What would be the most inexpensive JC coin?

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  1. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    I know the Elephant is cheaper than a life issue with JCs portrait on it. But what would be the most inexpensive coin to look for that fills the JC slot of the 12 Caesars.
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  3. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    Probably the Thessalonica small AE or the 'heavy dupondius' of Octavian from Brundisium{?}. Warning, there are ancient imitations of the heavy dupondius, in much worse style (and lighter) than the official ones. Both are ancient. I'm not sure what the Thessalonica ones go for, but one should still easily be able to find a passable example of the 'heavy' dupondius' under $300.

    Do a search on acsearch.info. The official ones are in much better style, and stand out. I need to upgrade mine to an official.
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  5. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Love the question
  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Well-Known Member

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  7. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    The full one is also very handsome, as well.
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  8. nerosmyfavorite68

    nerosmyfavorite68 Well-Known Member

    The JC dupondius (no portrait of him) also comes up infrequently at an affordable price.
  9. The Meat man

    The Meat man Well-Known Member

    This type can generally be found for around $100 to $200. The portrait style can vary a bit, but some are quite nice. This one is ex Harlan J. Berk:

    Augustus-Divus Julius AE Macedonia Thessalonica.jpg
    Time of Augustus or later
    AE (22.75mm, 7.08g, 7h)
    Struck after 27 BC
    Obverse: ΘΕΟϹ, bare head of Julius Caesar right
    Reverse: ΘΕϹϹΑΛΟ-ΝΙΚΕΩΝ, bare head of Augustus right
    References: RPC I 1555
    Well struck and well preserved with a dark patina. An unusually fine and lifelike bronze portrait of Julius Caesar.
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  10. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    This one cost me $80 on Ebay.
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    Obv: T[EOC] ; Bare head of Caesar right.
    Rev: TECCA?O - NIKEON ; Bare head of Augustus right.

    RPC 1554
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