My top 10 for 2018

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Terence Cheesman, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    My top ten for 2018 These coins are in no particular order
    1. Metapontion Stater metapontum26.jpg
    2. Kos Tetradrachm kos1.jpg
    3.Nero and Agrippina Denarius nerod14.jpg
    4. Trajan Quinarius trajanq3.jpg
    5. Libral Standard Cast As 35-f.jpg
    6. Augustus Cistophoros augustus c1.jpg
    7. Otho Denarius otho2.jpg
    8. Entella Tetradrachm siciliopunic8.jpg
    9. Nero Denarius nerod12.jpg
    10. Republican Denarius Crescent 57-c.jpg
     
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  3. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo Temporarily Away Supporter

    Wow @Terence Cheesman these are all simply stunning!

    My favorites are your Metapontion stater, your Nero and Agrippina Agrippina and Nero denarius and your Augustus cistophoros.

    Great year and thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Bravo!
     
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I thought this would be easy to pick a favorite when I first looked at your post and saw the first coin you posted. Not so. You have some really nice coins beginning with the Metapontion Stater, Kos Tetradrachm, Augustus Cistophoros, Otho Denarius, and Nero Denarius. I'll take one of each, but I can't pick out a favorite. Fantastic 2018 coins purchases.
     
  6. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Amazing coins! I particularly love the portrait of Augustus.
     
  7. jamesicus

    jamesicus pachydermicus Supporter

    I agree - one of the nicest I have seen.
     
  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Great Augustus Cistophorus - a truly beautiful coin.
     
  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That’s a pretty incredible list of acquisitions! All are wonderful, but that facing head Metapontion stater is just out of this world. :wideyed:
     
  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Oh Canada!! Now we have these coins and free health care too! Woohoo! :D

    Each one of them is an amazing example for its type, I couldn't possibly pick a favourite. I can see why you didn't even try to order them.

    Here's an inferior crescent series denarius (ex Clain-Stefanelli):
    Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 8.44.29 AM.jpg
    Historical detail: it was issued in 207 BCE, the year of the Battle of the Metaurus, in which Hasdrubal was killed and Hannibal's hopes in Italy came to an end.
     
  11. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Great coins all. I love the Nero denarius.
     
  12. Those are all amazing
     
  13. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    That Lucania nomos is a wonderful coin and used to belong to a forum member here. I nearly raised my hand to bid on it at Triton: you effectively stole it at that level. Congratulations on a great year!
     
  14. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    It’s almost impossible to choose the most beautiful. Trying so hard, my bet is on Metapontion Stater.
     
  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    What a delightful array! The Metapontion, Nero & Agrippina, cast as, and Nero denarius are my favorites.
     
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  16. Ryro

    Ryro Another victory like that will destroy us! Supporter

    This is amazing! Clearly you've invented a time machine and this is the proof. Every one of your coins is as perfect as the day it was struck. Truly amazing and all masterpieces. Thank you for sharing:wideyed::D
     
  17. benhur767

    benhur767 Sapere aude

    All are stunning but I'm fascinated by the coin with the realistic crab.
     
  18. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    I have to agree. All are a delight!
     
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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! What a year it was for you!! Enviable coins, all of them!
     
  21. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    Yes I am very proud of that coin and I always refer to it as "Calendar Girl" as it was the February coin in the CNG calendar
     
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