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Sestertius #10 and a "duplication" ... or "triplication"


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Finally my FedEx package has arrived! Usually it took 4-5 days but for a few months now FedEx services are getting worse and worse.

I strongly suspect they are using a new transport method but it is still in testing phase.

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But anyways I am more than happy with the new coins I got (the silvered 3 Gallienus coins are beautiful in hand) but the coin I was expecting the most was ...

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... a chunky Julia Domna sestertius, this being my 10th sestertius and my first from Julia Domna.

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Julia Domna. Augusta AD 193-217. Rome
Sestertius Æ. AD 193-196
30 mm, 25,51 g
IVLIA DOMNA AVG, bust of Julia Domna, hair waved and coiled at back, draped, right / VENERI VICTR S C, Venus, naked to waist, standing left, holding apple in extended right hand and palm sloped over left shoulder in left hand, resting left elbow on column
RIC IV Septimius Severus 842

This is a very popular reverse type. The wear pattern is obscuring the, ehm, features, but I am very hapy with this sestertius, I like the brown patina and contrasts, the overall details and portrait and I was very happy to win it with a decent price. I know it is not an extremely rare piece (although marked as R in RIC, but I know this is not 100% accurate).

A good article about this reverse type was written by @dougsmithere

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac41ven.html

I remember reading this article before owning any coin with this reverse and I decided I need to get one - now the total is 4 as I have 2 Domna denarii, this sestertius and a Titus denarius.

This is just my 2nd situation in my collection when I manage to add the same coin type but in 2 different denomination (first being the Decius Dacia sestertius + antoninianus) and I think the group photo looks very good

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As this reverse type was already discussed several times, let's see

- freshly acquired Severan coins

- Sestertii with empresses portraits

- (one of my favorite themes although I only have 2 instances) - coins with the same obverse/reverse but different denominations.

 

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Great I love your Domna`s with the back side 🙂 ... this is one of my favorite revers symbolic. Why? I don't know ^^

I've already shown my three graces in another thread, but I'm free again.
All there from Rome, Towel left, Towel right, Towel left and right. Yes... the Towel is the interesting item! Folks!

 

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@ambr0zie very nice coin! I have a few silver variants of this reverse type, but no bronze.

This coin arrived yesterday, brought by Mercury himself. Just 7 days from a click in an auction in Londinum to Okeanus Pacificus. Photo courtesy of Roma Numismatics. Sabina & Venus, denarius

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That's a great looking Sestertius of Domna @ambr0zie.Lovely colouring!......High on my want list...

I only have one Sestertius with an Empress portrait.

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Diva Faustina Senior. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 21.19 g.)
Rome mint, struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161.
Obv. DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust right.
Rev. AETERNITAS S-C seated left, holding scepter and globe surmounted by phoenix....RICIII #1103 (Antoninus Pius)
Reddish-brown patina.

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Nice sestertius @ambr0zie - I recently upgraded mine, which isn't saying a lot, as I had two worn almost smooth:

1346514609_JuliaDomna-Sest.VenusrearFeb2022(0).jpg.f7634a8af97997d2fb8c57a165e76419.jpgJulia Domna  Æ Sestertius (193-196 A.D.) Rome Mint IVLIA DOMNA AVG draped bust right / [VENERI VICTRI] S C, Venus, naked to waist, standing left from behind, apple in r. hand, palm over shoulder, left elbow resting on column RIC IV Septimius Severus 842; Cohen 195; BMC 488. (21.27 grams / 28 x 26 mm) eBay Feb. 2022 

Although I don't know for sure, I think the latest depiction of Venus-from-behind was on an antoninianus of Salonina.  Here are the two I have: 

1789315300_Salonina-Ant.VENUSbehindMar2018andAug2018.jpg.5a8738840a225976db7d2a2c1d92d1c1.jpgSalonina Antoninianus (256-258 A.D.) Cologne Mint SALONINA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent / VENVS VICTRIX Venus standing right, seen from rear, naked to waist leaning on column, holding palm & apple See reverse for attribution. (2.59 grams / 21 mm) and (2.79 grams / 23 x 21 mm) eBay Mar. and August 2018  Attribution: RIC V (joint reign) 8 (incomplete description); Göbl MIR 36, 904c; Cunetio hoard 735; Stevenage hoard 519; Elmer 98; Biglis, Dinas Powys hoard (1978/9): IARCW 440/2.

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Prieure de Sion said:

Great I love your Domna`s with the back side 🙂 ... this is one of my favorite revers symbolic. Why? I don't know ^^

I've already shown my three graces in another thread, but I'm free again.
All there from Rome, Towel left, Towel right, Towel left and right. Yes... the Towel is the interesting item! Folks!

 

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I am glad to find someone else who cares about what you call 'towel' left and right.  We might mention that both sides is scarce for Rome mint denarii but common on bronzes and gold.  It is also the norm on all the Eastern mints.   I made these groups for that other site.  It shows many of the variations (and about a quarter of my coins).  

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East

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My favorites are the bottom two rows of the East picture.

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