Collecting Betty Draper

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Carausius, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    What is Betty Draper wearing? (Hint, it's around her neck).

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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Not what I was lookin' at........ devil.gif
     
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  4. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    My OP was a serious question. She has what appears to be an ancient Greek gold coin on her chain. I don't recognize the type, but Greek coins are not my specialty. Curious whether it may be a genuine ancient coin or just a fantasy piece (pun intended).
     
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The horse looks like a unicorn. I'm voting fantasy piece.
     
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  6. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    I believe it is a goat or a stag, not a unicorn.
     
  7. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Some research reveals:

    "She accessorized her plunging top with a vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Virgo Zodiac pendant from the Seventies, featuring a a woman standing next to a unicorn, and a wide-brimmed straw hat."

    I'd never heard of Betty Draper (or January Jones) before - this group is such an education :)

    ATB,
    Aidan.

    P.S. She appears to like that pendant, it's in several photos :D
     
  8. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Hmmm, guess it IS a unicorn! Too bad. I was hoping we had a fellow-collector in Hollywood!
     
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  9. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

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  10. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Agree, unicorn facing left on tbe jeweler's page.
     
  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    So, maybe it's a brass ripoff from China? :):)
     
  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Isn't it always?
     
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  13. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    One day they will figure a way to make coins that pass through the TPG's.
     
  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Why bother when they can just fake the slabs as well?
     
  15. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    I've done further research. The Van Cleef & Arpels zodiac pendant series is amusing to a collector of ancient coins. Their gold version of an Aspendos stater represents Gemini (all these years, I thought those guys were wrestlers!). These zodiac pendants are also very expensive: $6,000-15,000 depending on the subject (and maybe the vintage). It might be cheaper to buy a genuine, holed or mounted gold stater!
     
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  16. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    I've got a Carthaginian stater with a horse that could tooled into a nice unicorn for the right price :D

    ATB,
    Aidan.
     
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  17. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I've never spent anything close to that much on either a coin or a piece of jewelry, and have trouble imagining that I ever would!
     
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Nnnnooooooooooooooooo...........
     
  19. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I don't believe that for a second.......pretty girl, nice figure, and you're looking at a medal or a coin? Are you human? A full figure of a damsel most extrainaire, and you're spying a piece of metal.......no wonder the population figures are down........
     
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  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    What piece of metal?
     
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