Yet Another MA Upgrade

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Bing, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think I've mentioned here that I have a slight obsession. An obsession with these legionary denarii just in case you didn't already know, hehe. Well here is my latest upgrade and the coin it replaced.

    Marcus Antonius  Leg II.jpg

    Marcus Antonius Leg II 2.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
    REVERSE: LEG II, eagle between standards
    Patrae 32-31 BC
    3.58g, 19mm
    Crawford 544/14; CRI 349; RSC 27
    Ex Roma Numismatics Auction 4; private European Collection
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice, legible reverse on that upgrade!

  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Another nice upgrade!
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Confession of a coin addict:

    After I posted, I cataloged this new coin as usual, but when I went to place it in my display case, low and behold, there was already a nice Leg II and not the older coin I posted above. Hmmm, where did it come from and when did I purchase it? Sooooo, I went looking through my coins filed in the respective binder, and there was my oldest version (the one posted above). Apparently, I replaced the older version back in February, but neglected to catalog the newer coin. Does any of this explanation make since? Well, it does to me. So now I have three Legio II all of which are legible and each is successively better than the one before:
    1. Marcus Antonius  Leg II.jpg
    2. Marcus Antonius Leg II.jpg
    3. Marcus Antonius Leg II 2.jpg

    Now how is that for an obsession?
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  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Would you like to talk about that ?


    Impressive upgrade

  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A worthy upgrade!
  8. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Congratulations. It's nice to see other people chasing upgrades too....
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  9. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Great upgrade Bing, I think you have cointalks biggest Marc Antony galley collection.
  10. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I can't explain it, but I really find off-center ancients appealing. Number 2 is my favorite.
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I don't guarantee my bookkeeping, but my count is 35 MA Legionary coins.

    What problem? No obsession here. I just can't help myself. Yep. No obsession at all.:wacky:
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  12. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  13. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Fantastic upgrade...s! I also have forgotten to catalog coins and then came across them very excited at the "new" coin that I had acquired some time ago.
  14. alde

    alde Always Learning

    A nice upgrade of an upgrade Bing. I understand your obsession as most of us here most likely do.
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  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    So,...what you're saying is, "the system works"! Nice.....:happy::D:p
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  16. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Your newest upgrade is certainly a fairest of them all! Just wait until you unintentionally upgrade LII again in a few months, I bet that coins is going to be AWESOME! :wacky:
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  17. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    From one obsessive to another - congrats!
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  18. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very nice upgrades @Bing You have a desirable and enviable collection of these legionary denarii.
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  19. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    I really like the off center coin in the group. It must have felt great to realize you have another one you didn't know about!
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  20. jb_depew

    jb_depew Well-Known Member

    Very nice upgrade!
  21. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Excellent upgrade, Bing!
    With all these legions, you’re ready to dominate the World!:)
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