Auction win (fallen horseman)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by randygeki, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I won this lot in the last timeline auction. The price stung a little but I'm still happy with what I recieved. 4 are duplicates and I'll probably give away one. I had a long day at work, which is my excuse for the crappy pics. I will try and reshoot another day. The auction picture did not show both sides of the coins so it was a gamble

    The Cyzikus is'nt much to look and and I have a better so I won't been keeping it most likely.

    I was happy to get this one since I've been looking for a nice one from Nicomedia. I had assumed it was from Cyzikus. It has some silvering on the reverse, and a PO'd looking horse.

    This one is an upgrade to another Antioch FH, so I'll also will probably part with the lesser one.

    The next 2 are both Amiens RIC 48 and the main factor for bidding. I was hoping the first want RIC 46 or 49 (or Gallus, ric 47) but still happy. I like the long neck of Constantius II IMG_3935.jpg

    The other one from Amiens looks much nicer in hand, with a really nice solid patina. The "A" behind the bust is faint, but it's there.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I have none from Amiens and I'm glad you were able to pick up a few from that mint. It's always nice to add to or upgrade one's collection. Nice coins!
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  4. GerardV

    GerardV Supporter! Supporter

    Nice bundle. These are addictive, as you know!
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    Very nice are the fallen horseman collector of the group! :)
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  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    You may have more Falling Horsemen than Doug Smith now, and that's saying something!
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    panzerman Well-Known Member

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  10. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    More great pick ups to add to your marvellous collection, really love that Antioch.
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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    It is not the number that counts. Randy has that wonderful spiral shield and a few other really great and significant coins. When someone writes the book on FH, they will be the ones on the cover. I still have a few including several coins most people would not buy (but Randy would). Amiens and Trier are my favorites even if the condition is not what would slab well.
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  12. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Awesome coins!! Great information, especially the link to Dougs website. Here is one I bought for only a few dollars from JA awhile back. IMG_0441.JPG IMG_0442.JPG
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  13. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    I keenly follow what other specialists (obsessionists?) collect, you my friend are an inspiration.
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  14. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks all :)

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to my falling horseman gallery on forvm:

    Thanks!. Doug and Martin also have excellent FH collections with many coins I'm envious of.

    A few of mine were Doug's :)

    We both have coins the other would rather own; I think you have more I'd want but I have more you wouldn't want. You have a fantastic collection Doug.

    Here's the shield Doug mentioned.
    Thank you! The feeling is mutual I find it hard not to look for Flavian coinage after you post yours.
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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    A nice group of additions, Randy.
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    randygeki Coin Collector

  17. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Sweet additions! Love #2 & 3!
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  18. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks! If I were to only have one, it'd be the 4th coin from Amiens.
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    randygeki Coin Collector

    edit: meant this post to be a pm :eek:
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