First ancient pickup of 2021

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kazuma78, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    This is my first ancient pickup of 2021 and my first piece of ancient gold. I was getting itchy to add an ancient piece to my collection as it had been over 3 months since my last pickup. With the crazy auction prices recently and lack of catalog auctions, I ended up getting this one direct sale from a collector. I've always thought these were interesting so I picked this one up for what I would consider reasonable and only a few hundred more than it sold for in 2017. It definitely looks better in hand then the photos.

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    SKYTHIA, Geto-Dacians. Koson. Mid 1st century BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.38 g, 12h). Roman consul accompanied by two lictors advancing left; monogram to left; KOΣΩN in exergue / Eagle standing left on scepter, holding wreath. Hourmouziadis dies B/f; Iliescu 1; RPC I 1701A; HGC 3, 2049.
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  3. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice indeed, congrats.
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  4. kazuma78

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    Thanks! I feel satiated for now, hopefully it isn't 3 months again until the next!
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Wow, great first pick up, lovely coin.
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..very nice..Panzerman will like that...:)
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  7. savitale

    savitale Well-Known Member

    Great coin!
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  8. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Great pickup. Nice details, and is at an MS-grade. Congrats!
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  9. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks! I don't really care about the NGC grade, but it is definitely a nice coin in hand.
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