ambr0zie Posted January 10 · Member Share Posted January 10 Although my main interest in 2022 remained Imperial coins, last year was quite rich in Republicans. You can see my top here I don't know if I will specialize on Republicans but I enjoy them a lot because of the variety and originality of designs, especially the ones with heavy symbolism. My first 2023 purchase is a Republican denarius. I wasn't 100% sure I want it, because the condition was a little discouraging (although this is not a major criteria for my collecting strategies). In the end I decided to bid on it and won it. I think I mentioned in the past (and the experienced Republican collectors will disagree) that I do not like the "generic" RR denarius - generic meaning obverse with a character, usually Roma, facing right and the reverse with a biga. I simply find them too repetitive for my tastes. This one almost fell into that category, but the biga is slightly different from what one would imagine. M. Volteius M. f 75 BC. Rome. Denarius AR. 17 mm, 3,36 g Head of Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Ceres driving biga of snakes right, holding torch in each hand; Dolphin behind. Crawford 385/3; Sydenham 776; Volteia 3. Biga of snakes? yep, let me have it. And looking at the coin, the wear does not bother me. I strongly prefer a coin that is worn and toned, but with design elements clearly visible. Much more than a coin with better details, but harshly cleaned or something similar. Please post new 2023 Republican acquisitions, or non-horse bigas, or coins with fantastic designs, or anything relevant. 22 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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