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  1. The word ADVENTUS on coins in Roman times was almost exclusively used for Caesars, to celebrate the ceremony of welcoming a Caesar when he arrives at a city. So, we will combine a coin with a song recognising celebration. Volusian, AR Antoninianus, Antioch.. AD 251-253. 22 mm, 4,30 g IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, three dots beneath bust / ADVENTVS AVG, Volusian on horseback, riding left, holding spear and raising right hand. RIC IV 224a; RSC 2a.
  2. A fantastic pick up. Amazing engraving showing his very Roman nose and his protruding upper lip. Great addition for your collection.
  3. Austro Hungarian. 1892 Value 8 Florins = 20 Francs Currency Austro-Hungarian gulden (decimalized, 1857-1892) Composition Gold (.900) Weight 6.4516 g Diameter 21 mm Thickness 1.2 mm Laureate head of Emperor Franz Joseph I, wearing a moustache and dense sideburns going down to the neck. Around this bust the inscription "Franz Joseph I by the grace of God, emperor and king". Austrian imperial symbol, namely a crowned double-headed eagle with its mouth open, tongues outwards, wings spread, stamped with a shield surrounded by the collar of the Golden Fleece. He holds a sword in his right hand and a crown in his left. In the arc of a circle an inscription "Empire of Austria"; the motto is written in Francs and in florin "8 Fl - 20 Fr". At the very bottom in the middle of the coin, the year of issue.
  4. Cybele and lion Caracalla 196-198 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right / INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH below, Dea Caelestis (Cybele) riding lion springing right over water gushing from rocks on left, holding thunderbolt & sceptre, and wearing ”City Wall” crown.
  5. ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, as Caesar. AR Denarius.. Rome, AD 200-202. 21mm, 3.34gr. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRIT IMPERII, Securitas seated left, holding globe in right hand. RIC 20b, BMCRE 240-243, RSC 183a, Cohen 183 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #7200, page 565
  6. RPC Volume: I №: 1568 Reign: Tiberius Persons: Tiberius (Augustus) City: Thessalonica Region: Macedonia Province: Macedonia Denomination: Leaded bronze (22 mm) Average weight: 9.26 g. Obverse: ΤΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ; laureate head of Tiberius, right Reverse: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΩΝ; bust of Livia, right Reference: Touratsoglou, Tiberius 1–32 (c. 14–20/23)
  7. I have only purchased once from Portugal, coins via an auction. Delivery was slow even though it borders us here in Spain. Doesn´t really relate to your question, but the point was there was no delay with customs probably because it was EU to EU. If you reside in a country outside of the EU it could be vastly different.
  8. Ref Augustus AE As, RIC 233, Cohen 237, BMC 567 Augustus, AE as, Lugdunum Mint, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRAE, laureate head right / Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica, between laurels and stylized figures. Flanked by columns supporting facing Victories holding wreathe and palm. ROM ET AVG below. 26mm, 11.07gr
  9. A subject I know @Ryro will appreciate. A Roman Republican coin depicting a Greek mythological tale. M. VOLTEIUS M.F. Denarius (75 BC). Rome.Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin / Erymanthian Boar right, M VOLTEI M F in exergue. Volteia 2 sear5 #313, Syd 775, Cr385/2. ( 3.48 g. 17.8 mm ). In Greek mythology, the Erymanthian boar (Greek: ὁ Ἐρυμάνθιος κάπρος; Latin: aper Erymanthius) was a mythical creature that took the form of a shaggy and wild tameless boar of vast weight and foaming jaws. It was a Tegeaean, Maenalusianor Erymanthian boar that lived in the glens of Lampeia beside the vast marsh of Erymanthus. It would sally from the thick-wooded, cypress-bearing heights of Erymanthus to harry the groves of Arcady and abuse the land of Psophis. Mythology The fourth labour of Heracles was to bring the Erymanthian boar alive to Eurystheus in Mycenae. To capture the boar, Heracles first chased the boar with shouts and thereby routed it from a certain thicket and then drove the exhausted animal into deep snow. He then trapped it, bound it in chains, and lifted it, still breathing from the dust, and returning with the boar on his left shoulder, staining his back with blood from the stricken wound, he cast it down in the entrance to the assembly of the Mycenaeans, thus completing his fourth labour. When the king [Eurystheus] saw him carrying the boar on his shoulders, he was terrified and hid himself in a bronze vessel. Please post your coins with mythological references, the labours of Herakles/Hercules
  10. Gold sovereign NEXT: Dragon or Kraken
  11. Thanks for your knowledgeable answer and for the Birthday wishes. Much appreciated.
  12. Interestingly, on Todays Savoca Blue Auction, there were a number of Hormazd IV and Kusro II drachms with shattered or broken obverse die strikes.
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