Well...I was browsing coins and this fell into my cart

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    I refreshed the vcoins newly posted items page and this one popped up so I bought it.

    This one is my third Otho denarius. This one will join my 12 Caesars collection.

    I know it has condition problems, but I will happily allow a worn coin into my collection.

    Please post your coins of Otho or coins that just happened to fall into your shopping cart.



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    Otho.AD 69. AR Denarius
    (19mm, 3 g 6h). Rome mint.
    Obv: Bare head right IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P
    Rev: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and caduceus. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM
    RIC I 4; RSC 3. Good Fine. toned

    Here are my other two Otho denarii.

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  3. Roman Collector

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  4. Bing

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  5. AussieCollector

    AussieCollector Moderator Moderator

    Great coin @Orfew

    Coins fall into my cart all the time, much to the annoyance of my wife
     
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  6. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Sweet!
     
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  7. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Wow great portrait. Nice pick up.
     
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  8. Alegandron

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

    Nice @Orfew ! I enjoy a coin with nice wear.

    I keep wondering... are there ANY coins of Otho WITHOUT his wig? IE billiard ball bald?
     
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  9. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    admit you are hoarding Otho denarii , Orfew

    Here's mine also part of my 12 Caesar set (in silver)

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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    His Provincials from Alexanria and Antioch (below) have hair added but not in such a way that we laugh at them as with the denarii. Of course that is part of why they are cheaper than denarii. People like the wigs. There are no baldies. Romans seemed more sensitive about that than other forms of appearance. I wonder if Julius Caesar had been hairy, would all the succeeding Roman rulers have worn laurel wreaths or would it have fallen out of fashion sooner or later. There are a few emperors that issued a few bare head coins but I have never known anyone who specialized in collecting them.
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Agreed. I have an Alexandrian issue. Just wondered if there were any non-wig issues... they were so poorly depicted on a coin. Curious how bad his wig looked face to face. Vespasian was a cool guy. Bald did not bother him...
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    Otho, AD 69.
    Billon AR Tetradrachm, 23mm, 11.9gms; Year 1; Egypt-Alexandria.
    Obv.:AVTOK MAΓ OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB; Laureate head right, L A in right field
    Rev: RΩ-MA; Helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma right.
    Emmet 186
     
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  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    I'm thinking of Gordian I and II. Gordian II had a receding hairline which is very evident on his sestertii.
     
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  13. Ryro

    Ryro Another victory like that will destroy us! Supporter

    Another cool addition @Orfew!
    Here's my Yoko Otho (Bastard broke up the Beatles:wacky:)
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    OTHO
    Den, SECVRITAS PR, Securitas stg l;
    F/AVG, part of obv lgnd wk/off,scant
    rev lgnd, good metal with just smooth
    wear, lt tone, minor scr on rev. Portrait
    quite bold & nice.
     
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  14. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    The coin arrived today. Here is an updated photo.

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