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Offline Rupert

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2010, 07:22:30 pm »
All right, Curtis, of course I'm conjecturing here. You are right to state that "We may conclude that..." is somewhat grandiose speaking from my side. I admit that it was just the first plausible explanation that came to my mind considering the fact that the whole first emission (short but from more than one die) has this same spelling error.

Now let's leave speculations aside and revert to a plain spelling error. Here's a coin that I've owned for more than twenty-five years now, an Augustus as of the moneyer C. Gallius Lupercus, RIC 379. The interesting thing here is the spelling "(TRIBUNIC PO)TEST CASAR AUGUSTUS" instead of CAESAR. The strike is sloppy but the weight is normal at 10.11 g. It will be hard to decide whether or not this coin is official.

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2010, 07:43:45 pm »
Style looks official to me, so I've added a note of the error to my copy of BMC and printed out the picture for my files.
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2010, 08:19:32 pm »
Then I should at least do my homework! Diameter 27 mm, die axis 3 o'clock.

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2010, 08:41:19 pm »
Thanks for the details, also for those of the Domna dupondius last week in the Numismatik-Café.

I'm relieved to see that the 3:00 axis is no problem, because Augustan aes was struck with unaligned dies, not just the usual 12:00 or 6:00, upright or inverted, of most of the later imperial coinage.
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2010, 02:59:38 am »
Postumus and Augustus: very good examples! Congrat!

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2010, 03:57:18 am »
Here is an Arcadius AE2 : VIRTS EXERCITI instead of VIRTVS EXERCITI


AE 2 struck in Alexandria, 3rd officina
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Diademed bust of Arcadius right
VIRTS EXERCITI (sic !), Arcadius, standing right, a captive at right foot, holding globe and standard. ALE gamma at exergue
6.28 gr
Ref : RC #4230, LRBC #2896 var

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2010, 04:00:00 am »
And a Magnus Maximus siliqua : VIRTVS ROMASORVM instead of VIRTVS ROMANORVM


Siliqua struck in Treveri, 2nd officina
D N MAG MAX IMVS P F AVG, draped, cuirassed and diademed bust right
VIRTVS RO MASORVM (sic !!) Roma seated facing, holding globe and spear.
TRPS at exergue
1.91 gr
Ref : Cohen # 20 var, Roman coins # 4201

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2010, 04:03:31 am »
Also a Gallienus antoninianus : VENRI VICTRICI instead of VENERI VICTRICI


Antioch mint, AD 265
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right seen from front
VENRI (sic) VICTRICI, Venus standing left, holding helmet shield and spear
3,30 gr
Ref : RCV #10370 var, Cohen #1021 var, Göbl #1653g

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2010, 04:45:59 am »
Wow! Amazing pieces!

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2010, 02:36:22 pm »
Philippus I. antoninianus (maybe barbaric imitation):

Rev. legend here: ROMAE AETEANAE
Original: ROMAE AETERNAE

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2010, 03:10:28 pm »
In my collection I found only one coin with a legend error from the late empire. Gratian RIC VIII, Alexandria 6(a) with rev. legend GLORAI instead of GLORIA. I know of 2 other specimens with the same error: A Theodosius II from Alexandria in the coll. of Doug Smith and an Arcadius from Gert in 'Gallery'

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2010, 03:53:31 pm »
An antioch error that I hadn't seen before.  Should be IMPCAVRSEVALEXANDAVG but is IMPCAVRSEALEXANDAVG.  Tried to snipe bid but it wasn't enough  :(
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2010, 04:10:49 pm »
Forgot about that one, Jochen, here's the picture. If I remember correctly, the error is limited to the first officina of Alexandria. Perhaps Doug Smith can upload a picture of the third ruler if he reads this...
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2010, 04:26:44 pm »
An antioch error that I hadn't seen before.  Should be IMPCAVRSEVALEXANDAVG but is IMPCAVRSEALEXANDAVG.  Tried to snipe bid but it wasn't enough  :(
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Same here! Coin went for 116 euros over my bid of 115!
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2010, 04:34:59 pm »
Ouch!  You had me.  I was at 110. 
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2010, 09:18:33 pm »
Perhaps Doug Smith can upload a picture of the third ruler if he reads this...
Regards
Gert

I had this as Theodosius I (not II?).  When I bought the coin in 1991 it came with a clipping from an old article in "The Numismatist" where my coin had been used to illustrate an article but I forget where I put that clipping.  I did note that they said nothing about the error in spelling. 

In my collection I found only one coin with a legend error from the late empire. Gratian RIC VIII, Alexandria 6(a) with rev. legend GLORAI instead of GLORIA. I know of 2 other specimens with the same error: A Theodosius II from Alexandria in the coll. of Doug Smith and an Arcadius from Gert in 'Gallery'

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2010, 04:23:34 pm »
Here is my coin: its more an engraver's mistake rather than a spelling mistake.

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2010, 04:35:16 pm »
I have posted this in another thread but it is also relevant here.

Mine - HADRIANVS AVGSTVS P P
Should be - HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2010, 03:39:01 am »
I have posted this in another thread but it is also relevant here.

Mine - HADRIANVS AVGSTVS P P
Should be - HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P

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Quote from: Bonus Eventus on September 09, 2010, 04:23:34 pm
Here is my coin: its more an engraver's mistake rather than a spelling mistake.

Very interesting examples, congrat!

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2010, 08:30:10 am »
Here is my new Gordian.

Now: VICTORIA AVGSTI
Orig: VICTORIA AVGVSTI

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2010, 08:41:31 am »
Here is my new Gordian.

Now: VICTORIA AVGSTI
Orig: VICTORIA AVGVSTI

Hi Tibsi.  Maybe it shows differently in hand and there are traces of the IA at the top of the reverse, but from the picture I make the reverse VICTOR AVGSTI and not VICTORIA AUGSTI.   ???
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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2010, 10:23:48 am »
The coin isn't in my hand since I won some minutes before. Based on the picture I see IA letters but very faintly.

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #72 on: September 14, 2010, 04:10:02 pm »
Here's one more AEQUTAS! Not from my collection but in tomorrow's CNG sale. This time it's an Eastern as of Valerian I.

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #73 on: September 14, 2010, 04:14:53 pm »
Here's one more AEQUTAS! Not from my collection but in tomorrow's CNG sale. This time it's an Eastern as of Valerian I.

Nice example!

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Re: Let's collect the coins with legend errors here!
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2010, 05:19:41 am »
I have just received this. It is another example of IVLA as opposed to IVLIA for an eastern mint Julia Domna.
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