My Entire Ancient Coin Collection

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Deacon Ray, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Well-Known Member

    Here’s everything—my whole keeper collection

    In the beginning, except for a boxed set of “Coins of the Holy Land” which I purchased twelve years ago, I never intended to keep any of them. I bought all of them as gifts. I acquired the Holy Land Collection when I was shopping for Holy Relics. Back then in my sick and addicted head—I thought possessing a relic that had been touched by Jesus or one of the Saints would help to heal my sick spirit. Anyway, that set of coins opened a door for me that I never thought I would enter. Shortly after I received them from the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom—my life changed for the better in ways that can only be described as miraculous. Anyway, I make no claims about the healing power of ancient coins other than to say that I have spoken the truth. I never intended to keep that boxed set of fourteen Judaean, Roman, Seleucid, and Nabataean coins and recently I had the Joy of paying it forward to someone who was in need of spiritual support and reminded me of myself twelve years ago.

    Here are all of my coins other than my bag of give-away Widow’s Mites.

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
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  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    Impressive, I do enjoy that small mention about spiritual effects of ancient coins.
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  4. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Active Member

    Nice collection. Are you not a fan of Roman Republic Denarius? I thought those were pretty popular among the ancient Roman collector world. Just curious. When I first started collecting I was into the Roman Imperial coins.. but as I went on I became more interested in Roman Republic- especially the early silver- like during the 2nd Punic war.

    I like all those Judean coins- especially the Jewish War one. I didn't know the jews made a coin about any of those wars.
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  6. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Nice coins and photography and I love the great poster you've made of them all.

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  7. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @Beginner345 ! I think Roman Republic coins are beautiful, and I encourage you to collect them! I just haven't traveled that route yet
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    that's quite impressive D. Ray..:)
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  9. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    Lol, maybe not the ancients forum, I found you by the recent topics section. But I do like to dabble in older coinage.
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  10. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    I recall a Roman coin sure did wonders for Professor Wutheridge in "The Bishop's Wife" him past a twenty year writer's block and out of his depression...with a bit of angelic help.
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  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very impressive collection, fantastic presentation. Some great coins in your collection DR.
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  12. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Awesome collection and presentation as usual DR. Those Bar kochba revolt coins sure finish off the Judaeans so beautifully! They do carry spiritual essence called "shefa" in Hebrew. some would say they may have "Ruach" or spirit also. Like you I like to think that some of them were carried by the other great Jewish sages- as well as JC- the Raboni of Christianity. In the historical novel "Akiva" Nerva gives the few Rabbinic sages that visit him in Rome some of his Sestertii that rescind the Jewish temple tax - a very rare issue!
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  13. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Wonderful display, congrats.
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  14. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    All I can say, DR, is that your interest in and passion for the coins you collect really comes through in these graphic displays, which are, as always, beautiful and one of a kind. :)
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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one step at a time Supporter

    @Deacon Ray, amazing and beautiful presentation of your collection. I also appreciate your style of “pay it forward” and generosity.
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  16. Alegandron

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

    Well done and VERY inspiring @Deacon Ray ! Your presentations and coins are always BIG FUN for me. I enjoy your collection and collecting focus. I have a few in this area, but each time you share them, a lot of light is shed for me to learn. Thanks!
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  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic presentation of your collection overview Deacon.

    couple of my favorites of the holy land:

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  18. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    I don't see any point in collecting coins unless they do in fact assist your communication with a higher spiritual and intellectual reality.
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    John, I rarely disagree with you, but I find this hard to accept. It's a hobby much like those who golf, read, bowl, rebuild cars, etc. I have other hobbies, such as bowling, and unless you count the many times I've mouthed a silent prayer as I release my ball as higher spirituality, I don't see how this fits with your hypothesis. I collect ancient coins for my own joy which generally has nothing to do with my spiritual or intellectual well-being. Again, as with most things we discuss on this or any other board, it's my opinion. And we know we all have at least one just as we have certain body orifices. :D
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  20. sidestick

    sidestick Member

    A beautiful way to display your very impressive collection!
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  21. Alegandron

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

    India - Shakya Janapada
    AR 5-Shana
    6th-5th Century BCE
    25mm x 21mm, 7.05g
    Obv: Central Pentagonal punch plus several banker's marks
    Rev: Blank
    Ref: Hirano Type I.8.29
    Coinage from the Ghaghara Gandak River region.
    Buddha - struck during his lifetime and from the Janapada that he was Prince before becoming the Enlightened One.
    Rare - Less than 20 known.

    At this time, any of the 16 "Janapada" was defined as a tribe, country, kingdom, or a republic in northern India. Shakya was a Republic (ah, I love the Republics!), in northern India near present day Nepal.
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