My top ten for 2019 (Ancient/ Medieval)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:37 PM.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I am following Sallent's excellent thread, by posting one every second day. I will be showing post 1400AD coins on World site. This year, I put a little more emphasis on coinage produced circa 600-500BC.

    #1 Kings of the Bosphorus
    AV Stater ONV (BE459=162/3AD)/ unknown mint
    obverse: Eupator (Bosphorian King)
    reverse: Marcus Auerelius/ Lucius Verus (Roman Emperors)
    Acquired thru CNG/ Triton XXII

    These AV Staters would suffer from gradual debasement, by 200AD the gold content was less then 50 percent. b-kings-of-bosporus-eupator-with-4632480-XL.jpg
     
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  3. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    This is the thread for gold bugs. I don't know anyone with as fine an ancient gold coin collection as you. Maybe Cleo, but he'd never share his coins online like you do.
     
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  4. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful Panza coins don't come in much better quality than that, looking forward to seeing the rest.
     
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  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Very nice, Keep em coming.
     
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  6. Limes

    Limes Well-Known Member

    Beautiful coin @panzerman! Can't wait for the rest!
     
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  7. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    That's fantastic, and I've never seen this type before. Nice one.
     
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  8. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I think I will speed up the process, and post one every day. I will keep going and post all new 2019 additions, probably close to 20. This will go on to Christmas!:) Like an "Advent Calender" for coins.
     
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  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    One every other day is just torture
    I'll try to live with one every day

    Q
     
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Roma Invicta

    Great coin. I have never seen one of these (or even heard of them).
     
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  11. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    Excellent... I'm along for the ride. :)
     
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  12. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Two or three a day would even be better. And surely more than just
    this years purchases. Open up that Canadian "Fort Knox" and show
    us some of the earlier treasures!! Sure would be a visual treat!!
     
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  13. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Go Canada!! That is an awesome coin, highly deserving of its place up in the Great White North.

    My earliest Bosporan is perhaps not quite as snazzy. :D

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    Bosporan Kingdom: Pharsanzes (253-54)
     
  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    You know you are a huge ancient coin nerd when you can look at that coin and right away tell who is Lucius Verus and who is Marcus Aurelius. Even with the cartoonish portraits it is obvious who's who right away.
     
  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Looking forward to the show! Here's a Philip I with fine style portrait
    Bosporus AR Stater.jpg
    KINGS of BOSPORUS
    Rhescuporis IV, with Philip I circa AD 242/3-276/7.
    Billion Stater (20.3mm, 7.2 g).
    Date: Bosporan Era 540 (AD 244/5)
    Obv: BΛCIΛEωC ΠHCKOΠoRIK Diademed and draped bust of Rheskouporis IV right
    Rev: Laureate and draped bust of Philip I right; club before, AMΦ (date) below.
    Ref: MacDonald 602; Anokhin 691; Stanislavskii 640
     
  16. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Neat coin, really can see how the Stater went from almost pure gold to zilch:( Today, the powers to be, just print truckloads of paper currency and go into megadebt.
     
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  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Or, we maybe just highly intelligent:) I never ever thought about it, but I can ID most of the Kings/ Queens/ Emperors from European Royal Families thru history. Collecting coins has many benefits....
     
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  18. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @panzerman Well its been 8+ hours and I'm still waiting
    for some eye candy. Sent the three maids home who were
    going to mop up what the drool bucket didn't catch.;)
    I'll see what the morning brings.
     
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  19. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Ah, I was hoping for a "@panzerman top 10 of 2019". Looking forward to all the gold!
     
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  20. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    @panzerman inspired me to get my first gold coin this year. After seeing him have all the fun with gold, I had to get one. I've shunned gold as it is not really within my regular budget, but I figured it might be fun to add one gold coin every year or two. I'll never have 1/50th the gold collection he has, but that's not the point. The real point is that as a serious ancient collector one should not shun altogether coins of a particular metal just because the budget won't allow for more than a handful of coins. A handful is better than nothing, and gold is just too much fun to simply ignore altogether.

    Here's my first goldie

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  21. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Looking forward to seeing your list, P-man! I'll come back to this thread after you've finished posting all the coins so as to not constantly bump the thread back to the top, displacing our other coin friends' year-end lists which would not get as much attention.
     
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