BRUTTIUM, Rhegion - NEWP from x6 collection

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  1. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 445-435 BC. AR Litra (13mm, 0.71 g, 3h). Facing lion’s scalp / RECI within wreath. Herzfelder p. 89, B; HN Italy 2485. VF, toned, some porosity.

    Ex Antioch Associates 34 (2001), lot 11
    Ex CNG 342; lot 35 (From the collection of a Southern Pathologist)
    Ex x6 Collection @stevex6 via eBay: coin.ages

    I've been wanting an x6 provenanced coin since it was announced Steve was selling off and this arrived today. I hope he is doing well.

    Would love to see all those x6 coins here along with any other Brittium examples.

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  4. Alegandron

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

    That is a fantastic coin @dadams ... Now it is YOUR coin!

    Gotta bunch of Steve's coins, so folks probly bored of mine. I love the Bruttiums, so I will post a couple:

    Bruttium Carthage occup AR Half-Shekel 216-211 Tanit Horse SOLARdisc HN Italy 2016 .JPG
    Bruttium 2nd Punic Ware Carthage / Hannibal occuppation AR Half-Shekel 216-211 Tanit Horse SOLAR disc HN Italy 2016

    Bruttium Rhegion 415-387 BCE AE 11mm 2.46g Facing lion hd - Laureate hd of Apollo L SNG ANS 697 var

    Bruttium AE 18 Hemiobol 215-205 BC 2nd Punic Nymph Terina Nike Zeus.jpg
    Bruttium AE 18 Hemiobol 215-205 BC 2nd Punic Nymph Terina Nike Zeus
  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Nice choice! I wonder how many of us now have ex-Steve coins? Must be a bunch!

    And I would love to show them :D

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 8, CE 144/5
    AE drachm, 33 mm, 23.2 gm
    Obv: [legend]; laureate draped bust right
    Rev: Serapis, wearing modius, standing facing; flanked by the Dioscuri who are also standing facing, heads turned towards Serapis, and each holding a flagellum ; [L] H in exergue
    Ref: Dattari 2864 (RY2); Dattari-Savio plate 148 coins 2864 and 8724; Emmett 1670.8; Not listed in Milne.
    Ex X6 Collection


    THRACE, Sestos (sometimes spelled Sestus)
    c. 3rd-2nd century BCE
    AE 16.6, 2.35 gm
    Obv: Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos; dotted border
    Rev: chelys; ΣH downward in right field; dotted border
    Ref: von Fritz, Nomisma 1, 15 (coin 29 on plate 1 in that book)
    ex Stevex6 Collection

    MYSIA, Kisthene
    Orontes, satrap of Mysia, c. 357-352 BCE
    AR Half Siglos or Tetrobol; 13 mm, 2.75 gm
    Obv: Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready
    Rev: Forepart of winged boar right
    Ref: Troxell, Orontes 4; SNG France 1164A (Lampsakos); SNG von Aulock
    Very rare.
    ex X6 Collection

    BRUTTIUM, the Brettii
    216-214 BCE
    Æ quartuncia, 13.5mm, 2.06 g
    Obv: head of Amphitrite left, wearing crab headdress
    Rev: crab; torch above, BPET-TIΩN above and below
    Ref: Pfeiler p. 33, 4a; Scheu, Bronze 51; HN Italy 1944; SNG ANS 123–4; SNG Lloyd –; McClean 1579

  6. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coins @dadams and all. Steve did have a great eye for coins. I picked up two medievals from his collection.
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Mine is the eighth of the OP coin: hemitartemorion
  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Ah rats! I was hoping to buy that one and then it disappeared. Glad it's still around. A great coin. I have a few of Steve's coins in my collection. Most of his were ex-CNG too.
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  9. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    I wish I had some of Steve's old coins! The guy had an eye and great sense of humor...sadly I joined after he left. But I do thoroughly enjoy his old posts.
    Anywho, here is a fun one (though not as fun as yours. LOVE your lion\s!!) from Bruttium that I have laying around.
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    Circa 415/0-387 BCE. Æ
    11mm (1.76 gm). Lion's
    laureate head of Apollo right.
    Cf. SNG ANS 702; HN Italy
    2524. Good VF, dark green
  10. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    Excellent @dadams ! I remember that coin! I remembered all the coin in the post above as well. Man, I wish I could have picked up a stevex coin, but it just wasn't in the cards.
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  11. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    . . . history . . . provenance => I'm lovin' this coin => My COIN!!

