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Joe Sermarini:
I made this sticky so others can add their FORVM purchases of the day.  A wee bit of advertising.  :)

Noah:
Not a problem since you graciously let everyone use this FORVM.  I have already put this on COTD, but this seems like the appropriate thread for it, so...I just recently purchased this from FORVM.

Geta Denarius

Attribution: RIC 23, C 206
Date: AD 29-211
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, draped & cuirassed bust r. (seen from behind)
Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory flying l., holding open wreath in both hands over shield set on low base
Size: 18.4 mm
Weight: 3.48 grams

Best, Noah


slokind:
And I got my Taras didrachm here, too: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=42446.0  Pat L.

Jochen:
Here is one of my many nice coins from the Forum purchased in February 2006:

Titus, AD 79-81
AR - denarius, 3.23g, 18.14mm
Rome, January-June 79 AD (as Caesar)
obv. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS
        bust, laureate, r.
rev. TR POT VIII COS VII
       Slow quadriga l., with round, basket-like shaped  cart, decorated with girlandes, three
       grain-ears sticking out
ref. cf. RIC II, (Vespasian) 206 (has quadriga r.); CBN (Vespasian) 226-7 and pl.XXXIV; C.336; BMC (Vespasian) 256; Sear RCV 2450
Scarce, VF, nice tonend with bronze and blue iridiscenceLawrence
Pedigree
ex coll. Lawrence M.Woolslayer

Mattingly, BMCR vol.II, p.xlii:
"The quadriga with the basket of corn-ears shows the procession of the calathus of Ceres, sung by Callimachus in his hymn: it had already appeared on coins of the moneyers of Augustus in 17 BC. It is unmistakably derived from Alexandria, and suggests the importance f Egypt as the granary of Rome, even beside any endeavours of the Emperor o revive Italian agriculture."

Best regards

Raymond:
my favorite: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/index2.asp?par2=https://www.forumancientcoins.com/nof-src.asp
Raymond
(hope the pic posts)

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