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The time has finally come! My last coin of 2022 has arrived and I am now ready to show off my top ten. With the help of this forum, I have been able to create a fairly successful first year collecting and I can't wait for what the future stores for my new passion and me!

In order of purchase, here we go:

1 and 2: (My first denarii)

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My first two Roman denarii and of a pair that fascinate me!

3:

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Another coin of Geta - this time in his short spell  as Augustus.

4:

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5:

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Definitely one of my best and most loved coins which feels beautiful in hand.

6:

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An October purchase. This coin I bought from a local coin shop; at the time, I wasn't sure if I should have but after interesting research, I do not regret this coin one bit!

7:

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This is the only bronze in the list; it is of, arguably, one of the best emperors of Rome. Only being cheap, I decided to purchase it.

 

Now, the last three are my favourite coins - what do you think?

8:

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9:

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A stunning coin and undoubtedly my favourite. Although this coin isn't the best in terms of appearance, I love to admire it and its wealth of history it holds!

10:

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Now this coin comes with a little bit of context. This is not the first time that this coin has featured on the forum. It was the subject of one of my earlier posts. I asked the forum whether or not this coin was worth buying (thank you all that replied with such helpful info). In the end, I settled on leaving this coin for someone else. This was just as well because, by the time I had looked at the listing again, it had been sold. However, fast forward a few weeks and I receive it in a very generous and thoughtful Christmas gift from my family. I guess that they had seen that I was eyeing up this coin and bought it in secret for me. I suppose that this clears up that mystery and adds another nice denarius to my small but mighty collection.

 

And there you have it. 2022 was the start of a hobby that will hopefully continue for many years to come. Thank you all of NVMIS FORVMS for being so welcoming and helpful. I wish you all a very happy New Year and a successful 2023! 🙃😀

 

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A nice group for 2022!  I don't really collect denarii, but I must say that Trajan denarius caught my eye, as did the Hadrian denarius and the Postumus, antoninianus, with their galley reverses.  The Geta denarius has a really nice, sharp portrait.

Wonderful acquisitions!

 

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Congratulations on your succesful first collecting year. Great group of mainly silver, quite a few Severans, but also adoptive emperors. My favorite is your Trajan, with the Arabia reverse. It is one of my earliest coins in my collection as well! Your reverse is better though! 

Best wishes for 2023, and may it be a great collecting year again. 

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15 hours ago, Hughie Dwyer said:

The time has finally come! My last coin of 2022 has arrived and I am now ready to show off my top ten. With the help of this forum, I have been able to create a fairly successful first year collecting and I can't wait for what the future stores for my new passion and me!

In order of purchase, here we go:

1 and 2: (My first denarii)

266097276_Screenshot2022-12-2821_45_55.png.312bb1aa30956e898d8602bea1740487.png

2091641608_Screenshot2022-12-2821_45_37.png.596dff1149bb611f4149624bb479a7c5.png

My first two Roman denarii and of a pair that fascinate me!

3:

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Another coin of Geta - this time in his short spell  as Augustus.

4:

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5:

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Definitely one of my best and most loved coins which feels beautiful in hand.

6:

2089633650_Screenshot2022-12-2821_53_35.png.6ed9f354cc01c027bde2b9d9f9a9245e.png

An October purchase. This coin I bought from a local coin shop; at the time, I wasn't sure if I should have but after interesting research, I do not regret this coin one bit!

7:

1934923248_Screenshot2022-12-2821_57_34.png.d8e57f748b1f6656ecc75bfe5074ec66.png

This is the only bronze in the list; it is of, arguably, one of the best emperors of Rome. Only being cheap, I decided to purchase it.

 

Now, the last three are my favourite coins - what do you think?

8:

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9:

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A stunning coin and undoubtedly my favourite. Although this coin isn't the best in terms of appearance, I love to admire it and its wealth of history it holds!

10:

1930769352_Screenshot2022-12-2822_03_48.png.0fc291af6af12a36405143a77794cac9.png

Now this coin comes with a little bit of context. This is not the first time that this coin has featured on the forum. It was the subject of one of my earlier posts. I asked the forum whether or not this coin was worth buying (thank you all that replied with such helpful info). In the end, I settled on leaving this coin for someone else. This was just as well because, by the time I had looked at the listing again, it had been sold. However, fast forward a few weeks and I receive it in a very generous and thoughtful Christmas gift from my family. I guess that they had seen that I was eyeing up this coin and bought it in secret for me. I suppose that this clears up that mystery and adds another nice denarius to my small but mighty collection.

 

And there you have it. 2022 was the start of a hobby that will hopefully continue for many years to come. Thank you all of NVMIS FORVMS for being so welcoming and helpful. I wish you all a very happy New Year and a successful 2023! 🙃😀

 

H.D., You added an excellent group of denarii this year 😊. I like your first three denarii with #3 being my favorite 😍. The reverse of #3 with Genius sacrificing over an altar was a much used theme on Diocletian era nummi.

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For comparison, pictured below is your Geta denarius along with a fake denarius of the same type that I bought long ago.

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Exceptional list, especially if you are a beginner!

I liked the most the Geta coins and the galley coins.

Here is the only type I also have from your list

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Trajan (98-117). Rome. Denarius, struck circa 110. 18 mm, 2.9 g. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust of Trajan to right, slight drapery on left shoulder / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Arabia standing left, holding branch in right hand and bundle of cinnamon sticks in left; at feet to left, camel standing left. BMC 297, RSC 89, RIC 142, Woytek 285b.

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A fantastic group, especially for your first year collecting ancients. My favorites are the Elagabalus, the Hadrian galley, and the Trajan Arabia with camel.

My own favorite of the various types of Trajan silver coins I have depicting camels is this drachm, circulated in Arabia Bostra but likely minted in Rome:

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You may be interested in this article on Trajan's camel drachms: Bernhard E. Woytek and Kevin Butcher, "The Camel Drachms of Trajan in Context: Old Problems and a New Overstrike," The Numismatic Chronicle Vol. 175 (2015), pp. 117-136 at p. 117 (https://www.jstor.org/stable/43859784). 

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Thank you everyone for your support and feedback:

@Limes That is a very nice coin you have there!

@Al Kowsky You have a great genius reverse. However, I have compared the two Geta Nobilitas coins but I am not too experienced with fakes so I am not too sure about what I am really looking at.

@ambr0zie You also have a very nice example of the Trajan Arabia Denarius

@DonnaML I like your variation of my coin. I have also looked at your link and it is quite interesting. I will look into this further in the near future.

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