So will be a top seven. The order is subject to change, but is how they sit in my tray at the moment. Also, all the photos are from the coin companies I purchased from, not my own photos. Only exception is one that formerly belonged to Ancient Joe, I have used his photo, hope he doesn’t mind. Also, special thanks to Joe who I have corresponded with by email, he’ll know who I am now if he sees this and sees his coin. Has given me some great advice and looked out for coins of interest for me. Though I’m a bit impulsive and my interests change constantly when I see something new I like. I was lucky that I sold off a large number of coins at a local auction earlier in the year, which gave me a monetary boost and allowed me to indulge in the latest NAC auction from last month as well as a couple of purchases earlier in the year. Hope people like some of them. #1. Islands off Ionia, Chios. Tetradrachm c. 350 BC. I purchased this as an unsold lot from the recent NAC auction. Not sure why it didn’t sell, (apart from being expensive), but I love the lifelike female head of the sphinx and the centering which isn’t always present on these coins. #2. Ptolemy I. Tetradrachm c. 310 BC. Also purchased in the recent NAC auction. I have always loved the elephant skin Alexander head, and this one just stood out as the one I wanted. It’s a really beautiful coin in hand too. It was right on the limit of what I could afford though! #3. Amphipolis Drachm. c. 370 BC. The Amphipolis Tetradrachms are my favourite facing heads on Greek coins, but will never have the money to own one, but the drachms are also quite nice, and this is my favourite obv. die in the drachm series. (This one may have been from Dec last year, but it was borderline 2020 when I received it). #4. Terina Nomos. c. 380 BC. This coin was originally in Ancient Joe’s collection, though I purchased it from HJB. The coins of Terina are beautiful, and this is undoubtedly one of the best die pairings. I actually wasn’t going to buy it at first, as the HJB photo didn’t excite me greatly, but as I like to do, was browsing Joe’s collection when I spotted he had a similar coin, so compared them, and realised they were the same coin! Joe’s photo is much more representative of how the coin actually looks. #5. Syracuse. Tetradrachm c. 500 BC. This is one of those coins that I’ve always wanted, but always out of reach or hadn’t had the money at the right time. Bought this earlier this year in a local auction. I’m trying to build a collection comprising coins from Archaic/Classical and Hellenistic times, and this is an archaic coin that I particularly wanted. It is unusual for coins like this to show up over here, so it was good timing and convenient. #6. Korkyra. Stater c. 400 BC. This was from the same auction as #5. Was right at the limit of what I wanted to pay, but it is a beautiful coin, and ex. Prospero Collection, which would have added to the price. The whole scene with the cow and calf is very serene and lifelike. #7. Metapontum. Stater c. 340 BC. Bought this from NAC a few months ago. I really love the detail in the hair, a very pretty coin, and a rare variety. Also ex. Prospero collection. It has been smoothed, but was ok with that as I love the design. Managed to knock a few dollars off their advertised price too.