Just won this from Naumann Auction

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Byzantine Empire
    AV Solidus ND Constantinople Mint 20mm. 4.42g.
    Constantine IV Pogonatus with Heraclius/ Tiberius
    Diademed/ helmeted/ cuirassed bust/ facing/ holding spear/ shield
    Cross Potent on three steps/ flanked by Tiberius/ Heraclius
    I will be back to work doing lawns tomorrow....
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great looking gold, yet again.:smuggrin:
     
  5. BenSi

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    Nice win, congratulations.
     
  6. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    How many lawns will it take to pay for your latest coin? ;)

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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    About 10 hours of lawn maintenance:) or 15 lawn visits.
     
  8. Al Kowsky

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    John, Congratulations on winning this handsome solidus of Constantine IV, it appears to be in M.S. condition :D. Constantine IV is best known for his tremendous naval victory over the Arabs in AD 674. The Byzantines attacked the Arabs with fast moving ships using "Greek Fire" for the 1st time, & the Arabs were burned alive on their own ships :eek:! The Arabs then agreed to pay an annual tribute of 50 slaves, 50 horses, & 3,000 pounds of gold :jawdrop:.
     
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  9. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    What a beauty! Congratulations on getting such a wonderful example. The portraiture on C. IV's gold varies so much in style, from the cartoonish to the more careful modelling of the coinage towards the end of the reign and continued into the first issues of his son Justinian II. Here's one of mine, from 681-685. Hahn 10; Sear 1157. 4.31 gr. 19 mm. 6 hr. Ex Hunt Coll. Sotheby's 6/21/91, lot 58.
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  10. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    Nice addition @panzerman I've always liked the solidi of Constantine IV because they harken back to 4th and 5th century portraits of helmeted emperors on Roman solidi.
     
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  11. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    a 'golden' opportunity indeed - well done! :)
     
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  12. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone! Today was my first day back on the job, felt really nice working outdoors on a sunny day:) Still was a bit of snow here and there.
    John
     
  13. panzerman

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    That is a gorgeous example!
     
  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks Al! Its one of the rare times that I won a coin that was my first pick from a auction. I usually end up being outbid and end up with second choice or worse. I was happy to get it for a bid of 900 euros:)
     
  15. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coin panzerman (you into WWII tanks by any chance?)

    This one's a favorite of mine :- )

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  16. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but how much is that in butterflies? ;)
     
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  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Depends, rare butterflies/ moths/ beetles prices range from few bucks to 50K for certain rarities/ extinct ssp./ sp.
     
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  18. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks, yes I love history, esp. military. My favorite WW2 tanks are the Tiger variants/ Panther/ JagdTiger/ JagdPanther.....these cats where engineered way ahead of their time.;) All where designed by Porsche/ car fame.
     
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