thanks everyone for the nice comments!
and yes, that's RIC #88
I originally started collecting coins back in the late 80's when I used to work in an armored car company's vault.
Originally, my job was to weigh the coin bags and also to roll the coins; used to find all kinds of neat pieces from all over the world (and a few nice errors too)
..then I started going to coin shops and shows; collected U.S.coinage mainly, but honestly, I got rather bored with those..they basically seemed all the same to me
and then I found my first Roman, an Ae3 of Constantine I
and I was hooked...the thing I liked the most about them, besides being able to hold a piece of history in my hands,is that every piece is unique
Unfortunately, I had to sell off most of my pieces in the mid 90's, but now I'm back into it trying to rebuild my collection again
just bought a nice As of CLAUDIUS today that was struck between 50-54 AD..when it comes, I'll take a pic and post it...the only pic I have of it at the moment is the online "catalog" pic;not sure if I can post that or not because of copyright issues