Great coins, all. Here are four tets from this guy (Phraates of Elymais):
AE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Congrats, Mat. The Mithradates V drachm may have been part of the side collection - just a secondary purchase for you, but it’s special because of...
Wonderful news, at a time when we can use some. Congrats, Nick. Well done.
Possibly Kassander. Similar:
No coins here - but some Western Asian spearheads, c. 1200-800 BC:
Congrats on the pickup, Mat. Nice one.
Wow, some really brutalized coins in this thread. Here's one sold by a major auction house (in 2018, so it doesn't make the, um, cut), listed as...
A few years back, Thomas/Typecoin wrote an intro to these: https://www.coincommunity.com/pdf/Ant-Nose-essay.pdf
Welcome, KVcoins. Impressive collection of Ant Nose coins. Fyi, CT member TypeCoin971793 is an authority on these. Hopefully he'll be by to offer...
Welcome back! Looking forward to your coming posts.
My nomination for least convincing fake, from a seller who Ken Dorney referred to in an old CT post as "the most notorious purveyor of fakes in...
Maybe Smyrna, Apollo/hand in caestus.
Cf. Moorey (Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum), plate 7, #58,...
An awesome pickup, Mat, with a nice, sharp obverse and a super rendition of a crested Parthian tiara. Well done.
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