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« on: April 11, 2017, 11:09:37 am »

Hello everyone.

While draped bust was common on Domitian dupondii struck under Vespasian, it became extremely rare under Titus, so this is one of the very few examples.

I think the coin speaks for itself, with its crisp details and its warm Tiber patina, I loved it at first glance.

R.I.C. lists two specimen (no picture given): in Rome collection (unavailable) and in the famous Mazzini collection. I obtained a picture of the later and I think it is from the same obverse die.

Kind regards

Alberto


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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 12:13:33 pm »

That is a work of art!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 12:17:30 pm »

Thanks Jay.

It's indeed my best addition in months!

Cheers

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 12:24:09 pm »

Ohh, really great example... Thumbs Up Smiley Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 12:32:02 pm »

Thanks Quadrans, I love this coin!

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 05:32:34 am »

What a combination : rarity, style and this patina !!!!
Really marvelous coin, Alberto.
Best
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 06:30:07 am »

Thanks Pierre, I'm glad you like it.

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 05:52:58 pm »

The portrait is incredibly expressive!
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 06:05:55 pm »

One word fits: SPLENDID!
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 01:28:35 am »

Thanks Joss and Pete, much appreciated.

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 06:26:18 pm »

Congratulations Alberto on an outstanding addition.

Roman realist portraiture at its very best, so lifelike it reminds me of a press or magazine photo!

I must say the photography is nicely done as well.

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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 01:11:12 am »

Thanks Steve for your kind compliments.

Cheers

Alberto

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 03:57:06 am »

An excellent coin!
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 06:05:49 am »

Thanks Randy

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