ACH's Top Coin of 2020

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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    I went big for this one, certainly the biggest acquisition of 2020...



    Ptolemy IV 221-205 BC AE Drachma. (75.52g, 41mm, 12h)

    Obverse: Bust of Zeus Ammon right

    Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopiae in front, ΛΙ between legs

    Reference: SNG Cop 199.



    And presently my avatar.

    Please share any Ptolemies in your possession!!!
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Such a thicc boi!
    Puts my poor Ptolemey IV to shame. He is only 38mm and 38.15g. Also the only Ptolemaic coin in the collection (so far).

    Ptolemy IV, Philopater I
    AE38, 38.15g
    221 - 205 BC
    Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus Ammon right
    Reverse: ΠTOΛEMIAOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back at cornucopiae above right wing
  4. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Ptolemy II, Ptolemaic Kingdom
    AR tetradrachm
    Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis
    Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monogram in left field, shield in front of eagle
    Mint: Alexandria
    Date: 285-246 BC
    Ref: Svoronos 574

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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Just bought this one:

    Ptolemy IV (2).jpg
  6. Alegandron

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

    Congrats @ancient coin hunter .

    Here is a random bunch on my PIII’s


    Egypt Ptolemy III AE Tet 41mm 7.2mm thick 67.5g Zeus Ammon Eagle Cornucopia XP Chi-Rho

    Egypt Ptolemy III 245-222 BC AE 34mm 31g HemiDrachm Zeus-Ammon Eagle Tbolt Cornucopia XP Chi-Rho SV 965

    Egypt Ptolemy III Euergetes 246-222 BCE AE Chalkous 12.0mm 2.0g Zeus-Ammon Eagle Trident Svoronos 840 ex Righetti Collection
  7. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Was the underbidder on this one. Good to see it go to someone in the CT family! I won the little bronze from Cyrene though :D
  8. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    Everyone should have one of these in their collection. I am still waiting for a nicely priced one, but in the meantime, its smaller sibling will do...

    Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt: Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BCE) Æ Triobol, Alexandreia (Svoronos 965; SNG Copenhagen 173-5)
    Obv: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right
    Rev: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; filleted cornucopia to left, XP monogram between legs

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  9. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    I got one a few months back from Forum. Not as big or heavy as @ancient coin hunter beautiful example.



    He gave it a high grade of ChVF with light earthen deposits.
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  10. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I've got a few, in weight ranging from this 1.75g gold triobol of Ptolemy I:


    to a 71.63g drachm of Ptolemy III:


    The big ones are impressive :D

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  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    My biggest is nothing in comparison to some of the beautiful big chunks we see in this thread : only 36 gr and 34 mm


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  12. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Big, heavy, beautiful. Congratulations!
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  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Lovely puck, ACH! I got this smaller one a couple months ago to go along with my Hieron II imitation series of it (ex1, ex2). It is the Alexandrian version with Σ above Galatian shield:
    Ptolemy II Philadelphos, 285-246 BC
    AE Diobol, Alexandria mint, Series 2
    Struck circa 285-261/0 BC

    Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right.
    Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread; Σ above Galatian shield to left, I between legs.
    References: Svoronos 576
    Size: 28mm, 14.8g

    And upgrades this one from a year or two ago:
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  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Thanks all for posting your Ptolemaic coins. I should add that I acquired 24 coins in 2020, so about 2 per month. This one was so big in hand that it became my favorite. I paid more for several coins - this drachma set me back $290 + shipping.
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  15. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Egypt Alexandria Ptolemaeos IV drachmai 2.jpg Egypt Alexandria Ptolemaeos IV drachmai 2.jpg At 72 grams my heaviest ancient!
  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...that's grade A large...i tried buyin' one by the gram but still lost out :bigtears:
  17. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    That is one hefty coin! Yours is more than 37 times the size of this one.
    Cyrenaica, Cyrene. AE 1.79 g. Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter, r.
    ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ Diademed, female head of Isis r., cornuacopia in field l. Svoronos, Pt. 873. SNG Cop. 439.
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