Fifth Year on CoinTalk!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by FitzNigel, May 25, 2020.

  1. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    While I recall lurking on the board since December of 2014, I officially made an account and joined on this day five years ago. While I have been a little sporadic in my participation in the last year or so, I always enjoy reading all of the wonderful posts here in the Ancients Forum (and I appreciate your tolerance of my pushing the boundaries to include Medieval coins). While I have new coins to share, they are all currently in the post, so I thought what better way to reflect on five years, than a recap of my top coins for the year (easily traceable thanks to the top ten tradition here)!

    2015:
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    Kingdom of Bactria
    Menander I r. c. 165/55-130 B.C.
    AR Drachm, 15.71mm x 2.5 grams
    Obv.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed bust of the sovereign right, coat fastened on the right shoulder
    Rev.: (Maharajasa tratarasa / Menamdrasa). Athena Alkidemos standing left. Monogram 'H' in right field
    Ref.: Bopearachchi, Ménandre (I) Sôter, 67

    2016:
    Med-05a-FTou-1109-William IX-D-1210.jpg French Feudal - Toulouse
    William IX of Aquitaine, second reign r. 1109-1117
    AR Denier, 18.82 mm x 1.1 grams
    Obv.: VVILELMO COME, Cross Pattee in center, S in second quarter
    Rev.: +TOLOSA CIVI around, PAX in center
    Ref.: Duplessy 1210 (as William IV), Roberts 4225 (As William IX), De Wit 439 (as William IV)

    2017:
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    Provincial Rome - Phrygia
    Caracalla, r. 198-217 A.D.
    Hieropolis, AE30, 30 mm x 12.36 grams
    Obv.: AV K M AVP ANTΩNΕINO/C. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: ΙΕ POΠ ΛEITΩN. Nemesis, wearing polos, standing facing, head right, holding rein or halter. To right Serapis, enthroned left with Cerberus at feet.
    Ex Group CEM

    2018:
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    French Feudal - Normandy
    Robert Curthose, r. 1087-1106
    AR Denier, 20 mm x 0.93 grams
    Obv.: +NOR[MAN]NA. Cross patted with pellets in angles
    Rev.: RI/AV in two lines
    Ref.: Dumas Group D XXI-17, Duplessy 32var., Roberts 3901-9var. (Legros 372 corr.)
    Ex BRN Collection, purchased from Andy Singer June 2012

    2019:
    Med-15-Boh-1050-Bretislaus I-D-B-8-15.jpg Bohemia
    Bretislaus I, r. 1034-1055 (1050-55)
    Prague Mint, AR Denar, 15.33 mm x 1.0 grams
    Obv.: BRACIZLAVS DVX. Bust facing, a pellet to either side
    Rev.: SCS WENCEZLAVS. Bust right, cross to right
    Ref.: Frynas B.8.15, De Wit 2719, cf. Lanz Graz XIII, 116-122

    2020:
    Remains to be seen, obviously. ;) The current contender is on its way from France...

    Favorite Thread:
    Probably the Medieval Book reviews, since I am still keeping up with it (and would invite anyone to contribute who wishes). But I am a bit proud of how much interest was generated by the thread on the Champagne Fairs.

    Goals for the Next Five Years:
    I am still not happy with my photographs, and I think this is partly due to a lack of focus control I have on my current camera. Before the Covid lockdowns, I was going to go out and get a used digital SLR and some attachments. Now that we are opening back up, that plan is back on the table (unfortunately I missed the lockdown time to play with it, and admittedly dumped the money into coins and books instead!). So the goal is get a new camera, and get better pictures!
    I am tempted to add a desire to create a ‘wildwinds for medieval coins’ website which I have been contemplating in recent weeks. This could be a massive undertaking though, which I am not sure I am ready for yet.

    Supporter Status:
    This is also the time of year when I need to renew my supporter status! I had my CoinTalk anniversary and supporter status set to the same day (I became a supporter after my first year) but I think I missed it by a couple days last year. Oh well - whenever it comes time, it is money well spent to keep this community going!

    Okay, thank you for indulging me! You have all been a wonderful community that I am glad to be a part of. Thank you!
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Congrats on the 5 years & some great coins posted from years past.

    And a Medieval Wildwinds? Yeah..that would be a heck of a task. You'd do better rebuilding Rome from its glory days.:eek::D:p
     
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  4. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    There is no way I could do it myself, I would have to get help, and it would take years. But I just think because of the extensiveness of issues that something like a website would be more functional than a book, but I imagine it would never be completed. Still, I’m allowed to dream, right? :angelic:
     
  5. Alegandron

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

    Awesome post, @FitzNigel Than you for your contributions over the last years. You open my eyes to exploring the Medieval period. I am even reading a couple overview books of that period so that I am better educated. Thanks for THAT push with me. :)

    Best,
    Brian
     
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Khnum-Hotep

    Thanks for sharing the coins @FitzNigel and congrats on the five year anniversary.
     
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  7. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Congrats on 5 great years @FitzNigel I have greatly enjoyed your posts during my time on CT. Thanks to them I have expanded my collecting horizon and added a lot of coins. Here is one that I purchased after reading your post on the fairs of Champagne.
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    It was actually your post on Stephen and the Anarchy that brought me to CT. I was doing a search for information on the period and it came back as one of the results. From there I explored the forum and signed up.
     
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  8. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I’m honored! I’m glad that reeled you in @TheRed - I’ve quite enjoyed your contributions!
     
  9. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Congrats @FitzNigel !

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    I'm learning something new every time I read one of your posts. For now I'm focussing on Roman Imperial Coinage, but when I see a new thread about The Medieval period I'm telling myself : maybe one day I will go for it......
     
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  10. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Excellent thread from an excellent CTer! Ialways stop to read your posts due to your consistently enlightening points.
    Thanks for always providing beautiful coins and a very diverse knowledge of coins!
     
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  11. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    VOT V MVLT X
     
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..always kool coins & post....happy anniversary! :)
     
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  13. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Really enjoy learning about medieval coins even though I have relatively few.

    Medieval wildwinds sounds like a winner. If it takes 10 years who cares? Get some good contributors and get started. :)

    John
     
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  14. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Don’t tempt me!
     
  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I find it sad when a project is completed. That means it will no longer be refined and expanded. In this field, new things come to light with some frequency. Someone will need to be awake when it happens.
     
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  16. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Congrats on V years!
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