Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ancient coin hunter, Dec 12, 2019.
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@ancient coin hunter , with all the pitting, pockmarks, and craters, the Moon still looks great!
I like the coin... GO FOR IT!
Amazing imagery! I think this is the coin in @TIF ’s cute animated film which I cannot seem to locate
Alegandron, You deserve a prize for that post !
Edit: link added
@TIF ’s post was about the legendary Snake Cowboy what took down nem law breakers with nuttin but true grit and a trusty harse.
One of the three coins shown was an A. Pius like the OP.
Go for it @ancient coin hunter . These seem to usually have condition concerns of some kind. I wouldn’t even want to see the price tag on a EF level piece if one even exists. The OP has great detail. I like it.
Thanks. I'm reconsidering whether I should increase my bid and just get back into the auction fun.
However, this particular variety is hard to find in higher grade. HA had another one in the same year. Wish I'd seen that one. It's corroded and the usual form of horrible but less so than others, including mine. Speaking of, here's mine, a former Stevex6 coin so it has some sentimental value:
EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
Æ drachm (32mm, 23.0 g, 12h); RY 23 (CE 159/60)
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery
Rev: Serapis-Agathodaemon serpent erect right on horseback advancing right; L K Γ (date) across field. Only the K is visible on this coin but this is the only year of issue for the type
Ref: Cf. Köln 1852-3; Dattari (Savio) 8939; K&G 35.820; Emmett 1679
Ex X6 Collection.
I am definitely on the lookout for a better example. The Zlobin coin is more appealing than mine but not enough so to make me try for it unless it was closer to the last sales price, and Zlobin won't go that low.
Serapis-headed snake riding a horse is over-the-top awesome . I would definitely like a better example, so we will be bidding against one another when the time comes.
Some higher grade but not Serapis-headed snake cowboys:
EGYPT, Alexandria. Domitian. Regnal year 10, CE 90/91. Æ diobol (25mm, 10.86 g, 12h). AVT KAICAP ΔΟ ΜΙΤ CEB ΓΕΡΜ, laureate head right / Agathodaemon serpent, wearing the skhent crown (emblematic of upper and lower Egypt), on horseback galloping left; L I (date) below. Köln –; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G 24.109; RPC II 2585; SNG Copenhagen 214; Emmett 277.10 (R5).
LYDIA, Philadelphia. Caracalla. Æ 31, 16.7 gm, CE 198-217. Ioulianos, strategos. AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI CTPA IOVΛIANOV A ΠOΛ ΦIΛΑΔЄΛΦЄΩN; horse prancing left surmounted by serpent coiled left. BMC 85. Very rare.
Serapis-headed serpent, sans horse:
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