2021's Off to a Great Numismatic Start!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Johndakerftw, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you're doing well!

    You guys are wayyyyy too much. lol I really need to find a way to give back to this incredible community. Seriously, I need suggestions because I owe you guys so much, but, I'm not creative enough.

    After I posted my 2020 review, @LaCointessa messaged me and wanted to continue the heavy stream of generosity. I'm not surprised by her generosity. But, it was overwhelming.

    She got in contact with our @John Anthony and soon a surprise was on it's way.

    I've always admired the coins from Syracuse, especially the iconic decadrachm - I can only imagine what it's like to hold one of those.

    It took a few weeks to get here. Last week, this bad boy slipped through my mail slot.

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    My jaw dropped! I'm absolutely in love with it.

    So, a huge shoutout goes to LaCointessa and John Anthony for this awesome little piece of history.

    I'd also like to give a huge shoutout to @Sulla80 for making my coin pics look much better!

    IMG_8115.PNG IMG_8116.PNG

    I am eagerly awaiting AMCC 3, so excited!

    This forum is one of the few bright lights I can recognize these days. Thank you for everything you are and all that you do!

    Continue to be kind to each other and stay safe.

    Thanks so much!


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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Definitely a great start!
    That is a beautiful coin! And an amazing act of generosity from @LaCointessa!
    @John Anthony is no slouch either ;)
    I've said this over and over again, but I feel it is worth repeating again.

    The Ancients forum is the best!

    Congrats on your beautiful coin!
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Cool coin and a very nice gesture. Hope the largesse continues, and I'm sure it will Erin!
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Erin, I love your posts and positivity so much! So happy to see you with such a spellbinding ancient coin!
    What a wonderful act of generosity from @LaCointessa and @John Anthony
    Great provenance, excellent patina and that coin is in a masterful style!... and from one of the coolest places in history!
    Here's a recent Syracuse purchase that I'm thrilled with!
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is a very nice bull. So many of them are off center losing one end or the other of the bull.
  7. Alegandron

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

    Fantastic coin, Erin! I really enjoy them.

    I collected both denominations so that can have Bullfights at home!

    Sicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-269 BC AE 22 Persephone Bull LEFT

    Sicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-269 BC AE 15 Persephone Bull RIGHT Rare


    Sicily Syracuse Hieron II compare Butting Bulls Right and Left Rev
  8. Alegandron

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

    I also have one from Agathokles like yours...

    Sicily Syracuse 317-289 BC AE 23 Hemilitron Agathokles Kore Bull Dolphin Left
  9. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Ooh, that is really nice!

    Most current attributions have your coin as being minted under Hieron II(275-215 B.C.). I'm not sure how the consensus has changed since SNG ANS(American Numismatic Society) came to their findings.

    I've been on a real Sicily Æ kick lately.
    SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Æ Hemilitron 22mm 10.54g
    Struck Circa 317-310 B.C.
    O: Head of Kore left, wearing wreath of grain and necklace.
    R: Bull butting left, dolphins above and below.
    SNG Copenhagen 757

    2021 is starting to shape up for me too in the coin collecting arena.

    After my laptop broke last Dec., I waited almost two months for its replacement to show up; only needing to return it after receiving it.

    I ordered another one that arrived yesterday.

    That means I can get back to posting more pictures of coins, instead of only long winded text. I'm also finally getting around to setting up my photo station. So, hopefully the pics will improve a little too.
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Great coin Erin, can you show a bigger pic of the man faced bull coin ?
    And I wonder if your bull butting coin is magnetic ?

    Here's my coin, strong magnetic:

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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..what a bunch of bull!....and very nice bunch i might add:smuggrin:...that is fantastic Erin...a shout out to @LaCointessa & @John Anthony for the good thoughts words & deeds! :)
  12. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Thank you so much everyone! I love your coins!

    It's been a bit busy with my family, my dad had minor surgery on Wednesday, so, I'm a little late getting back.

    Sorry about your computer troubles, @Herodotus. I'll be happy to see your pictures.

    My coin collection is nothing I ever imagined it would be when I first started. I thought I'd have a few Judaean and Roman coins and that would be it. Now, I'm all over the place, which I really enjoy, because of everyone on this forum. The gifts, the suggestions, the inspirations - they've all turned my collection into something truly amazing!

    I'm glad that I discovered ancient coins when I did so that I will have many decades of collecting to come and, hopefully, make collectors of my future kids, niece and nephew. My only regret is that I didn't discover collecting earlier.

    I attempted to play around with the Man Faced Bull, @Andres2. I hope it came out ok. I know nothing about photo editing. @Sulla80 did a fantastic job of fixing up my original picture.

    Man Face Bull Obverse.jpg Man Faced Bull Reverse.jpg

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  13. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    A nice coingift you got here Erin. I'm glad so many at CT realize how you deserve these gifts. Great gesture @LaCointessa !

    Syracuse Agathokles 317-289 BC
    SYPAKOSYWN. Head of Kore left
    Bull butting left, two dolphins and linked VA in field
    6.0 gr, 20 mm
    Ref : Sear #1195 var

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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Well I played around with your manfaced bull too, Erin
    I think this is the description:

    Man Face Bull Obverse (2).jpg
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  15. Alegandron

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

    Ooooooh! Erin broke out a MFB! YEEeesss!

    Sicily Selinus Litra 400 BCE AR 10mm 0.67g Nymph on rock touching serpent Selinon leaf - Man-faced bull Mildenberg 27
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  16. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Erin, Congrats on adding another handsome coin to your collection & high praise to LaCointessa for her generosity & concern :happy:. There are special people in CT who transcend their everyday activities & responsibilities to make life more pleasant for others ;). Ancient coins are a wonderful escape from the toils & hardships of life, & give us a glimpse of the past that is real & tangible. Stay positive & good things will follow :D.
  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Great coin Erin:D Coins are so much fun to enjoy!
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  18. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Thanks again, everyone! I was so excited to Join the MFB club and now the Syracuse club!

    Awesome job, @Andres2! I really need to focus on my focus. :p

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