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Went shopping to get a book (never got the book), went to coin shop, not intended but happened to be passing by;

 

Saw these, bought them;

 

 

I'm not a fan of coins in such a low grade usually but this was a case of; vidi, amavi, emi (and at $26 why not?);

 

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(Hard to scan copper i'm afraid, but it's an 1804 half cent, plain tail 4, no stems variant). Gradewise i'd call it fair.

 

 

Then i saw this, and thought, why not?

 

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Antoninus Pius, Annona (grain supply) on the reverse? Generally i go in for deities rather than personifications but i just liked it.

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Antoninus Pius, Annona (grain supply) on the reverse? Generally i go in for deities rather than personifications but i just liked it.

 

Maybe RIC 216a: Antoninus Pius Denarius. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / TR POT XV COS IIII, PAX in ex, Pax standing left with branch & scepter. [from wildwinds.com]

 

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That looks to be the one! :ninja:

 

I searched some sites that showed lots of pictures of Antoninus Pius coins but i'd forgotten about Wildwinds. That really should have been my first port of call.

 

 

Pax was another one i'd thought of, giving the branches like that. As was Ceres holding sceptre (but it's a staff) and some kind of plant.

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Dollars are currency in York ???? ;)

Where is the coinshop ? My sister lives in Harrogate so I get up to

the chilly North :ninja: quite a bit.

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I was only converting it for the US members Peter (£15 to you). I like how you knew it was York too! (I was supposed to be going to Lincoln, but they were doing track rapair work between Gainsborough Lea Road and Lincoln Central) and they put a bus on. I though i'm niot going to be messing about with that.

 

So i went to York.

 

Actually i went to two coin shops (i condensed my narrative a bit), Roman one is from a stall in the York antiques centre. The American came from J. Smith's in the shambles (which is where i bought Chris Perkin's Silver Roman Coin's book!)

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I really like the Roman coin, I'm not familar with them at all.

Do you have any other pic's or a good link to view some? Thanks for sharing :ninja:

 

 

See here;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/

 

 

 

I like this one of Tiberius;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s1763.html

 

 

Antoninus Pius; (and a gorgeous aureus too!)

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/antoninus_pius/i.html

 

 

For the ultimate in portrait realism then they don't get much more realistic (and less than flattering) than these;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/nero/i.html

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See here;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/

I like this one of Tiberius;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s1763.html

Antoninus Pius; (and a gorgeous aureus too!)

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/antoninus_pius/i.html

For the ultimate in portrait realism then they don't get much more realistic (and less than flattering) than these;

 

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/nero/i.html

 

Thank You for the link, I've bookmarked it , I can see that I'm going to spend alot of time looking :ninja:

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Both are great buys but the 1/2 cent is a pretty good bargain. I'd say in most shops around FL it would set you back at least $40 in that condition if undamaged.

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I really like the Roman coin, I'm not familar with them at all.

Do you have any other pic's or a good link to view some? Thanks for sharing :ninja:

 

I will add my recommendation to check out wildwinds.com as well. I have touted that place quite a bit because it is a real online source for pseudoattributions and a great place to look at a lot of ancients and the prices that they have sold for.

 

Denarii are a great area where you can find a wealth of variety for $20-$40 a piece. I only have three, but I like them all....

 

Here is an Antoninus Pius, AD 144, Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right. Rev: COS III DES IIII, Virtus holding spear and parazonium

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and a Gallienus Billon Antoninianus, AD 260, Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Providence standing left with wand and cornucopiae, globe at foot.

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My third one is a previously posted Elagabalus that recently lost to a beautiful Athenian Owl ;)

 

By the way, there was a decreasing amount of silver in these, to the point, as I understand it, that some had little more than a silver "wash".

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