Vespasian addition

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Apr 20, 2024.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Just added this to my collection....

    AV Aureus ND (75-79AD)

    7.34g. 19.5mm. .998 12h.

    Rome Mint

    Laureate Bust facing Right

    IMP CAESAR VESP AVG

    Fortuna standing Left on Garlanded Altar/ holding Ship Rudder in Left Hand & Cornucopiae in Right Hand

    FORTVNA AVGVST

    Sear 2251 Cohen 174 Calicó 632 BMC 145 combined72399 (1).jpg RIC 682
     
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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Wow. Nicely done. It is amazing!
     
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Beautiful!
     
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  5. Croatian Coin Collector

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    I can tell just from the background that you bought it from that Dutch seller. :D
     
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  6. Croatian Coin Collector

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    Depending on how things go at the Aureo & Calico auction on Wednesday, I might finally add a gold coin from the original Roman Empire to my collection (I am bidding on lot 1033).
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2024
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  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I have one aureus and a couple of solidi. I would like to more aurei, but the prices prevent that. Your piece is gorgeous, @panzerman!
     
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  8. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    speechless...
     
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I wish you success my friend!
    Yes/ that beauty came from Hentzen. Best thing I do not have to pay a cent for it. Spanish coollector who is buying my butterfly coll. is paying the invoice. Hentzen is a great dealer/ and a true gentleman!
    John
     
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  10. Croatian Coin Collector

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    Thank you:), but I am not at all optimistic about winning it, after the bids were updated today I looked up the situation with the Roman gold coin I am bidding on and I have already been up-bid to my maximum bid of 4000 EUR, which I don't plan on increasing.

    I don't like his prices, which is why the Dutch Gold 6 Stuivers from 1770 is the only coin I have bought from him.
     
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  11. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Well, as soon as I read your opening line, I knew it would be dazzling. I just didn't know how dazzling? Now I do! Very good, my friend. So glad for you. Hate to hear that you've sold your butterfly collection, but, while I certainly appreciate the beauty of a butterfly, my heart is in coins, so I would probably make the same decision. However, it doesn't matter what I would do, it only matters what you want to do! Blessings, John, thanks for posting.
     
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  12. GarrettB

    GarrettB Active Member

    Stunning coin, Panzerman. I think you've likely exceeded quite a few museums with your collection.
    I might aim for my first aureus this year. Like kountryken, I'm all about the coins now and I'd also trade my other collectables for coins (I've some first editions, like Robert Frost and Will Cather - some signed).
     
  13. Croatian Coin Collector

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    They have updated it again and I am still in the lead, this is the coin I am bidding on:

    1033.jpg
     
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    It was really hard/ selling that first butterfly from my coll. Its easier now/ also nice that most will go to a really nice man in Spain.
    Thanks kountryken:)
     
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much! I hope you get that first aureus!
    John
     
  16. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Hope your bid holds!:)
    John
     
  17. Croatian Coin Collector

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    Danke:), we should know in about 10 hours, my coin is the 33rd lot, and more than half of those before it are the cheap coins that usually sell or get passed within 10 seconds, so I expect that my coin will come up pretty fast once the auction starts.
     
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  18. Croatian Coin Collector

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    It held up:), I just won it. :cool:
     
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  19. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! So glad for you. I'm not a collector of gold coins, I have 3 for my U.S. type set, and one of them was given to me by a friend. It's not that I don't like them, my wallet doesn't "support" them, lol. Again, so glad for you!!!
     
  20. Croatian Coin Collector

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    Thank you sir:), I am very happy to have finally won a Roman gold coin, even more so because it is a coin of Marcus Aurelius:cool:, who is my favourite Roman Emperor (this coin was minted in Rome some 7-8 years (153 or 154) before he became Emperor in 161), and Aureo & Calico have said that once I pay for the coin and give my permission, they can remove the dirt from the coin, so it should arrive to me in nicer shape than in it is in the pictures. :happy:
     
  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Nice to hear your news! I still need him/ but have AR denarius. I guess yout aureus was struck during Hadrians reign. Hope you get more aurei in future:):):):):):)
     
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