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« Reply #125 on: September 19, 2009, 07:57:06 pm »

Here's a rough one of mine... (it came this way)

Denarius of Tiberius if you can make it out. Grin
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« Reply #126 on: December 11, 2009, 09:11:57 am »

Probus Ant.

Obv:– PERPETVO IMP C PROBO AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (//KA•A•)
Reference:– RIC 869 Bust type F var. (Not listed with this bust type in RIC, listed types noted as R2).

I haven't really bothered with some of the scarcer legends for Probus but I saw this one and was able to afford it. Everything is visible but the highpoints have all been destroyed.

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« Reply #127 on: December 11, 2009, 11:21:33 am »

Not a bad coin at all, Martin. You can still see most all of the detail and a lot of silvering is still intact.  In rarity, ok... but in ugliness, no way. I'd say this Probus deserves better than this thread!

I'm still wondering if my Tiberius (above) was cleaned with a sandblaster, suffering from exposure to kryptonite, or maybe was resurrected from the charred remains of a thermo-nuclear explosion. Wink

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« Reply #128 on: December 11, 2009, 11:37:55 am »

 Embarrassed

Fortunately our friend Heracles has survived in a not too bad shape:



Heracleia Pontica in Bithynia, Gordian III., 238-244 AD.,
Æ 36 (34-36 mm / 18,96 g),
Obv.: [M AN]T ΓOPΔIANOC AY[Γ] , laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian right, seen from behind.
Rev.: [H]PAKΛEAC MA-TP-OC AΠO[IKΩN ΠOΛIΩN?] , Herakles, nude, standing right, head left, his left holding club and lion´s skin, dragging Kerberos.
BMC - ; cp. SNG Von Aulock 452 (same rev. type) ; cp. Waddington, Rec. Gen. 378, 218-9 (rev. legend) .

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« Reply #129 on: December 29, 2009, 05:52:28 pm »

I received this one on Christmas eve ( a nice little surprise!) and was quite taken with it. The dealer's pic indicated it was a bit rough, but well centered with a decent portrait. In hand the coin is actually much better! Hardly any roughness at all and condition wise I would rate it VF.

Titus as Caesar, denarius
RIC V1563 (C), BMC V521, RSC 395
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
Obv - T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, bearded, draped, r.
Rev - No legend; Titus stg. r. with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
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« Reply #130 on: December 30, 2009, 01:22:54 am »

I liked this portrait and the price was good. not much else was though Smiley

Constantius II Æ Centenionalis.DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, emperor standing left on prow of ship piloted by Victory, holding globe with phoenix,
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« Reply #131 on: December 30, 2009, 01:56:30 am »

I often ask myself  what this corroded Altar II Sestertius looked like before 'cleaning'. I will never know.

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« Reply #132 on: December 30, 2009, 02:47:21 am »

Julian with a super patina  Grin
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« Reply #133 on: December 30, 2009, 03:47:01 am »

that ones pretty cool
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« Reply #134 on: December 30, 2009, 12:18:28 pm »

Happy New Year, Rugser!
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« Reply #135 on: December 31, 2009, 04:34:32 pm »

...and a super portrait too Rugser...  Wink

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« Reply #136 on: January 01, 2010, 02:53:47 pm »

Hi Rugser!

Nice to hear from you!

And my new coin for this thread:

Thrace, Hadrianopolis, Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 16, 3.2g
obv. [AV KL AVR] - KOMO[DOC]
        Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. A - DR - I - APO(sic!) / POLEIT
       Emperor, in heroic pose, nude except chlamys flowing behind, galopping on horse r., holding briddle in l. hand and spear
       in raised r. hand.
ref. Jurukova 160; Varbanov (engl.) 3249
rare, F/about VF

A neat rev. for 16mm, look at the details of the horse's head. The portrait looks like Severus but it is clearly KOM.

