Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Nov 21, 2019.
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Uganda/ Visit of Pope Paul VI to Kampala
There where 4 gold 6 silver in set.
Won the set from Stacks auction for $2400!
My heaviest coin is this 57.1 g (also 40 mm) 2 pence!
Egypt Ptolemy IV 221-205 BC AE Tet 40mm 7.2mm thick 69.5g Zeus Ammon Eagle
Egypt Ptolemy III AE Tet 41mm 7.2mm thick 67.5g Zeus Ammon Eagle Cornucopia XP Chi-Rho
AV 1000 Mohurs
diameter 200 mm. (8 inches)
weight 35 pounds
The last owner the Nizam of Hyderabad
Did not meet reserve in auction (Habsburg-Feldman/1987)
Biggest Ancient Bactria AV 20 Stater
this excellent website. Svoronos 1125, Delta Iota I think, but delta or lambda, that's hard to read.
40 mm, 67.12 gr.
@Pellinore . So the OP coin has a club and not a cornucopia in left field. Hence it's likely to have been struck in Tyre. ( not Alexandria ).
That’s a massively beautiful coin, @7Calbrey ! And, an interesting thread. When I use the term “Beautiful,” I’m not always using it to describe aesthetic perfection. I’m often amazed by imperfections and features that have been damaged by time and the elements. The soil and mineral deposits can be fascinating also.
Here is my largest early Judaean coin. It’s not large compared to the coins of the Ptolemaic Empire but large by comparison to other Judaean coins of the period which are closer in size to a dime. This one is the size of a quarter.
45mm dia 7.5mm thick 102.6g
Hannibal issued it to help pay down Roman 2nd Punic War indemnities
4 hooves down Horse, right
SNG Cop 400
Hey Alegandron, is the AE 15 a typo? If not, what does the "15" designate?
15-Shekels it what modern numis want to call it. Dunno what they truly called it. I affectionally call it the 1-ZAMA... since Hannibal issued it (after losing to Scipio at Zama), when he was organizing Carthage's finances ater the 2nd Punic War. Hannibal was scrambling to pay the Roman War indemnities.
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