Classical Numismatics Discussion Members' Gallery
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register.

Members' Gallery Home | Member Collections | Last Added | Last Comments | Most Viewed | Top Rated | My Favorities | Search Galleries
Home > Members' Coin Collection Galleries > Jay GT4 > SOLD COINS
Click to view full size image
Livia Dupondius
IVSTITIA
Diad. and draped bust of Livia as Justitia right

TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around large SC

Rome 22-23AD

12.61g

Sear 1739

Countermark on reverse NCAP?:
There are several interpretations of what this, the most interesting of all Julio-Caludian ctmk., means. The two most likely are:
1. Nero Ceasar Augustus Populi Romani
2. Nero Caesar Augustus Probavit
In the first instance it is a congiarium or public dole given by Nero to the people of Rome. In the second, it is a revalidation of the earlier coins of ones predecessors still in circulation.
Possible is also a later use, eg. by Nerva, or that no emperors name was part of the countermark, Countermark Martini Pangerl Collection 1; 20; 60 depending on subtype
File information
Filename:Livia_IVSTITIA.jpg
Album name:Titus Pullo / SOLD COINS
Keywords:Livia IVSTITIA Justitia Dupondius Augustus Tiberius Countermark NCAP
File Size:361 KB
Date added:Aug 28, 2008
Dimensions:1920 x 906 pixels
Displayed:91 times
URL:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-37870
Favorites:Add to Favorites
taurisker  [Aug 28, 2008 at 08:04 PM]
for the countermark you should have a look at the "Howgego" interesting!
Pscipio  [Aug 29, 2008 at 02:08 PM]
Howgego only covers provincial countermarks.