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New lot: Finn's coin budget goes "Kablooey!"

 
 
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 Posted 12/04/2018  11:05 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Spotted a lot of coins on ebay, and recognized some pretty serious goods in there. It was a small lot with a lot of watchers and strong bidding competition. I put in a bid on the strong side of middling and forced myself to look away so I wouldn't make a bid I would regret later. To my shock, I had won the lot!

And I am very much in the doghouse with my wife until I get the collareral buys sold off

First up is the prize pig of the lot:

Roman Imperial AE Sestertius
Divus Augustus commemorative
36-37 AD, under Tiberius

Obv: DIVO AVGVSTO SPQR, Divine Augustus seated, atop cart drawn by four elephants, each with rider
Rev: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX around large SC
RIC 68



Funny thing about rare, attractive and desirable coins - they seem to exchange hands a lot, and leave a paper trail wherever they go!

Ex CNG 332/272 ($550) (08/06/2014)
https://www.cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=265347

Ex CNG 298/103 ($340) (03/13/2013)
https://www.cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=228823

Ex Robert O. Ebert collection

As awesome as it is, this coin will soon find a new home, because I need it to pay for the ones I intend to keep! If I can get $550 for it, that will cover almost 75% of the cost of the lot!
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 Posted 12/04/2018  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Next up, one I intend to keep: an upgrade for my ratty bargain bin Caligula Vesta as




No provenance for this one yet, but I will eventually sit down and look for it. Apologies for the pictures, I owe you all a re-shoot in better lighting than my desk lamp. In hand it's a solid gVF with a glossy charcoal patina and a nice high relief portrait. Phew! Now I don't have to fret over justifying the cost of a Caligula denarius to myself!
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 Posted 12/04/2018  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another type I had been wanting for a while but never sprang for:

Nero Claudius Drusus, brother of Tiberius, father of Claudius & Germanicus
AE Sestertius, issued by Claudius
NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head left
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Claudius, togate, seated left on curule chair, holding branch; arms lying around; SC in ex.
RIC 93

Ex our own Fvrivs Rvfvs!
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 Posted 12/04/2018  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ahhhh you were watching that too. I'm glad you won - if memory serves me correct,there were three lots. This was the most describable of them. It's nice to know they moved on to a great home!
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Super coins Steve. Congrats.
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Great score, and good luck staying out of the doghouse
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 Posted 12/05/2018  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EddieDiz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least you have something nice to look at while in the doghouse.
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