Covid-19 ...Post a Coin you are waiting on... if you DARE

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Clavdivs, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Like most I am usually wary of posting a coin prior to having it in hand... however with the current situation mailing delays are the new normal. If you feel like rolling the dice and posting a new purchase please post it here so we can join in the excitement!
    *Previous thread was deleted due to some nasty comments. Lets not let the trolls ruin the fun.. lets continue to share our purchases and enjoy our hobby*


    I will start off with my an inexpensive addition but my first coin featuring Neptune. Pretty excited and hope this will arrive soon!

    Claudius II, 268-270
    Neptune standing, holding dolphin and trident.
    Sear III 11353. RIC 214 "Antioch" mint.

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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's cool! I won this one at auction on May 17 and it only arrived last week!

    Claudius II NEPTVN AVG.jpg
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  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That's a nice one, @Clavdivs. I won the coin below in a March 17th auction. It proceeded to sit in Germany until June 5th, when Deutsche Post finally allowed it to be shipped over to me. After over three weeks without a status update, I was starting to worry, but this thread prompted me to check again, and it appears that it arrived my central post office two days ago! With any luck, I'll have it in hand by Monday or Tuesday. :)

    Troas Sigeion CNG pic 3200128.jpg
    TROAS, Sigeion
    AE20. 8.91g, 20mm. TROAS, Sigeion, circa 355-334 BC. SNG München 304-6; SNG von Aulock 1570; SNG Copenhagen 493. O: Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet and necklace. R: ΣIΓE, Double-bodied owl standing facing; crescent to right.
    Ex Dr. W.R. Collection; ex Demetrios Armounta Collection (CNG E-Auction 320, 12 Feb 2014, lot 128)
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  5. Obone

    Obone Well-Known Member

    Shipped to me about 3 weeks ago. I bought this for ID practice on the hammered. A quick look says there should be an Elizabeth I sixpence, a couple edward pennies and a couple half or full groats.
  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    "Double-bodied owl standing facing"
    Wow! What could be cooler than that? Great coin!

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  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Thanks. A little freaky but definitely cool. I've always wanted since first seeing @stevex6's example. I wonder if anyone here is the current owner of his.
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  8. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    I have also wanted the type since seeing his! I guess several of us will be bidding for the next one :D.
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  9. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    This one is heading my way. LINGONES potin unit, 90-70 BC. Photo's are not superb, but I suspect the coin to be in very good condition. In dubio whether I will remove the sand patina or leave it as is ...
  10. Alegandron

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

    That is a killer example. Wow, Z!
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  11. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    @Clavdivs that one is a very well centered and struck coin for Claudius II,
    Congrats !
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  12. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Thanks, Brian. If I recall correctly, you have a very neat double-bodied owl bronze yourself!
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  13. Alegandron

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

    Thanks. Not the best, but, hey, DOUBLE-BODIED OWLS??? That is too cool:

    Athens 340-317 BCE BC AE 12 Athena attic helmet R- Double bodied Owl with head facing E olive sprigs kalathos RARE BMC 224 R
  14. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I don’t dare post a picture yet (I am too superstitious), but I have a coin coming from France which has been stuck in New York customs for nearly a month now...

    I had a shipment from Hungry make it in 2-3 weeks, and a second shipment from Hungary currently on the way (6 days into its journey). I do most of my buying from European dealers, so I need to start focusing on US dealers while this continues (such as my recent CNG win which should be here Wednesday...)
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  15. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    I daren't. But I do have some exciting things coming.
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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I'm waiting for four coins right now -- one each from England, France, Germany, and Spain. I don't dare to post any of them!
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  17. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    I don't even dare think too much about them especially since I moved to the countryside.
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  18. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    I've got San Marino, Monaco, England and Germany.
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  19. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Here is a coin I'm currently waiting for. I bought this Antoninus Pius Denarius from @Victor_Clark yesterday off of eBay for my burgeoning ancient coin collection. Hopefully, I’ll have it in hand very soon as I live just outside of Nashville. This coin for me is an otherwise bright spot in a week where I've already wrecked my car.


    Antoninus Pius
    AR Denarius 144 A.D.

    Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III; Laureate head right.

    Reverse: ANNONA AVG. Modius with four-grain ears and a poppy.

    Rome Mint

    RIC 62
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  20. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one from a great seller.. congrats!
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  21. Clavdivs

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    Happy to grab a real bargain version of this extremely historical type.. far from the best you will see - but the story behind this coin is pretty amazing. Severed head and all....

    Helmeted head of Roma right "EX SC" before "ROMA X" behind
    Horseman galloping left holding a sword and the head of a barbarian "Q" and "M SERGI" below "SILVS" in exergue.
    Sergia 1a

    **(below grabbed from another thread on CoinTalk discussing this type)**

    I'm going to let Pliny explain this one:

    Nobody - at least in my opinion - can rightly rank any man above Marcus Sergius, although his great-grandson Catiline shames his name. In his second campaign Sergius lost his right hand. In two campaigns he was wounded twenty-three times, with the result that he had no use in either hand or either foot: only his spirit remained intact. Although disabled, Sergius served in many subsequent campaigns. He was twice captured by Hannibal - no ordinary foe- from whom twice he escaped, although kept in chains and shackles every day for twenty months. He fought four times with only his left hand, while two horses he was riding were stabbed beneath him.

    He had a right hand made of iron for him and, going into battle with this bound to his arm, raised the siege of Cremona, saved Placentia and captured twelve enemy camps in Gaul - all of which exploits were confirmed by the speech he made as praetor when his colleagues tried to debar him as infirm from the sacrifices. What piles of wreaths he would have amassed in the face of a different enemy!

    Natural History,
    Book 7 Chapter 28
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