It’s Been too Long! An Oldie, But a Goodie!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Johndakerftw, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Hi everyone,

    It’s been a hot minute since I posted and for this I apologize. This post should have been made last week.

    How is everyone?

    Things are the same here, except for a couple of things.

    Animal Crossing is incredibly addicting. But, not as addicting as ancient coins!

    I got a new kitten! His name is Gus Gus.


    I’m his personal scratching post lol. My other cat, Bear, is warming up to him.

    The other new thing is that I was generously gifted a coin from @Stevearino that fits very well into my collection.

    It’s an oldie, but goodie!

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    This has quite a bit of Biblical history attached to it. Aretas IV was the father in law of Herod Antipas, the one responsible for Paul’s beheading. It has also been suggested that Aretas was one of the Three Kings to visit the manger. Wow! That’s a lot!

    I’d really like to express my gratitude to Steve for his generosity, to John Anthony for his awesome auctions and to Mat for sending this coin in for the auction. I promise to take very good care of it!

    Feel free to post any random coin you’d like!

    Thanks for being such an awesome group! I appreciate each one of you!!

    Take care!

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  3. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Beautiful little kitty. I have an old lady cat on my lap at present.

    Glad to hear you're well.
  4. Alegandron

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

    Wow, congrats on the very nice and historical coin, Erin! Very cool!

    Looks like one of my daughter’s cats. Regina has the same color and markings, is about 14 years old, and is probly the same size as Gus Gus! She just never got much bigger! She was not the Runt of the litter, rather she is just a Runt Adult. :)
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  5. Alegandron

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

    As requested, a Random Coin

    Achaemenid Kingdom. Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Ca. 375-336 B.C. AR siglos (15.22 mm, 5.45 g). Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding daggar and bow / Rectangular incuse punch. Carradice Type IV (late); BMC 172ff; SNG Kayhan 1031. aVF
  6. Magnus Maximus

    Magnus Maximus Dulce et Decorum est....

    Purdy kitten!
    Random coin:

    Seleucid Kings, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 175-164 Antiochia Tetradrachm circa 168-164, AR 32 mm. 16.2 gm. Obv: Diademed head r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKEΦOPOY, Zeus Nikephoros seated l.; monogram to outer l. SC 1400. Attractive find patina.
  7. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    John the Baptist?
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  8. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Nice coin!....Don't know how much you know about this type coin, apologies if I'm preaching to the converted, but I knew absolutely zero!....Here's a breakdown of the legends...
    Nabataean Kingdom. Aretas IV (Haritat), with Shaqilath..9BC-40AD AE unit Petra mint.
    Obverse..Jugate draped busts of Aretas and Shaqilath (wife) right symbol in front (S?)
    Reverse..Crossed cornucopias, Nabataean script (spelling Ruler and wifes names) in 3 lines, above, between and below the horns. Aretas name in Nabataean is 'Haritat' Spelt 'HRTT' and his wife 'Shaqilath' spelt 'SQYLT' See below..
    Note the Nabataean script has a consonant based alphabet with no vowel indication...

    ........Woooh that opens the doors....
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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Very interesting and historical coin Erin. Brings new meaning to the song:

    "We three kings of Orient are...bearing gifts we traverse afar..."

    Cute new kitty, too.
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  10. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    I see cat I press like.
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  11. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Awesome new kitty! But you asked for a random coin? Okay:
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    Phoenicia, Arados. AR stater. King Gerash'tart (Gerostratos) (c.350 BC).
  12. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one + historically interesting + cool CoinTalk pedigree.

    Gus Gus was also one of the two mice in Cinderella's story !

    And a very weird video of the very peculiar group Gus Gus :

    And a random coin :

    Judean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa I, 37 - 44 A.D., Bronze[​IMG]prutah, Hendin 1244, Meshorer TJC 120, RPC I 4981, SNG ANS 262, Sofaer 153
  13. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks, Pete, for pointing out my blunder. It was John the Baptist who was beheaded.

    Thanks Spaniard for the lesson, much appreciated.

    Love the coins, as always! I have a siglos on my wish list.

    I forgot about Cinderella’s Gus Gus.

    My nephew came up with the name, not sure where the inspiration came from.

    Y’all pwn!

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  14. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Gus Gus is wonderful, as is your new coin!

    Random coin? How about a coin depicting randomness:
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    Cilicia: Tarsos (389-375 BCE), obol. Rev: girl playing knucklebones.
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