Greek, Roman, Judean, Asia Minor(?), and ... Potatoes?

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Today was the Annapolis Coin show that my son and I have been waiting for for ages. We picked up an eclectic group of coins today including several Judean coins which I know next to nothing about and 2 small AEs that were unidentified.

    But let's be honest, you clicked on this thread for the potatoes right? Why potatoes? Well after the show we went to a farm near the MD/PA border that grows food to donate to food banks all around West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Our cub scout pack spent 3 hours in the field picking potatoes. We ended up picking about 40,000lbs of potatoes that will be distributed to food banks starting tomorrow. It was hot and dirty but it was fun and was for a good cause.

    Now for the pictures...

    Carthage, Zeugitana
    Circa 300-264 BC
    AE 20mm
    Obverse: Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears
    Reverse: Horse's head right; dot before.
    (This is listed as a Sardinian mint but I'm not really sure how to tell)
    Carthage AE19.jpg

    Herod Archelaus, son of Herod the Great
    4 BC-6 AD
    AE Prutah
    Obverse: Bunch of grapes.
    Reverse: War helmet.
    Herod Archelaus Prutah.jpg

    Judaea, Agrippa I (or Agrippa II)
    AE Prutah
    Dated Year 6 = 41/42 AD.
    Obverse: AGRIPA BACILEWC, umbrella-like canopy with fringes
    Reverse: three ears of barley between two leaves, date L S at sides
    Herod Agrippa Prutah.jpg

    Judaea, First Revolt
    AE 19mm Prutah.
    Year 2 = 67-8 AD.
    Obverse: Hebrew legend "Shenath Shethaim" (Year Two) around amphora with wide rim and two handles
    Reverse: Hebrew legend "Cheruth Zion" (Freedom of Zion) around vine leaf with small branch and tendril.
    Judea 1st Revolt Prutah.jpg

    Porcius Festus, Procurator Under Nero
    59-62 AD, AE Prutah
    Obverse: NEP/WNO/C, legend in a wreath tied at bottom with an X
    Reverse: Palm-branch surrounded by KAICAPO & date
    Porcius Festus Prutah.jpg

    AE Antoninianus.
    Ticinum mint
    285 AD
    Obverse: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG., radiate, cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
    Mintmark: SXXIT

    Unknown, Possibly Asia Minor?
    Obverse: Head right
    Reverse: Standing Figure
    Any help would be awesome!
    Unknown Asia Minor AE.jpg

    Unknown, Possibly Asia Minor?
    Obverse: Lyre
    Reverse: Tripod
    Any help would be awesome!
    Unknown Asia Minor AE2.jpg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    And now after I've bored you with coins, here are some pictures of potato picking! :p
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Sounds like another fun and successful father and son adventure!

    Size and weight of the last two might be helpful.

    Those potatoes look fantastic... not all beat up like the ones that get shipped to the islands :).
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Oh, sorry for the last two. They are small, maybe ~12-14mm. I can weigh them after I do bed time with the kids. Currently in bath mode lol.
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  6. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member


    I thought you were kidding about the 40,00lbs till I saw the pictures. Wow, I am humbled.
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  7. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Oh, nice coins too!

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  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I see some small bronzes of Troas with a similarly shaped lyre, large dotted border, and tripod reverse. They're smaller though:

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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Each trailer had 10 of those boxes. Each box held around 1,000lbs. We filled 4 trailers and a couple extra boxes on a fifth. I am starting to feel the soreness now lol.
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  10. Alegandron

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

    TWO GREAT HAULS !!! @furryfrog02

    Coins and taters! Yummy yummy !

    Sardinia Mint? Yeah, see the resemblance with your and my coins? :)
    Carthage 216-215 BCE Sardinia mint AE 3.3g Tanit L - BULL stndg R CNP 377a
    Oh, wait... maybe these would be closer to yours...
    Carthage 300-264 BCE AE 19 Sardinia 19mm 5.62g Tanit wreathed Horse hd r ayin SNG COP 151 JP Righetti collection

    Carthage-Sardinia 300-264 BCE AE Shekel Tanit Horse Head Palm 18mm 4.8g sprues SNG Cop 173 - no pellet below Left
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    12 to 14 mm. Very small, isn't that less than the diameter of a dime?
  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    About the size of a silver trime.
  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Sorry it took so long...
    The head/figure standing is 1.86g and the lyre/tripod is 0.92g
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  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! What a great day! Lovely coins, too!
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