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  1. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I have been very preoccupied lately. However, this becomes my 10,000th post here on CT, most of them in the Ancients Forum. I have really enjoyed the Threads with everyone. Unfortunately, I will be posting a little less frequently in the future. I thought that I would post this milestone of long-time babbling of 10,000 posts with my favorite focus in coins. Many of you have seen these, perhaps many times, but I still love these coins. They fuel my passion for collecting.

    Here are samplings from Ancient collecting foci that I love...

    I would be honored if you would post any of YOUR cool collecting areas! Please PILE ON!

    Roman Republic Pre-Denarius Silver:
    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius -  Didrachm 310-300 BCE Mars-Horse FIRST.JPG
    RR Anon AR Heavy Denarius - Didrachm 310-300 BCE Mars-Horse FIRST Roman Silver coin

    Makedon Kings:
    Makedon Philip II Tet Pella LIFETIME 353-349 Zeus Horse star spearhd Le Rider 102.JPG
    Makedon Philip II Tet Pella LIFETIME 353-349 Zeus Horse star spearhd Le Rider 102

    CILICIA Uncertn Early-mid 4th C BCE AR Tetartemorion 5mm 0.17g Persian king running dagger and bow - Crowned hd Achaemenid king CNG E239 Troxell Kagan 4

    RR Quinarius 212-195 BCE 1.8g Luceria mint Anon Craw 098-B1 L VERY RARE.jpg
    RR Quinarius 212-195 BCE 1.8g Luceria mint Anon Craw 098-B1 L VERY RARE

    Carthage Zeugitana 310-270 BCE EL Dekadrachm-Stater 18.5mm 7.27g Tanit Horse 3 pellets in ex MAA 12 SNG COP 136

    Mercenary / Libyan War:
    Carthage LIBYAN UPRISING Mercenary War 241-238 BCE AR DiShekel Heracles Head in Lion's Head- Lion walking R SNG Cop 240f

    Etruria Populonia AR 5 Asses 3rd C BCE 2.0g Young Hd L V behind HN 173 Vecchi Rasna III 52 ex NAC 29 No 9 RARE

    PERSIA Achaemenid Daris I-Xerxes II 485-420 BC AV Daric 14mm 8.3g LydoMilesian Sardes king wearing kidaris kandys quiver spear bow Incuse Carr Type IIIb Group A-B pl XIII 27

    Roman Republic Denarius:
    RR AR Denarius 149 BCE Pinarius  Natta Roma X  - Victory Biga whip NATTA ROMA Cr 208-1 Syd 390.jpg
    RR AR Denarius 149 BCE Pinarius Natta Roma X - Victory Biga whip NATTA ROMA Cr 208-1 Syd 390

    Roman Republic Aes:
    RR Aes Grave Anon 280-276 BCE Triens 46mm 90.3g 9.3mm thick Tbolt-Dolphin Rome Crawford 14-3 T Vecchi 3

    And so many other sub-collections and foci.

    I would be honored if you would post any of YOUR cool collecting areas! Please PILE ON!
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great coins & congrats on the 10,000.
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Shaddup, you talk too much!!

    Kidding, of course :D Congrats on the milestone! I love your collecting motivation and I particularly like some of your Etrurian coins. Wouldn't mind one of those Libyan revolt dishekels either :).

    Sorry to hear that. Our loss, certainly.

    Provincials have become my primary focus although I'll bite on anything interesting, artistic, or with an unusual deity :).

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Domitian. Regnal year 10, CE 90/91. Æ diobol (25mm, 10.86 g, 12h). AVT KAICAP ΔΟ ΜΙΤ CEB ΓΕΡΜ, laureate head right / Agathodaemon serpent, wearing the skhent crown (emblematic of upper and lower Egypt), on horseback galloping left; L I (date) below. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G 24.109; RPC II 2585; SNG Copenhagen 214; Emmett 277.10 (R5).
    Ex Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection
    Ex West Coast/Lloyd Beauchaine Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 41, 19 March 1997), lot 1110
    Ex Classical Numismatic Review Vol. XVI, No. 1 (January 1991), lot 31
    Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Fall Mail Bid Sale (18 October 1990), lot 2365

    Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 39 (this coin)
    Obverse illustrated in Emmett as the header for the Domitian section, p. 24 (this coin)
    Fully illustrated in Emmett, p. 26 (this coin, discussing the unusual reverse).


