A few more Greek coins today

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Berenike pentakaidekadrachm
    Syracuse Dekadrachm
    Eucratides stater
    Carthage trihemistatsr
    Panticapaeum stater

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    2 Syracuse tets
    Akragas didrachm
    Nikomedes II tetradrachm
    Alexander distater
    Antiochus II stater
    Larissa tetradrachm

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    They just keep getting better and better. Great pics, Barry & thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Holy crap Barry! Are these the last few days coming up for sale? I'd love to see some of these sell. Thats some seriously nice material. That Larissa is really nice for the type.
     
  5. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    This is just some coins this week. Several different submitters.

    Barry
     
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  6. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    The Sicilians are absolute show stoppers:artist:...but I gotta say, seeing a golden Panticapaeum puts a smile on my face. Just amazing.
    Very appreciated, this brightened up my day:singing:
     
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  7. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Does NGC search your pockets on the way out?
     
  8. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    The surfaces on the Berenike look far nicer than when it sold in NGSA 5, lot 151. Hopefully that wasn't too deep of a cleaning to damage the coin.

    The trihemistater's lack of die rust is remarkable; a beautiful coin!
     
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  9. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    Always regretted not bidding on the 15 piece that went unsold in Triton VI.
     
  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    i'd like to have one of does Indo-Greek coins where the Corinthian helmet became an early Brit jungle hat/helmet Brit jungle helmet.jpg
     
  11. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Barry, Thanks for posting all this "eye candy"; few of us get to handle gems like these. Do most of the people submitting these coins get them slabbed or do they go for the photo certificates o_O?
     
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  12. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Most are slabbed. We only occasionally do photo certs.
     
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  13. Pishpash

    Pishpash Well-Known Member

    I want Barry's job. I couldn't actually do it. I would just like to sit there and drool. They wouldn't even have to pay me.
     
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  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    ..here's your chance to get some free help @Barry Murphy ...of course there would be a long line of others here too airplane slapping gif.jpg :smuggrin:
     
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  15. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Wow, what is the size of that pentakaidekadrachm?! That is huge! Don't think I've ever seen one of those before, what an incredible coin.

    Thanks so much for sharing all of these, I've loved all your posts this week.
     
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  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    here hear!!...:)
     
  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Do you ever get minor silver to grade? I have seen more Syracuse tets and larger in your posts here than I have seen half Litra and under total. What is the smallest silver coin you have slabbed? I assume the smallest would have been gold or electrum since so many of those have made the market lately.

    The posts here from 'job seekers' do make me wonder who will replace Dave and Barry when they decide to retire. I have a rough idea what they did to become qualified to hold this job. I wonder how many twenty-forty year olds are on the correct path to unseat them or will their replacements be Artificial Intelligence programs? Add that one to the 'impossible' things that have happened in your lifetime.
     
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  18. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    More eye candy! Thanks for sharing, Barry. :)
     
  19. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Yes we get smaller coins Doug, they just don't make as nice of a photo. I'm literally laying these out on my desk for 2 minutes and shooting them with my phone. Bigger coins are easier to shoot. I've done nearly 2000 coins this week, and posted maybe 30 here.

    Barry
     
  20. Pishpash

    Pishpash Well-Known Member

    Sadly. my reply was tongue in cheek. Now retired, the price of flights from the UK, quarantine etc probably makes my "application" null and void. We can but dream!
     
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  21. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Just got to some smaller coins for you Doug. Larger coins are for comparison.

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