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  1. Lovely example of a historical coin! congratulations, @ambr0zie. The video really makes the coin come alive, and one can well appreciate the nice patina. Here are some of the coins of Trajanus in my collection, mostly related to the Dacian Wars.
  2. Congratulations on your new Caligula sestertius, @JayAg47 . It is a nice example of the type. This is the only coin I have of Caligula. The Signis Receptis dupondius of Germanicvs is also related to Caligula as it was struck posthumously during Caligula's reign to commemorate the German victories of his father Germanicvs.
  3. I live very close to Frankfurt and my father's family originated partly from there. This stimulated my interest for coins from the city and from the surrounding areas in Nassau, Hessen and Kassel. These coins show a view of the city as seen from the river Main from 1772 to 1853.
  4. I like the Vitellius and Trajan denarii most. They are both nice examples of their type. (I have a Vitellius and a Trajan of the same type).
  5. I wonder what it must have been like for Spanish galleons to sail around the Cabo de Hornos, at the southern tip of South America. I have never been there but have read enough to know it can be a frightful experience even for modern day vessels - now imagine a creaking old galleon....
  6. That is a very nice sestertius of Titus, love the portrait. Congrats on a nice addition. Same as you @CPK, I love the heftiness (if that is an actual word?) and the look of those big bronzes. Even though I focused mainly on 1st and 2nd century bronzes, I was never able to add a sestertius of Titus that I liked, and could afford! You did quite well with that one. In the spirit of sharing, these are some of the 1st century Sestertii in my collection.
  7. I came upon such an estimate some years ago ( but I do not recall where i found it). The estimate was that up to 1/3 of the gold, silver, and other valuable which the Spanish took from their colonial possesions never made it back to Spain.
  8. When I see Spanish Colonial coins, this is one image which comes to mind: So much of the gold and silver plundered from the New World never made it back to Spain. The 8 escudos coin I am attaching was bought at Sotheby's 1993 sale of treasure recovered from the spanish merchant ship Nuestra Senora De La Luz. The ship sank off Montevideo on the estuary of the Rio de la Plata, probably in 1752. My coin still show marine deposits accumulated after two and a half centuries at the bottom of the sea. Like most of the coins recovered, this 8 escudos was struck at the newly opened mint at Santiago, capital of the Capitania General de Chile
  9. Very nice example of a Lima mint cob 8 Escudos. Very well struck with clear legends and date. I have always wanted one, but they are pricey....... That is also quite the collection of Spanish Milled Colonial gold. Congratulations on assembling that collection. I see Colombia, Spain, Lima and Santiago. The others are probably Mexico? I collect Santiago mint, primarily silver, which is generally much scarcer than the gold from that mint, but also collect some gold. This is my most recent purchase.
  10. That is a nice example of Severus" victory over Niger sestertius. I have this very same coin which I bought at a coin show in Germany many years ago. Interestingly, both your coin and mine seem to have been struck on short planchets.
  11. Very Nice selection of coinage from the era of the French Revolution. Congratulations! I collect coins from that epoque as well, primarily German States, but have added a few French Revolution coins when the opportunity arose. These are same of my examples: The Ecu from Montpellier is very scarce. It was struck not too long before King Louis was executed in January 1793. The Ecu de 6 Livres from the Convention Nationale are from the Lyon and Lille mints. These were struck at a time when the guillotine worked night and day during the "Regne de la Terreur".
  12. Yes, this was an MD find. I had bought my son a cheap detector so the two of us could go out together, and in one of our outings he found this along the side of a footpath. That was a real reward for the 50 or so pull-tabs he found that day!
  13. And a Domitian which due to max file size did not fit in the previous post:
  14. That is a very nice "two thirds" of a 12-Caesar collection. I have admired your aureii and that beautiful Claudius sestertius elsewhere before, and do so again. Congratulations, @lordmarcovan! I have never attempted to assemble the full set, but like many of you have accumulated a fair number of them. Here they are, a mismash of denarii, asse/dupondi and a little gold, missing of course a Caligula. You will notice my Tiberius is quite a low grade and corroded Livia denarius - I have others, but I have included this coin because my son found it many years ago, and I still vividly remeber the joy the little guy felt when he found it.
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