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« on: September 12, 2019, 11:18:06 am »


Reference.
RPC III, 1396; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bust draped right

Reverse inscription COS III
Reverse design Apollo Lairbenos riding r., holding double axe over l. shoulder.

10.14 gr
30 mm
7h

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 03:16:10 pm »

WOW!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 09:49:05 pm »

Great coin!

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 06:04:09 am »

Dear coin friends,

Thank you very much, 2e known specimen.
It would fit very nice in my catalog of Hadrian coinage  "one day "

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 05:52:26 am »

Hi Eric, congratulations on acquiring such a rare and fascinating coin. I have not seen this issue before, and it strikes me that the horse is clearly doing a Spanish Walk. The original purpose of the start of the movement in the wild is to challenge a rival. Training can extend it into a graceful walk, this but requires a lot of time and patience, and some horses never manage to learn it. It makes me think it is probable trained horses performed this and other kinds of movement for ceremonial occasions in the Roman world.

The first YouTube clip shows a horse challenging another with the start of the movement-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti2Y1xE-xP0

The second YouTube shows a good example of a Spanish Walk-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srFv-8MAW2A


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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 02:53:08 am »

I have only just seen this an my response is WOW. Fantastic coin.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 04:22:27 am »

Thank you coin friends
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 06:20:11 am »

Indeed, a wonderful coin!

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