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Re: Salonina Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2021, 03:56:43 pm »
Added a nice Ar Antoninianus of Salonina (the wife of Gallienus), minted in Lugdunum.  Nice large flan, solid and well centred strike with a pretty high silver content. I'm pleased with this one.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172038

I also added a nice example of RIC 130 Septimius Severus, IOVI CONSERVATORI

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172039
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Re: Salonina Antoninianus - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #101 on: September 11, 2021, 08:07:26 pm »
That Salonia is a beauty. I was showing it ti my wife, who is very supportive of my coin collecting hobby. Which led to a discussion of flans. I said that edge flaws could have been there when it was minted or come later for any number of reasons and it was just the nature of many ancient coins. The striking on this one is just beautiful.

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Re: Gallic Empire Tertricus I and II - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2021, 08:04:05 pm »
thanks Virgil.  Nothing beats the unique artistry of hand-struck ancients.  FAR more fascinating to observe and hold than anything made with machinery in the modern era, if you ask me.  Every coin is a miniature work of art.

I decided to post a couple more Gallic Empire antoninianii.  I find the secessionist empires more than a little fascinating, and these coins were minted during the last gasp of the Gallic Empire before Aurellian re-united the Western Empire under a single Emperor in Rome

First up is a decent Tetricus I (RIC 100):

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172059

Followed by his son, Tetricus II as caesar (RIC 270):

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172060
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Re: Septimius and crisis coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2021, 09:05:29 pm »
I thought I'd post my latest auction haul today for everyone's viewing pleasure. 

First up is a nice example of Septimius' RIC 228 with a Neptune reverse that I rather like. 

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172088

Next is a nice Gallienus AR antoninianus, well before the silver content dipped into bronze-looking billon.  Really nice captives and trophy reverse, which is a type I like across the 2nd and third century coins.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172089

And lastly a nice BI Tacitus Ant.  I find the tacitus obverses interesting, as they didn't really cut a flattering figure of the emperor and he is often depicted with a bulbous forehead, diminutive chin, and a neck accentuated by a roll of fat.  Not long after Tacitus, the coinage went to overly-angular and stylized heroic portraits that likely looked nothing like the real man.

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Re: Septimius and crisis coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2021, 01:31:26 am »
Hi Ron,

You have added many nice coins to your gallery recently... +++

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Re: Septimius and crisis coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2021, 08:01:19 am »
Thanks Joe! I've been working hard at posting some nice coins and content that others might also enjoy seeing. The kind words help keep me motivated!
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Re: Septimius and crisis coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2021, 05:23:54 pm »
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Re: Septimius and crisis coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2021, 07:21:56 pm »
Ron and others with galleries and coin websites.
I don't always comment on gallery posts or on gallery pages themselves, but I am looking and am appreciative of all of  your efforts to do galleries, as well as Meepzorp's web site. If I ever figure out the photography thing, I will start a gallery myself. I am aware that people don't always know if people are looking at what they are putting up. I can tell you I look at the galleries a fair amount and appreciate the work it takes you to share with us.

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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2021, 12:17:55 am »
Honestly Virgil, just dive in!  There are threads in the photography forum on taking decent coin photos with cell phones, and you can try that to get started.  Building a gallery is like falling in love all over again with each of your coins, and you get to have a macro-photography hobby as well :)

As for today, I'm posting an interesting Antoninianus struck by Aureolus in Milan for Postumus when Aureolus revolted against Gallienus.  This one is even more interesting as the reverse die had previously experienced a die clash so there is a left-facing bust inprint as part of the reverse.  Kind of a cool oddity.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172177

I also posted a decent Antoninianus of Saloninas who was briefly caesar under Gallienus before being murdered by Postumus

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172176
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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2021, 03:42:18 am »
Hi,

Nice Aureolus coin.

You also post on the brief tenure of Saloninus Caesar. He was Augustus even more briefly, probably proclaimed as a direct response to the increasing threat of Postumus. All the known coins as Augustus are from the Gallic mint. Below a link to an example I have.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=196&pid=38601

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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2021, 11:29:31 pm »
Hi Mauseus, yes, Saloninus, as I understand things, was declared emperor by his troops when he was besieged in Colonia Agrippina by Postumus.  Aparently in under a month, the city and his soldiers turned him over the Postumus and he ended up deceased in the process.  I'm not all that certain it really counts to have just been Emperor of Cologne? ;)

Anyhoo, I also just posted a Cologne-minted Victorinus - because why not?  We're clearly all talking Gallic Empire in this thread this week - lol. 

