A short article by Geoffrey Cope published November 18, 2015 in CoinWeek discusses the Sestertius of Agrippina Senior, a great
ancient coin. -Editor
This Sestertius coin was a lone piece amongst 200 of the world’s finest Greek & Roman in an Auction at Sotheby’s in the 1995; time has
made me forget the full story of who told me about the item. I do remember visiting London and meeting Tom Eden specially to see it; if one
can ‘love’ a coin at first site then I was bewitched by the brass Sestertius. I was to have it at any price, the ageless portrait smiled at
me from the coin, she was beautiful and dignified and I had not realized that such a piece existed with such beauty.
An embarrassing story of total irresponsible action of any human being to mortgage to acquire a coin. Prior to the sale I deposited the
deeds of our house to get a loan. We acquired the coin for which I had a large pictures on the wall in my study for many years, she is as
beautiful as the day I met her. The donkeys with such minute details.
There are coins that I enjoy for the perfect quality and those that are a “work of art”; a few are ‘masterpieces’. I am asked what you
mean by a ‘masterpiece’, ask ten people and get ten answers; everybody has his own opinion of what is a ‘masterpiece’. I am spending a lot
of time considering this point. Is it were the artist has detached himself to create a piece of art that will last for time memoriam.
She's a beauty, all right. I fell for this coin myself. Amazing detail for an ancient Roman coin, although the horses' legs look
skeletal and the cart appears to only have one wheel. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Roman Coin Profile – Sestertius of
Agrippina Senior (www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/roman-coin-profile-sestertius-of-agrippina-senior/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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