Late Roman Bronze Coins

Coin talk => Late Roman Bronze coins => Topic started by: Victor on January 03, 2018, 11:10:45 AM

Title: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Victor on January 03, 2018, 11:10:45 AM
Here is a lot with an unlisted Diocletian that just sold for $326.42. I haven't looked in any other reference than RIC.

Title: Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Genio popvli romani on January 04, 2018, 02:36:54 PM
I assume it is Bastien #135 (RIC.83)
I was following the sale, the day before it was 11.5, I was thinking it could be a good deal...But I forgot to bid... and when I saw the price I had no regret. ::)
Title: Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Victor on January 05, 2018, 11:12:01 AM
You must be right about the RIC number...I could not make up my mind if there was a shield and looked for only spear forward. Bastien even illustrates an example that looks a lot like this one. I was a little surprised that the price got so high, but you never know what will happen on eBay.
Title: Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Depaul on January 11, 2018, 12:19:12 PM
I assume it is Bastien #135 (RIC.83)
I was following the sale, the day before it was 11.5, I was thinking it could be a good deal...But I forgot to bid... and when I saw the price I had no regret. ::)

That's a steep increase. Was it a bidding war or did one person just want it badly and bid high?
Title: Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Victor on January 11, 2018, 12:59:59 PM

It seemed like a bidding war. There were 29 bids and several people bid multiple times.

Title: Re: Diocletian GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Post by: Genio popvli romani on January 11, 2018, 01:04:27 PM
It seems that a few people really want it : http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=263409897752&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565
In the other hand, even if it is not unpublished, it stills a very rare coin known by only two specimens in Bastien's catalogue

Edit: Victor answered while I was writing.