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  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Denarios Sancti Terram Supporter

    Hey guys, where the heck have you been? ;) Just kidding!

    I sincerely appreciate the kind emails from my CT friends. I could go on and on about where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing but I won’t go there. This site has always been a pleasant escape from the unpleasant stuff going on outside and I don’t want to violate that sanctity.

    Here’s my latest acquisition and a “Proof of life” selfie. This is my largest and heaviest ancient coin. I wanted a nice heavy “pocket ancient” to replace the Antoninus Pius Sestertius that I used to carry in the watch pocket of my Dockers :( !



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  3. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Great to see you again, and I can't imagine a better coin for a pocket piece!
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Welcome back & great coin. Still lack one of those beasts.
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  5. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas @Deacon Ray !! Glad to see you. I’m positive next year will be better for us all. -d
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  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    So big.. So good.. Ha. Ha.. Glad to see you again. Hope to chat soon..
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  7. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    It’s good to see you again @Deacon Ray ! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Io Saturnalia!!!

    ...also nice coin!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2020
  8. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    I am so so happy to see you back, Deacon Ray!!!!

    That’s a nice sized hockey puck you have there!

    Please stay awhile.:)

  9. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Good to see you again @Deacon Ray ! Hope you're having a good Christmas season, and I...

    Waaaaait a minute. That selfie you posted... that's Kevin Bacon!


    Who are you, and what have you done with the real Deacon Ray?
  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Welcome back......we all missed you:) .....A LOT!!!!
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  11. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic Supporter

    What a fabulous coin!

    And nice to see you posting again.
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  12. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    It's great to see you back on the forum @Deacon Ray and congratulations on that awesome Ptolemaic hockey puck. There is something wonderful about those coins, the size and weight are really pleasing.
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  13. Alegandron

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

    Super to see you again, Deac! Hope all is well with you and yours!

    Pocket piece: LOL, well done! THAT will definitely get folks attention when you show them an ancient! Carry a Prutah / Widow’s Mite, also, to REALLY drive home the effect!
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  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    It is good knowing you're OK. After 2020, I wish everyone a year full of joy and health.
    PS - if you carry that coin around with you in your pocket all the time, you're bound to wind up with a back ache.
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  15. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    I remember many years ago, when I only had Roman coins in my collection, seeing one of these at a show. I couldn't believe my eyes. I think I had a late roman coin that was as wide as this thing was thick. I set it down and wandered around the show but couldn't stop thinking about it. Luckily for me there were no late Roman coins there that I was interested in, so my self-alloted budget was unspent and I went back to buy the "thing".

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  16. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

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  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Glad your back sound and safe on Cointalk , Ray

    I think your coin is a Ptolemy IV Philopater , though svoronos 1127 is correct = DI between legs, cornucopia at left.

    Heres my Ptolemy III Eurgetes, cornucopia at right:

    Ptolemy III best.jpg
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Went and looked: I have a HemiDrachm of PIII, a BABY CHALKOUS, as well as his Tet:


    Egypt Ptolemy III 245-222 BC AE 34mm 31g HemiDrachm Zeus-Ammon Eagle Tbolt Cornucopia XP Chi-Rho SV 965

    CHALKOUS - A BABY COIN among these monsters...


    Egypt Ptolemy III Euergetes 246-222 BCE AE Chalkous 12.0mm 2.0g Zeus-Ammon Eagle Trident Svoronos 840 ex Righetti Collection


    Egypt Ptolemy III AE Tet 41mm 7.2mm thick 67.5g Zeus Ammon Eagle Cornucopia XP Chi-Rho
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  19. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome back, and I'm glad you brought the hockey puck back so that we can continue our game!
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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Selecting a coin as a pocket piece is hard for some of us. I would suggest one with poor and encrusted surfaces that carrying around might even improve. Thirty years ago a dealer at a show reached in his pants pocket and pulled out his pocket change. Among the nickels and quarters was a tetradrachm of Uranus Antonius. He said that it had been an ugly mess when he started and was not bad looking now with a few months of 'honest' wear. He was going on the theory (then correct) that a smooth Fine would be easier to sell than a crusty lump VF. I never heard when he decided to stop and sell it. My sestertius of Galba has the look of a pocket piece carried by a previous owner (not me). I have no idea what it looked like when its service began.
  21. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Denarios Sancti Terram Supporter

    Thanks Andres! I think you’re right.
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