Victorinus Pax Antoninianus

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Sure, it's common as gravel, but it has a nice, bottle-green patina and a funky flan. Post anything you feel is relevant.

    Victorinus PAX antoninianus.jpg
    Victorinus, AD 269-271
    Roman billon antoninianus, 2.11 g, 19.0 mm, 5 h
    Cologne, AD 270-271
    Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust, right
    Rev: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter; V in left field, * in right field
    Refs: RIC 118; Cohen 79; RCV 11175; Hunter 11
     
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Here's a Victorinus in my collection - a bit of a ragged flan. Providentia on the reverse...

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    It came from a dealer in the Netherlands. Part of an old German collection...here's the original envelope...

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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Does anyone have a comment/explanation on what purpose was served by the V on the reverse here and the P on the reverse of some coins of Postumus?
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  5. Roman Collector

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    I was wondering the same thing myself, @dougsmit . I'd love to know your thoughts on the matter.
     
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    V for Victorinus and P for Postumus?
     
  7. Bing

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  8. Roman Collector

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    No, the V appears on coins of both rulers, as does the P.
     
  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Here's my least favorite coin of 2017!

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    Note that "moon surface" patina!

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