Coins on wine labels

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TIF, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Rather than continuing to add to the thread where they were initially posted, I'm starting a new thread and will put all such labels here as they are found. Not just ancients-- any and all coins on wine labels.

    After seeing a Phliasia coin on a Greek wine label, I thought I'd try to collect all ancient coins found on wine labels, paired with the actual bottle of wine. That turned out to be a bit unrealistic for my budget :(. I'll probably just try for a few.

    Anyway, I'm going to put all such wines here in case anyone else is interested. If you happen to have one of these coins, wouldn't it be fun to buy the matching bottle of wine??

    Please add any of your wine finds to this thread.

    Here's a Sardinian wine featuring a Carthage (?) stater. Found this while quickly looking at every single wine label in a local store yesterday. Interesting that they would choose a coin not minted on Sardinia. There is one gold drachm with Tanit which was minted on Sardinia-- maybe it's that one? Doesn't quite match the picture I've found though.

    A coin of Phliasia on this Greek wine. Haven't found the exact coin yet. It looks silver but the only matching coin I've seen so far (single pellet by the phi) is bronze. From the Cooperative Winery of Nemea:
    A Syracuse decadrachm (tetradrachm?) on this Fotinos wine:

    A Constantius Chlorus medallion on this Treveri label:

    A couple of classic decas or tets on this one:
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Some non-ancients:

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  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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  6. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hmmm, wine and coins, eh? (my two favourite things) ...

    => very cool thread-idea, TIF (good luck with your hunt)
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  7. Volante

    Volante Well-Known Member

    Is the value of the coins correlated with the quality of the wine?
  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I doubt there is a correlation but I haven't tried any of them yet.

    I'm going to get the '97 and '98 Sardinian wines this weekend since they're at a local store. Might crack one open, although I'll need to invite some friends over to help drink it. But that means cleaning up. And time away from obsessively hunting coins.

  9. Eng

    Eng Senior Eng

    Here's three bottles from the Great N.W., nothing to do with coins, but labels pictures taken by my big brother, as some may remember from a different forum Oxos..He would get a few cases of wine for his labor..
    Olympic cellars winery..
    1st. one is taken from the Dungeness spit lighthouse.(On the right)
    2nd. i think it was taken from Lapush, home of the twilight wolf gang.
    3rd. i was with him, we stopped at the Sol duck river in the fall before fishing out west. He set up a tripod where three large boulders had the river flow around and the Sockeye Salmon would jump, pool to pool. His Camera would take 5 to 10 pictures at a time, he wanted to get to fish 2 fish in the air at one time, doesn't look like he did...
    He gave me the first two bottles, wife drank the one on the left, i stole the picture of bottle three.
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  10. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Wow => fantastic labels, Halibut!!

    Oxos rocks => yah, I'm absolutely lovin' the 2006 white wine label (ummm, but my heart lies in the red wines, so that fightin' salmon label is my favourite!!)

    Say "hey" to your brother ... oh, and have a drink on me!!
  11. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Eng-- nice story, cool photos. Maybe I'll search for one and serve it at a dinner party :)
  12. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    That's awesome ... 40 years ago, my Dad took us kids down the Washington coast for a "hike" ... we either started, or ended at Lapush (small world, Halibut)
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