Ancients => Man, that's Bull!!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by stevex6, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Okay, I must admit that I got outbid on my primary target, but I quickly regrouped and then pulled the trigger on this sweet secondary winner!!

    *BLAM!!* => $110 => yesssss, I scooped it under its initial estimate (that's always a sweet feeling, eh?)

    Man, I love coins with this comfy fabric ... yah, I'm a sucker for this type of lure!!


    CAMPANIA, Cales, Æ20
    Circa 265-240 BC
    Diameter: 19.5 mm
    Weight: 7.29 grams
    Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left; [uncertain symbol to right]
    Reverse: Man-headed bull standing right, head facing; star above, [uncertain symbol or letter below]
    Reference: HN Italy 436
    Other: 5h … VF, green-brown patina
    From the Camerata Romeu Collection

    Campania Cales Manbull a.jpg Campania Cales Manbull b.jpg Campania Cales Manbull.jpg


    :cow:
     
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  3. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Oh => yup, it's pile-on time!!

    It's another stevex6 Post-a-rama!!
     
  4. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hey stevex6 ... that's a cool coin (congrats, me)

    I have another kinda-sorta similar example ... but it's silver!!


    ancientbullmanx.jpg ancientbullmanbx.jpg
     
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  5. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem


    Wow stevex6 ... you rock, coin-bro!! (congrats on that sweet OP-winner!!)


    :woot:

    Campania Cales Manbull b.jpg ancientbullmanbx.jpg

    :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    gawd, I'm having a good time, eh?
     
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  6. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

  7. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Ummm => Apollo? ... Campania? ... Manbull? ... Bull? ... star? ... any coin?

    Hey, I like you guys ... please try to find anything cool to post (thanks)

     
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  8. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Campania .... yah okay, it's gonna be the first 20 hit thread by one guy!!

    :woot:

    Campania Teanum Sidicinum.jpg
     
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  9. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Jeez, Steve... a little impatient today? :D

    I'll post my one MFB while I'm at work and have a functioning computer. I sure hope my computer is fixed before the weekend!

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    SICILY, Selinos
    Circa 410 BCE
    AR litra, 11mm, 0.76 g, 1h
    Obv: nymph seated left on rock, right hand raised above her head, extending her left hand to touch coiled serpent before her; selinon leaf above
    Rev: man-faced bull standing right; ΣEΛINONTIOΣ above; in exergue, fish right
    Ref: HGC 2, 1229; SNG ANS 711–2 var. (ethnic); SNG Ashmolean 1904–5; SNG Lloyd 1270 var. (same); Basel –; Dewing –; Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 6. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some porosity. Rare.
    ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich;
    ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 404;
    ex Athos Moretti collection, #482, unpublished manuscript
     
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  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Steve, it's a very cool coin. I would like to add a man faced bull one day.
     
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  11. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Nice price on that sweet op coin, bro!

    :)
     
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  12. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    man, i have nothign to pile on....MHB so VERY high on my list..i just haven't been able to pull it off yet.

    that a nice lookin' coin stevex, cool star symbol above mhb as well!
     
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  13. Alegandron

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

    AWESOME pickup Steve! Even if you do say so yourself. Seriously, gorgeous Achelous! Well done!

    Campania Neapolis 320-300 BC AR Nomos Nymph Achelous O-R.jpg
    Campania Neapolis 320-300 BC AR Nomos Nymph Achelous

    Sicily Gela AR Litra Horse-Achelous 0-63g 13mm 465-450 BCE Obv-Rev HGC 2 p 373.JPG
    Sicily Gela AR Litra Horse-Achelous 0-63g 13mm 465-450 BCE Obv-Rev HGC 2 p 373

    AND.... one of my BIG faves:
    Campania AE Apollo-Achelous -275-250BCE PLATE COIN 4 KNOWN RARE SNG ANS 474 - Obv-Rev.jpg
    Campania AE Apollo-Achelous -275-250BCE PLATE COIN 4 KNOWN RARE SNG
    ANS 474
    @Nicholas Molinari knows allllllllll about this little guy...
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

    Campana, CALES

    Campania Cales 256-240 BC AE 18 Athena Cock Star O-R.jpg
    Campania Cales 256-240 BC AE 18 Athena Cock & Star
     
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  15. Alegandron

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

    Apollo? Naw, have 22. The last time I shotgunned a bunch of pics, Coin Talk shut down my pics as they thought I was Spammin'
     
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  16. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    Steve, both man-headed bull coins are ultra sweet, but my favorite is that OP bronze from Cales!
     
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  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I love the fact that there are enough ancients for each of us to find ones we like enough to outbid others who agree. I won nothing today and am glad since the coins I liked appealed to too many others. I'm trying to say off red meat so preferred the chicken. It is much better than mine.
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  18. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Sweet rooster coin, Mentor ... your example is from Cales (I'm fairly sure that my example is from Teanum Sidicinum)

    :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    Steve, did you have your coffee today??

    Awesome bull, got none, but will one day. ;)
     
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  20. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Coffee, you're on the bench ...

    => alcohol, suit up!!

    ;)
     
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  21. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    Sheesh Steve, grab a few glasses of Long Island Ice Tea and play some Led Zep. :cool:

    Here is a bull to calm you down

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    Ok ok , this is the closest thing I have to a MFB

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