A few Alexander tetradrachms

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    It’s been awhile since I posted a nice group of coins. Thought I’d share what I was working on today. 315 Alexander tets and a few Philips. About 1/2 are lifetime, the rest early posthumous.

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  3. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Wow, I always love your posts with pictures like this!

  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Wow! Very cool hoard
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    That's awesome.... man your job must be fun.
  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That's sweet, would love to enjoy a sit down with them.
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  7. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  8. TheRed

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    That's an amazing amount of tets, and is about 12 lbs! I would love to be able to sort through them. Thanks for sharing Barry.
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    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    WOW. I am in awe :eek:
  11. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Just another day at the office! Curious @Barry Murphy , in what format are these shipped to NGC before being found in a pile on your desk - bag, jar, tin can, box, flips?
  12. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Wow Barry that's amazing. Your job sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing these with us.
  13. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

  14. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    These arrived from a US dealer in a few heavy duty ziploc bags.

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  15. greekandromancoins

    greekandromancoins Well-Known Member

    That image is mouth watering.

    Is it at all strange that I am now feeling hungry?

  16. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    It would be interesting to know how many different types/mints/Price numbers are represented in the group. Did these circulate widely in all areas where the Alexander coinage was known (almost everywhere?) or did each one pretty much stay close to home? The varied tones suggests this was not a hoard but an accumulation in the trade. Correct?
  17. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Working? You call this work?
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  18. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    For me, this is a wealth of Tets.
  19. AngelDeath

    AngelDeath Well-Known Member

    There is enough for everyone not so uncommon guess I'll put mine in a ring.
  20. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    It's a wonderful image, but take it from someone who has sorted through bags of hundreds of coins, it's work: tedious, mind-numbing, eye-glazing work to measure and properly attribute each coin.
  21. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    This is a hoard, or part of a hoard, most of the differences in color are the result of lighting. I took the photo w/my cell phone.

    As we don't put Price numbers on holders unless requested, I didn't keep track of how many Price numbers there were in the group, but I did check them all against Price to make sure they were properly sorted between lifetime and early posthumous issues . I would say there were probably 100 Price numbers or so total. The mints were mostly eastern mints and about 15% Amphipolis.
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