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Numismatic and History Discussions => Coin of the Day => Topic started by: gallienus1 on April 04, 2019, 03:47:03 am



Title: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: gallienus1 on April 04, 2019, 03:47:03 am
A denarius of Cassius has eluded me until today.  The flan is a bit ragged and it has a little surface corrosion, but it is well struck and good looking in the hand. Very pleased to put it in the tray next to my 42 B.C. denarius of Brutus, the allies together again after two millennia.

C. CASSIUS LONGINUS, denarius, issued Spring 42 B.C., mint travelling with Cassius and Brutus in the East (probably Smyrna), (3.16 g) obv. diademed head of Libertas to right, around, C CASSI IMP behind, LEIBERTAS, dotted border, rev. jug and lituus, below LENTVLVS SPINT, dotted border, (S.1447, Cr.500/1, Syd.1308, RSC 4).

Steve


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: quadrans on April 04, 2019, 04:51:15 am
Great coin, Steve,  ;)

Congratulation  +++

Joe


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: gallienus1 on April 04, 2019, 04:56:18 am
Thanks Joe. It is always nice to fill one of those nagging gaps in a collection.

best regards,
Steve


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 04, 2019, 05:51:54 am
Great coin Steve.  I've wanted one of these for a long time too.  Congrats.


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: Steve P on April 04, 2019, 06:05:52 am
Wow, great addition (congrats)

 +++

"Very pleased to put it in the tray next to my 42 B.C. denarius of Brutus, the allies together again after two millennia"

... your comment made me smile  ;)


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: gallienus1 on April 04, 2019, 06:28:26 am
Thanks Jay and Steve P.

It seems to me that gaps in a collection often conform to a numismatic version of of Murphy's Law. Changing it from -"if it can go wrong it will go wrong" to -"the more obvious the gap in a collection is the less often the coin needed to fill it will appear". 

Best regards,
Steve


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: Mark R1 on April 04, 2019, 06:43:10 am
A denarius of Cassius has eluded me until today.  The flan is a bit ragged and it has a little surface corrosion, but it is well struck and good looking in the hand. Very pleased to put it in the tray next to my 42 B.C. denarius of Brutus, the allies together again after two millennia.

C. CASSIUS LONGINUS, denarius, issued Spring 42 B.C., mint travelling with Cassius and Brutus in the East (probably Smyrna), (3.16 g) obv. diademed head of Libertas to right, around, C CASSI IMP behind, LEIBERTAS, dotted border, rev. jug and lituus, below LENTVLVS SPINT, dotted border, (S.1447, Cr.500/1, Syd.1308, RSC 4).

Steve


Thatís a beauty. Great story coin too.


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: gallienus1 on April 04, 2019, 05:02:57 pm
Thanks Mark R1.

Always a pleasure to read appreciative comments when you show off a new acquisition.

Best regards,
Steve 


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: David Atherton on May 02, 2019, 04:29:12 am
Fantastic coin with a lot of history behind it. Congrats!


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: orfew on May 05, 2019, 07:34:06 pm
A nice example of a very desirable coin. Congrats on adding this one to your collection.


Title: Re: Denarius of Cassius OTD
Post by: gallienus1 on May 22, 2019, 04:58:28 am
Thanks David and orfew, it is always a pleasure to show off a coin to others who know of its importance and artistic merit.

Best regards,

Steve