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« on: February 21, 2011, 03:43:13 pm »

How many emperors actually had the previous emperor's portait on the coins?  (i.e.  how many portraits got resused?)... I am not meaning commemoratives or posthumous issues...
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 03:45:37 pm »

During civil wars I think this happened quite a bit.  I have a few coins of Vespasian that look like Vitellius and one that looks like Vitellius with Otho's hair!  I started a picture thread a few months ago, I'll try to dig it up.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 10:22:13 am »

It happened in several third century AD reigns as well, sometimes with very slight modifications. For one, Trajan Decius's reused portraits of Philip I as his own early in his coinage.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 01:50:21 pm »

Early Postumus issues look remarkably like Gallienus.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 03:09:42 pm »

It's also very interesting to see the very first Traianus coins, how they resemble Nerva and how over time they get their distinctive Traianus look after a few iterations.
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