Benefactor kirispupis Posted June 12, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted June 12, 2022 It seems every day I learn something new in this hobby. Today, while waiting for some of my targets to come up for auction, I decided to look for what @Ryrocalls "snacks" under the Roman Imperials. I noticed this Crispina with a then current bid of 50 CHF. Since I don't have a Crispina, I made a note to check it out later. (I apologize if someone here purchased this coin) NOTE: NOT MY COIN In a bit of good luck, I wound up not only winning my #1 target, but I also picked up five more coins relating to Philip II or Alexander the Great. That pretty much killed my budget, so I didn't bother to bid on any Roman coins, nor did I pay attention when they came up for auction. Later in the day, I checked out this coin only to see it went for 1100 CHF! The only thing I can tell is the obverse legend says "AVG" instead of "AVGSTA", which according to the auction site is very rare. Still, it's the same basic coin. I have several Greek coins where there's some mint mark or variation with no other well-known examples. Did this Crispina go so high simply because of the legend, or is there some dramatic historic aspect that makes this super collectible? Just trying to understand for future reference what brought this coin so high. Many of the other Crispina examples I've seen in this condition go for under 100. The other weird thing is I noticed another coin with a seemingly identical legend coming up in another auction, so maybe it's not so rare... 9 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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