    Going back through some of the old threads where @stevex6 posted this lovely coin really makes me miss that guy. I know a couple of you are still in touch with Steve and I hope you'll convey my well wishes and appreciation of the collection he put together.

    Another Bronze Lion from Rhegion - @Theodosius
    The 'Southern' Greeks - @Mikey Zee
    Bruttium, the Bretti - @JBGood

    A Bronze of The Brettii: Poseidon's Wife - @TIF
    (Thanks for posting that awesome Crab, one of my favs of yours!)

    There is still quite a good selection of The x6 Collection available.

    It had been in my watchlist for a while and I was getting worried someone might snatch it from me so I had to pounce => " ROOOAAARRRRR!!! "

    Thanks to all of you for posting some awesome coins - I can't get enough.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Yeah, I think we all miss him and his antics on this board.
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  13. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Great coins. Here are my x6s:
    Gordian III with Virtvs IMG_0679.JPG IMG_0680.JPG and his Usurper's Wife, Otacilia Severa with (seated) Concordia: IMG_0661.JPG IMG_0663.JPG
  14. Alegandron

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

    My SteveX6's:

    RR M Volteius Mf AR Denarius 78 BCE 18mm 3.96g Hd Hercules R lion skin headdress - Erymanthian boar Cr 385-2 ex SteveX6

    RPrv Trajan AE Dichalkon Laureate hd L Rhinoceros walking L LI-Z yr 17 CE 113-114 12.9mm 1.25g Emmet 719 var. rhino right

    RR Hd Juno Sospita R goat skin hddrss She-wolf R placing stick on fire eagle stndng fanning flames 45 BCE 19.0mm 4.07g Cr 472-1

    Troas Kebren AR Obol Archaic hd Apollo L - Hd Ram in Incuse sq 5th C BCE 7.65mm 0.64g SNG Ash 1086

    Makedon Philip II AE 18 Apollo - Youth Horseback spear hd below 359-356 BCE RIGHT-RIGHT 18mm 6.2g SNG ANS 850-1

    I got aaaalllll the GOOD coins... y'all got the leftovers! :D :D :D
  15. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member


    Commodus as Hercules. From the x6 Collection. Tough to find an affordable version of this scarce and desirable bronze with full obverse legends. You will likely see this one again in my yearly TOP 10 in December.

    L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL - Head of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin headdress.
    HERCVL / ROMAN / AVGV / Club; SC in field; all within wreath.
  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice acquisition, @dadams. I've always admired that handsome Rhegion litra.

    As I said to Steve just a few days ago, even though these coins are physically here with me, I still very much consider them his :).

    Caracalla - x6 Antoninianus Oxen Biga 2588.jpg Macedon Eion - x6 Obol 2594.jpg
    Antoninus Pius - x6 Drachm Tyche 2592b.jpg
    Caracalla - x6 Den Adventvs Galley 2589.jpg
    Macedon - x6 Philip V - 2 goats 2593.jpg
    Nerva - x6 Didrachm Cappadocia Club 2591.jpg
    Thessaly Trikka - x6 Hemidrachm BCD 2595.jpg
    Titus - x6 Phoenicia Berytus AE25 2590.jpg
  17. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    For grins, I used to "hoard" his avatars :D. He used to change them almost as often as his underwear (perhaps more often!) and some were funny or were silent commentary on some forum post or exchange. Although I didn't capture them all, I did manage to get a bunch of them. It's a massive file... hope it doesn't crash the board.

  18. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    What a super addition!! Is it that Steve has awesome taste in coins, or is it that Steve's awesomeness rubs off on them? A bit of both, I think.

    Here are my two ex x6:
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    Zombie Jesus (Nicephorus II fourrée solidus)

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    Azes (58-20 BCE) Æ unit

    And here's a little Rhegion bronze, similar to @Ryro's and @Alegandron's:
    Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 9.04.18 AM.jpg
  19. Alegandron

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

    LOL, I seriously thought about doing that, then decided that he changed them MUCH more than his underwear!

    I chuckle because he was the one who dubbed me:

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  20. ominus1

    ominus1 Be seeing you!.. Supporter

    ah very nice D! :).. ole stevex6 is the "kool hand Luke" of the the CT ancients board.. i don't any of his coins, but bought this one because of him (and, of course, RC's education of what i had:p) sesteterius Otacilia Severus pachyderm (hippo) 001.JPG sesteterius Otacilia Severus pachyderm (hippo) 002.JPG Sestertius Marcia Otacilia Severa, Frau Phillip l, 244-249AD Pachyderm(hippo) reverse
  21. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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