My Top Ten 2021

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Terence Cheesman, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Great coins. My favorite are #1, #3 and #10.
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  3. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    Wow! Thank you for showing.

    Whatever you missed in quantity you more than made up for in quality. If I had to pick favorites, I'd probably go for the Septimus Severus, the Aspendos stater (what a spectacular reverse!) and the Kos tetradrachm. But I really like them all!

    Hope you do well in '22!
  4. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    I am drooling over your Sestertii...
  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter


    You managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat anyway! Ten rabbits :D.

    Wow wow wow... such eye candy! Picking a top three from your list seems like a ridiculous exercise but I'll try.

    Kos tetradrachm... jaw-dropping
    Claudius/Agrippina Jr denarius... :wideyed:
    Aspendos stater... because of the atypically fine artistry

    I could probably swap out the Aspendos with any of the others on the list. In particular, the Faustina Jr sestertius (what a portrait!), the Septimius Severus sestertius (magnificent artistry and preservation of both sides).

    Sounds like it wasn't an easy year for you, acquisition-wise, but you certainly persevered!
  6. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic group of coins. All in great condition, but more importantly, all of remarkably fine style.
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  8. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member Supporter

    You certainly go for quality over quantity, I can appreciate that.

    That 10. Claudius/Agripinna is probably in my top 10 most wanted coins right now, and that is a real beauty. I believe that is a cistophorus as opposed to a denarius though. Or am I wrong? (definitely a possibility :inpain:)
  9. Meander

    Meander Well-Known Member

    Each one of your coins is noteworthy. But the Kos tetradrachm is really spectacular.
  10. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Any of them would be in my top 3 of the decade
    I like # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 the most (in no particular order) :)

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  11. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    A superb year! Your Ephesos is my favorite, with several others as close seconds. It's been a challenging year all around but your focus on quality pieces has clearly been a successful strategy.
  12. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    All gorgeous additions Terence! My personal favourites are the Claudius & Agrippina denarius and the Septimius Severus sestertius. The Geta, Faustina and Maximus sestertii are close seconds. My favourite among the Greeks would have to be the Kos or the Ephesos. All in all you had a great year!

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  13. Spaniard

    Spaniard Supporter! Supporter

    Wow!...Sweet coins!..I'm not even going to try and pick any....They are all number one!
    Congrats on a great 12 months collecting.
  14. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I want to thank everyone who posted for their comments on my purchases during 2021. Everyone was most kind. It appears that the two most popular coins were the the tetradrachm from Kos and the denarius of Claudius with the reverse featuring Agrippina Jnr. This was a most interesting and challenging year and it appeared at times I would be lucky to even have a top 10. In closing I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and productive bug free New Year.
  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I'm really not seeing how adding any of these coins to a collection can fail to make it a stellar year. :D Seriously, hard to pick favorites since all are fantastic, but if I had to choose just one that you could send to me, I'd choose 1... and 3.. and 4, and 5, and oh, 10 too. :shame:
  16. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    Wonderful choices - the Faustina II portrait is superb
  17. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Really great @Terence Cheesman, absolute quality coins. The Kos tetradrachm is definitely my favorite nr 1, I hope to ever in my live obtain one myself. Maybe I should first start with obtaining a drachm from Kos ;)
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