[Ancients] Top 10 Index Thread (2019)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Curtisimo, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    I've been keeping track of the various "Top 10" threads because they are some of my favorite threads on the forum and I intend to make sure I go through and read and comment on all of them as I have the time. This year it seems we already have more lists than usual so I thought as a public service I would share my list of links to all the threads in case there are any that readers have missed.

    If you are only reading and commenting on the lists with FDC material you are missing out. There are some really interesting coins on all the lists and the collector has often given some background as to why it was selected.

    Top 10 Lists (organized from first posted to most recent)

    1. @Sulla80

    2. @Roman Collector

    3. @furryfrog02

    4. @Sallent

    5. @Bing

    6. @CoinBlazer

    7. @Roerbakmix

    8. @Andres2

    9. @panzerman

    10. @Parthicus

    11. @Clonecommanderavgvsvs

    12. @Orfew

    13. @Terence Cheesman

    14. @Al Kowsky

    15. @Orielensis

    16. @7Calbrey

    17. @Clavdivs

    18. @Yorkshire

    19. @Michael Stolt

    20. @Volodya

    21. @nicholasz219

    22. @Ancient Aussie

    23. @gogili1977

    24. @Bob L.

    25. @Deacon Ray

    26. @AncientJoe

    27. @akeady

    28. @Orfew

    29. @shanxi

    30. @Spaniard

    31. @Shea19

    32. @Curtisimo

    33. @Valentinian

    34. @Cucumbor

    35. @RichardT

    36. @Nap

    37. @7Calbrey

    38. @octavius

    39. @TypeCoin971793

    40. @rg3

    41. @Orielensis

    42. @JROMA

    43. @Finn235

    44. @arnoldoe

    45. @Marsman

    46. @jb_depew

    47. @zumbly

    48. @red_spork

    49. @Thomas c

    50. @Caesar_Augustus

    51. @Gary R. Wilson

    52. @TIF

    53. @Romancollector

    54. @Gavin Richardson

    55. @rrdenarius

    56. @Justin Lee

    57. @dougsmit

    58. @randygeki

    59. @BenSi

    60. @zumbly

    61. @ValiantKnight

    62. @bcuda

    63. @Curtisimo

    64. @David@PCC

    65. @randygeki

    66. @chrsmat71

    67. @Julius Germanicus

    68. @Pavlos

    69. @David Atherton

    70. @SeptimusT

    71. @pprp

    72. @1934 Wreath Crown

    73. @1934 Wreath Crown

    74. @benhur767

    75. @Parthicus Maximus

    76. @Collect89

    77. @FitzNigel

    The almost made it challenge
    Since I will be updating the list above periodically as more lists get posted I thought a fun way of keeping this thread relevant for a while might be to post a few of my coins that "almost made it" into my Top 10 but didn't quite make the cut.

    Feel free to post your "almost made it" coins as well.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Curtisimo! Looks like I may have missed a top 10 or 2. Time to go back and check them all our again. Even if I have seen them, who would say no to some more awesome coin pictures? :)
  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    How dare you make me #4, sir. I'm #1in the world. You hear me, #1...


    Great list. You have far more patience than I do. Thanks for linking to all of them.
  5. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I’m still waiting on auction results to post, a coin to arrive, as well as good timing to announce one of my favorite acquisitions. :( Otherwise, my top 10 list is ready. :)
  6. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    @Curtisimo, Thanks for the public service - the lists are fascinating for the coins and the diversity of interests and collection styles. I would easily have missed many of these threads, and look forward to browsing more. Here's one of my "almost top 10".
    Arsakes XVI and the Third Mithridatic War
    Arsaces XVI drachm Blu1.jpg
    Parthia, Arsakes XVI, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint
    Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
    Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ~= “Great King Arsakes, Son of Deified Father, (and) Just
    Ref: Sellwood 30.16
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Bumping with an almost made it:

    Faustina II, AD 147-175/6.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.49 g, 29.0 mm, 11 h.
    Rome, AD ca. 174-176.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: MATRI MAGNAE S C, Cybele seated right, holding drum in left hand on left knee; to left and right of throne, lions, seated right.
    Refs: RIC 1663, BMCRE 932-935; Cohen 169; Sear 5281; MIR 25; ERIC II 205.
  8. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Holy smokes! Been working so much lately I have missed most of these!
    Thanks a ton for putting em all together the great (ish) one:D
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  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    I just edited the OP to add a few threads that have posted since yesterday. If you posted a "Top 10" and don't see it on here post a reply or send me a message and I'll make sure to get it added. This thread will be a work in progress.

