Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Arcane76, Aug 7, 2020.
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Someday I will own one!!!
Quote of the year, right there!
They can be pretty big and still be mighty small:
I don't think I will ever be able to own one. If I were you, I'd thank your daughter
I do own one ancient owl. Not from Athens, but it does feature an Athena/owl combo.
Greece (Spartans in Taras, Calabria, Italy): silver drachm; Athena and owl, ca. 302-281 BC
And I used to own another (for which I have considerable seller's remorse).
Greece (Pontos, Amisos): silver drachm or siglos featuring Hera and owl, ca. late 400s-300s BC
Very nice, nothing wrong with that one. In my opinion the cut adds character. With colonial 8 real and trade dollars my preference are the coins with multiple bankers marks, and French ecu’s with file marks. It shows some economic interaction after it was hammered out.
@Arcane76 , great coin, great pictures.
I wanted one with a test cut , so I bought this one for $200
My First Ancients, $250USD in-hand, fully loaded cost.
Makedon Alexander III 336-323 BC AR Drachm 2
Athens Attica Owl Tetradrachmae
Great catch, although accidental. In case you would persue more ancients, this one sets the bar quite high!
I was once browsing with my tablet as I fell asleep. I awoke to an email confirming my order for an Omega watch. Oops!
Is that the only excuse you found to justify a wonderful coin purchase to your wife/husband ?
Don't do that, lying is sinful
The coin itself will plead your cause, it's a wonderful one (when my own wife saw one on the computer screen, she immediately offered to gift me with one. Athenian owls have a magical effect !! )
@dougsmit: They are very dangerous indeed! Locking myself in a room next time!
@Clavdivs: I am happy with how it turned out, though it may limit what I get for awhile. It really is a nice coin!
@furryfrog02: I did thank her, but it also ate up much of my coin funds. But I’m thinking I’ll sell off others to fund more ancient coins!
@ominus1: too true!
@ycon : I used to be US coins and the crazy everything must be prefect on a coin etc etc. Now I’m more of the crack them out(if graded) and handle them. I’m liking circulated coins more because they were in someones pocket in history.
@lordmarcovan : thank you! I feel it looks good and is well compensated for the cuts. I like your ancient owl coin! As well as other coins I have seen on your recent post. You have an excellent collection! I have been looking at the Athenian owl coins for some time as I was flirting with the idea of collecting ancients. I really love that owl. But getting one that wasn’t “flawed” was pretty much out of the question due to cost. This one was a bit but not nearly the 600 or more I have seen a lot of. I have too have sellers remorse. I sold years ago a Whitman cent folder with 1909svdb, 1922 no d, 1955 DDO, you get the idea.... But needed the cash and had to do what I needed to do. They were not unc or anything but still nice enough.... regrets...
@Pavlos: I agree I paid less than one without the cuts, but it still looks nice to me!
@Egry : I agree it gives it more history!/ to your second post: I do love it! I have no regrets on it whatsoever now!
@Andres2 : while I didn’t exactly want one with as many cuts, it grew on me as soon as I held it!
@Alegandron: Nice coins! I especially like the last one that looks like it has an X on its eyes!
@TJC : Thank you!
@Limes : It does, but as I’m looking I’m seeing a lot of nice coins with nice designs and history to boot!
@Dobbin : I haven’t done that.......yet!
@Edessa: yes it was, but looks good to me!
@Cucumbor : No, it did happen. But that said the wife is “tolerant” of my coin collecting not to the point of gifting an owl..... I can keep hoping though!
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