Latest FSR Auction Purchases

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by furryfrog02, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I woke up from a mid-day siesta to find these in the mail box. Of course I had to take pictures of them, so back out into the heat I went. I missed out on a couple of coins and was bummed but these 2 made up for it :) If you got any goodies from Frank's latest auction (I know some of you here did!), feel free to share them here!

    Syracuse, Sicily
    Hieron II
    275-216 BC
    Obverse: Head of Poseidon left, wearing taenia
    Reverse: IEΡ-ΩNOΣ to left and right of ornamented trident. AΓ monogram at lower left.
    Syracuse AE19 Poseidon.jpg

    Gordian III
    AR Antoninianus
    Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath & palm
    Gordian III Ant.jpg
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  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Very Nice!
    That is incredibly fast.. I haven't seen my invoice yet.
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he was getting the easy stuff out of the way first :p
  5. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    That portrait of Gordian III looks cool, nice coins! You also captured the silver really well with your camera, what setup you use?
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  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Who knows his methods? Always does an outstanding job but goes about things in his own way.

    I love any coin featuring Victory... and the Poseidon is really amazing!
    Now I want one!
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  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    The GIII images (and coin!) are particularly nice. Gordie looks rather... baked :D.
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Outside on my back step, coin in left hand, iphone6 in my right hand :p I just needed to shift around until it looked good.
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I also love anything Victory!
    The Poseidon was on a whim. I'm in the Navy so I figured I couldn't go wrong for the price. The pictures on the auction site didn't do it justice. I'm really glad I got it!
    I missed out on the Marc Antony denarius and an Elagabalus ant that I really wanted. But oh well...I'm still happy :)
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Definitely baked....but more because we were outside taking pictures. Roasted and Toasted lol.
  11. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Then you did a great job! My samsung s6 is slowly getting outdated, it can't make pics anywhere close as that.
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  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Nice coins @furryfrog02 - The Gordie is really a looker. I sat out the auction this month as I have spent my monthly budget on several coins from European dealers. Will share them once they arrive.
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I regret skipping my afternoon nap. Everyone knows Santa does not come to kiddies who stay up!

    Both are nice coins. IMO, you got a good deal. Compare:
    Don't forget to add in that buyer's fee.
    I see a reason that might explain why one of the above sold for more and a couple have provenances which might be considered BUT in a hundred years or so when the Furry Frog Jr. collection hits the market, that will be the provenance for which the next owner will have to pay extra.
  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Picked up a Parthian from Frank, should be here monday.
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  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The FFIVN collection will be quite the spectacle :)
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  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Bid on a few didn't get any...:sorry:
  17. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Nice ones FF. FSR Auction 109 was the first of his auctions for me to bid in and knocked down lot 85 and 118. I’ve been invoiced and paid so hopefully I’ll get mine early next week. -d
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  18. lrbguy

    lrbguy Supporter! Supporter

    I picked up a couple including one I'm pretty excited about. Will post the description and pics when they arrive.
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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Yeah, I only got one out of the many I bid on. I too will post when it arrives.
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  20. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    My wins (screenshots from Frank's catalogue):

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    ^^ I had bid low for a number of these before and after many failures finally decided to beef it up a bit. :D

    Screen Shot 2019-07-15 at 2.22.16 PM.jpg
    ^^ I bid too much for this but ended up paying a very reasonable price. Fills a hole in my slowly building type collection of Sev Alex middle bronzes.

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    ^^ I liked the portrait, and the scarce star-on-shoulder will go nicely with my scarcer Justin I star-on-shoulder:
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