My top 11-18 for 2018

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    These did not make the topten....

    AV Daric ND Sardis Mint time of Xerxes II -Artaxerxes II 420BC

    AV Dukat 1597 N-B Nagybanya Mint Prince Sigismund Bathori of Transylvania
    AV Salut d'oro ND Naples Mint Carlo d'Angio 1258-85
    AV Quarter Guinea 1762 London Mint George III 1762-1820
    King of Great Britain
    AV Dukat 1730 Lubeck Mint/ Imperial City of Lubeck Holy Roman Emperor Karl VI 1712-42
    AV 2 Dukaten 1630 Dresden Mint / Elector Johann Georg of Sacshen/ Albertine Line
    AV 40 Francs 1830-A Paris Mint Charles X of France 1824-30
    AV Solidus ND Justin II Constantinople Mint Byzantine Empire 4232392l.jpg 00957Q00.JPG lf (46).jpg
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  3. benhur767

    benhur767 Sapere aude

    Nice acquisitions, even if not in the Top 10.
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  4. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    I really like that last one. :)
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  5. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    All great coins but that AV Daric is absolutely beautiful, perfect condition for a 2K plus coin.
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  6. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo Temporarily Away

    How is that Daric not your #1 overall :greedy::eek::eek::eek:

    Beautiful coins Pman
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I am not that keen on the Daric, even though i like the Persians and had wished Darius III had me as his military advisor. I would have had 50K bowmen and just annilihilated Alexander's Macedonian phalanx formations. No need for chariots, just calvary to finish the job.
  8. Alegandron

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

    Nice captures John. Daric my favorite.
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    May I suggest that the underappreciated Daric would make a wonderful Christmas/Saturnilia gift for one of us that would make it #1 on our list. Let me campaign for this by pointing out we got 14" of snow Sunday and I hired a professional plow to do my driveway for the first time ever. Today, I can drive all the way to the end of my drive with complete ease but the street beyond that will be waiting for its turn on the state highway list. There is a disadvantage to living at the end of a cul-du-sac off of another cul-du-sac off of a minor road......

    Coin content: I can not think of an ancient coin that shows weather of any kind. We have thunderbolts and Miracle of the Rain related coins but no images of rain, snow, hail or even earthquakes, tornados or tidal waves. Have I missed any?
  10. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    I was wondering how you made out with the storm. Hopefully not a harbinger of what is to come!

    Perhaps an appropriate coin for you today is a Vesta, she of hearth and home. Stay close to her warming flame.

  11. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I feel bad for you, you sure got a monster of a snowstorm. We here had our first snowfall on November 8th, and it never melted. So, that put an end to my adventures in blowing leaves/ lots of my clients never got a Fall cleanup....crazy weather. Here is one of my weather/ God related coins.
    AV Dukat 1649 Regensburg Mint
    Issued for peace of Westphalia (ending the Thirty Years War)
    Imperial City of Regensburg
    Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III 1637-58
    Scene depicts rain event/ Noah's Ark/ Great Flood 1ff6835ba207568d4b9428644577a3cb.jpg
  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter


    We probably don't live by the sames standards John, I guess they would probably make my top ten any of the last twenty years :)

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  13. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    we are getting light snow today, but only 2 -3 cm.:happy: Best of all, I do not have to clear clients driveways, its below the 5 cm./ 2" limit
  14. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    We have had years with under 2" total for the year and already have an above average season from this one storm. The advantage we have is that it will all be gone by Saturday.
    I had not thought about Noah's Ark as weather but it is a flood. Thanks for showing it. There is an ancient I'll never have showing Noah's Ark but it is not as high art as your modern coin.
  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    This coin is not mine, I actually looked up to find better weather related coin. Here is the reverse of a Frankfurt AV 2 Dukaten "stormdukat" you can see lightening/ clouds/ rain! I think I will put that on my wishlist/ neat coin. 300px-Frankfurt_1710_2_ducats_obv_Heritage_3024-24006.jpg 300px-Frankfurt_1710_2_ducats_rev_Heritage_3024-24006.jpg
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