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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus
Obv.: CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate, radiate & cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian & Carausius left Rev.:PAX A-VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & vertical scepter; S P/C. Mint Camulodunum. (Struck circa 292-293 AD)
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Album name:postumus / The Best of Type!
Rating (196 votes): (Details)
File Size:51 KB
Date added:Oct 23, 2004
Dimensions:500 x 242 pixels
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the_Apostate  [Oct 23, 2004 at 12:11 PM]
Comments seem superfluous. Congrats to the lucky owner.
Jericho  [Oct 23, 2004 at 02:30 PM]
Never seen this type! A jaw dropper!
the_Apostate  [Oct 23, 2004 at 02:36 PM]
Reminds you a bit of commie triple portraits of Marx, Engels and Lenin.
mauseus  [Oct 23, 2004 at 06:18 PM]
Oooooooh. If only; that would sit so well in my Carausius trays. My triple portrait is not a patch on this
divvsavgvstvs  [Oct 26, 2004 at 08:13 AM]
I didn't know such a well preserved example of this type even existed!!
Massanutten  [Nov 08, 2004 at 12:42 PM]
Absolutely super in every way!!!
jimwho523  [Nov 10, 2004 at 01:08 AM]
Ditto to everything above, Absolutely Stunning
Britannicus  [Nov 14, 2004 at 09:09 AM]
If you ever want to dispose of this, I have a Gallienus or two that I'd swap with you...
maridvnvm  [Nov 15, 2004 at 08:42 AM]
Truly awesome!
Jochen  [Nov 30, 2004 at 08:02 PM]
Potator II  [Dec 17, 2004 at 09:56 AM]
Amazing coin !!
Numerianus  [Dec 25, 2004 at 01:29 PM]
Posted by the owner who payed 25K + fees at the CNG auction on 14.01.03.
mickdale  [Feb 03, 2005 at 06:58 PM]
25K? if i had 25K i'd buy it every day of the week - took my breath away!
Simon  [Feb 22, 2005 at 01:26 AM]
WOW ! What a treasure!
Vespasian70  [Mar 28, 2005 at 03:52 AM]
I never have been much into 3rd century coins....that coin changes my mind! Stunning!
seth  [May 07, 2005 at 11:21 AM]
Vladimir  [May 28, 2005 at 04:02 AM]
I guess creators of Marks/Engels/Lenin trio saw this coin. Amazing:)
Jericho  [May 28, 2005 at 10:49 PM]
Still hasn't ceased to amaze me. I want!
siredv  [Jun 01, 2005 at 08:39 PM]
Qu maravilla es encontrarse un bajo imperio de esta calidad
Pscipio  [Jun 04, 2005 at 09:13 PM]
Holy ....!! This is one of the best roman coins I have EVER seen!!
ancientcoins  [Jul 27, 2005 at 07:51 PM]
amazing coin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful
author_of_iniquity  [Aug 09, 2005 at 12:42 AM]
mestreaudi  [Aug 17, 2005 at 02:38 AM]
rupert  [Oct 16, 2005 at 08:59 PM]
I'll subtract one point for the small flatness on Pax' head and give 999/1000.
Ondrej Dohnal  [Dec 07, 2005 at 04:46 PM]
holy (...), can anyone tell me how much dollars I need to have such coin???
Pscipio  [Dec 09, 2005 at 07:13 AM]
In this particular case, 25'000 $ plus fees. But the coin is worth every cent of it!
*Alex  [Feb 18, 2006 at 02:32 PM]
This is my all time favourite coin.
Noah  [Apr 10, 2006 at 12:13 AM]
@?$#&! This was 25K??!! Man I know it is stunning, but I would use that amount to buy a bunch of coins of high quality instead of just one!!! Even so, this is quite amazing...
awl  [Jul 23, 2006 at 03:38 AM]
Mayadigger  [Aug 03, 2006 at 04:06 AM]
Hoo Rah! Awesome coin and worth every cent!
nugget  [Aug 29, 2006 at 09:56 PM]
Out standing
Gavignano  [Mar 24, 2007 at 01:02 AM]
Very very cool. Top die maker did this one!!
