Finally won 2 from Roma!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I was more fortunate today/ after going 0-4....I ended up winning two this morning:D

    The best one is ....
    Britannia/ Durotriges
    AV Quarter Stater ND struck between 58BC-42AD?
    Unknown mint city/ ruler
    obv: five armed starfish/ lines of pellets between arms
    rev: silhouette of human facial profile to right/ in fields lines of pellets/ two devolved wreath patterns
    0.98g. 12mm.
    Coin is only known in silver= ABC 2200
    Italo Vecchi collection.
    This coin is unique and found a good home on my coll.
    I will have to send Chris Rudd a photo in case he revises his book on Iron Age Celtic coinage.
    Today was a an expensive day as I won 2 from Roma/ one from Kunker 12100.42.272_1.jpg
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  3. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Second Roma coin....
    Mysia/ Kyzikos
    EL Hekte (1/6 Stater) ND 500-450BC
    Ram standing to left/ on a Tunny Fish
    Quadripartite Incuse Square
    2.62g. 11mm. .670
    ex: Italo Vecchi coll.
    Von Fritze 91/ SNG BnF 228 12100.42.288_1.jpg
    Boston MFA 1468
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  5. kazuma78

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    Great additions!!!
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  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Beautiful additions, especially the ram!
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  7. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Very nice
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  8. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    I get the feeling that you are going to enjoy these beauties greatly. I like your work @panzerman
  9. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Very glad for you, my friend. You could take everything I know about these 2 coins and write it on the head of a straight pin, and have a lot of room left over. But, I like them! More importantly, you like them. Now, I'm going to do a little information gathering and hopefully learn something I didn't know?
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  10. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    Those coins represent a lot of hours shoveling snow.
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  11. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I do not do snow anymore.....thank God/ thankless business.
    But/ it takes a week of lawncare to pay for both!
    Right now sunset is 7:00PM so 12hrs@dayX7=84hrs=$8400Can.
  12. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    This is very Inspirational to hear. I have a young family and plenty going on but im also striving for quality coins like these :greedy:Thanks for sharing
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  13. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I just completed working 167 days straight/ most from 14hrs-12 hrs @ day. The nice thing is you never get tired/ burnout=long hrs is a myth.
  14. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    Impressive! I'm working towards a coin at the moment. It's been a while in the making but I haven't lost sight of it. It's not on the same level as either of the coins you have posted. But with a bit of luck I will share it here in a few months :smuggrin: Cheers.
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I have never done anything else my whole life but lawn/ garden maintenance. I have 135 clients/ do ALL the work by myself/ no overhead/ personel:) I so far have 1023 gold coins in my collection. IMG_1151.JPG IMG_1152.JPG IMG_1153.JPG
  16. Struck7

    Struck7 Active Member

    Wow!! :wideyed: That is a serious collection. You clearly have amazing discipline. They look very beautiful :)
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  17. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Active Member

    That's a lovely coin. I'm sure Chris rudd will be interested. I have a bought a few from Roma Numismatics recently. They have some great stuff but sometimes you need a second mortgage.
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  18. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    OUTSTANDING! So glad for you. I'm not jealous, I don't react that way. I'm sincerely happy for you. You work hard. I'm glad to see you enjoying the "fruits of your labor". I'm glad to see how you have these coins displayed (or, cataloged?), anyway, using the 3 ring binder. That's the way I've got my Lincoln Cents (at least the 'wheat backs'). I've been considering using this system for others of my collections, and even for my type sets. I was trying to use smaller coin holder booklets, just to save on space, but I like the simplicity and viewing ease of the 3 ring binder. Oh, I've a grand total of 2 gold coins (well, 3 if I can count my 1865 Mexican Gold Peso fantasy coin?). Not even in the same universe as you, but I really like seeing your coins. Please keep posting! Hopefully you'll get a few days rest to spend more time enjoying your amazing collection. (And posting more pictures, lol).
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