Top 5 coins of 2019 (No flavians ... I promise)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    These are in no particular order. I had trouble trying to rank them.
    Augustus Ric 199 new.jpg
    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (18mm, 11h).
    NGC VF, edge cut, scratch. Lugdunum, ca. 8 BC.
    Obv: DIVI•F-AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Augustus right
    Rev: C•CAES / AVGVS F, Gaius Caesar on horseback galloping right, sword in left hand, reins in right; legionary eagle between two standards behind.
    RIC I 199.
    Purchased from Heritage Auctions

    Augustus and Tiberius RIC 224.jpg
    Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR denarius .
    Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD Denarius
    Lugdunum circa 13-14,
    18mm., 3.56g.
    Obv: Laureate head r.
    Rev. Tiberius in triumphal quadriga r., holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre.
    RSC 301. RIC 224.
    Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 439 June 23, 2019

    Vitellius dynastic.smalljpg.jpg
    Vitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
    (18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
    NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
    Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
    Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
    RIC I 101.

    Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
    Vitellius RIC 99.jpg
    Vitellius AR Denarius
    69 CE
    17 mm 3.32 g
    Obv: A.VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG. TR P.: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right
    Rev: L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR: Bust of Lucius Vitellius, laureate and draped, right; eagle-tipped sceptre in front
    Very rare
    RIC 99 RSC 2
    Silbury coins January 27, 2019.

    SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Tetradrachm
    (27mm, 14.56 g, 12h).
    In the name and types of the Seleucid king Philip I Philadelphus. Dated year 26 of the Caesarean Era (24/23 BC).
    Obv: Diademed head of Philip I right within fillet border
    Rev: Zeus Nicephorus seated left; monogram to inner left and below throne, ςK (date) and thunderbolt in exergue; all within wreath.
    Prieur 19; McAlee 19 (this coin illustrated); RPC I 4142; SC 2491.16; HGC 9, 1360p. Toned, some porosity and surface striations.
    Fine. Rare, seven known to Prieur, and two in CoinArchives.
    From the Michel Prieur Collection, purchased privately from Richard McAlee.
    CNG E-Auction 451 Lot 272 September 4, 2019
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    The top Augustus portrait is my favorite. It has a very attractive style to it.
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  4. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Wonderful.... all are great - but either Augustus could be a centre piece of any collection. Great choices!
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  5. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Nice additions Orfew! My fav is the second one, due to the link with Tiberius.
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  6. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    Interesting coins, Orfew! I can't decide which Vitellius I like better. Both are fantastic dynastic issues :).
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  7. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Nice ones, I like the Augustus with Tiberius in the quadriga best.
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  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Good group! I believe my favorite of this moment is the Tiberius quadriga reverse. Driving four horses each looking in a different direction must be rough.:happy:
  9. Alegandron

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

    Super coins, @Orfew ! Both the Augustus coins are great! I enjoy both the reverse scenes. Well done.
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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    The Vitellius & Kids is my favorite, but all are types of interest. Nice pickups!
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice coins @Orfew. The Vitellius with draped busts of the children is my favorite as well.
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  12. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Interesting collection. I like the Vitellius coins.
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  13. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Excellent list! My favourite is the triumphal denarius, what a neat historical type!
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Nice additions Orfew:) all are worthy of your beautifull collection.
    My favorite is the Tetradrachm!
    I still have not one Flavian coin:(
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  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely additions to your non-Flavian side collection! I like the Augustus/Quadriga denarius the best. Nice artistry on that reverse!
  16. Parthicus Maximus

    Parthicus Maximus Well-Known Member

    Well done! Some very nice coins. I like Both Vitellii but the Augustus quadriga is my favorite. I like the political meaning and the details of the coin.
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  17. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    The quadriga is killer but I REALLY like the Vitellius with kids reverse!
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  18. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Vitellius and kids ftw! But the rest are great too - awesome types on all four denarii. You had a good year. :happy:
  19. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Most interesting types : Augustus reverses and Vitellius dynastic : wow !

  20. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Triumphal quadriga and Vittelius denarius are my favorites.
  21. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I love the Vitellius with Lucius reverse, AND I love all your Flavian coins.
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