CPK Posted December 22, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted December 22, 2022 Hope everyone is doing well this evening. I was recently going through some of my collection and picked out a few for new photos. This time, it's a trio of Flavian denarii. These are some of my favorite coins. The Vespasian denarius is nicely toned, surfaces a bit rough but not too bad. The portrait is masterfully done, and in fine style. It also is a slightly more interesting reverse - at least, it's different from the standard deity/personification. Finally, it possesses an interesting provenance: ex CNG, from the Kenneth Bressett Collection, and ex Bill Higgie 1986 ($3.50 😁). The Titus is probably my best portrait coin of him. I also like that his full name - "TITVS" - appears as well. It's a small thing, but I prefer that to the abbreviated "T". The reverse is in poorer shape, and gouged, but it's still okay, and anyway I largely purchased this one for the obverse portrait. The Domitian is about as run-of-the-mill as you can get - laureate head obverse, Minerva reverse. 😁 Still, it's a nice little coin, with a great portrait of the younger Flavian in fine detail. Another plus is that it was fairly inexpensive - at least compared to similar coins of his elder brother or even father. Feel free to comment and post your own Flavian silver coins! 19 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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