ambr0zie Posted June 24, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 24, 2022 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. 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 ... ... a chunky Julia Domna sestertius, this being my 10th sestertius and my first from Julia Domna. 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 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. 17 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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