What? No EID MAR thread yet on 15 March?!

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Of course it's a repro ...


    But this one of Marc Antony is real:

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    Antony and Octavia.
    AR cistophorus, 25.6 mm, 11.71 gm.
    Ephesus, 39 BCE.
    Obv: M ANTONINVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, Jugate heads of Marcus Antonius and Octavia to right; he wears ivy wreath.
    Rev: III VIR RPC, Cista mystica surmounted by figure of Bacchus, standing to left, holding cantharus and leaning on thyrsus; on either side, coiled serpent.
    Refs: SNG Cop. 408; SNG von Aulock 6555; Franke KZR 472; RSC 3; Sydenham 1198; RPC 2202; Sear 1513; BMCRR East 135-137.

    Post your "Ides of March"-themed coins!
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    I was thinking the same thing, where are the Ides of March comments?
  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Same here, I was expecting a mile's worth of Ides of March threads.
  5. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    These coins are the closest I got to Caesar.
    His friend Antony
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    His (adoptive) son Augustus, this coin conveniently also features a dagger next to Victory's leg! Augustus q.jpg
  6. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    It's been a busy Monday so far but there's always time to celebrate the Ides of March:


    Ex. Triton IX, 2006, 1356 and NAC 62, 2011, S.C. Markoff Collection
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  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Hey, we're just trying to recover from national Pie (Pi) Day! :D;)o_O
  8. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    Not nearly as nice as @AncientJoe example, but pedigree to 1917 (Johann Horsky) subsequent Spencer-Churchill and John Balderston collections and published in Cahn 5E3B15F1-E04D-409F-A4DF-A45F36EE7584.jpeg 049059A0-661C-45B8-A229-94D09A4504C2.jpeg
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  9. Alegandron

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


    Minted Last TWO Weeks of his life...
    Roman Imperiatorial
    Julius Caesar Lifetime
    P Sepullius Macer
    AR Denarius, 1st 2 weeks-Mar 44 BCE, 19 mm, 4.03g.
    Obv: CAESAR – DICT PERPETVO Veiled and wreathed head of Caesar R.
    Rev: P·SEPVLLIVS – MACER Venus standing l., holding Victory and sceptre resting on star.
    Ref: Syd 1074a Sear Imperators 107e Crawford 480-14 Rare

    - minted in last two weeks of his reign, or two weeks before he was assassinated.
    - veiled, as he held the offce of Pontifex Maximus for several years, and that office was very important to him personally.
    - wreathed... just short of being king... big no-no
    - DICT PERPETVO - yeah, he was a king... so Roman Republic inherently and culturally hated kings.
    - fairly difficult to capture with the star on reverse
    - reasonably centered with most/all devices and legends (this is not as important to me cuz its numismatic vs the intrinsic Historical impact.)

    Alföldi arranges Crawford 480 series coins in (44 BC) month order as follows:

    RRC 480/1, Buca - January
    RRC 480/2, DICT QVART - early February
    RRC 480/3/4/5, CAESAR IMP - late February
    RRC 480/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14, DICT PERPETVO - early to mid March
    RRC 480/17/18, CAESAR IMPER - late March
    RRC 480/19/20, PARENS PATRIAE - April
    RRC 480/15/16, MARIDIANVS - April
    RRC 480/21/22, CLEMENTIAE CAESARIS and Mark Antony - April


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  11. Alegandron

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

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  12. Volodya

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  13. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Julius Caesar (February-March 44 B.C)
    AR Denarius
    Lifetime Issue
    O: Wreathed head of Caesar right; CAESAR downward to right, DICT PERPETVO upward to left.
    R: Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory in outstretched right hand and vertical scepter in left; L • BVC[A] downwards to right. L. Aemilius Buca, moneyer.
    Rome Mint
    Crawford 480/8; Alföldi Type XIV, 62–3, 67, and 69 (A13/R22); CRI 105; Sydenham 1061; RSC 23; RBW 1683.

    Mark Antony and Octavian (41 B.C.)
    AR Denarius
    M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore
    O: Bare head of Mark Antony right.
    R: Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard.
    Ephesus mint, Spring-early summer 41 B.C.
    Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181

    This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

    The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.
  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I only have coin linked to Brutus/ one most collectors can afford:D IMG_0123.JPG IMG_0210.JPG
  15. Alegandron

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


    RImp Antony-Octavian AR Denarius 41 BCE 3.65g 18.7mm Military mint Syria star Craw 528-2a Sear 1507

    RImp Lepidus Marc Antony 43 BC AR Quinarius 13.9m 1.82g Raven Military mint TransAl Gaul pontif Cr 489-3 Syd 1158a RSC3
  16. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Some day I may get tired of posting my Julius Caesar lifetime denarius, minted January/February 44 BC, ex- @Sallent collection... but that day is not today:
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  17. jamesicus

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    Here is my lifetime portrait Julius Caesar:

    Denarius, Crawford, Roman Republican Coins (RRC), No. 480/8
    (Early March, 44 BC - Alfoldi)

    Coin obverse depiction: Julius Caesar wreathed head facing right

    Inscription clockwise from right: [CAESAR DICT] PERPETVo (Dictator in Perpetuity)

    Coins reverse depiction: Personfication of Venus (Venus genetrix?) standing, facing left, holding statuette of victory on palm of right hand and supporting vertical scepter with left hand

    Inscription vertical to right: L BVCA (L. Aemilius Buca, Moneyer)

    Weight: 3.5g

    Provenance: Ex Chris Martin
  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Happy (or solemn) Ides to everyone, depending upon your political point of view,
    A denarius and dupondius of C. IVL. CAESAR...

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    Just finished making tonight's supper to commemorate the day...

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  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    It might be March 15th on the calender, but it feels like January 15th:(

    Temperature -12/ windchill -17 here in Orleans.
  20. Roman Collector

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  21. ominus1

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    ..hey James...i was thinking about you this morining...good ta C ya! :)
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