My top ten for the most beautifull coinage in history.

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about this topic all day while at work....

    My picks would be as follows/

    Transylvania 1550-1683
    Holy Roman Empire 1450-1806
    Regensburg/ German Imperial City 1500-1792
    Sachsen/ Albertine Line/ Germany 1500-1830
    Basel/ Swiss Canton 1550-1800
    Zurich/ Swiss Canton 1500-1800
    Bohemia/ Austrian Emperors 1500-1670
    Danzig/ Polish Kings 1600-1700
    Livonia/ Swedish Occupation 1632-1700
    Austro-Hungarian Empire 1806-1918

    Please add on by listing your top "10" ideas... 9199c8db8c6fa07d42b6fb0ffa7dbaf1 (1).jpg
     
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  3. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see examples from your collection. You're just teasing
    us with the pictured coin!! Job related: stay hydrated!!
     
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  4. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    I see some bias there... a little german heavy, no?

    For me (in the broadest of strokes):

    1) Classical coinage of the fourth century BC, especially of Magna Graecia
    2) Italian Renaissance coinage from the mid 15th-mid 16th centuries, especially from the mints of Milan, Florence, Rome, Ferrara, Mantova, Bologna, Naples and Venice
    3) Baroque Papal coinage, especially under the Hamerani
    4) Hellenistic coinage from the various successor states of Alexander (especially seleucid)
    5) Renaissance and Baroque coinage of the Holy Roman Empire (esp. large quasi-medallic silver)
    6) Medieval German Bracteates
    7) Roman Imperial coinage of the first and second centuries
    8) Safavid and Mughal coinage
    9) Sasanian coinage
    10) Coinage of the "American Renaissance"


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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    The coin picture which coin is this ? Country ? year ?
     
  6. PaulTudor

    PaulTudor Well-Known Member

    Pope Julius III, giulio, N.D(1551/1552)
     
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  7. Cachecoins

    Cachecoins Historia Moneta

    4) Hellenistic coinage from the various successor states of Alexander (especially seleucid)

    To be honest, certain examples of these are the most stunning examples of coinage in history IMHO.
     
  8. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    This is correct except it is actually dated in the exergue "III" which refers to year three of his reign, or 1553/4.

    I included it as an example of Renaissance coinage.
     
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  9. PaulTudor

    PaulTudor Well-Known Member

    At least i was close:)Beautiful coin indeed!
     
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  10. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    As for "ancients" I like....
    AV Aurei from RR/ Imperial Rome/ AV Solidi /Western/ Eastern Roman Empires/ Byzantine Empire
    Ptolomaic Egyptian AV Oktodrachms/ Pentadrachms
     
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    'wink' :)

    Gotta love him though.......
     
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