Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Posted August 28, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 28, 2022 The second volume of the series Sestertius of the Antonines is now available. This series is dedicated to the most complete study possible of one of the key denomination of Roman coinage : the Sestertius. The first volume with 224 pages including 10 plates and 189 obverse and reverse photos dealt with the coinage of the founder of the dynasty, Nerva (96-98) and his immediate successor, Trajan. Its author, Jean Lacourt, gives us his second opus of this numismatic "saga", dealing with the coinage of Hadrian (117-138), his wife Sabine and Aelius, Caesar unhappy (137) who preceded Hadrian in the grave. This second book is much larger by its pages number (372 ), the number of its plates (25) and the number of illustrated obverses and reverses (500). For each type, the reference numismatic works are used, followed by the inventory of the coins listed with the use of the greatest number of professional sources of the last twelve years, from a base of more than 250 auction houses and dealers, which allows to appreciate the degree of real rarity from a database of several thousand sesterces listed in this way. This very precise inventory makes it possible to really appreciate the rarity of a large quantity of money and to find its pedigrees, so important today, and which often increase its value. The first volume was published in March 2022, the second in August. The third volume, which will be devoted to Antoninus Pius and Faustina, should follow shortly. Finally, I give you a final argument to acquire the second volume of this series as quickly as possible. If the circulation of the first volume devoted to Nerva and Trajan was 500 copies, the second volume for Hadrian comprises only 300 copies, so hurry up ! The first book was 35 euros, the second one 65 euros. Exemples of the plates in the first Volume: 11 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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