Coin Shows Are Fun!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Ken Dorney

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

    Just got back from the Santa Clara coin show. It's pretty strong for ancients and I was able to pick up quite a bit of really nice things (and lost one golden unicorn). Here are just a few:

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  3. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Nice return with these impressive coins. Hope we can see more in the coming days.
     
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Those are all great! Wish the coin show near me had stuff like that.
     
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    That large "Janus" piece is nice. That small piece below
    it looks pretty nice. Great pick ups.
     
  6. Ken Dorney

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

    The horseback is a Lucius Verus from Alexandria. I could only find one example in the sales databases.
     
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Winners all! Whose is the Deultum (Tranquillina, I hope!)?
     
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    What a provocative Aphrodite on the reverse of that coin!

    What a charming little PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS of Crispus!
     
  9. Ken Dorney

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

    Gordian.
     
  10. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    That's a great looking Republican As. How's the other side?
     
  11. Ken Dorney

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

    Here are a few others. The teensy tiny Herakles is from Pegamon, with helmeted Athena on the other side. I'd never noticed them before. Kind of cool.

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  12. Ken Dorney

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

    Just as nice. It's a bit over-cleaned for some peoples taste but I fell in love with it at first sight. I normally dont collect Republican as I am not drawn to silver, but this one is at 36mm and fits nicely with my love of sestertii.

    A coin I just barely missed was a Commodus with the Three Monetae reverse in sublime EF with a magnificent patina. Easily the finest known example and if it were in a Triton auction would probably fetch mid five figures.
     
  13. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice coins, can we see the back side of the As?
    Is it anonymous, or have identification on the reverse? I suspect some here might ID the coin from the obverse, but not me.
     
  14. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Wow! Would love to see it. Love those huge Republicans
     
  15. Ken Dorney

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

    Here are a few quick photos:

    Janus.jpg Verus Horseback.jpg Gordian Aphrodite.jpg Hermes.jpg
     
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  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! Look at that Commodus sestertius!
     
  17. Ken Dorney

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

    Yea, it's pretty decent:

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  18. Roman Collector

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  19. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Looks like you had a good show Ken - hope the selling side was equally productive. -d
     
  20. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    The as is a nice example of a Crawford 56/2 McCabe G1 as. I'm on mobile but here's a screenshot of the relevant plate from his paper in Essays Russo. I assume it's in the 35-40g range?
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  21. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I really enjoy coin shows. I have been to quite a few over the last few years both in North America and in Europe. The best part for me besides picking up some great coins is conversing with like minded people on either side of the table. I am retired now and I am trying to visit as many of them as I can while I can.
     
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