Brought my first Greek coin today

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Moekeever, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..nice coin of a really famous king... he was the inspiration of the Mithridatum medicine and used in modern poetry by a e Housman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Congrats on your 1st buy! :) mithradates vi 002.JPG mithradates vi 003.JPG
     
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    i guess Stevex6 is recovering well still?!?..
     
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  4. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    This is exactly what I wanted. Thanks!
     
  5. Moekeever

    Moekeever Well-Known Member

    I plan on researching each coin and incorporating the history in binder form.

    Doug,
    I also want to personally thank you for your fantastic website. You have provided us with a wealth of information on ancients. I'm just starting and your site will be invaluable to me.
     
  6. Publius

    Publius Active Member

    A small addition from me:
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    Pontos, Amisos 85-65 BC
    Æ19, 8,97 g.
    Obv.: Head of Mithradates VI as Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath.
    Rev.: AMIΣOY beneath cista mystica; on which rests panther skin and thyrsos; monograms to left and right.
     
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Most of these types were issued from each of the cities in the area. Amisos was most common but a couple others are findable with a little looking. My new coin is Amastris and has a better Medusa than my previous examples from Amisos and Sinope. I would be nice to get the set but you don't see all cities in all types wit any regularity. Poorly struck and rough is par for the course but there is the appeal of decapitation and gushing blood to offset condition. These decapitation coins do make falling horsemen look peaceful in comparison. How many other coins are this gory?
    Amastris AE 28
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    Sinope AE30
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    Amisos AE28 It seems most of these from Amisos have larger designs and less lank space around than the other cities.
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