Who won a coin in the Frank Robinson auction today.

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  1. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    I bid on two and won one of them. I did not have any coins of the Emperor that I won so it will fill a hole at least.

    And the winner is
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    188 R NERVA, Den, IMP II COS IIII PP, Fortuna stg l; AEF/VF, a hair off-ctr but full lgnds, good metal with medium

    purplish-grey toning. Well-detailed portrait (of course). Scarcer with this rev lgnd.
     
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Enrich the soldiers...ignore all others

    I was too busy with end of the year finances and market trading that I didn't have time to look at it seriously. But I'll definitely bid on some in the next auction (probably after the first of the year).
     
  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I bid on 3, and won 1. Since I am into collecting Faustina Junior these days, I am glad that I won a middle bronze with her portrait. The coin has a hairstyle that I don't have in my collection. :)

    The coin seems to have a longer legend than others. Need to do some research on this in the future.
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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Nice portrait. The legend is there but so small it is hard to read. The coin is from her days as First Daughter.
     
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  6. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    I believe it's been three in a row, of his, that I've been skunked. Though, I've won some beauties from Frank. His clientele/fan base has some deep pockets.
    But I'll keep trying cause I LOVE the Frank Robinson Experience.
    He's just so freaking funny and timely while selling ancient gems!
     
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  7. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your useful info, Doug.
     
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That reverse type comes with two different obverse inscriptions. Yours is very nice. Mine are place-fillers:

    Faustina Jr VENVS S C apple and scepter dupondius long obv inscr.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman Æ as or dupondius, 13.18 g, 26.6 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 149-152.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: VENVS S C, Venus standing facing, head left, holding up apple in right hand and vertical scepter in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 1408(6); BMC 2170-72; Cohen 251; Strack 1311; RCV --.

    Faustina Jr VENVS S C apple and scepter dupondius short obv inscr.jpg
    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman Æ as or dupondius, 12.5 g, 25.0 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, AD 152-156.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: VENVS S C, Venus standing facing, head left, holding up apple in right hand and vertical scepter in left hand.
    Refs: RIC 1408(3); BMC 2193; Cohen 253; Strack 1322; RCV 4725.
     
  9. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for your additional info. Now I know what the tiny legend says.
     
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Your legend is longer: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL
    It is common for longer legends to be used early in a reign (here 149-152 AD) and be shortened a bit later after everyone would be clear on just who this was.
     
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  11. Seated J

    Seated J Supporter! Supporter

    They arrived today:
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    Gordian III antonianus

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    Trajan Decius-antioch tet-rev.JPG

    Trajan Decius tet.
     
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  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Those are both great looking coins! I bid on that G3 but lost (obviously). Glad it found a home with someone on here.
     
  13. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    I won this little Parthian bronze. These aren't that easy to find in good condition with nice patina, so when I see one, I move on it! It was a pleasant surprise in todays mail!

    Mithradates I
    ca. 171-132 B.C
    AE 14 chalkous
    Hekatompylos Mint
    Sellwood 8.3
    Sunrise (Phriapatios) PSX_20201214_210148.jpg
     
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  14. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Bid on 2 won 2, arriving yesterday in my mailbox :happy:

    Always eyed Germanicus bronzes, him being the great-nephew of Augustus and nephew of Tiberius. His son Gaius would be called Caligula, who would be succeeded by Germanicus' brother Claudius, and after that his grandson Nero.
    It is a common issue, though didn't have one until now:

    Rome, 42 - 43 AD, As struck under Claudius in honor of his brother
    28.5 x 29 mm, 11.426 g
    RIC I (2nd edition) Claudius 106;Cohen 9 (Germanicus)

    Ob.: GERMANICVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N Head of Germanicus, bare to r.
    Rev.: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large S • C
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    and because I liked the snake so very much:D:

    Hadrian, Diobol
    Alexandria, Egypt, 126 - 127 AD
    24 mm, 8.051 g

    Frank didn't give a reference, and I am still researching, but it may be Emmett 803.5 var; Geissen 950-1;

    Ob.: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ϹƐΒ Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder
    Rv.:L ENΔ E[KA]TOY (=Year 11) erect Serpent Agathodaimon crowned with shkent (double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt), holding kerykeion with his tail and stalk of corn;

    #607-Hadrian-Vs.png #607-Hadrian-Rs.png
     
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  15. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    My Faustina coin from Frank arrived yesterday. That's fast. I am very glad! :)
     
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