ComicMan Posted December 13, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 13, 2022 What are some interesting coins that you own that can be had without selling one of your kidneys? Something that despite not commanding a premium is a piece of art that you enjoy looking at. Arcadius - D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield, Hand of God above holding wreath / GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor standing facing, head left, holding standard and resting shield at side, bound captive seated on ground to left, head right. Mintmark CONΓ star. I got this one for 10 euros, honestly it could have gone for a little more but this is still probably not a hugely expensive coin and neither is it in great condition. Who even cares about Arcadius, am I right? But I am going to be honest, the reverse just looks nice, and I like the interesting portrait with the hand of god reaching down to crown the emperor. That is something that very few coins have, but manus dei will reoccur for hundreds of years as a symbol in Christian art. Also, I like to see where my coin was minted so it is nice to have that on here, that is something that late Roman bronzes really have going for them in my opinion. I will leave it up to you to define inexpensive, so what is a budget coin that you got that you are proud of? 22 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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