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« on: January 06, 2008, 07:55:16 am »

I made this sticky so others can add their FORVM purchases of the day.  A wee bit of advertising.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 07:34:30 pm »

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

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 11:33:08 pm »

And I got my Taras didrachm here, too: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=42446.0  Pat L.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 03:12:03 am »

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
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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."

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 11:22:13 am »

my favorite: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/index2.asp?par2=http://www.forumancientcoins.com/nof-src.asp
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 01:37:05 pm »

Hi,

Not exactly a recent purchase, but worthy of being added to an "advertising thread" for Forum catalog

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SECVRITAS PERPETUA, Securitas standing left, holding scepter and resting on column
6,95 gr, 25 mm
Ref : RIC #153, RCV #8661, Cohen #336

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 02:38:32 pm »

Hi,

Not exactly a recent purchase, but worthy of being added to an "advertising thread" for Forum catalog

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SECVRITAS PERPETUA, Securitas standing left, holding scepter and resting on column
6,95 gr, 25 mm
Ref : RIC #153, RCV #8661, Cohen #336

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Whoa! Is that an antoninianus or a dinner plate?  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 01:52:52 am »

Whoa! Is that an antoninianus or a dinner plate?  Grin

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An antoninianus, it would be too small for a dinner plate  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 04:54:51 am »

This denarius of Antoninus Pius is my most recent purchase from FORVM.

Struck at Rome in A.D.143 to commemorate the Roman advance into Scotland. RIC III : 111b.

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 05:09:14 am »

Beautiful portrait and a nice style! Besides its historical meaning!
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 04:05:52 pm »

One of my favorite FORVM purchases-  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 07:48:44 am »

Wonderful coin, I hope some day to add a Sabina denarius to my collection.  I don't come across such nice ones very often.

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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 07:58:25 am »

My favourite Forvm purchase, from a while back, but still one of my favourite coins:

                                                                       LordBest. Cool
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 01:01:12 pm »

Another of my FORVM purchases, this one from way back, a very scarce posthumous follis of Galerius. It was struck at Siscia c.A.D.312 under Licinius I.

Obverse: DIVO GAL VAL MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: FORTI FORTVNAE. Fortuna standing facing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel behind at her feet; in right field, star on crescent over B; in exergue, SIS.
RIC VI : 226.

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2008, 01:17:55 pm »

here is my favorite forum purchase.......

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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2008, 02:37:30 pm »

Here is one of my favorite Forvm purchases, a highly interesting and very rare dupondius of Hadrian that is destined for the ANS collection!

Orichalcum dupondius, S -, RIC 910, C 238, VF, 11.644g, 26.4mm, 0o, Rome mint, 134 - 138 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse COH PRAETOR S C, Hadrian, standing right on platform accompanied by the Praetorian Prefect, addressing officer (centurion?) [actually a lictor holding fasces] who stands right and four soldiers; the officer and the first two soldiers are holding oblong shields, the first soldier is holding a vexillum, the following two standards; the final soldier unclear; very rare.

COH PRAETOR is one of the rarer types on Hadrian's Army sestertii, part of his Travel series commemorating his visits to army camps around the empire, showing him addressing the soldiers from a platform or on horseback.  MIDDLE BRONZES with Army types, however, are extremely rareStrack lists four specimens of COH PRAETOR, Rome, Naples and 2 in Paris; otherwise a unique EXERC HISPAN in Paris ex Queen Christina and a unique EXERCITVS MAVRITANICVS in Bologna.

When I saw this coin in the Forvm catalogue, I assumed it was a sestertius and immediately ordered it without even bothering to read the description.  I thought I was seeing double when a mere dupondius emerged from the envelope: surely that dwarf can't be a sestertius!  Moreover, I didn't really need the dupondius, since I had had one from the same rev. die in my first collection, ex Niggeler and Ryan collections, which is now in Oxford.  However no problem, a friend of mine who collects rare Roman coins that he will donate or bequeath to the ANS was happy to take the coin over from me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2008, 03:19:18 pm »

Is it common to find a dupondius with out the radiate crown?  During the reign of Hadrian that is.

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2008, 03:36:17 pm »

Hadrian followed tradition, marking his dupondii with a radiate crown, from 117 until c. 130, but from c. 130 on, in the issues HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS / COS III P P and HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, he abolished the radiate crown, leaving only the metal color to distinguish between asses and dupondii in these issues.
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2008, 03:39:22 pm »

I guess I need to go back through my collection and check the attribution of about 40 coins.  Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2008, 04:45:19 pm »

Hi Everyone:

I am pretty excited about these 4 coins, which I bought yesterday. Can't wait to get them
upon Joe's return!

Just wanted to share them...




1. Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.

Silver denarius, RIC II 74, RSC 196, nice VF, Rome mint, 3.580g, 19.8mm, 180o, January - Spring 86 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right; reverse IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on Columna Rostrata, holding shield and brandishing javelin, owl at feet; ex CNG; scarce.

2. Maximinus I Thrax, mid March 235 - late May 238 A.D.

Silver denarius, RIC IV 16, RSC 99, BMC 25, choice near MS, Rome mint, 2.873g, 21.2mm, 180o, 235 - 236 A.D.; obverse IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right holding branch and wreath; full circle centering, mint luster.

3. Probus, summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 731, superb UNC, Siscia mint, 4.528g, 21.9mm, 0o, 282 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORBIS, woman standing right presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre, XXIP in ex.

4. Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

Silvered AE 3, RIC 65, choice EF, Antioch mint, 3.319g, 21.2mm, 315o, 325 - 326 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left; reverse PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets, star above, SMANTH in ex; full circle centering, excellent style, silvering; rare (R4).

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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2008, 07:12:00 pm »

All are nice, of course, but that Probus reverse is just wonderful, in my eyes.  ORBS ipsa tendering the wreathPat L.
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2008, 06:31:20 pm »

All are nice, of course, but that Probus reverse is just wonderful, in my eyes.  ORBS ipsa tendering the wreathPat L.

Thanks, Pat. I was relieved to see the "shipped" note in My FORUM... One never knows when an item is sold at
a show, or whatever. So, now all that is involved is dealing with pins and needles until arrival of the goods.

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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2008, 07:43:39 pm »

John,
I have to say I am jealous.  You beat me to the Domitian denarius by what must have been hours.  I went to the website sunday morning to purchase this one and was dismayed to see ON RESERVE after having been keeping an eye on it for a little while.  Congrats!
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2008, 09:18:35 pm »

All are nice, of course, but that Probus reverse is just wonderful, in my eyes.  ORBS ipsa tendering the wreathPat L.

Thanks, Pat. I was relieved to see the "shipped" note in My FORUM... One never knows when an item is sold at
a show, or whatever. So, now all that is involved is dealing with pins and needles until arrival of the goods.

John

Yes, I have to say that numbers 1, 2, and 3 are especially nice coins!   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2008, 01:41:32 am »

Alas, the Probus (#3) won't be mine afterall. Got a nice note from Joe yesterday saying it
was sold at the NYC show... Sad

Oh well, there still are the other 3, plus the other one or two I will buy to replace the Probus.

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