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10 Lovely But Worn Roman Denarii All In A Lot.

 
 
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 Posted 05/20/2019  10:18 pm Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A dealer whom I trade with in a private group offered this lot and I picked it up to expand my collection a bit. It will be fun to go through and ID these once they are here in a few days, but I saw both female and male busts so at least it's a well-represented group if not the highest of grades!

In the meantime, here's my ten new little Romans to ponder. I'll attribute them once in-hand.



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 Posted 05/20/2019  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a bad little group of silver.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  01:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice little lot.
Would have a value of perhaps $15 each unidentified, but
with full identification, could have a value of $30+ each.

Can have lots of fun with this sort of lot.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a bad lot for attribution practice!
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 Posted 05/21/2019  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Not a bad lot for attribution practice!


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 Posted 05/22/2019  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think that from a romantic standpoint, there's something alluring about coins that clearly were extensively used in the commerce of the day as opposed to going from the mint almost directly into a hoard....

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 Posted 05/22/2019  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stick them all in your pocket for a day and see how a well paid Roman felt for a weeks work.

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 Posted 05/25/2019  03:06 am  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was able to successfully (!) attribute them all although it took 3-4 hours!

1. Faustina II (Antoninus) AR Denarius. 161-175
RIC 515b. 2.7g, 19.0mm
FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL / V E NVS
Venus with apple in right hand, dolphin-entwined rudder in left; dove at right of feet

2. Faustina II (Antoninus) AR Denarius. 161-175
RIC 517c1. 2.8G, 18.5mm.
FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL / VE NVS
Venus with apple in right hand, dolphin-entwined rudder in left

3. Faustina II (Aurelius) AR Denarius. 170-175
RIC 669c. 2.6g, 17.5mm. Rated RR
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA / C E RES
Ceres seated left on cista, two sheaves of grain in right hand, long torch in left, clothing behind left arm

4. Faustina II (Aurelius) AR Denarius. 170-175
RIC 677. 2.7g, 17.5mm.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA / FECUN DITAS
Fecunditas standing right, infant in left hand, sceptre in right

5. Faustina II (Aurelius) AR Denarius. 170-175
RIC 688. 2.5g, 19.2mm.
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA / I U NO
Juno standing and facing left, patera in right hand, sceptre in left; peacock to left of feet.

6. Commodus AR Denarius. ~180-181 (COS 3)
RIC III 12. 2.5g, 16.9mm
M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG / TR P VI IMP IIII COS III P P
Roma, helmeted and draped, seated and facing left on shield. Victory in right hand, spear in left.

7. Commodus AR Denarius. ~183-184 (COS 4)
RIC III 74. 2.7g, 17.6mm
M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS / P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P
Felicitas standing and facing left, caduceus in right hand and sceptre in left; modius left of feet.

8. Commodus AR Denarius. ~185 (COS 5)
RIC III 129. 2.9g, 17.5mm
M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT / FEL AVG P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P
Felicitas standing and facing left, victory in right hand, long-winged caduceus in left.

9. Commodus AR Denarius. ~189
RIC III 198a. 3.1g, 19.8mm.
M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP / CONCORDIAE COMMODI AVG
Concordia standing left, patera in right hand and scepter in left.

10. Commodus AR Denarius. ~192 (COS 9)
RIC III 241b (star in right reverse field). 1.9g, 17.2mm
L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL / LIB AVG P M TR P XVIII COS VIIII P P
Libertas standing left, pileus in right hand and rod in left.
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 Posted 05/25/2019  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done. That's why attributed coins are worth more
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 Posted 05/25/2019  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful lot for fun, research, and relaxation. Congrats!
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 Posted 05/25/2019  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You have doubled the value of your investment !
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 Posted 05/25/2019  10:43 am  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! I did just hold them in my hand and listen to them "ring" a bit :P

Paid $150 for the lot, shipped.
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 Posted 05/27/2019  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice group! I love attributing coins.
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