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A Tiberius Plate Coin With A Hippo!

 
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 Posted 09/23/2018  3:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have seen all of these great coins lately with a hippo on the reverse. I thought it was about time that I had one so I just bought one in Today's Naville sale. It does not hurt that it is ex: Dattari and is a plate coin. I also really like the bust of tiberius on the obverse. It will be an interesting addition to my 12 Caesars collection.


Please post your coins with Hippos or other interesting animals, or coins of Tiberius.

Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Tiberius, 14-37 Obol circa 19-20 (year 6), 20.1mm., 5.67g. Laureate head r. Rev. TIBEPIOY Hippopotamus standing r.; in exergue, L Geissen -. RPC 5087 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 4, 103 (this coin).
Brown tone, About Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Aution 43, Lot 250 September 23, 2018



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 Posted 09/23/2018  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive, Andrew: two plate coins from important collections, posted within four days of each other. Well done.
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Thanks very much Bob. The comments are appreciated.
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 Posted 09/23/2018  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't see many Hippo's, and a plate coin too. Very nice.
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Thanks Ron.
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Plate coins are super!
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 Posted 09/24/2018  02:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely coin orfew!

Often wondered why these African animals were portrayed on Roman coins such as rhino, giraffe,and hippo...I assume it was because of their usage in gladiatorial battles and was probably a big wow factor for the plebs who had never seen anything like it before?..Paul
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