jfp7375 Posted June 9, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 9, 2022 I just received my first ever Denarii in the mail... these are probably not truly worthy of their own thread, but I figured we should celebrate as these are my first "real" coin purchase (i.e. not cheap lots of late roman bronzes). First is a Trajan with Victory holding wreath and palm on the reverse (101-102 AD), second is a Hadrian with Salus lounging and feeding her snake on reverse (119-122 AD) 🙂 I am extremely excited about the coins. Ordered from Tom Vossen on Vcoins and while his photos were extremely accurate/representative of the coins' true appearance, they look even better in hand. Neither his photos nor mine truly do them justice. The Trajan has just the faintest hint of iridescent toning which doesn't show up in the pics... very cool. Pictures and full descriptions below - please let me know what you think!!! Not sure why the pictures are so large - my apologies! Trajan, 98-117 AD. AR Denarius (3.26 gm, 18.5mm). Rome mint. Struck 101/2 AD. Obv.: IMP CAES NERVA TRA-IAN AVG GERM, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev.: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC II 60; BMCRE 121; RSC 242a. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (3.16 gm, 20mm). Rome mint. Struck 119-122 AD. Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, with drapery on far shoulder. Rev.: P M TR P COS III, Salus seated left, holding patera, feeding snake rising from altar, SALVS AVG in exergue. BMC 207. Cohen 1151. RIC 98. RIC II, Part 3, 231 26 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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