Featured The Palatine Museum. An emperor's bust.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Valentinian, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Valentinian

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    When in Rome collectors will want to see the Coliseum and the Forum. Near, but not in, the Forum is the Capitoline museum with its hall of imperial busts, which I highly recommend. But that is something else. This post focuses on the Palatine Museum.
    The ticket to the Coliseum and Forum includes entry to the Palatine, which is the hill where the emperors had their palaces. There is a great deal of beautiful space on the Palatine. I was there last week. (Yes, it was November and, as often happens, it rained a great deal in the afternoon, but we got lucky and saw these sites in the morning before the rain.) There were probably 20 tourists on the Forum for every one visiting the peaceful Palatine, with its wonderful overlook of the Forum.

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    When you get down to the level of the Forum, you can look back up and see where you were (way at the top):

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    It is easy to walk right past the Palatine Museum, which is well off the main pathway across the Palatine. It is devoted to the story of the Palatine Hill. I almost didn't go in, but then decided to and was rewarded with quite a few busts of emperors. I took photos in right profile as much as I could.

    At first I will not identify the emperor in the photo. I invite you, not to blurt out who it is, but to post of coin of that emperor (without identifying the emperor). Then, after a few photos have been posted I will confirm who the bust was attributed to. Then I will move on to another bust.

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    Post a coin of this Roman (at least, who you think it is). DO NOT say who it is. (You may attribute your coin in every way but naming the person.) After a few replies I'll post the attribution and another bust from the Palatine Museum.
     
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  3. Orange Julius

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  4. Al Kowsky

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    This coin looks like the same kid :smuggrin:.

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  5. Roman Collector

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  6. ominus1

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    if that ain't a match, even to the wear, i'll eat my hat...:)
     

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  7. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I'll go out on a limb...

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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  9. Julius Germanicus

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    To me he actually looks more like
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    than like
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  10. Nathan401

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  11. Valentinian

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    Well, I agree the bust is not very distinctive, but they thought it was Gordian III. Remember, most ancient busts lack the original nose because it broke off sometime between antiquity and modern times. If they have a nose, it has usually been restored. Almost all ancient Roman busts lack an original identifying inscription. That means modern scholars have guessed who it is from coin profiles and reconstructed a nose to match the coins.

    Here is the next bust from the Palatine Museum. Please post a coin of the emperor (at least, who you think it is), but do not identify the emperor.

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    (You may attribute your coin in every way but naming the person.) After a few replies I'll post the attribution and another bust from the Palatine Museum.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  12. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I'd recognize that neckbeard from orbit

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  13. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    It’s amazing how easy it is to nail that second one even with the terrible coin workmanship and at the time. You’re right... it’s that neck beard. There’s only one emperor with better neck beard style.
     
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  14. Julius Germanicus

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    Bildschirmfoto 2019-11-27 um 18.08.30.png

    ... but the OP bust certainly has Hostilian´s nose NOW :)
     
  15. Roman Collector

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    I'd recognize that neck-beard anywhere!

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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  17. Nathan401

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  19. Valentinian

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    This is going pretty quickly. I expect some of you are not following CT both mornings and evenings, but I think a few responses is enough, so I am moving on.

    The second bust was of Gallienus.

    Here is the third bust from the Palatine Museum. Please post a coin of the Roman (at least, who you think it is), but do not identify the Roman.

    Patatine3.jpg

    (You may attribute your coin in every way but naming the person.) After a few replies I'll post the attribution and another bust from the Palatine Museum.
     
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  20. ancient coin hunter

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    Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria

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  21. Roman Collector

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    This is my answer:

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