Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 3, 2020.
Those were close for me for sure
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I'm getting a dog in January! and i would like to get the Hungary one because on my mom's side they are Hungarian.
Because I want a Grace Jones coin...
#7 Widows Mite.
Am also a newbie here. I really enjoy the information gained from all of you!
#20 I like because it has nice details and would be a great addition to my (relatively small) medieval coin set.
I'd have to say...
#7. Judaea: bronze lepton of Alexander Jannaeus, ca. 103-76 BC (the biblical "Widow's mite")
I have yet to acquire one of these and like the biblical association.
With respect to the obverse, I also got a little education on the final battle of the Gallic secession that so decimated the victorious Roman forces which in turn opened the way for the northern tribes to overrun Rome.
A couple of fun hours exploring history all because of an old coin!
A coin with a mountain on it, not something I own or have seen before. Amazing.
And, what a mountain (Volcano), which I want to visit in the future due to its mythological standing.
(Apologies for long absence from forum)
I really like #18, as I have recently become more and more fascinated with Spanish history and how it has truly shaped the world. The castle and lion on this coin really catch my attention and together they feel like a motif of this iconic era in world history.
Entry post Even though green is my fav color. I pick #20
ENTRY POST #1 just because it's the oldest one on here and I want to get my ancient coin collection started off strong
You the man, @lordmarcovan! Thanks!
I appreciate and like each and everyone one of those coins! I get goosebumps just thinking where those coins have been, who might have bought what kind of food or shelter, or if a mercenary was paid with one of those coins, or what kind of trade deals those coins were used in, . . . I could go on and on.
Leaning towards commerce and trade deals today, I'm going with #2 Phoenicia (Arados): bronze Æ17, ca. 242-166 BC; turreted head of Tyche / Athena on ship's prow. Tied for second place were numbers 17-20!
Number 13. I have recently become interested in the history of the short-lived Gallic Roman Empire.
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