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An Important Day and a New Empress


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Friday October 21, 2022 (third Friday in October) is

 

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Some of the dearest people in my life have been saved by early detection.

 

I thought it would be a great time to post my latest empress.

 

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Please share your thoughts and your favorite empresses.

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Wonderful new coin Ray! The life saving process of mammography is as worthy of its own day as anything else I can think of. Great post.

Here are a few of my favorite empresses.

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Roman Empire 
Faustina I
AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck AD 139-140
Dia.: 18 mm
Wt.: 2.77 g
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVG; Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
Ref.: RIC 335 (Antoninus Pius)
Ex Collection of a Hanseatic Roman-friend. Ex Auktion Münzzentrum 94, Lot 420 (Cologne; May 13, 1998)

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Roman Empire
Ulpia Severina Augusta, AD 274-275
BI Anoninianus, Antioch mint, struck ca. AD 275 (sole rule?)
Wt.: 4.1 g
Dia.: 23 mm, 12h
Obv.: SEVERINA PF AVG; Diademed, draped bust right, set on a crescent.
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVG; Emperor and Empress standing, facing, clasping hands.; Q //XXI
Ref.: RIC V 19
Ex JAZ Numismatics

 

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@LONGINUS, I greatly admire your patience and elegance in creating these presentations for your coins (let alone the fact that you always choose beautiful coins). I am tempted to start similar presentations for my coins as I know how to work in Photoshop ... but I am lazy and in the last months/years my patience is not my strong point.

Just a heads up - clearly a typo but it's a pity if you don't correct.

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Empresses are one of my favorites area and collecting. To be honest, before collecting I had no idea coins with empresses portraits exist.

When I participated in my first auction and got these

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... well, for me it was clear these will not be my only coins with ladies.
The Domna denarius is very importat for me as because of it I wrote my first post on CoinTalk.

Now I have 44 coins with portraits of a lady on the obverse (if my Excel filtering is correct). 38 are imperials and 6 are provincials.

 

Some of my favorites:

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Although my Salonina has no silvering remaining, for me it's a very, very attractive coin because of the toning and the animal reverse.

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55 minutes ago, LONGINUS said:

Friday October 21, 2022 (third Friday in October) is

 

image.jpeg.aba525974584a82a6ef58fad13ab03d7.jpeg

 

Some of the dearest people in my life have been saved by early detection.

 

I thought it would be a great time to post my latest empress.

 

image.jpeg.5cf3bb05ee3670209500821b0e1e8563.jpeg

 

Please share your thoughts and your favorite empresses.

D. Ray, Nice score on a not so common double denarius ☺️.

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Pictured below are 3 of my favorite empresses ☺️. 1457015755_Prieur383McAlee1096.jpg.6246369e0c2a7fabd0077f16d6dbf01d.jpg

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ANTIOCH-SYRIA. Herennia Etruscilla Augustus, AD 249-251. Billon Tetradrachm: 11.37 gm, 26 mm, 6 h. McAlee 1165c.

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Galeria Valeria Augustus, AD 293-311. Cyzicus Mint. Billon Nummus: 5,60 gm, 27 mm, 6 h. Reverse: Venus holding apple.

 

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