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« Reply #137 on: January 02, 2010, 12:14:04 pm »

That's a pretty cool one Jochen. And yes: that sure does look like Severus! I am guessing that it is the well placed bits of corrosion causing the effect.

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« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2010, 06:19:36 am »

FELICE ANNO NUOVO, Pat & Noah & Jochen !

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« Reply #139 on: January 08, 2010, 05:17:29 pm »

I've got a new one to add.  Vespasian Judea Capta AE as.  All devices are visible but it is worn:

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« Reply #140 on: January 08, 2010, 05:32:05 pm »

Jay, that coin may be worn, but I like it. You can even still read "IUDEA".  Cool
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« Reply #141 on: January 08, 2010, 05:41:24 pm »

Looking at that coin I start mourning too!  Wink
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« Reply #142 on: January 08, 2010, 05:45:16 pm »

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« Reply #143 on: January 09, 2010, 12:38:43 pm »

Jay, that coin may be worn, but I like it. You can even still read "IUDEA".  Cool

Thanks Dave.  Actually Curtis just pointed out that it isn't the common IVDEA but rather the rare IVDAEA
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« Reply #144 on: March 04, 2010, 02:14:04 pm »

For your consideration...another "Best Worst Coin of the Day!" I'm trying to let this topic die but unfortunately I can't  Grin Although I am buying better coins I just can't resist sometimes and I end up with coins that look like this...

Vitellius provincial AE 25


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OUITELLIOS GERMAIKOS AVTOK
Laureate head of Vitellius left

ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN
around round Macedonian shield

AE25
Macedonia
69 –70 A.D.

RPC 1616, Moushmov 5878, Varbanov 2465
Rare


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« Reply #145 on: March 04, 2010, 08:08:25 pm »

Well, this one I sold some time ago.  In fact, I sold it because of the same reasons I am posting it in this thread...although it is rare, it has condition issues... 

Balbinus AE 36, SNG Paris 1627 (same dies)

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« Reply #146 on: March 05, 2010, 02:52:49 pm »

Here is a nice, rare reverse type I picked up for $10!

Septimius Severus Augusta Traiana
AE 28 Fünfer without governor’s name

Ob: AV K Λ CEΠTI / CEVHPOC Π
Laureate head right
Rx: AVΓOVCT / HC TRAIAN
Ex: HC (retrograde)
Temple of Artemis on raised platform; Artemis the huntress advancing right within tetrastyle temple. Temple is between two tall trees with stags jumping out on either side.

Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis p. 78 #164 reverse depicted Tafel 11; obverse Tafel 8

Dull brown patina; a small gouge to bare metal on obverse

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« Reply #147 on: March 05, 2010, 03:38:42 pm »

For your consideration...another "Best Worst Coin of the Day!" I'm trying to let this topic die but unfortunately I can't  Grin Although I am buying better coins I just can't resist sometimes and I end up with coins that look like this...


Please don't let this topic die as it is a great advertisement for ancient coin collecting. I like the saying "that it is about the coin and the history not the condition of the coin". While having coins in EF condition is nice, for many of us this level of quality is unaffordable so the samples in poor condition allow us to have an example for our collections.
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« Reply #148 on: March 05, 2010, 04:04:34 pm »

For your consideration...another "Best Worst Coin of the Day!" I'm trying to let this topic die but unfortunately I can't  Grin Although I am buying better coins I just can't resist sometimes and I end up with coins that look like this...


Please don't let this topic die as it is a great advertisement for ancient coin collecting. I like the saying "that it is about the coin and the history not the condition of the coin". While having coins in EF condition is nice, for many of us this level of quality is unaffordable so the samples in poor condition allow us to have an example for our collections.

 Grin That's the very reason I started this thread!
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« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2010, 03:37:06 pm »

hey i like junkers too! especially ones that are attributable.When i first started collecting I only bought real junkers because ive always liked ones that show they have been kicked around . Here is a junker of mine with TYCHE.? reverse  from moesia.
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