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« on: May 10, 2019, 04:50:15 am »

Hello everyone.

I've been very excited in finally holding in my hands a coin that's been on the top of my wishlist for so long.

It's an extremely rare type, showing for the first time, on Roman coinage, a temple dedicated to a foreign deity.

From an historical point of view, I should mention the fact that, according to Svetonius, Domitian escaped during the Vitellian turmoils, disguised as Isis priest.

The coin is from the same die pair as BMCRE 780 and from the one sold by CNG (E.A. 256, 330).

Moreover the coin is obverse die-linked with my examples of RIC 70 and 97 (not in the gallery).

I'm glad to share it.

Kind regards

Alberto


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 01:47:27 pm »

Wow Alberto, I am glad you got that one. The reverse is wonderful.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 02:48:40 pm »

Thanks Andrew, I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 08:56:51 pm »

Great coin Alberto!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 01:43:56 am »

Great coin Alberto!

Thanks Jay,

I'm really excited about this!

Alberto
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 05:06:30 am »

A great addition Alberto! As you say very significant as evidence of the empire showing it is willing to accommodate the beliefs of the people it rules over. But even more than that, it is an exceptionally good example of skillful coin design, simple, clear and pleasing to the eye, it is about as good as it gets.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 05:57:20 am »

Quote from: gallienus1 on May 22, 2019, 05:06:30 am
A great addition Alberto! As you say very significant as evidence of the empire showing it is willing to accommodate the beliefs of the people it rules over. But even more than that, it is an exceptionally good example of skillful coin design, simple, clear and pleasing to the eye, it is about as good as it gets.

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Thanks Steve.

These are indeed the coins that make the collection of Roman coins so exciting.

Alberto
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