Benefactor kirispupis Posted December 17, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted December 17, 2022 Just thought I'd start a separate thread now that we're unpacking! Mine came in a bit of a personal note. A few days ago was my birthday. When my family asked what I wanted, I mentioned that any ancient coin would do. They didn't need to try to find one I wanted - just the thought was enough. Sadly, none took me up on the idea. So, it was with more than a little excitement that I opened my first Secret Saturnalia and received the below two coins. The letter mentioned some worry since he's not an expert in Greek coins and that's my main area of focus, but I like Roman coins too. These are absolutely amazing coins and I particularly like the Maximianus since I have a thing for large coins. This one is easily the largest Roman coin I own. The Septimius Severus also has my only depiction of Jupiter (though I have many of Zeus). I was so happy to receive them that I rushed downstairs to photograph them. I'm having surgery in a few hours and then will be out of commission for a while, so I wanted to make sure to thank him properly. I can't be happier with Secret Saturnalia, and I hope my giftee likes his coins (I had the opposite problem - gifting to a Roman expert). Septimius Severus 199-211 CE Struck 208 CE AR Denarius 19mm 3.80g Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG laureate head right Rev: P M TR P XVI COS III PP Jupiter standing right brandishing thunderbolt and holding sceptre RIC 501 or 502 RIC IV 216 Ex Wayne G Sayles Ex Iberico Collection Maximianus Heraclea 286-310 CE Silvered Follis 29mm 9.8g Obv: IMP C M MAXIMIANVS PF AVG Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI Genius HTB RIC VI 19b Ex Iberico Collection 11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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