M.G.M  [Mar 27, 2007 at 11:14 AM]
A beautiful coin well worth every $
Aamil Qureshi  [Mar 28, 2007 at 06:46 PM]
Don't get me wrong, but I haven't seen anything this great since that triple portrait of Charles I of England!
ROMA  [Jul 15, 2007 at 07:55 AM]
Noah, did you stop and think that someone that can pay 25K on a single coin probably already has a bunch of high quality coins already? Of course any collector of small means would use 25K to spread the love, but not all collectors are of "small means" congrats to the owner of this masterpiece of numismatics.
pippo72  [Aug 07, 2007 at 08:43 AM]
A great historical value!!! love this coin
mestreaudi  [Aug 25, 2007 at 01:29 PM]
Ill never gonna get tired of looking this coin...
*Alex  [Aug 31, 2007 at 10:00 AM] neither. To me it is the most memorable coin in the whole gallery.
mdelvalle  [Oct 02, 2007 at 02:56 AM]
This coins, is really a beautiful piece
Noah  [Nov 17, 2007 at 01:15 AM]
I understand your point ROMA. I was speaking from my perspective of course. This is a magnificent coin indeed. I never said it was silly for someone with means to purchase it; just that I would have to be nuts to do it myself...
ROMA  [Jan 27, 2008 at 04:59 AM]
Agreed, although i suppose i could forget finishing college and just buy a coin like this instead. And who rated this coin less than a 5!! Show me a better one will ya!?
mauseus  [Jan 27, 2008 at 06:18 PM]
Well, the A of PAX and the field mark S are both a little weak....... only joking, who ever posted less than five is just green - this is a marvellous coin.
GaiusGCaligula  [Mar 25, 2008 at 05:08 PM]
Best coin.....ever!
ben aho  [Apr 13, 2009 at 07:00 PM]
That's a great coin!
Titus Pullo  [Jul 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM]
kc  [Nov 03, 2009 at 04:36 AM]
I have never seen a better one, a real dream.
anthivs  [Jan 08, 2010 at 09:48 PM]
Congratulaton. ENJOY!!!!
Tibsi  [Feb 12, 2010 at 07:34 PM]
byzancia  [Aug 06, 2010 at 08:31 AM]
a dream for many numismats congretulation!!!!
renegade3220  [May 29, 2011 at 01:01 PM]
A true artist created this masterpiece, and it will forever remain a stunning contribution to numismatic history and the world. Glorious rendering and amazing piece of art.
ickster  [May 30, 2011 at 03:09 AM]
That obverse is stunning!
Nathan H  [Jul 16, 2011 at 01:30 PM]
AMAZING!!! How can you give this less than 5-stars????
Vincent  [Aug 31, 2011 at 09:28 PM]
A happy Lot of Lugs, All Together NOW!
Noah  [Nov 22, 2011 at 05:04 PM]
The only explanation for a vote less than 5 is that those voting less do not know ancient Romans well and deducted for minor imperfections that actually give this beauty character...or they are simply jealous!
Charles S  [May 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM]
Superbly superb museum piece. One of the best of the BOT. Still cannot understand how a rating of only 4.7 is at all possible for such a splendid specimen...
Mark Z  [Jun 29, 2012 at 03:40 AM]
Hats off to the engraver who did the work! 5/5!
nogoodnicksleft  [Nov 16, 2012 at 06:49 PM]
wow this is a really fantastic coin
Pharsalos  [Oct 27, 2014 at 11:14 AM]
Incredible piece, the glory of Rome punched onto one small planchet.
Vincent  [May 01, 2016 at 11:55 PM]
Translation..."Why Can't We All Just Get Along!"