NAC: Less than 100 Lots Away!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Restitutor, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks! I very much look forward to it!
     
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  3. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

    AJ beat me to it. Grab a box of tissues @DonnaML :D
     
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  4. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Congratulations Joe on an outstanding acquisition.

    Could not have gone to a better suited owner.

    John
     
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  5. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    So happy this wonderful EID MAR found a loving home!
     
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  6. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Congrats @AncientJoe ! I look forward to your pics and write-up.
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  7. jdmKY

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    It’s a fun read. Jamie’s got some other interesting books also.
     
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  8. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    The auction had plenty of interesting coins. It was fun to watch. NAC did folks in the US a favor by starting it late in there day (7AM Houston start) and holding the auction in English. One of the coins I liked sold for only 3M - the Elagabalus / quadriga bearing the conical stone of Emesa.
    Elagabalus quadriga bearing the conical stone of Emesa.jpg

    I was interested in their aes grave hand (with sickle) / grain, but not at the hammer price. At least it was the 3rd lot of the day and I did not have to wait for a time to bid.
    hand barley sicle quadrans NAC 10.8.2020 not mine.jpg
     
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  9. IdesOfMarch01

    IdesOfMarch01 Well-Known Member

    This brings to mind the series of threads "What your budget buys" on CoinTalk (cf. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/what-your-budget-buys-30-edition.302412/).

    I think we need to add another thread to this series: "What your $400K+ buys."
     
  10. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    My house and something more even... :hilarious:
     
  11. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    I'm late to the party in congratulating @AncientJoe on acquiring this coin of important historical interest.
     
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  12. Mat

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  13. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

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  14. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Thanks for the link @Mat .
    The article by IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE says the coin is cast -
    Over two millennia old, the token is one of three of the same design known to have been cast in gold, making it the 'holy grail' for ancient coin collectors, experts said.​
    He used the same word to describe EID MAR denarii -
    Nearly 100 of such 'Ides of March' coins are known, according to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation — however, most are cast in silver​
    Do they know something we dont? Or.... do we know something Ian does not?
     
  15. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations on you Victory. I don't collect Ancients but your collection is Fantastic! A pleasure to see it.
     
  16. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    What's interesting is I never said that and I don't know where they got my name.

    Barry Murphy
     
  17. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Perhaps here?

     
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  18. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Maybe, although that was dollars not pounds. It would seem odd that the Daily Mail is following Coin Talk.

    Barry Murphy
     
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  19. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Yes, I thought so too.
     
  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter


    Oh, what a disappointment !
    You should reconsider, I would really like the guy who bought it to be someone I know :D

    Q
     
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  21. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Agreed. However, whenever I GOOGLE various Ancient coin questions, MANY times Coin Talk pops up, and various conversations are shown. If the Daily Mail googled this subject, the Thread may had popped up to the top of their search, especially since it is a recent discussion. You, being an Influencer, would had been quoted from this public forum. Unfortunately, how the info without a currency is interpreted (Dollars or Pounds), would be skewed towards their backgrounds as Pounds.
     
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