    EGYPT, Alexandria. Nero
    Regnal year 14 (CE 67/8)
    AE diobol; 27 mm, 10.9 gm
    Obv: NEPΩKΛAVK[AIΣΣEBΓEPA]; laureate head right
    Rev: L - IΔ; "vase" (Emmett), or "oinochoe" per others (others are probably correct)
    Ref: Dattari-Savio Pl. 1, 2 (this coin); Dattari cf 286; RPC 5322; Emmett 153.14; Poole (BM, 1892) cf 188?; Milne -; none in a few other minor references I own. Rare.
    ex Dattari collection (Giovanni Dattari, 1858-1923)

    TROAS, Alexandria. Trebonianus Gallus
    CE 251-253
    AE 21 mm, 4.76 gm
    Obv: IMP VIB TREB GALVS AV; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: COL AV / TROA; Apollo, head right and holding kithara, seated facing on griffin springing right, head left
    Ref: RPC IX 407; Bellinger A403
    Only three others found in ACsearch.
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  5. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    In honor of your 10,000th post, I’ll post my new Acheloios, this one from Gela (so Acheloios Gelas). It is exceptionally rare, with the man-faced bull to left!
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    congrats buddy on 10,000... i noticed you hadn't been posting or likin' much lately, hope all it well with you and yours my friend. hope to see another 10,000 from ya! maybe you can come down for some homemade pie and sit a spell with me! :) G.
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  7. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

  8. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Congrats on 10K Alegandron, I look forward to seeing your posts. It's no secret what my collecting focus is..... and it's not Nero. 1525565734501-521232062.png
    Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 21.62 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66. Laureate head left, globe at point of neck / Triumphal arch, showing the front, with a wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche; the faces and plinths of the arch are ornamented with elaborate reliefs. RIC I 500; WCN 452; Lyon 191. Near VF, brown patina.
  9. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Congratulations on 10,000!

    I really like your collecting approach with many specialized subcollections.

    This Klazomenia tetradrachm is one of my favorite coins.

    Klazomanai Tet 1a.jpg

  10. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    These were struck by the rebel mercenaries fighting the Carthaginians when they could not pay them after the first Punic War. I would not doubt that the Mercenaries/Libyan uprising would overstrike existing coinage for their coinage. Thanks Warren!
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
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  11. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Congrats on your 10K milestone @Alegandron !

    My collecting area is ancient coins I can afford, with a focus on rules/types/metals/regions/denominations I con't already have.....sol I don't have one in other words.

    But here is a coin I got recently I hadn't posted yet, I didn't have a coin of Otacilia Servera until last week.

    Otacilia Severa, 246- 248 AD, AR Antoninianus

    O: OTACIL SEVERA AVG; diademed and draped bust right, on crescent. R:CONCORDIA AVGG; Concordia seated left holding patera and single cornucopiae. Rome mint. 23 mm, 3.8 g.

    I the green deposits are stable, and are actually forming on top of other depostits that are on the coin surface.
  12. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    LOL! Wonderful coins! Love the new graphics! Super-sized VAPING going on there!
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  13. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    10K is quite the accomplishment.
    I am trying to get back to posting regularly and just finally got to were I could start some new additions. All but one of these coins have been posted by me on CT before.




    Claudius (2).jpg
    A recent purchase from @Sallent (Thank you my friend)


    Ex Red_Spork
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  14. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    10k is very impressive. At the rate I'm going it would take me another 18 years to get that many! Don't have many from your foci except this siglos.
    And a newer one from one of my areas of interest.
    g294.jpg Demetrios II, FIRST REIGN
    Mint: Perhaps Seleucia in Pieria
    146 to 138 BC
    Obvs: Diademed head of Demetrios II right within dotted border.
    Revs: BAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY in two lines on right, NIKATOPEΣ on left. Anchor, flukes upward. Lily/Lotus flower inner right.
    AE 16x17mm, 3.90g
    Ref: cf. SC 1928; HGC 10, 1008(R2)
    Note: Unpublished with control mark unlisted. This mark only noted for drachms.
  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Congrats on the 10k, @Alegandron! It's been fun watching you build your collection, and what an impressive one it's turned out to be :).

    I can't really say I have any collecting areas I'm especially focused on, unless we consider large group lots a specialized area :shame:. In all honesty, I seldom have more fun in this hobby than when I get to sift through, look up, and learn from a pile like the one below.

    Lot - June 2018 x 100 smaller.jpg
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  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    z..that pile is making my mouth water!..:wideyed::wacky::woot::singing::beaver:
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  17. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    Happy 10,000th!
    And what a superb selection of coins - especially the Zeugitana dekadrachm-stater.
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  18. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Congrats, Gandalf!!! 10,000 is quite a milestone, I have only been present for a small portion of that. But I have enjoyed every post in that small portion. Thank you!! :cat:

    As you know, I don't really specialize too much, but I do have a few subcollections, so I'll post 1 Farnese Hercules, 1 early Christian symbol, and 1 Sev Alex middle bronze for you:

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  19. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Congrats on the 10 000 posts Brian, and sorry to read you won't be here so much in the future. Hope you're OK though.
    I'm far behind with less than 4000 posts in almost 13 years of presence here at CT

    Just in honor of one of the major posters here (and good friend of mine), will I post a major coin (well major to me I mean) in every field I actively collect :

    Greek :


    Roman Republican :


    Roman Imperial :


    Roman Provincial :


    Dombes :


    United Kingdom :


  20. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Congrats on reaching the 10,000 posts milestone! I'll post a Septimius Severus denarius with an unusually fine portrait.


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  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Congrats my friend.
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