    Here is one of my "almost made it" coins for 2019

    My First ADVENTVS Coin
    Roman Empire
    Philip I the Arab (AD 244-249)
    AR Antoninianus, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 245
    Obv.: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: ADVENTVS AVGG; Philip on horseback left, raising right hand and holding spear
    Ref.: RIC IV 26b

    Ex. Savoca 23rd Blue Auction (Aug. 2019)

    Fantastic coin Sulla. I love the dark toning. It seems from your top 10 that you really seem to like the dark toned look on silver coins.

    Had I not seen the other great examples in your list I would have wondered why this one wasn't on there. That is a great sestertius and Faustina's portrait is in very pleasant style. Nice one.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
  10. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Yes, toned silver a plus in my criteria:
    C Postumius Denarius.jpg C. Postumius, AR Denarius, 74 BC
    Obv: Bust of Diana r., bow and quiver over shoulder
    Rev: [C] POSTVMI Hound running r., below spear; TA or AT monogram in exergue
    Ref: Cr-394/1a, Syd-785, Postumia 9.
  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    One of the many follis I bought this year, a nice Constans from a lot of 15 , but didn't make it in my top 10:

  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Excellent idea @Curtisimo, very helpful for us not to forget to looking at some of the member's top-of-the-pops !

    I don't think I will put one together myself this year as I've only been adding an awful few new noticeable ancient to my collection. But looking at others wil be rejoycing !!

    And just for the pleasure of posting a coin nontheless, and to please members liking toned silver...
    ... here an old ancient of mine


  13. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    I feel famous now.

    If there is also a list of top 10s of the previous years we could make a list of lists :)
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  14. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    I believe this thread is the first time anyone has attempted to index the top 10 threads unless I missed it or it was done before I joined.

    That would be fun though to see the top 10s of the past every so often. If you try and search “top 10” in the search bar it doesn’t seem to work. This is why I thought this would be a useful thread to start :)

    If I don’t at least see a Q’s top 3 I am gonna throw a temper tantrum that will make @Sallent ’s gif look tame! :arghh::drowning::bigtears::vomit:
  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    As usual, Curtis, it seems you know exactly what this board needs. The number of year end lists seems to have more than doubled from last year... and it’s not even the middle of December, and many members haven’t posted their lists yet! Thanks for taking the effort to put this up. :)
  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  17. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    Another Curtisimo GreatIdea™ :).

    I wish we had these for every year!

    P.S.-- perhaps alphabetical arrangement would be better. I anticipate referring to this list at various points in the future, probably looking for specific members' posts, so alphabetical would be more functional-- especially given the volume of threads we'll have this year! :)
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
  18. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish)

    Not a bad idea. I think once everyone’s thread is captured I might rearrange everything alphabetically on my last edit. The arrangement above is mostly a function of the fact I’ve been grabbing the links as I see a new one pop up. I also think it works well in the short term for helping people find the ones they missed. For instance if someone hasn’t been on in a few days they can just look at the bottom of the list for the recent ones.

    Great suggestion!
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  19. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    @Sallent will definitely not be at the top of the list though. He might be very angry !
    And, an angry lawyer, well, IDK....

    :D Q
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Searching for 'Top Ten' lists would be easier if we had all used some searchable string in our titles. I know I have used 'Ten Favorites' rather than 'Top Ten' and some of us used a number other than ten (top 5, top 12). It may be too late to correct this for 2018 and before but we should consider how to flag year end list posts in the future.
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  21. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Last year I started compiling a ‘history of Coin Talk’s Top Ten’ to which I planned on adding links broken down by year. I ave not continued with the project due to a lack of time. However, if people wanted to take a chronological approach, here is the final bit I wrote, with a note of where I left off sifting through CT:

    So those are the first ‘top tens,’ but not yet a Top Ten of the year through 2013. Perhaps when the semester is over I will find the time and desire to continue.

    But many thanks to @Curtisimo for compiling this year’s into a thread!
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