.3g, 14mm Rome, AD 119-122 cuirassed laureate COS III Victory seated wreath palm RIC 108a

    RI Antoninus Pius 138-161 CE BI Tet Alexandria Egypt Dikaiosyne Scale

    RI MARCUS AURELIUS AR Den as Caesar TR POT VI COS II - Genius stg at altar hldg standard

    RI LUCIUS VERUS 161-169 AE24 As Rome L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Bare head r Mars trophy TR P IIII IMP II COS II S-C RIC 1377

    RI Commodus 177-192 CE AR Denarius 17.7mm 2.42g Apollo Plectrum Lyre RIC 218 RSC 25 BMCRE 292 Rare Type
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  17. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    That one is interesting!
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Acquired it from SteveX6. I enjoyed his wonderful Animal Coin theme, and got one. Seems there are not too many Rhinos out there, most are walking right, to mine errantly walking left. That would be Sinister to those superstitious Romans. :)
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