Bidding in exile: Goldberg Auction 96 wins

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  1. ancientnut

    ancientnut Well-Known Member

    I live 150 yards from the Yuba River levee in Northern California. I was visiting my brother, who lives about 100 miles from me, when on February 12 nearly 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate the area threatened by the Oroville Dam, which included me. So I bid in Goldberg Auction 96 in absentia, before returning home on February 15.

    My first winning bid was on lot 1535. These types used to be listed together under "Siculo-Punic" before scholars began designating them as being from specific mints, e.g. Entella, Lilybaion, and Panormos.

    An early issue with attractive old cabinet toning and a pedigree to 1894 made this a good choice to add to my Magna Graecia collection.

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    Entella, Sicily, Siculo-Punic issue, AR Tetradrachm, c 407-398 BC, 17.59. OBV: 'QRTHDST' (“Carthage” in Neo-Punic) across lower field; forepart of horse right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horse with wreath and holding caduceus; before, barleycorn. REV: 'MHNT' (“In the Camp” in Neo-Punic) across lower field; palm tree with two bunches of dates. Jenkins, Punic 14 (O3'/R14; this coin cited); HGC 2 258 (R1).
    Purchased in Ira and Larry Goldberg Auction 96, 14 February 2017, lot 1535.
    From the Hanbery Collection.
    Purchased privately from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. in 1991.
    Ex Munzen & Medaillen AG 43, 12 November 1970, lot 12.
    Ex Robert Carfrae (died 1900) Collection, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 23 May 1894, lot 7.

    I will post the other two wins later.

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  3. Carthago

    Carthago Does this look infected to you?

    Great coin and pedigree! Congrats.
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great coin, love the obverse.

    That rain today is gonna be interesting for that Damn and us here in l.a. Was pretty high in the last big one we had.

    L.A. River flood control is in my back yard, I can throw a rock in it.
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  5. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Wonderful coin. I love the horse.
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  6. Alegandron

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

    Great coin and pedigree! Well done and congrats on the capture. The details are very crisp and centered. Gorgeous!

    You have been in an interesting adventure being close to the dam. Hope all is well.

    I enjoy Carthaginian coinage, and have several AR, EL, and AE issues in varying conditions. However, I have no AR Siculo-Punic issues!
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  7. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    John. Glad you didn't get flooded out! I live right on the Sacramento (or about 1/4 mile from it). Lots of flooding, the golf course right on the river is underwater. Naturally I had to make a trip up to Shasta Dam to see how things were going. I've never seen it this full, and they are releasing a LOT of water:
  8. alde

    alde Always Learning Supporter

    All that rain is dipping south of us here in the Pacific Northwest. We had 7 inches in the last few days and are finally getting a break. We have some hills that are on the move. Good luck to you guys down south.

    Beautiful coin by the way.
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  9. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    That's a real beauty, congratulations!
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  10. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Great coin! Hopefully it wont too much
  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice video, Ken.
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  12. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coin!!!!! Congrats!!
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  13. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    What a beautifull Entella tet , congrats ancientnut

    Bought mine from the dutch Royal mint Utrecht

  14. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    that is a GORGEOUS coin!

    i'm glad you guys are not getting flooded over there. i saw there is more rain going into california this weekend, hope it all stays good for you all.
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Beautifull coin/ great quality....congratulations:happy:
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  16. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    The detail on that OP coin is amazing! And @Andres2, your coin is georgeous too, I would love to have one of those.
  17. Alegandron

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

    @ancientnut and @Andres2 , both of your coins are excellent. Beautiful. Carthage is an area that I have begun to focus on (they were in major conflicts with Rome). I am inspired for my future targets! Nice!
  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I really like that first coin and can hardly wait to see the other 95 you won.:eek: OK my first thought was that 96 was a lot of wins from one sale but I soon woke up and realized that the 96 was the auction number. 30 years ago I returned home from work and my then 13 year old daughter told me that a dealer had called and asked if it was OK to send me a package of 194 Septimius Severus denarii on approval. We both knew that I specialized in the COS II Emesa coins made in 194 AD so she knew I would love to see them. The thought of seeing even a small group of the then less common than now coins was a thrill! When the (heavy!) box arrived, I found 194 count assorted Septimius Severus denarii of which only a couple were Emesa coins. Most were Rome mint commons in nothing special condition. Jumping to conclusions can be expensive when you figure what I had to pay to return them Registered mail.

    I will be looking forward to seeing the rest of your wins even if there are fewer than 95 to go.
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  19. Alegandron

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

    WOW, Trout fishing has be outstanding in the River now! :D Whenever they release water through the dam near the property I have in AR, the Trout are just excellent to catch! And yummy!
  20. Alegandron

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

    LOL, HOLY WOW! That must had been fun!
  21. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations on a fantastic pickup!
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