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Bargain Sestertius Of Commodus

 
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 Posted 08/28/2014  3:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was able to buy this attractive sestertius for not even 18 euros on eBay incl shipping! Even though its worn, I like the obverse bust very much!

The reference will be impossible due the lack of detail on the reverse and legend.

28mm, 20,83grams:



The sestertius of Commodus I already own compensates the reverse, the new one does it vice versa with the nice portrait of commodus.


Edited by Dutchgulden
08/29/2014 06:36 am
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 Posted 08/28/2014  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ThisIsFun to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great bargain! I agree- it's beautiful in spite of the wear. It would be a wonderful piece to carry around with you.
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 Posted 08/28/2014  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent patina on this coin, it's a keeper.
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 Posted 08/28/2014  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pishpash to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely portrait.
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 Posted 08/28/2014  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice deal !

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I believe it is RIC 619 Sear 5764
The unusual obverse legend with the ending FEL(IX) rather than BRIT or AVG narrows it down a bit
Libertas standing left holding pileus and scepter
Dated to AD 192 .......... A very late date !
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

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 Posted 08/29/2014  01:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Jeremy, next time I'll ask ypu first to take a look at it before I draw my conclusions ;-)
And yes its a keeper for me
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 Posted 08/29/2014  02:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CopperCastle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aren't all sestertius the same denomination? The word itself means 2 and a half. I know if it's silver it's privy to the Roman Republic & if brass the Empire. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the use of denomination?
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 Posted 08/29/2014  06:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dutchgulden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you are right, thanks
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 Posted 08/29/2014  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still a lot nicer than my bargain sestertius of Commodus. I wanted one of the denomination, it was under $5, and hey, I liked the color (it's much more blue in hand.)


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