Oops...maybe I posted too soon

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Well once again Doug has been proven wise concerning the possibility that some of us may have posted too soon. It turns out that I bought another coin. While it might not have made my top ten it certainly would have been at least a runner up.

    I made the mistake of "browsing" Harlan Berk's 203rd Bid or Buy sale. I saw this coin and I suddenly blurted out "mine!".

    I admittedly did not know much about the character represented by this coin, but it turns out he was an important and interesting historical figure. He was called Phillip the Fair or Phillip the Handsome aka Phillip I King of Castille. He was related to many many rulers in Europe over the centuries, and his family was very influential. Please see an interesting article about him linked below.

    Post the coins that when you saw them you immediately proclaimed "mine".


    Brabant, ND Gold Guilder F/VF Phillip I , 1500-1506
    (24.6 mm 3.1 g)
    Obv: The saint standing in front of him the shield hand crowned at the end of the legend.
    Rev: Flowered cross
    Delm 86
    Harlan Berk 203rd Buy or Bid sale. Purchased December 6, 2017.

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  3. Youngcoin

    Youngcoin Everything Collector

    Great coin! Maybe you can just have a top 11 ;).

  4. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    I'm also waiting to post. December isn't even half over yet... still ample time for new coins ;)
  5. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    And congratulations on #11!
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  6. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Well, what a great late arrival! A nice way to close out the year.

    You know, Suetonius believed the number 12 was adequate for a list. Since we are collecting ancient coins after all, perhaps we should do the same?
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  7. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    Nice, It seems like the CoinTalk year actually ends on December 1st, so maybe is your first coin of 2018;)
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh! I totally love your newp! Perfect toning! That contrasting look is terrific.

    As to December, I might not be done for the year yet, either, though any purchases I make in the remainder of the month are likely to be pretty modest unless I manage to sell enough stuff for a bigger purchase.

    I too have a 16th century Brabant piece, but it's a little bit later. Funny how much more "medieval" yours looks. I suppose it's the Lombardic lettering on yours, whereas mine has a bit more modern looking Romanized font.

    Belgium (Brabant): gold florin (Carolus d’or) of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, ca. 1521-1545

    Obverse: KAROLVS.D.G.ROM.IMP.E.HISP.REX, crowned half-bust, sword in right hand, globus cruciger in left.
    Reverse: DA.M[ICHI].VIRTVT[EM].CONTRA.HOSTES.TVOS, arms of Austria and Castile-León with double-headed eagle above.
    Translation of reverse legend: “Give me strength against thine enemies”.

    Delmonte-101, gold, 23 mm. Ex-Numiscorner (Comptoir des Monnaies, France), through VCoins store, 11/18/2016.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks for the kind words. I loved the look of it as well.

    A wonderful Charles V! I love the use of the sword on the obverse. What a terrific coin.
  10. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    It's easy to see why you felt that way....I'm jealous:grumpy::D

    Well, I have two that immediately come to mind---my Siculo-Punic and lifetime Alexander Tet(s)....and perhaps my final two of the year still pending at auction:p

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  11. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Another great coin @Orfew
    Your guilder from Brabant is hardly barbant.

    Harlan had some nice medieval coins in this sale, a couple of which I'm pondering going after once CNG closes. You've acquired some really good coins from them this year.
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  12. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Tres jolie. Merci mon ami.
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Loads of eye appeal! Who is "the saint" on the obverse??

    Oooh, what a fun obverse! Great styling!
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  14. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Very attractive!
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  15. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks @TIF That is St. Phillipus
  16. Nice pickup! I love gothic-style hammered coins.

    If you say so. :D

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  17. Orfew

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  18. It seems to be the one coin in my collection that the CT Ancients forum likes the most. I don't blame them. :)
  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    The latest one to have that effect on me was this, back in June.

    Resistance was futile. Mine!!!

    Ancient Greece (Spartans in Taras, Calabria, Italy): silver drachm, Athena and owl, ca. 302-281 BC
    (NGC XF; Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5) - I bought it raw
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  20. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    There are several that are quite tempting. I will not mention which ones here in case I attract extra competition for you.
  21. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    I love it! Great purchase.
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