2 million reasons I enjoy my job

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, May 23, 2018.

  1. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    These crossed my desk yesterday. Thought I’d share.

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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    :wideyed:

    That is definitely a perk :D
     
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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    That Vitellius :greedy::cigar:
     
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  5. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Wow, they definitely had good celators making the aureus dies.

    Thanks for sharing, Barry!

    John
     
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    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

  7. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Stop it! :mad: :greedy:
     
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  8. APX78

    APX78 Active Member

    Very Nice!
     
  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Damn, what beauties!
     
  10. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Oh wow. I have seen nice coins in museums etc. but to have them on my desk.... I have said for many years that I am in the wrong job....
     
  11. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    WOW, gorgeous coins!
     
  12. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    Heritage had these (and a few others) raw at the Chicago show - gorgeous coins! Hopefully the estimates will be reasonable as the consignor paid a significant premium for them when they last sold.
     
  13. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    They crossed your desk? Did they sprout little legs, or were they rolling edgewise?
     
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  14. lrbguy

    lrbguy Well-Known Member

    Oh, that Matidia steals my heart.

    The coin show sound that makes you freeze, "Ding -- roll -- spin to flat on the floor."
     
  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Did you mean Vitalis, for the great hair-do! :smuggrin::D:smuggrin::D:p
     
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  16. RAGNAROK

    RAGNAROK Naebody chaws me wi impunity

    Bonnie coins, poor avatar... :p
     
  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The first thing that crossed my mind is where they came from as a group. With the date spread it would seem unlikely they were new finds. I know there are hundreds of old collection groups of all levels that enter/reenter the market all the time so it should be no surprise that an ocassional one is 'special'. It is sad that the nature of the hobby discourages provenances.
     
  18. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    They are all out of previous sales. The Diadumenian is Ex Price, Hunt, Leu,
    Platt-Hall, Arthur Evans, Karnak Hoard.

    The Macrinus is ex Metropolitan Museum of Art, ex BMC (71).

    All can be found on Coin Archives.

    There were more coins in the collection of similar quality, they were on my desk 2 days ago and I didn't take the time to photo them.

    No loss of provenances.
     
  19. NormW

    NormW Student Of Coinology Supporter

    These are just wow! coins!
     
  20. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    The power of gold!
     
  21. savitale

    savitale Well-Known Member

    Beautiful! Are they coming up for sale somewhere?
     
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