AMCC 3 is Tomorrow, 12:00 PM EDT

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Congrats @Severus Alexander on a really well executed auction.
    Your hard work shows - the great photos, detailed descriptions and attention to provenance did not go unappreciated!

    I wonder if any of my 4 consignments went to a CT’er …
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I don't think any of my 3 wins are ex-CTers but I'd love to know if they are.
     
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  4. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations to all the winners. I didn't bid on any coins myself, but I had three lots for sale, all either duplicates or close enough that I didn't feel I needed to keep them: denarii of Vitellius and Domitian, and a double maiorina of Julian II. Only one was identified as mine for some reason, but I didn't ask for a correction: I wasn't sure it would make a difference! In any event, all three sold -- even though one had no pre-bids at all -- so I'm quite pleased. I hope whoever bought them will be happy with them.
     
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I am sure I speak for every one here when I say I would be proud to have an ex @DonnaML coin in my collection :)
     
  6. Arcane76

    Arcane76 Well-Known Member

    I didn’t get all the ones I wanted but did get a few. Ended up spending a bit more than I wanted though! Looks like I’ll be off the rest of year from buying LOL. @DonnaML what Julian II was yours?
     
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  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Lot 357, the one from Arles.
     
  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    I didn't bid on anything but I am enjoying the success stories of you guys/gals and am delighted to see so many consigned coins by CT folks. I'll have to consider doing this in the future. Since I re-started collecting in 2016 I have yet to sell any coins, but I have some dupes and upgrades I easily could sell without remorse.
     
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I was the high bidder on the Julian piece going into the live auction. Being honest, I would have probably bid higher if I knew it was yours, as I trust your taste. Sorry I didn't.
     
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  10. Alwin

    Alwin Supporter! Supporter

    I can finally answer this question.
    A caribou came all the way here to delivery me this beautiful tetradrachm.
    All my thanks to NVB who agreed to part with this little wonder!
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    PHRAATES IV, Tetradrachm
    Seleucia, April 25 B.C.
    13.02 g - 27.5 mm
    Sellwood 51.32
    Obv. Diademed bust left, torque ending in griffin.
    Rv. Phraates seated right, receiving palm from Tyche standing left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN / APΣAKOY EYEPΓETOY / ΔIKAIOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ
    HΠΣ under the throne, (APTE) in exergue.

    The style of these tetradrachms shows that they come from dies made by a different engraver from the one or those responsible for the standard production. We are therefore tempted to think that these "griffin strikes" were produced in a workshop annexed to the main mint in Seleucia, or even in another mint, but there is no concrete evidence to confirm this hypothesis.
     
  11. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    @Alwin this makes my day.
    Glad you like the coin, it seems like it ended up in the right hands.
    I was also drawn to the griffin :)
     
  12. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I picked up your Macedonian facing mask of Silenos. Already had 3 of them but just can't resist the type :D. The coin arrived a few days ago and I was pleasantly surprised to find it better in hand. Having camera problems (can't transfer images to my computer) so I haven't posted it and other recent acquisitions yet.

    One other win from that auction is an ex @Terence Cheesman, an interesting provincial from Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem).

    Congrats on a fun and successful auction, @Severus Alexander!
     
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    @Nvb, I also tried but failed to acquire your Ptolemy I satrapal tet.
     
  14. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member


    @TIF I think you got a real steal on that one!
     
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  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I think so too, and I feel a bit bad about it.
     
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  16. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    I’m totally ok with it I promise ;)
     
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  17. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    My only win in the AMCC auction was a follis of Constantine from the London mint. I had no London mint coins in my collection so this seemed to fit my theme nicely. In addition to the substantial remaining silvering, I was also very happy with the very reflective surfaces, so I tried to capture this in this video:

     
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  18. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice one, with great silvering to it

    Q
     
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  19. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's a beaut!
     
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  20. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    It's so great to see everyone enjoying their wins, and their provenances. Sorry I haven't kept up with the thread very well!
     
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