ComicMan Posted December 6, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 6, 2022 With the ancient portion being basically finished, only lots left, did you win anything that you are looking forward to receiving? I am most looking forward to this one, Lot 160. Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, 137 BC. all the details on the obverse are amazing, the shephard, the Romulus and Remus scene, and the three birds. Roma looks stunning, love the eyes, and to be honest I just find it hilarious that the coin says sex. 137 BC was around the time of the Gracchi brothers who are some of my favorite historical figures, and the Pompeia are the family of Pompey the Great! What is not to love? I know that the condition is not pristine, but honestly I don't mind that at all, this coin looks like it has seen some things which just makes it cooler. Cannot wait to hold this one! The second coin that I wanted to show off was this Elagabalus Lot 2294CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Elagabalus, 218-222. He is one of the more interesting emperors, and I did not have a coin from him yet (I do want something with Sol Invictus for him eventually since he is so connected with that deity). The coin is absolutely massive at 26mm, and I love how the portrait looks highlighted against the sand(?). The reverse is also something that I don't have yet, something depicting a geographical place. So how did the auction go for you guys? Please share your wins and we can be excited together! 15 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.