What's Your Favorite Coin?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gary R. Wilson, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    As I am in the process of changing to a new system, from albums and 2x2 flips to quadrum capsules and coin boxes, I have recently had coins in hand that I haven’t held for over 10 years.
    Holding this thick and heavy (compared to the denarius) coin in hand, I remembered how impressed I was first time I got it. My favorites also change a lot, but this is always on top ten:

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  3. Salaethus

    Salaethus Well-Known Member

    @svessien such a handsome quadrigatus. What a beauty!
     
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  4. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    Awww, thank you :)
    The style on the portraits varies a lot on these. I quite enjoy the level of detail on mine.
     
  5. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I can see why this coin is one of your favorites. The portraits on your Janus head are different and well done. One day, I will need to add an incuse ROMA on a raised tablet to my collection.
     
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  6. Alegandron

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

    Yours is a great Heavy Denarius, @svessien ! Beautiful specimen. I am a big fan of this Era in Roman History, as it represents their nadir...

    I have a few, here is one similar to yours:

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  7. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    Very nice coin. It’s a very interesting era with many different types. I really like the type that Bing posted, but I don’t have it myself. I’ve been quite inconsistent in choice of area to collect. The last 7-8 years it’s been silver coinage from late republic to Arcadius, but I’m considering a break from that. There are so many nice coins, and it’s very stimulating to see the angles all of you have to collecting.
     
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  8. Alegandron

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

    @svessien , I have a similar one as @Bing 's... really enjoy it, as it is the first AR coin minted by ROme. Speculated to have paid for the building of the Via Appia and the Aquaduct Appia...

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    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius - Didrachm 310-300 BCE 7.3g 21mm Mars-Horse ROMANO - FIRST AR Craw 13-1 Left
     
  9. greed ball

    greed ball Active Member

    My favorite coin changes as my collection grows. As of now it is this Roman coin. Crispus Caesar 321-324 ad
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