Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Dougmeister, Oct 8, 2019.
I heard that there was some sort of hoard found...?
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...the wonderful wizard of Doug!
I know HA keep selling some at most of their ancients auctions. Depends on the condition and what you paid for it but a very nice AU* with excellent strike and metal is now around $1,500 or thereabouts. I purchased one a few months back (AU* 5 and 5) because I thought....I MUST have one of those in my collection.....but with the frequency with which dozens are flooding the market, I could easily have waited.
Having said that a specimen with full earrings and almost full crest is not easy to come by
And quite a well fed owl
If I remember correctly it was rumors that the hoard , about half ton was found in 2018 . And claim that this is a picture of part of that hoard
I think the plastic bag is reason why they were so well preserved
On a serious note, the coin on top of the pile and slightly to the left is one worth having......broad flan, full crest and earrings. What more can one ask for
I believe not all the owls , staters too , but I don’t know what kind. Most of the hoard was bought by dealer or dealers from US . Some was sold by few German dealers over the internet.
Heck, I'd be happy with even the worst one in that pile
Cut nose unfortunately ☹️
I had heard the hoard was 30,000, so that math supports that rumor. I also heard that a big part was not Athenian tets but a lot of staters from elsewhere.
to run into a room, Pass some gas and leave!
What does this mean? The earring is in the middle of the die...
Yeah, it seems like every major auction has like 20 of them these days though. I'm not sure how many you'd see per auction pre-hoard, but that seems like a lot.
As with most hoards there probably won't be any definite answers to these questions shared publicly. You can thank the cultural property zealots for that.
I think he is mistakenly referring to the hair showing beneath the hemet.
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