ambr0zie Posted March 15 · Member Share Posted March 15 Finally, a package I paid for on the 18th of February has arrived. It's a different subject, but, I don't know about you, but I am not a big fan of houses that request expensive shipping, but in the end use a cheap and slow service. Something I will take into consideration. Especially since it wasn't an auction win with exceptional targets. But this coin is something I intended to buy for a while and I am glad I managed to obtain a decent specimen, with a decent price. And as I mentioned in the subject, I am trying to develop a Zoo series of my own, being one of the major themes in my collection. Claudius (41-54). Egypt, Alexandria. Æ Diobol (25.5mm, 11.22g, 12h), year 3 (AD 42/3). ΤΙ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙ ϹƐΒΑϹ ΓƐΡΜΑ, laureate head r.; star before / ΑVΤΟΚΡΑ, hippopotamus standing r.; L Γ (date) in exergue. Köln 79; Dattari 166; Milne 90; Emmett 82; RPC I 5140 Not the most handsome specimen in the world, but I like the portrait, and of course, the hippopotamus. Not an animal I had in my collection and for my tastes, more attractive than Otacilia Severa imperials - I find them more common and quite pricy. If I ever specialize on something, provincial Alexandria coins are a major probability as I always felt they have something very original and a variety of reverses with strong themes. Plus a certain style that I haven't seen on any other provincials. Let's see: - animals on newly acquired coins - Alexandria coins - Claudius coins - anything you feel relevant 18 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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