Coinmaster Posted January 5 · Member Share Posted January 5 (edited) Hi all, besides the sometimes beautiful portraits on Roman coins, I think the stories they tell are as interesting/relevant for a collector as well. Like the conquest-coins of Trajan (https://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/trajan_s-major-conquests--ancients-today.html), the travel-coins of Hadrian (https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-travels-with-hadrian/ + https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/2789/Ancient-Hadrian-coins/ + https://followinghadrian.com/hadriantravels/) or in general the buildings on Roman coins (http://www.romancoins.info/VIC-Buildings.html). I'm curious about the coins you bought because of the stories behind it. Show and tell please, thanks! I really like this coin from Nero, with the ships of grain from the Ostia harbor with the message: because of me you all have bread to eat! Unfortunately beyond my budget... (source: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_R-6445 and see also: https://www.ostia-antica.org/portus/portus-intro.htm). Edited January 5 by Coinmaster 15 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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