A middle of the day box of Greek

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Two Messana Tetradrachms
    A leontini Tetradrachm, ex Arthur Evans
    A Syracuse Tetradrachm
    A Phaistos stater, ex Jameson
    A Rhegium Tetradrachm
    A Chalkidian League Stater
    A Terina stater
    A Kamarina Tetradrachm, ex Jameson
    A Locris stater, ex de Sartiges

    Barry Murphy



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  3. ominus1

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    beautiful coins...i love'em all! :)
     
  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

  5. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Very nice!

    Question that I've been wondering for a while - can you guys differentiate between contemporary or modern graffiti, as on that Terina stater?
     
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  6. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    It's contemporary graffiti. It's under the toning and actually shows some wear.
     
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  7. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist

    I have officially become a fan of Barry’s box.
     
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  8. Rich Buck

    Rich Buck Yukon Cornelius

    Gorgeous coins.
     
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Wow.... I am a US guy but am constantly over here plundering you guys photos. May I inquire what bust/God/Critter is being depicted on the middle coin?
     
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  10. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Its a facing lion's scalp.
     
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you. What an absolutely striking piece.
     
  12. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    @Barry Murphy what is this coin? It looks awesome. Is it heracles fighting the hydra?
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  13. Ryro

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    Thanks so much! Please don't stop sharing what come across your desk. These are a blast:singing:
     
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  14. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    That Terina is beautiful even with the graffiti. I'd be proud to own that coin. Beautifully struck.
     
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  16. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    kazuma, it's from Phaistos in Crete. It's the Jameson specimen.
     
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  17. kazuma78

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    Thanks Barry, very cool piece. Thanks for showing these boxes, its very fun to see them. Probably helps make up for all the LRB's you and Dave have to go through.
     
  18. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Pure drool material.

    The scratched one doesn't look like it belongs there, just send it to me & I will look after it.:angelic::angelic::cool:
     
  19. romismatist

    romismatist Well-Known Member

    Pure eye candy - I absolutely love those coins!
     
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  20. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Such cool coins! Very nice!
     
  21. Ryan McVay

    Ryan McVay Supporter! Supporter

    That Kamarina type is actually framed and on my wall! :-( Sure wish it was framed in my coin tray instead!
    Barry, you are cruel! :)
    The average collector is never going to get one of these unless they sell their home!
    But I sure love seeing them.
    Like I tell people "I collect coins because they are Ancient Art in Miniature."
     
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