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Re: Elegabalus and Aurelian Ants - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #125 on: October 21, 2021, 02:50:27 am »
Nice Elagabalus and interesting Aurelianus... +++

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Re: Allectus PAX AVG - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2021, 09:21:15 am »
I've always liked his portraits

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Re: Carinus' Genius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2021, 08:44:06 pm »
I just added a nicely struck Carinus Antoninuanus.  It's attractively toned with a fair bit of silvering left in the fields.  I rather like this one, and I hope you do too! Let me know either way :)

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Re: Carinus' Genius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2021, 09:18:23 pm »
My vote is  +++.  I like it.

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Re: Carinus' Genius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2021, 10:15:43 pm »
Great coin Ron.

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Re: Carinus' Genius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #131 on: November 03, 2021, 07:32:54 pm »
Thanks Tracey!
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Re: Balbinus Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #132 on: November 05, 2021, 07:04:08 pm »
Scored this Balbinus Antoninianus at auction recently.  The obverse portrait is amazing, in my view.  Perhaps the most lifelike portrait of any emperor on any coin I own.  The reverse is a bit of a weaker strike, and there is some surface frosting, but overall I'm very happy with this coin. 

Interestingly, there were only 3 antoninianii of Balbinus, all minted in a span of less than 2 months in 238. Yet RIC lists all three of these issues as "common".  I have to think that's an error, as all Balbinus silver coins are hard to find, and costly when available.  There were also no examples of any Balbinus Antoninianii in the RD hoard, despite there being serveral of his denarii and a good many antoninianii of Gordian III and even some of Trajan Decius.

Happy to hear people's view on this latest find :)

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Re: Balbinus Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #133 on: November 05, 2021, 07:17:57 pm »
It is Volume  IV Part 2 of RIC that has Balbinus in it.  The reverse of the title page says first published 1938.

The RIC Rarity Factors have nothing to do with how often a coin shows up for sale in the coin market.
Rather, they were arrived at by studying major private & public (ie museums) coin collections in Europe -- in this case, before World War II.
So if a certain Balbinus antoninianus is listed in RIC as being Common (C), it was represented in most or all of these collections.

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Re: Balbinus Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #134 on: November 05, 2021, 07:34:00 pm »
Yup, it is very likely the museums all had examples. In fact, for the Emperors that ruled for very short periods, I find museums to have over-focused on obtaining examples, and in some cases are missing far less rare coins from longer-ruling Emperors.  The curators had their own biases and likely valued getting coins they thought museum-goers might not get to otherwise see. That has little to do, in my opinion, with actual rarity in collecting circles today.

I've always found hoard finds to be more indicative of relative scarcity than what Mattingly thought in the 1930's.
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Re: Balbinus Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #135 on: November 05, 2021, 10:12:25 pm »
Very nice example Ron

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Re: Hostilian and Mars - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #136 on: November 15, 2021, 08:02:31 pm »
Just received this rather nicely struck Hostilian Antoninianus from auction.  Overall, a really great piece, though there is a minor die break in the nose area.  Overall, I'm well pleased with my example of this scarce type.

Please let me know what you think!

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Re: Hostilian and Mars - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #137 on: November 15, 2021, 11:34:49 pm »
Nice find, Ron, 👍🤗

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Re: Probus and Septimius Severus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #138 on: November 16, 2021, 08:37:10 pm »
Some more additions today.

First a nice left-facing Probus with lots of silvering, nicely struck obverse and temple motif reverse

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=173064

Next, I upgraded my example of Septimius Severus' Felicit Tempor type with double cornucopiae and corn ear, RIC 373, to a much better example.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=173065

And lastly, a nice example of Septimius' RIC 121 - VICT PARTHICAE.  This one has a delightful reverse with Victory shouldering a war trophy.  This coin is interesting in that RIC lists it as "common", yet there were no examples in Reka Devnia and Roma Numismatics graded the coin "rare". For Severan coins, I tend to trust RD more than RIC IV, and I suspect this coin is not exactly "common".

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Re: 2 new Septimius Severus denarii - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #139 on: November 23, 2021, 08:42:58 pm »
Just added 2 nice new examples of Septimius Severus denarii

First up is a IOVI PROPVGNATORI, RIC 131.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=173207

Next up is a decent Emesa INVICTO IMP, RIC 389.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=173206

Pretty happy with these additions to my growing Septimius denarii gallery, let me know what you think!
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Re: 2 new Septimius Severus denarii - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #140 on: November 23, 2021, 09:17:44 pm »
Not a reverse you see every day.  Nice!

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Re: Quntillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #141 on: November 27, 2021, 01:07:50 pm »
Thanks Jay!

I also just added my first Quintillus coin, a decent antoninianus of Quintillus.

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Re: Quntillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #142 on: November 27, 2021, 01:37:10 pm »
Love the portrait on that one.
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Re: Quntillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #143 on: November 27, 2021, 02:39:27 pm »
Quintillus not Quntillus.....

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Re: Quntillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #144 on: November 27, 2021, 02:47:18 pm »
Where did I mis-spell it? I don't see the error?
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Re: Quintillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #145 on: November 27, 2021, 02:49:29 pm »
The subject line....

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Re: Quintillus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #146 on: November 27, 2021, 05:51:39 pm »
Thanks. Fixed it :)
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Re: Valerian II and Septimius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #147 on: November 28, 2021, 02:00:23 am »
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Re: Valerian II and Septimius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #148 on: November 28, 2021, 04:14:24 pm »
Hi, Ron,   ;)

Some nice additions, lately... +++

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Re: Valerian II and Septimius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #149 on: November 28, 2021, 07:12:34 pm »
Thanks Joe!! I genuinely try to post coins not only that I enjoy but that I think members will also enjoy seeing.
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