A few coin show purchases

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ajax, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    I managed to get out to the local coin show today. It was fun but I was a bit disappointed with the selection of ancients. I only recognized one ancient dealer, the rest were mainly modern dealers selling overpriced ancients. I was able to get two Republicans and my first Parthian. All three were bought from Robert at Calgary Coin. Very nice guy who taught me quite a bit about the striking process.
    Anonymous Victoriatus.png RR Anonymous AR Victoriatus 211-208 BC. Head of Jupiter/ Victory crowning trophy.

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    RR L. Papius AR Serrate Denarius 79 BC Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospia right, half fish behind / Griffin right, fish below.
    Orodes II.png Parthia Orodes II AR Drachm 57-39 BC Mithradatkart Mint. Head of Orodes left / Seated archer right.

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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice! I particularly like the Juno Sospita.
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  4. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

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  5. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coins like all three Ajax,
    This is where you get to find out through collusion who got a bargain and who didn't...;)
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  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Without a doubt, it's my favorite.
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  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    I'm happy! :)
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very nice coins.

    Here is my favourite coin that I purchased from Robert.

    Marc Antony AR Denarius.

    Athens, 32 BC. M. Junius Silanus, quaestor proconsul.

    (20.16 mm 3.42g,)

    Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III V R P C, bare head of Marc Antony right

    Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III in two lines. Crawford 542/2; CRI 347; Sydenham 1209; RSC 2. SRCV I (2000) 1478.

    Ex: Manfred Swan Collection, Ex: Calgary Coin

    Purchased January 30, 2016 at CAND in Hamilton
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  10. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    No, I got that coin from Sveto at ANE. He got it from a very old collection. All the coins were in those old envelopes with hand written notes. There were hundreds of them and I still see them come up for sale from time to time.
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  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I wish I had a coin show, I don't think there've been invented here in Aus yet...:(
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  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Great coin show purchases. All winners.

    Here is a Victoriatus

    Victoriatus (1).jpeg
    Roman Republic
    AR Victoriatus, Anonymous, ca. 211-208 B.C.
    Uncertain mint(traditionally, Vibo Valentia).
    Laureate head of Jupiter right. Border of dots
    Victory standing right, crowning trophy with wreath; between, VB; in exergue, ROMA. Line border. Crawford 95/1a
    Notes: Traveling Roman Military Mint in Southern Italy
  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice score!
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  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    fine coins!
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  15. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Great coins from a great dealer. I love the fish on the Papius!
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  16. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice coins you got from the coinshow @Ajax
    And I really enjoy the idea of ancients travelling from one CT member to another via dealers or whatever. That's what makes it a community

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  17. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    Nice bunch! I love the Papius :)
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Those a super fun pick-ups from a Coin Show @Ajax !

    You have great taste! I just happen to have your three also!

    RR Anon AR Victoriatus 211-206 BC Jupiter Dioscuri S 49 Cr 44-1.jpg
    RR Anon AR Victoriatus 211-206 BC Jupiter Dioscuri S 49 Cr 44-1
    (Oversized Flan...it were Funky Times for Rome!)

    RR L Papius serratus 79 BCE Juno Sospita goat skin JUG Griffon Sear 311 Craw 384-1.jpg
    RR L Papius serratus 79 BCE Juno Sospita goat skin JUG Griffon Sear 311 Craw 384-1

    PARTHIA Orodes II 57-37BC AR Drachm 18mm 3.3g - Crassus gold - Ekbatana mint stars crsnt Arsakes on throne bow anchor Sellwd48.9
  19. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice coins, I like the Parthia best.
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  20. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    Very nice coins, congrats! In case you're wondering, the Parthian looks like a Sellwood 47.9 from Mithradatkart...the Eastern part of the empire.
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