Steppenfool Posted November 14, 2022 · Member Share Posted November 14, 2022 (edited) This was my first auction where I offered up serious bids on biddr during the Live Bidding portion. It was actually much more nerve wracking and more difficult to manage logistically than the Roma Numismatics style where they have a fixed auction end time. I had dinner plans and ended up having to enter via proxy bids for the latter portion. Trajan, 98-117 Denarius Rome circa 112-114, AR 20.00 mm., 3.33 g. Laureate bust r. slight drapery on l. shoulder. Rev. Annona standing l., holding grain ears and cornucopia; to l., child standing facing, head r. C 9. RIC 243. This was my only win for the auction. I was torn between this and another ALIM ITAL offering. For those not in the know, this type commemorates Trajan's charity program the ALIMENTA that served the people of ITALY, hence the exeurge. More information about this, and the possible motivations can be found below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alimenta There were two ALIM ITALs up for grabs on this auction, and both had their strengths and weaknesses. I eventually settled on the above for the slightly sharper reverse strike and the metal appealed to my eye a bit better. The alternate choice is below, with a more detailed portrait and complete obverse legend. They both went for similar prices, mine hammering at £70 , the below hammering at £65 which was one increment below (meaning best case scenario they would have been equally priced for me). Which one would you have picked? Edited November 14, 2022 by Steppenfool 18 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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