Valentinian Posted January 21 · Member Share Posted January 21 Many years ago my initial collecting focus was on in Roman coins from the second century AD and later. When I thought of "silver" coins I thought of denarii and antoniniani. Of course, Syria tetradrachms are common, but most don't seem like good silver. Other silver denominations (siliquae, argentei) were infrequently offered in the paper ancient-coin catalogs I got in the mail, but they weren't on my radar and they were relatively expensive. Now, with internet sources, it is much easier to realize there are silver Roman coins from cities other than Rome. For example, there are silver "drachms" from Caesarea. Here is something different. I bought a "tridrachm" in the recent Leu auction. Hadrian. 117-138. 26 mm. 9.56 grams. AYT KAI ΘE TP ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TP AΔPIANOC CЄImperator [Autokrater] Caesar divi Traiani Parthicus filius divi Nervae nepos Traianus Hadrianus Augustus TAP CEWN MHTPΠOΛEWC "Tarsos" to left, "Metropolis" (i.e. first city of the region) around. Turreted city goddess seated left, holding palm and cornucopia, river god Kyndos swimming left below Prier 759, page 91. RPC III 3259. Show us some Roman silver that is not a denarius, antoninianus, siliqua, or argenteus! 12 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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