Fun time at the FUN show

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by BenSi, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    It was good time at the show, stopped by on Friday afternoon and got a few new treasures, nothing I was looking for but coins that I had wanted through the years. My first coins of 2019

    The first one when I saw it I had to have it. I have not had a western Roman coin in my collection for some time.

    MAGNENTIUS- Double Centenionalis 23mm 7.00g
    JUSTIN and SOPHIA AE Follis, better than most that I have seen and a price that was a steal.
    And last but not least a coin that I have wanted , the last affordable Roman coin
    1423-1448 AD John VIII AR Stavraton 7.14g

    I have wanted one of those for a long time, it is my 3rd Palaeologus silver and my first full Stavraton. I have admired another one for years so I was happy when I found this at a good price.

    Anybody else get anything from the shows this weekend, they seemed to be nationwide.
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    The Magnentius is my favorite. It's in excellent condition.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Very nice, I like the Justin & John VIII best.
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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    The Western Roman Magnetius is very nice, the two Byzantine coins are really good quality.
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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Great Magnentius and also a great follis, plus the latter silver piece is in very good condition as well. Nice haul!
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  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I'm really partial to the Justin & Sophia. It's really nice! Here's mine:

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    Nothing happening in Minnesota :sorry:

    Awww, gosh.... ;)
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  9. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    Neat new purchases! A Justin and Sophia was the coin that got me into Byzantine culture in general. Here’s my stavraton, ex-Baldwins. EBFA4FD4-802A-40C6-A383-56287DF9FEC1.jpeg 641D70C2-1145-4155-87D0-BA58114785C0.jpeg
  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    You have good taste in coins. The Magnentius is Amiens mint (AMB) which is my favorite of his mints because of the style. They do tend to be on too small flans. I would love to have one of the fully struck few.
    Conversely, Nicomedia seemed to have good size flans for these.

    I won mine in a CNG sale 51 (1999) for what I considered a fair price. The three Palaeologus lots before it were among the nicest half size coins I have ever seen so my coin and the slightly lesser one that followed it looked trashy. Things like that can make a difference in auctions where sense is rarely common.
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  11. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Very nice coins BenSi. My new Byzantine coins in 2019 are Justin II follis with christogram and big K of Justinian from Carthage.
    I prevously had this Justin II with cross above M:
    20.01 Justin II folis.jpg
    This is my new Justin II with christogram above M:
    20.03 Justin II folis hristogram.jpg
    This Justinian from Cartage is big K - 16.3 g, 30 mm.
    19.07 Justinian - 20 nummi - KAR.jpg
  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Good score @BenSi
    The one I prefer is the Magnentius

    Not always :)

    Magnentius, AE 1 - Amiens mint, AD 353,
    D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Draped bust of Magnentius right
    SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large christogram between alpha and omega. AMB at exergue
    9.20 gr
    Ref : Cohen #30, LRBC #19, Bastien # 135 (15 ex), RIC # 34 (C)

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