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21 Nov 2016

Buying Damaged Coins

Ancient Coins | Aidan

I'm just curious as to what everyone's opinion is in this matter. Would you buy a historically important or "rare" coin even if it's damaged?Coin shown, holed denarius of Caesar Augustus.Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (3.53 g, 5h). Spanish mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta?). Struck 19-18 BC. Bare head right / S•P•Q•R• /CL•V in two lines on round shield.

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24 Oct 2015

A Numismatic look at Concordia the Goddess of Peace and Harmony

Ancient Coins | coinsbygary

The featured coin in this blog is an NGC choice AU Roman Empire Double Denarius dating AD 244-249. The obverse of my coin features a right facing bust of Otacilia Severa who was the wife of then emperor, Philipp I the Arab. The reverse features a left seated image of Concordia, the goddess of harmony. To the Romans, Concordia represented peace and harmony between classes of people and in particular between the patricians (nobles) and the plebeians (commoners). Later Concordia came to represent harmony within a marital relationship.

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