NYINC coin #2 - Stater of Corinth [surprise]

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  1. Fugio1

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    NYINC coin #2 - Stater of Corinth [surprise]

    I had no intention to buy a Greek coin at the NYINC, but this coin talked to me. I looked at the coin Friday morning, went out for lunch and couldn’t get it out of my mind, rushed back and probably gave away my poker face in the negotiation so perhaps paid too much for this common issue. I don't regret it at all. My Greek coin collection is now all of 5 coins.
    Corinth Stater Calciati 455 8.55g Blk.jpg
    Corinthian Stater
    Era: 345-307 BC.
    Metal: AR
    Obverse: Pegasus flying left, koppa below.
    Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena left; Δ-I flanking neck; behind, male advancing right, holding race torch aloft.
    Weight: 8.55 gm.
    Reference: Calciati 455/1;
    Provenance: Gorny & Mosch; Ex. Gerhard Hirsch May 8, 2019, lot 368
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    It would have talked to me too I think

  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    The only one of these I have is a reproduction I bought in a moment of weakness.
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nice example!
  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic coin, with great eye appeal.
  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Gorgeous Colt! Even if you had only one Greek coin instead of five, I’d consider this a worthy choice.
  8. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    Beautiful coin! Love the color! I just got one too...ill post when i can.
  9. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    You made a wise choice. An object of beauty is an object forever beautiful. Junk stays junk, whereas beauty grows and improves with age.
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  10. Archilochus

    Archilochus Active Member

    ^^ This is actually a great way to go about buying coins IMO!
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  11. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    My sentiments exactly.
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