This is a rather interesting examples with lots of silvering left.  It looks much better in hand, but the light encrustations always look more exaggerated when I photograph this coin.  I tried myriad lighting setups and this was the best I achieved.  IT really is way nicer in-hand.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172191
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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #111 on: September 21, 2021, 03:55:33 am »
Honestly Virgil, just dive in!  There are threads in the photography forum on taking decent coin photos with cell phones, and you can try that to get started.  Building a gallery is like falling in love all over again with each of your coins, and you get to have a macro-photography hobby as well :)

As for today, I'm posting an interesting Antoninianus struck by Aureolus in Milan for Postumus when Aureolus revolted against Gallienus.  This one is even more interesting as the reverse die had previously experienced a die clash so there is a left-facing bust inprint as part of the reverse.  Kind of a cool oddity.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172177

I also posted a decent Antoninianus of Saloninas who was briefly caesar under Gallienus before being murdered by Postumus

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172176

Hi, Ron,

The Aureolus coin is great  +++

I like that... ;)

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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #112 on: September 23, 2021, 07:35:51 am »
I thought I'd post my latest auction haul today for everyone's viewing pleasure.
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Next is a nice Gallienus AR antoninianus, well before the silver content dipped into bronze-looking billon.  Really nice captives and trophy reverse, which is a type I like across the 2nd and third century coins. https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172089

Trophy reverses are so highly collectible, much like galley reverses. Here's my coin, with the same obv. die. I hadn't realized it was a variant of the RIC reference. 
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Re: Postumus (Aureolus) and Saloninus coins - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #113 on: September 23, 2021, 08:29:23 am »
Awesome catch that the coins have an inverse die match!! I really like your example. The little bit of toning on it really makes the details pop.
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Re: Septimius victorious in Britain - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #114 on: September 23, 2021, 07:45:19 pm »
I just added a nice example of the VICTORIAE BRIT type.  Really nicely struck obverse of Septimius with lots of detail - some of the Rome Mint's best work, if you ask me.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172249
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Re: Septimius in Africa and Victorious Valerian - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #115 on: September 27, 2021, 07:27:51 pm »
Added a couple more today.

First up is an RIC Scarce AFRICA variant Denarius, sporting a nifty reverse of Africa wearing an elephant head dress, a scorpion perched on an outstretched hand.  Cornucopiae in the other hand and a backet of corn ears at her feet.  Neat coin to go with my other Africa variant where the goddess is standing.  Here's the new one:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172385

I also added another Valerian I coin.  The artistry on this obverse is oders of magnitude more artfully executed than the only other Valerian Antoninianus I have currently posted.  I'm well pleased with this coin.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172386
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Re: Marcus Aurelius Marius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2021, 10:40:22 pm »
Just added my first Marius coin to my Gallic Empire galleryHope you like it.  The coin shows a little better in hand, but is dark and a bit tough to photograph well. 

I'm pleased with it though - it can be hard to find Marius coins in better condition. Marius was only Gallic emperor for 2 or 3 months and many of his coins have that rushed look about them.

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Re: Marcus Aurelius Marius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #117 on: October 11, 2021, 06:46:15 am »
A nice addition, and a scarce one too.  I think yours and mine are the only ones of that type in the Forum member galleries. Here’s mine:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=165484 
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Re: Marcus Aurelius Marius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2021, 01:53:29 pm »
I agree - Marius coins in general are not commonly encountered.  I was happy to find this one for a fair price.  Yours is rather nice.
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Re: Marcus Aurelius Marius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #119 on: October 11, 2021, 10:27:43 pm »
My Marius (that I got from Forum) is at https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=7265&pid=168674#top_display_media

I got rather interested in the various secessionist emperors and have tried to get as decent representative samples of them as possible. I particularly like Postumus, because his portraits make him appear (unjustifiably) as a jolly old elf. I have to conclude that the old stories about the brevity of Marius's rule are rather bogus; his coins are exponentially easier to find than those of Laelianus. The couple of coins from the latter that I've seen at auction have had eye-watering bids.
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Re: Marcus Aurelius Marius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #120 on: October 12, 2021, 07:54:32 am »
I don;t think Marius' rule duration was anything but short, though I agree Laelianus' was shorter still.
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Re: Septimius Moneta denarius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #121 on: October 16, 2021, 06:07:46 pm »
Added a nice condition example of RIC 510a, a Septimius Moneta type

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=172586

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Re: Septimius Moneta denarius - Ron C2's latest gallery coins
« Reply #122 on: October 16, 2021, 10:00:35 pm »
That is a nice one.

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« Reply #123 on: October 20, 2021, 06:24:49 am »
Hi, Ron,

Great Marius and very nice, interesting Septimius Severus... +++

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