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Author Topic: Some more 3rd century crisis coins - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery  (Read 2040 times)

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Re: Wonderful VOTIS coin - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2021, 07:49:12 am »
Hi Ron,

 Your Severan Gallery are great  +++

The RIC 520a, a VOTIS DECENNALIBVS nice really, on may waiting list  :laugh: ;)

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Re: Wonderful VOTIS coin - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2021, 08:14:11 am »
Quote from: quadrans on June 19, 2021, 07:49:12 am
Hi Ron,

 Your Severan Gallery are great  +++

The RIC 520a, a VOTIS DECENNALIBVS nice really, on may waiting list  :laugh: ;)

 Regards

 Joe

Thanks Joe,

I'm working hard at getting everything shot, edited and posted as well as still actively acquiring pieces - but I've got a long way to go before I even match your Severan stuff, and you've not even specialized there (!)
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Re: PROFECT AVGG FEL - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2021, 08:32:35 pm »
Just added this example of the PROFECT AVGG FEL reverse, RIC IVa 165a.  RIC lists it as scarce and there were no examples in Reka Devnia, which many times would put it more in the R1 category than S, but whatever.  It's not common, suffice it to say.

This example is decent, though a bit worn with a less than crisp reverse strike.  Given the relative rarity though, I'll take it.  I do love the horse-themed Septimius denarii... ;)

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170946

I also added this PROVIDENTIA AVG, which I think is RIC 491a and not RIC 92a, but am looking for confirmation in the ID sub-forum.  Pretty sure I'm right based on style

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170947
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Re: Celebrating Victory! - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2021, 06:35:55 pm »
A couple new additions today.  Firstly, I love this VIRTVS AVG denarius.  Only one example in RD, and this one has great hoard toning - what's not to like?

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170950

Next, a fairly common VICT PART MAX that for some reason I didn't have an example of yet.  I like this coin and had the type for Caracalla already, but needed a Septimius strike to fill a hole :)

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170951
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Re: Celebrating Victory! - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2021, 07:58:13 pm »
Both nice additions Ron, but I particularly like the second one.
Maybe you could highlight it here...
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=101711.msg626428#msg626428

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Re: Celebrating Victory! - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2021, 08:23:00 pm »
Both nice additions Ron, but I particularly like the second one.
Maybe you could highlight it here...
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=101711.msg626428#msg626428

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Done! :)
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Re: Big upgrade - Victoriae - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2021, 06:56:15 pm »
Posted a massive collection upgrade today.  A while back I had added a rare example of RIC IVa 299 in fairly marginal condition.  It was a FORVM coin, and I was glad to have it, as examples of this type basically never come up for sale.  But when it rains, it pours, and I recently managed to snag a really top example of the type in an auction.  MASSIVE upgrade to this rare issue, perhaps better than may get posted for a while. 

See the older (poorer) coin here:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=168351

And the new, upgraded type here:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170962

Pretty stark improvement (!).

I also added this nice FVNDATOR PACIS in just superb condition, basically uncirculated - also bought at auction.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170963



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Re: Big upgrade - Victoriae - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2021, 01:42:12 pm »
Although not technically a Severan era emperor, I added this Maximinus I denarius to my Severan Emperor's gallery.  I'm calling it close enough :)

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170964
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Re: RIC No.1 - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2021, 07:32:48 pm »
Finally scored a rather nice example of Septimius' RIC 1 denarius. Great old collection toning, just a super example in my opinion. 

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171048

Apparently this issue was struck to commemorate the loyalty of the Legions that declared for Septimius in the year of the 5 emperors.  Shortly after that, the mints transitioned to Septimius' Legionary denarii - somewhat modelled after Mark Antony's denarii nearly 200 years earlier.  I have several examples of these in my galley (see my signature block).
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Re: RIC No.1 - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2021, 07:45:25 pm »
Very nice toning.
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Re: RIC No.1 - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2021, 08:58:37 pm »
Very nice toning.

Thanks Joe! From you I think that is a great compliment :)
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Re: FORTVN REDVG (sic) - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2021, 07:24:13 pm »
I've added another interesting coin - this time an Emesa mint with a mis-spelled reverse.  While a scarce issue (according to RIC), this REDVG mis-spelling was common enough to get it's own RIC variant number - RIC IVa 383a. 

The difference is that 383 is spelled correctly as FORTVN REDVC, 383a is FORTVN REDVG, and 383b is FORTVI REDVC

So obviously on this issue, like many Emesa issues, spelling mistakes on the reverse were really common.  I've heard it hypothesized that the celators were either Greek unfamiliar with Latin, or illiterate workers copying a correctly spelled master coin.

