My Ancient Coin Endeavor

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by CoinBlazer, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    So in January, I made a thread about my first ancient coin
    Today, I finally with 99% confidence, confirmed the attribution of the coin.
    Here we are
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    This coin appears to be
    Valens, AE3 of Aquileia.

    DN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
    SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
    Left field: B.
    Mintmark SMAQP.

    RIC IX Aquileia 9b, type ii(a)

    Reference, Attribution- Wildwinds.
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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Good job! Now you're ready to spend a little more on an ancient coin, like, say...two dollars. :p
  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Congrats! I bet you learned a lot during this one... I'm excited to see what you chose as your second coin.
  5. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    There is a Constantine at my LCS bid board....
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  6. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    How much would a coin like this go for?
  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    The one above in your post would be found in a pick-bin at a coin show or your LCS with dozens of others like it. It would probably be labeled at $5 or less... the state your's above is in, sadly probably less (like $1-3) and only be interested in by new-comers to the hobby.

    BUT, that being said, coins exactly like this, and the practice researching, id-ing, and generally educating oneself, are priceless to those just starting out in ancients.
  8. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    OK, I'll confess, I over paid, I think it was $15 at my non-ancient coin LCS
  9. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Still well worth it for the experience!
  10. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    The knowledge acquired is priceless.
  11. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    Very true!!! It was awesome discovering the origin of this coin
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    shame on you!..
  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    good job 1st ancients were LRB's.( i was in my 40's).and i've still got a bunch i don't even know other than sitting on 'the table of coins n stuff"..
  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    It's all about acquiring knowledge, a little at a time, the thrill of the hunt, the history. Who hasn't overspent on a coin at one time or another?
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  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    If the first post is deleted for whatever reason, shouldn't the whole thread go?
  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Way to go! Looking forward to reading more about your endeavors in the future.
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  17. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member trying to predict the future?...><
  18. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha....private joke..:lock:
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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Please, someone in on the joke tell me why this thread makes sense when it has no original post. Did the original poster delete it or did a moderator take it down? As it is, we have a string of comments about nothing. Funny?
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Looks to me like @CoinBlazer is the author, right? I see his Post #1 just fine. Could he be on your Ignore list for some reason? I (accidentally) had someone on my Ignore list once and it had me scratching my head in just such a way, since I could not see that person's posts but I saw all the replies to it. Took me a while to figure that out and "unignore" that person. Might've even been you. I forget. It's been a while. I don't even know how it happened.

    You should check that, because that's what it sounds like to me if you can't see Post #1 here.

    I've only intentionally had one person on my Ignore list, and that only briefly.
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