Got myself a birthday present

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Charles1997, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Charles1997

    Charles1997 Well-Known Member

    I splurged a little and got myself this coin for my birthday!
    Date: 140-110 B.C.
    Denomination: AR Tetradrachm.
    Diameter: 31 mm.
    Weight: 14.61 grams.
    Obverse: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
    Reverse: ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ θΑΣΙΩΝ; Herakles standing facing, holding club, lion's skin draped over arm.
    Reference: SNG Copenhagen 1040.

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  3. coin_noub1224

    coin_noub1224 New Member

    wow its awesome
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  4. Charles1997

    Charles1997 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I’ve had my eye on one for quite some time!
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  5. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    Beautiful coin man!
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Happy birthday Charles:D and I can not think of a better present than that coin, fantastic. Have a great day.
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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Happy birthday
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  8. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Happy birthday!
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  9. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful coin, @Charles1997 ! Happy Blessed birthday to you! I really like the heart shapes (Valentine hearts) on Dionysus' head band. It would be interesting to trace the origin of the Valentine heart symbol and it's earliest uses.
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  10. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    You know, I bid on that last night. It's nice to see it went to a good home.
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  11. Charles1997

    Charles1997 Well-Known Member

    I’m sorry that you missed out, but it will be very loved! Hope you find one nicer for a lower price!
  12. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Happy Birthday @Charles1997 ! Great self-present!

    I only have one of those Thasos Tets - it is a bit wrinkled:
    Thrace Thasos 146-50 BCE AR Tet 33mm  16.5g Dionysos Herakles Club Lion skin.JPG
    Thrace Thasos 146-50 BCE AR Tet 33mm 16.5g Dionysos Herakles Club Lion skin
    Ex: The Golden Horde of @Ancientnoob
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  13. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    One never knows. I bought one at a local coin shop last year for $100, about the same quality, but they only get ancients once a decade or so!
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  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Nice coin and have a happy birthday!!!
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  15. Charles1997

    Charles1997 Well-Known Member

    That’s beautiful!!! I would also like the Celtic version of it
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  16. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    Happy Herculean Birthday, Charles 1997, and may you long continue splurging !!!
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  17. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    That's a nice big ol' birthday tet! Happy B Day!
  18. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday!
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