As the title suggests I don't like owning ancient coins...as much as I like looking at varieties and finding ones I haven't seen or examined before myself. Out of i. hunting for variety in issue, mint, quality or syle (learning the history); ii. examining in hand; iii. taking photos, playing with lights; iv. cataloguing the collection, and v. owning the coin - why, financial gain, security for step ii? I like owning the least, yet it is the most expensive step in the collecting process (iii can get expensive although my setup is still modest all-in less than $400 and has been used for other photo endeavors) and not owning prevents step ii. This is very different than other types of coins or metal, I like owning gold, silver and platinum - don't so much need to touch it. With the exception of the recent performance at auction the transaction costs don't really justify the ownership part. I can see how this hobby becomes an obsession for some that need to own things that they see or like. When I feel like I need 2,000 of something, I just cook some rice with dinner ((119) Mitch Hedberg Just For Laughs - YouTube) This may not be an epiphany for anyone that has been collecting ancient coins, but it was for me in that this is purely a hobby, with very little expectation (by me) for financial gain. That realization takes the drive out of me to buy a lot of coins, or becoming obsessed with the next purchase. Speaking of the hunt, I've been looking for the right Constantius Chlorus coin for my LRB collection and I narrowed down my want list to an issue minted in Trier (his capital), London or Carthage (I don't have anything from that mint unless you count Ostia), without further ado: Constantius I as Caesar: Constantius I 305–306 A.D. follis as Caesar RIC VI 213a TRIER Genius minted 296-297 CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES / GENO POPV-LI ROMANI Genius standing Left holding patera and cornucopia with some silvering 26.7mm 9.29g I may have looked at 1,000 Constantius Chlorus coins of varying mints and levels of quality and ended up buying the former from MRBcoins(a very good source), I did disregard my preference for an issue as Augustus. I've posted my other LRB's quite a bit but for reference but here is how I have Constantine I represented in my collection: Constantine I 307–337 A.D. follis RIC VII 4 Sol 313-315 in Lugdunum IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG SOLI INVICTO COMITI Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe ex- 1970 Bourton-on-woods hoard 21.5mm 4.56g Galerius as Caesar fractional-radiate: Galerius 305–311 A.D. fractional radiate RIC VI 16 Delta Jupiter 295-296 Heraclea GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB / CONCORDIA MILITVM Galerius standing right in military dress receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter leaning on scepter; Mintmark H Delta 23.0g 2.60mm This one is from Victor If you cared to see the rest of my Tetrarchy collection here: Augusti of the Tetrarchy | Coin Talk And the Max' are here: Maximus | Coin Talk All that being said, I'd hate to sell these now that I've examined them, learned quite a bit about the time period, but the physical coins are now more than arms-length away in storage and likely won't be examined again for some time. Love to see what you have for Constantius I (and please if you have an Argentus I'd love to see those as that was a very close 2nd to the one I added above).