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Sabina Denarius and Trajan w/ sun god Sol, son!


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I recieved a new Sabina Denarius upgrade and a snack Trajan with Sol reverse!

Purchased from ebay. The pictures were pretty grainy (the pics below I took this afternoon). So I had low expectations. He said they both weighed 3 grams even, they both weigh 2.8 on my scale.

I think I have the attributions correct, but corrections are appreciated:

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Sabina. AD 128-137. AR Denarius. 19mm, 2.8g

SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG, diademed draped bust right, hair in plait behind / VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter. RIC 410; RSC 81; BMC 915.

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My bronze Sa-beard-a:

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Replica_of_Vibia_Sabina_statue_in_Vaison-la-Romaine.jpg.2928af313db27e595c1ffbb7a3db78ea.jpg(she certainly appears to have been a real beauty... what a waste for her to have been married to Hadrian)

And though we all know that you can NEVER have too many Trajans, how about Trajan worth the God that took over running the sun across the sky when Apollo became too busy, probably conditioning his hair😉

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Trajan (AD 98-117). AR denarius (20mm, 2.8 g, 7h). NGC VF. Rome, AD 114-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO, laureate head of Trajan right, aegis visible on far shoulder / P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, radiate, draped bust of Sol right, seen from front. RIC II 341

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Post your thoughts, coins of Sabina, Trajan, Sol or whatever pleases you. 

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I love the classical art, @Ryro! Here's my Vesta seated denarius. It's not exactly chEF, either. I bought it from a Frank Robinson auction three years ago.

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Sabina, AD 128-136.
Roman AR denarius, 2.89 g, 17.3 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 133.
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG PP, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
Refs: RIC 410; BMC 915-18; RSC/Cohen 81; Strack 375; RCV 3925; CRE 69; UCR 529.

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My Sabina / VESTA seated:

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Sabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair piled on top of her head above an elaborate stephane
Rev: Vesta seated to left, holding Palladium in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left.
Ag, 3.26g, 20mm
Ref.: RIC 413a [S], CRE 67 [R]

 

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I'm sorry to ask this, but are you 100% sure those coins are genuine? to me it just feels iffy with smooth surfaces and tiny pits, especially the Trajan coin where the surface is uniformly mushy throughout the coin on both sides. 

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I have concerns too!...Problem is trying to decipher something via photos...You have them in hand so I assume you're happy with them?...

Here's my only Sabina...It was to be just a hole filler but I really like the coin now so she's staying..

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Sabina AR Denarius 18/19mm..3.21gr
Obverse- SABINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down neck
Reverse- IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 395a, RSC 43.

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Yes, both are known fakes:

 

This is a match for the Trajan in Forums Fake Reports

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19997

 

and this is a Fake match for the Sabina denar.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19893

 

Cast fakes with exactly the same decentering !!

 

 

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2 hours ago, shanxi said:

Yes, both are known fakes:

 

This is a match for the Trajan in Forums Fake Reports

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19997

 

and this is a Fake match for the Sabina denar.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19893

 

Cast fakes with exactly the same decentering !!

 

 

Thanks so much and to all your replies, especially @shanxi for your sleuthing. I was very suspicious and already started the returns process, but wanted to get unbiased opinions. This is why I'd mentioned the coins being underweight and him lying about it, as well as the grainy photos. 

The seller's name is as funny as the money he sells, 1908nelsong, and the banner on his store says, Authentic Cards and coins. 

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