That's a nice one. I only have one.
Obvs: Diademed head of Ariarathes right
I doubt this coin was meant to fool anybody. Wouldn't be uncommon for something this heavy to have a lead center.
I came up with my theory and even added a poll.
Obvs: POP ROMANVS, Draped bust of genius...
These are from the museum dedicated to that event and excavated over the last 25 years.
This one is probably my best.
Antiochon the Orontes
Obvs: Diademed head of Antiochus right with short...
Sicilian islands are expensive and hard to find in nice condition. My guess is someone really wanted at least one of these.
I would have a lot more to add to this thread but 2 related are in the mail.
Antiochus IV and Timarchus were certainly conspiring together, didn't...
Congratulations. That auction had a few rarities, I was able to snag one and will post after I get it. However mine had a lot of competition.
Never knew these existed. I have a hard time understanding why countermarks would be needed after provincial mints closed. I would assume they...
These are great silver coins that are usually affordable.
931 to 945 AD
Obvs: IhSЧS XRIStЧS...
The style is correct, I see some surface abrasions possibly from aggressive cleaning, but I would say fine otherwise.
What is the weight? I can't verify from this photo but I don't see anything wrong with this tet from Antioch.
I don't use the catalog mainly because online sources are more up to date which will be true of any print. He does show some very rare coins which...
Hmm if it was no reserve you probably got burned. I'll guess $1.50 per coin or $99.
Looks like random bronze bits to me, such as decorative pieces or just other 'artifacts'.
I like those autonomous tets. As far as I know the last one to issue from this mint was Demetrius III with a very similar reverse.
I think this is what you are looking for.
Even though I didn't know of this particular coin, I assumed it was some occupation of Seleucid territory. It would seem this coin marks the...
Someone that specializes in those can tell exactly which that is, but that coin is NOT Seleucid. Very similar types occur from Sidon and Tyre but...
Those are great!
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