Today's mail brought my two wins from the Robinson sale. Both were bid on as result of their being listed on his 'going cheap' list. I guess none of you saw any interest in them. I wonder if that was because no one here wanted the type or if these were not what you considered 'cheap'. I see things about both that would make me grade the coins lower than the listed grade. That makes no difference. A coin does not have to be EF to be collectible. Each has a good point that offsets their faults so I am glad to have them. lot 19 Antialkiadas AR drachm Baktria 145-135 BC / Zeus with elephant Here the portrait shows the king wearing a kausia (hat) with very high relief brim. This feature really protects the portrait from early wear so the amount of wear on the face seems a lot to be called EF. However, the dark fields contrasting from the worn high points makes a very good looking coin. Click to enlarge this image. There is enough detail from the clear strike to offset the flat tops. Eye appeal outranks technical grading any day. lot 122 Rhegion AE19 facing lion scalp / PH in olive spray I have a feeling I will have to rephotograph this one several times before I capture the patina correctly. There are a lot of pretty patinas on coins from this area. This one is better 'in hand'. Now, is it pretty enough to offset the broken edge flan on which it was struck? My honest answer is that depends on whether I can get a good photo of the color. In the long run, it is wrong for me to grade a coin based on whether it is photogenic but that means more to me than wear. In any event, I love that lion. Frank quoted this as being ex Roma 9/12 realizing $420. It came in a flip marked Roma IV, 10/2012, lot 1037 220 pounds. I have failed to find the coin in the usual online places and know nothing about Roma sales. I would appreciate the link or copy of the Roma image. In particular, I would like to know what the chipped edge looked like there. Did this coin sell there or was the ridiculous price listed from a dream of some consignor who forced an estimate that led to a non-sale. As wonderful as they are, our favorite online resources include prices never paid or coins returned for cause. Any light any of you can throw on this would be appreciated.