The theme for the next meeting is collecting ancient coins by theme, or how to collect ancient coins. The classical world is so large and overwhelming, where does a collector begin? Books on these coins can be expensive and difficult to get hold of or do not cover the series sufficiently widely.
here are some suggestions,
- Get Marc Antony Legionary issues or the military types of Gallienus
- Collect lifetime portraits of the twelve Caesars, or the Five Good Emperors, or those from the Year of the Five Emperors
- Get all bust types for one emperor
- All the coins depicting the Circus Maximus or a bridge, boat, camp gates or captives.
- Get coins featuring Britannia
- Collect coins of female rulers
- Get one of each recurring reverse, such as Liberalitas, Pax or Consecratio
- Or just get anything that is interesting and you like!