Mystery Coin I bought at auction

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Iriegirl, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Iriegirl

    Iriegirl New Member

    Hi, I'm new to this group and it looks like I joined a good one. I'm also pretty new to collecting and have been focusing on US coins. However, I did just buy this one as a "Mystery Coin" and have no idea on it's origin or age. If anyone has any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
     

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  3. chrsmat71

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  4. Iriegirl

    Iriegirl New Member

    WOW!! Thanks so much! That is my coin exactly and from the quick research I have done on it now, I'd say I did quite well on my first ancient coin purchase. Beginners luck! Thanks again for your help!
     
  5. DallasCoinsNThings

    DallasCoinsNThings Numismaniac

    @Iriegirl ... just a tip in the future... Take Coins out of the Plastic Flips before you photo them. I use the phone on my camera, and zoom in a little. It sometimes helps to show the details well.

    If you do that, then people give more precise answers, I've found.

    Just some friendly posting advice! :)
     
  6. Iriegirl

    Iriegirl New Member

    Thanks for your advice, very much appreciated. Actually that was the coin I bought at an auction on pics alone from the seller. Not my pics. It is a great coin and now I know I made a very good buy w/o knowing anything about ancient coins. I was bidding on some pre '64 Roosevelt dimes and thought why not combine some shipping and take a chance on the "Mystery Coin." Honestly, I just liked the castle. Just a lucky guess and will stick to my US coins for the most part. I am interested in your opinion as well on what I bought. It sure fits to a tee on what chrsmat71 sent.
     
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  7. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    Nice! Here’s my Licinius II campgate
     

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  8. Iriegirl

    Iriegirl New Member

    Yep, that's it. It is a very cool coin and I am so happy I took a chance on it!
     
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