All three RIC 383 variants have the same rarity rating, and Cohen considered these to all be C175, regardless of spelling differences.  Across all variants there were only 3 examples in RD according to Mouchmov and the entire issue is classed "scrace" by Mattingly.

Hope you all like it :)

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Re: Several new Septimius denarii - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2021, 09:40:29 pm »
After being on the road for a couple weeks, I decided to provide a larger gallery update today. 

This time I added 5 more denarii for your viewing pleasure, all recent additions to my collectionHope you like them and consider leaving comments :)

RIC 14 Legionary denarius
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171361

RIC 40 Apollo reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171362

RIC 196 Jupiter reverse - this one is a real choice EF with mint lustre.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171360

RIC 207 Africa with a lion
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171358

RIC 415 SPQR Optimo Principi
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171359

I should have some other coins to add tomorrow when I finish shooting and editing them.
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Here is a nice example of a Caracalla posthumous issue of Septimius Severus, declaring his divinity.  Rather a nice example of the type, crisp and evenly struck.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171366

Also added a decent example of RIC IVc 70, Gordian III antoninianus to my new third century crisis gallery:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171368

And finally a nice Phillip I (the Arab) antoninianus displaying a low column (inscribed COS III) that I rather like.  This was part of an issue celebrating 1000 years since the founding of the city.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171367
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Great additions Ron.

Tracy

Thanks Tracy - I try to take decent photos and give decent attributions to coins other people might find interesting.  I'll likely post some more silver later this week.

At some point I need to make time to photograph the bronzes...  :-\
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Re: Septimius' Concordiae militum - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2021, 02:00:26 pm »
I just added an example of Septimius Severus' CONCORDIAE MILITVM denarius release.  These are fairly scarce and this is a rather nice example of the type.  As many know, this type of coin became very popular in the Late Roman Bronze era of Roman coinage, and it seems it was just starting to catch on in Septimius' day.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171384
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Re: Septimius' Concordiae militum - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2021, 04:48:33 pm »
Nice addition, Ron  +++

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Re: Postumus the gallic emperor - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2021, 08:42:30 pm »
I just added an Ant of Postumus to my 3rd century crisis gallery.  Nice portrait on an early coin with relatively high silver content from a time when Postumus still controlled the silver mines of Iberia

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171393

and yes, I know the third century crisis strays outside my general gallery theme of Severan silver coinage, but I have the coins, I like them, and I'm hoping everyone agrees I should post them in the appropriate gallery.
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Re: Postumus the gallic emperor - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2021, 11:02:26 pm »
Been reading about the crisis period the past couple days. Please post whatever coins you want wherever you want.  This one is a nice example from a very interesting time.

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Re: Postumus the gallic emperor - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2021, 11:18:53 pm »
Thanks Virgil, I hope to post some more coins next week when I get through some "honey-do" items around the house :)  There should be some other third century crisis silver antoninianii in the next upload or two :)
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Re: Vota and Indulgentia denarii - Ron C2's Severan denarii gallery
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2021, 06:57:08 pm »
Added a couple more denarii:

First is a Septimius Severus VOTA SUSCEPTA XX coin.  A fairly common type, but this one is a really nice strike with old collection toning.  Very old coin slip included with it, sold out of a Dan Brown Rare Coins in Denver Colorado.  I suspect it's not longer in business - the store tag is really old. Wonder if anyone knows anything about that dealer?

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171440

Next up is a scarce INDULGENTIA AVG.  No, not the Carthage dea caelestis version you always see, but a much less common and earlier coin with Indulgentia seated on the reverse.  This one was clearly struck from does nearing the end of their life, but I was still glad to acquire it as they aren't that easy to come across and the ones I do encounter all seem to have a worn reverse die strike.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171441
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And because Virgil H gave me license to...  ;D I'm posting a few more 3rd century crisis antoninianii:

First up is a Trajan Decius ADVENTVS coin - nice bright specimen with lustre.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171488

Next is a scrace Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus. This one is lightly toned and the reverse struck with a worn die, but given the rarity and interesting reverse subject matter, I rather like it.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171487

And lastly a Trebonianus Gallus Antoninianus in just superb condition. 

Hope you all like them, I'll be back to posting some more period (for me) Severan denarii tomorrow :)

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171489
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Keep them coming. You have my permission :-). Seriously, you and others on the Forum have encouraged me to get more into Roman coins of all periods.

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