Julius Germanicus Posted December 10, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 10, 2022 This was a "back to the roots" purchase for me: a nice big yellow Sestertius that cost me just 5 % of what I paid for my Agrippina Junior and nevertheless is much nicer in hand - the reverse has suffered from corrosion, but the obverse leaves little to be desired I think!Note that the roman mint never reached this level of quality control for AE coinage again: this coin is not only round, well struck, and obviously made of "pure" yellow Orichalcum, it's weight is also 100 % spot on: exactly 27,2 grams equaling one roman ounce, the nominal weight of a Sestertius! Show me a coin of Marcus Aurelius (or any later ruler, for that matter) that matches all these boxes :-D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII - Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right /COS IIII S C - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiaeSestertius, Rome AD 14833 mm / 27,2 gRIC 855; BMCRE 1823; Banti 100 (53 specimens) Let´s see your coins of Antoninus Pius or Sestertii that come close to this in terms of quality control ! 10 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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