Thrones!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    There are numerous denarii of Faustina I with a throne on the reverse, differing in reverse legend, left-facing or right-facing bust, bare-headed or veiled bust, whether or not a peacock is present, the position of the peacock, the direction a scepter may be pointing, and the the presence or absence of a wreath. There are variations in breaks in the obverse legends and so on. Almost all of them range from scarce to very rare. This one is one of the more common examples. Nonetheless, I've been looking for one of these for a long time and I finally had the opportunity to pick up a decent example at a good price.

    This particular throne -- as evidenced by the many issues with peacocks, the sacred bird of Juno -- is the pulvinar of Juno, which the Empress has assumed upon her deification (Mattingly, Harold, and Edward A. Sydenham. The Roman Imperial Coinage. III, Spink, 1930, p. 15).

    Post your coins with THRONES or anything else you feel is relevant!

    Faustina Sr AVGVSTA throne and scepter denarius.jpg
    Diva Faustina Senior, died AD 140/1.
    Roman AR Denarius, 17.6 mm, 3.71 g, 6 h.
    Rome mint, under Antoninus Pius, AD 147-161.
    Obv: DIVA FAV-STINA, diademed and draped bust right.
    Rev: AVGV-STA, scepter leaning against draped throne upon which wreath sits.
    Refs: RIC III 377 (Pius); BMCRE 455 (Pius); RSC 131; RCV 4590; CRE 143.
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    Very nice @Roman Collector ! Cool that you found a harder type to acquire! IT is great shape and looks super.

    Although this is not a Throne, as the Roman Republic eschewed anything to do with royalty, the Curule Chair was the seat of Authority in the Republic. The Sella Curulis was where the Magistrates holding Imperium were entitled to sit and exercise power. This included the Dictators, Consuls, Magistri Equitum, Praetors, Curule Aediles, and the ProMagistrates within the Republic's Provinces.

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    RR P Furius Crassipes 84 BC AR Denarius 19mm 3.84g Rome Turreted head Cybele right foot upward Curule chair Cr 356-1a Syd 735 Furia 20
    Ex: @Mikey Zee , my Secret Saturnalian a couple years ago!


    Here is the only Throne from the Empire that I have:
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    RI Pupienus AR denarius bust r Concordia throne patera dbl cornucopiae Seaby 6
     
  4. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I recently obtained a fairly ratty Faustina I denarius with a throne and peacock. At first I was going to pass on it, until I figured out it was one of the scarcer lifetime issues for this Empress. It is the only lifetime issue of hers I have and worth, to me anyway, the ten bucks I paid.

    Faustina I lifetime peacock May 2018 (3).JPG

    Faustina I lifetime peacock May 2018 (5).JPG

    Faustina I the Elder
    Wife of Antoninus Pius
    (c. 138-141 A.D.) (Lifetime)
    Rome Mint - Denarius

    FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; draped bust right. / IVNONI REGINAE; throne, draped,
    sceptre against it; below peacock with tail spread.
    RIC 339a; RSC 219.
    (2.68 grams / 18 mm)
     
  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Here's the throne of Roma on reverse of a Centenionalis which was struck under Gratian. Cohen 57. Grat 600 Roma Tes.jpg Grat Centeni     Cohen 57.jpg
     
  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    That's an extremely appealing coin, @Roman Collector, common or not!

    The Byzantines put out a few mighty fine thrones on their coins:
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    Anonymous follis issued under Constantine IX (1042-55)

    Anybody have a Game of Thrones coin? ;)
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  7. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    I see none of those thrones had arm rests. Not very comfy.

    Bet they also didn't come with throne warmer, reclining back, or 20 different massage settings. I wonder what a Roman emperor would make of a modern lazboy recliner?
     
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  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    RC, what a regal throne! Its style is different than most. Very appealing :)
     
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  9. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    These people are all enthroned! 5D7A4E04-65E5-4D2B-91E5-170DEF874D09.jpeg 65CCFFE9-A02A-4F11-B395-4E7299B323F6.jpeg 481DFA4C-EFC4-4751-A28D-A9094A56A19E.jpeg 67D4E6A2-76F0-48A2-AF21-26728D2B866F.jpeg E10D478B-E1E0-49DE-A4ED-14A5DC6DC169.jpeg 56E6613E-04C8-4647-AB56-7D0ABE01A928.jpeg
     
  10. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    g281.jpg Antiochus IV
    Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
    AE Dichalkon
    173/172 BC
    Obvs: Radiate head of Antiochus right, within fillet border. BX monogram behind head.
    Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, goddess with polos seated left on high-backed throne holding Nike. Bird standing left at feet, dotted border.
    20x21mm, 6.68g
    Ref: SC 1509

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    Valentinian II
    378 to 383 AD
    AE 3
    Mint: Antioch
    Obvs: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
    Revs: CONCORDIA AVGGG, Roma seated. Θ Фk, ANTB
    18mm, 2.6g
    Ref: RIC IX 45b
     
  11. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

  13. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Fun coins! Here's a few of mine CollageMaker Plus_20185615541914.png CollageMaker Plus_201846151551347.png CollageMaker Plus_20184520495995.png
     
  14. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

  15. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    In 80-81 AD Titus and Domitian issued a pulvinar series of denarii in connection with the opening ceremonies of the Colosseum. Many of them featured thrones.

    Titus 80 AD

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    Domitian 81 AD

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  16. Roman Collector

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  17. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I chose 2 reverses. The first has an original throne and was struck under Cleopatra VII. The second is an absolute over struck reverse with a possible hidden Roman throne over there, but the obverse is Greek and far back in History(Alex Ballas). Zeus ctmk R   Cleop.JPG overstruck R.JPG
     
  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Just acquired a new one for my collection!

    Faustina Sr AETERNITAS Throne Peacock right denarius.jpg
    Faustina I, AD 138-141.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.40 g, 16.7 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 147-161.
    Obv: DIVA-FAVSTINA, veiled and draped bust, right.
    Rev: Throne, ornamented and draped, against which rests transverse scepter pointing up right; before, peacock standing right.
    Refs: RIC 353b; BMCRE 387; Cohen 61; RCV 4579; CRE 140.

    Here's the British Museum's specimen for comparison:

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  19. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    New acquisition -- the bare-headed bust version of the above coin.

    Faustina Sr AETERNITAS Throne Peacock right denarius bare head.jpg
    Faustina I, AD 138-141.
    Roman AR Denarius, 2.97 g, 18 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 147-161.
    Obv: DIVA FAV-STINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: Throne, ornamented and draped, against which rests transverse scepter pointing up right; before, peacock standing right.
    Refs: RIC 353a; BMCRE 386; RSC 61a; RCV --; CRE 139; ERIC II 107.
     
  20. Alegandron

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

    Hey, I forgot these Thrones! (thanks, @chrsmat71 for the reminder... and HUGE LOL on the India Throne find!!!)

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    PARTHIA Orodes II 57-37BC AR Drachm 18mm 3.3g - Crassus gold - Ekbatana mint stars crsnt Arsakes on throne bow anchor Sellwd48.9


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    Parthia Mithradates III 58-55 BCE AR Drachm 3.9g 20mm Rhagae mint star archer bashlyk throne bow Selwood 41-12


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    Parthia 177-138 BCE AR Drachm Diademed draped bust Mithradates I left bashlik - archer seated on omphalos Sellwood 10.1

    (one of my favorite reverses: such an expressive archer working on his bow...)
     
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