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Very nice Hadrian sesterius

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ValiantKnight
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:03 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ValiantKnight to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Not mine; a trusted dealer of mine has it listed for sale. But wow! I'm going to need one of those galleys to navigate the river of drool I'm making lol

I'm not advertising, just thought I'd share this great-looking coin.

"A poor Roman plays the Goth, a rich Goth the Roman." - Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 224, Byzantine: 21, Post-Roman Germanic: 17

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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:28 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a fantastic coin, I love coins with Gallies. Care to say what he wants for it? Not that I would be able to afford it.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The execution of the portrait is excellent too--that celator was first-rate; this coin is art!
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I dunno what this coin might be selling for, but take a look at it's sister coin:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HADRIAN-Ses...12210wt_1163

Out of my league

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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ValiantKnight to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Echizento, he is selling it for $3,502 shipped.
"A poor Roman plays the Goth, a rich Goth the Roman." - Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 224, Byzantine: 21, Post-Roman Germanic: 17

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 Posted 03/07/2012  11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jessvc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a very nice coin, wish I could afford one of those.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  11:15 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Figured it would be up their, way out of my league. Maybe someday after I hit the Powerball numbers.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  02:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I want it!
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 Posted 03/08/2012  08:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dougsmit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry but neither dealer is allowing for the rough fields on one side or the other of their coins. The coins are nice but not in the multiple thousands league that a really nice one would require. Examples:
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=121138
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=189513
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=201066

If smooth sharp and clear with good surfaces is $1000 to $4000, a coin with poor fields should be under $1k. Looking over the acsearch records it is obvious that high grade sestertii of Hadrian are not rare and perfect ones are available. It is good to dream about nice coins you can't afford but you might as well dream about the really nice ones at the same price.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  12:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Doug, I wouldn't pay more than 6-700 for that coin.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glancing at the picture, my first thought was that he probably wants $1000 for it.
If saw it at a show and it looked good in hand, I would offer $850.
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I can see Doug's point about the fields--that helps me evaluate ancients better.
If I would seriously pay a premium for this coin, I would want the reverse detail to better match the obverse.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep in mind that the fields on many of the "perfect" examples have been smoothed (often noted in the descriptions), and may have looked more like this one before they were worked on.
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