Two new important acquisitions...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Justin Lee, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    I recently picked up 2 coins that any ancient collector would probably consider an important milestone...

    My 1st imperial Caligula...
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    Caligula (Gaius), AE As, Struck 37-38 AD, Rome Mint
    Obverse:
    C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left.
    Reverse: VESTA, Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne with ornamented back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse scepter in left, S-C in fields.
    References: RIC I 38; BMCRE 46; Cohen 27
    Size: 27mm, 9.38g


    And my 1st Nero...
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    Nero, AE Dupondius, Struck 62-68 AD, Lugdunum (Lyon) Mint
    Obverse:
    NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, Head of Nero, laureate, left; small globe at point of neck.
    Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left, S-C in fields,
    II in exergue.
    References: RIC I 410; Lyon 81; BMCRE 350; Cohen 346
    Size: 29mm, 14.84g


    I'll come back in a sec to add attributions...
     
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  3. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    A wealth of history.
     
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    yup, 2 of i guess many would say perhaps the most infamous of, the 12..very nice pick up.:)
     
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Two of the most nefarious of the Twelve - fine additions to your collection.
     
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  6. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    Those are great, Justin! Definitely a dynamic and deadly duo!
     
  7. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice acquisitions
     
  8. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Great acquisitions! Two coins required in any RI collection. Congrats!
     
  9. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Two classics!

    I'm never sure how to distinguish authentic from cast in a coin such as that Caligula. The soft/soapy junctions of the devices to the fields are always worrisome (a sign of casting) but certain types of wear and surface corrosion could look that way too.
     
  10. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    I was questioning that myself but didn't find a fake match. In fact I found surprisingly few examples of this type that I would think is often faked. Again hard to determine from a photo only.
     
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  11. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

  12. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    I also shared these photos on a FB ancient coin group and a handful, including Dominic Chorney from Baldwin's, don't have any reservations about it's authenticity.
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  13. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I see these on eBay and almost pull the trigger but then have the same reservations.
     
  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wonderful coins!
     
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  15. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Thought I'd use this thread to share a few more cool recent coin pickups... All quadrans!

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    Caligula quadrans

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    Claudius quadrans

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    Claudius quadrans

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    Trajan quadrans
     
  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Hey, I have all these but the first and then a few others @Justin Lee
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    AUGUSTUS
    AE Quadran
    OBVERSE: LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS, clasped hands holding caduceus
    REVERSE: III VIR A A A F F around large S C
    Rome 9 BC
    3.0g, 15mm
    RIC 420, BMC 200, S 1693
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    AUGUSTUS
    AE Quadran
    OBVERSE: SISENNA MESSALLA IIIVIR, altar
    REVERSE: APRONIVS GALLVS AAAFF around SC
    Rome 5 BC , Moneyers Apronius, Galus, Messalla, and Sisena
    3.0g, 17mm
    RIC 463 or 200 in Old RIC
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    CLAUDIUS
    AE Quadrans
    OBVERSE: T I CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG – Modius
    REVERSE: PON M TRP IMP P P COSII - Large S C
    Struck at Rome, 42AD
    2.6g, 16mm
    RIC 90, BN 195, S 1865, C 72
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    CLAUDIUS
    AE Quandran
    OBVERSE: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG around hand holding pair of scales above PNR
    REVERSE: PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT around S C
    Struck at Rome, 41AD
    2.8g, 15mm
    RIC 85, Cohen 71, BMC 174
    ANONYMOUS Roman Republican 1.jpg
    ANONYMOUS
    Æ Quadrans
    OBVERSE: Winged petasus
    REVERSE: S-C, winged caduceus
    Struck at Rome, Late 1st-mid 2nd century AD
    15mm, 2.36g
    RIC II 32
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    TRAJAN
    AE Quadran
    OBVERSE: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, diademed bust of Hercules right with lion-skin on neck
    REVERSE: Boar walking right, SC in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 98-117 AD
    2g, 14mm
    RIC 702
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    TRAJAN
    AE Quadrans
    OBVERSE: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
    REVERSE: She-wolf crouching left, SC in ex.
    Struck at Rome, 98-117 AD 2.6g, 16mm
    RIC 694, Cohen 340, BMC 1061
     
  17. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    I love your Augustuses!
     
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  18. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Neat additions
     
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