Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by AncientJoe, Dec 7, 2019.
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The Syracuse tet and Pergamon stater are indisputably beautiful and of the finest style. The Nektanebo stater... well, that's a dream coin for me .
The ex Gonzaga-- one of the most coveted pedigrees!
That Carausius is incredible and being able to trace it to the ground is extra special.
Every one of those coins make me smile. What a great hobby!
TIF is correct. However, I subscribe to another method. The shotgun approach!
Thank you so much for sharing these works of art with us!
There is one quote that maybe the rest of us can at least relate to in our own modest way - in our own collections.... this sentiment really unites all of us collectors in some way:
"I wanted to ensure I at least had an example of the type"
Just kidding, but beautiful additions, indeed. As i am into Romans more than Greek, i chose no. 10 because of the provenance.
I'm not even going to try and pick a favourite....
An amazing set of coins, good work finding all those, and thanks for sharing your collection with us.
I have always liked the reverse of the Katane drachm. The portrait of the young river god surrounded by various water creatures has always seemed just right. The obverse is very well engraved too. The placement of the chariot wheel seems geometrically impossible unless the engraver was trying to show that the chariot was turning at that moment. I think Nike is crowning the charioteer as they cross the finish line and win the race, but I can't remember if a chariot race ends at one of the turning posts or in the middle of the straight? Either way, it is an awesome obverse die.
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