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Please choose your favorites coins !  

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  1. 1. Please choose your favorites coins !

    • #1 Augustus , AE
    • #2 Nero , AR Tetradrachm
    • #3 Vitellius , Denarius
    • #4 Titus, Denarius
    • #5 Trajan , AR Cistophorus
    • #6 Trajan , AE unit
    • #7 Trajan , Denarius
    • #8 Septimius Severus , Denarius RESTITVTOR
    • #9 Septimius Severus , Denarius INDVLGENTIA
    • #10 Caracalla , Tetradrachm
    • #11 For Constantius by Constantine
    • #12 Constantine I , AE Follis
    • #13 Massalia , 4 AR Obols

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Hello everyone , I would like to present you the most important coins I bought this year, allow me to add more than ten coins it's hard for me to give up some , most of them are roman , but at the end I also added a group of small Greek coins. Please choose your favorites coins from the pool above. The coins are arranged in chronological order excepte the last greek group , I hope you will like them ! 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the members and readers a joyous holiday season !!


#1 Augustus , AE 26mm of Antioch, Syria. RIC 528 , RPC I 4264
IMP·AVGVST·TR·POT Laureate head right / 
SC within laurel-wreath. 


#2 Nero , AR Tetradrachm of Syria, Antioch. Syria. AD 59-66. 
NERWN KAISAR SEBASTOS, laureate bust right wearing aegis / 
ETOUS AIR.Q, Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head right, palm and pellet in right field.
Dated regnal year 9 and year 111 of the Caesarean era (AD 62/3)


#3 Vitellius , Denarius. RIC 105     
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right / 
LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas, draped, standing facing holding pileus and long rod.


#4 Titus , as Ceasar, Denarius. 77-78 AD. RIC 948[vesp]
T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / 
COS VI, Mars standing left, holding spear and trophy. 


#5 Trajan , AR Cistophorus , RIC 719 
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M, laureate head right / 
TR POT COS II, Aquila between two standards.


#6 Trajan , AE unit , struck for Syria. RIC 677
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM, radiate bust right, drapery visible on far shoulder / 
DAC PARTHICO PM TR POT XX COS VI P P, large SC within oak wreath.


#7 Trajan , Denarius. RIC 294
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right / 
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, legionary eagle between two standards, one surmounted by a wreath, the other by a hand.


#8 Septimius Severus ,  AR Denarius. Struck 200-201 AD. RIC 167    
SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right / 
RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Septimius standing left, holding patera in right hand over tripod altar, and spear in left.


#9 Septimius Severus , AR Denarius. RIC 266
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / 
INDVLGENTIA AVGG, IN CARTH in ex, Dea Caelestis in elaborate headdress riding right on lion, holding thunderbolt & scepter; below, water gushing from rocks left. 


#10 Caracalla , Tetradrachm. SYRIA. Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. (198-217)
AYT K M ANTONEINOC CEB. Laureate head right.
ΔHMAΡX EΞ YΠATOC TO Δ. Eagle standing facing, head turned left, holding wreath in beak; crescent under beak; radiate bust of Shamash (Sol) between eagle's legs.


#11 For Constantius by Constantine
DIVO CONSTANTIO PIO Veiled, laureate, and cuirassed bust right
MEMORIA FELIX altar with flames, eagles with closed wings and head up, either side 


#12 Constantine I , AE Follis. Antioch mint, AD 324-325. RIC VII 57, Z Antioch     
No legend, laureate head right. / 
Wreath above CONSTAN-TINVS-AVG SMANTZ in four lines, dot below. 


#13 Gaul, Massalia. AR Obol. Circa 3rd century BC.  
Youthful male head left / 
MA in two sections of wheel with 4 spokes. 

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Very good selection. My choices were the Nero tetradrachm (excellent portrait); the Caracalla tetradrachm - I chased this type for a long time because I like the portrait plus the mint characteristic - Shamash under the eagle; and the Massalia obols - an interesting coin type I was not aware of. 

But I want to mention also the Titus denarius - lovely portrait. 

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Beautiful coins! I had to vote for the Nero Tetradrachm since I just got an almost identical one myself! When I saw your picture I immediately went to check mine it look so similar I almost thought it could be a die match, but definitely not. But dated to the same year and everything! I like the more complete legend and patina on yours!



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