Reaching the end of another year I thought it would be nice to show your top 10 purchases from the last 12 Months...Last years thread went well http://goccf.com/t/335516&whichpage=2.......
It's really interesting to see how your collecting areas can move around over such a short period of time..This year for me has been a nice mix with a few firsts....
So here they are...Any comments welcome!
Licinius I (308-324 AD) AE3 Reduced Follis 19mm/2.67gr
Obverse..IMP LICINIVS AVG, laureate draped bust left holding globe, sceptre and mappa.
Reverse..PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with three turrets and no door, 7 layers...
Mintmark HTB 2nd oficina....Minted (316-317)
RIC VII Heraclea Thrace #15; Sear 15264.
I'll always have a soft spot for this Emperor his was the first Ancient coin I ever bought. This is my 3rd coin from the HT mint..http://goccf.com/t/355348
Jaime II Aragon 1291-1327
Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
My first Purchase of Medieval coinage. Great help from forum members here Thanks.http://goccf.com/t/339700
Castulo, Spain AE As. 30 mm, 22g. 76-45 BC.
ISCER SACAL, youthful male head right.
CAST SOCED, sphinx right.
Burgos (2008) 709; Ripolles 905; Villaronga 14.
Another first, picking up this quite rare chunk of Iberic Copper.http://goccf.com/t/341430
ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. Ă Sestertius (33mm, 26.75 g.)
Struck 159/160 AD.
Obverse..ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, laureate head right
Rev. PIETATI AVG COS IIII SC, Pietas standing left holding globe, Faustina Junior as Pietas standing left, between Faustina Minima, Lucilla & holding baby Fadilla.
RIC III 1031
Another first!....My first ever Roman Sestertius...These are addictive!http://goccf.com/t/3525296..
Spain, Bolskan (Osca). Circa 150-100 BC. AE Unit (10.35 gm, 24mm).
Obverse: Bearded head right; dolphin behind.
Reverse: "BOLSKAN" in Celt-Iberian in exergue, rider on horse right, holding spear; star behind.
CNH 8; SNG BM Spain 734; SNG Copenhagen 325. VF.
I just love the style of these coins....http://goccf.com/t/358211
Avanti Deva (Varttideva) 1164-1171 A.D.
Obverse- Goddess Ardochsho/Lakshmi seated facing in half lotus position, with Nagari legend 'A' left/'Va nti' right
Reverse- King standing facing and sacrificing at altar.Nagari legend 'Deva' bottom right.
Not much known about this ruler..He was the son of Paramanuka (1154-64 A.D.)Who was in turn the son of my last dated coin Jayasimha (1128-54 A.D.)
Very difficult to find this king especially with a good attributable legend..http://goccf.com/t/278563&whichpage=6
Nerva AR Denarius. Rome, AD 97.
Obverse..IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT, laureate head right
Reverse..COS III PATER PATRIAE, Priestly emblems: simpulum, aspergillum, guttus, and lituus.
RIC 24; RSC 48. 3.12g, 17mm, 6h.
Near Very Fine.
From a private Swiss collection.
This was a quite an important coin for me as it completed my 5 good emperors set...http://goccf.com/t/352681
Plotina, AE18 of Gordus-Julia, Lydia. 98-117. Magistrate Poplios.
Obverse..ΠΛΩTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Reverse..EΠI ΠOΠΛIOY ΓOΡΔHNΩ, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre.
BMC 18.....Ref wildwinds(thanks)
Great help from sharp-eyed Finn235 (thanks) This also completed the 5 good emperors wives...http://goccf.com/t/352681
MARIUS. Romano-Gallic Emperor, 269 AD.
IMP CM AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
Again great help from Finn235...A rare Emperor/Usurper that I didn't feel I would be able to afford for quite a while, especially in this condition..Thanks again Steve!http://goccf.com/t/360188
EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. BI Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.94 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 (AD 148/149).
Obverse..Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right..ΑΝΤ#11440;ΝΙΝΟ#1017; #1017;#400;Β #400;V#1017;#400;Β
Reverse..Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges a Genius; Iς (for 16 cubits) above, crocodile below, L #8710;ω#8710;EK ATOV (date) around.
K÷ln 1594; Dattari (Savio) 2294; K&G 35.426; Emmett 1413.12. Dark gray-brown surfaces. VF.
Ex Hermanubis Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 377, 29 June 2016), lot 269.
My first Tetradrachm with the added bonus of a great provenance thanks to BobL's sharp eyes..These are also going to be very addictive!http://goccf.com/t/361388
Love to see other collectors 2019 acquisitions.......Paul