Opinion about a new tetradrachm

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Basileus Antialcidas, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. So I participated in my fist live auction! It was very nice but I was carried away as most coins were out of my league and bid on this Tiberius- deified Augustus tetradrachm which to be honest didn't have in mind to bid. I wanted some opinions on if 180 euro is a good price for it (it is a bit corroded but I know that most of the Roman tetradrachms are corroded, so maybe it's not that bad?). Also is there any good way to remove the horn silver that there is accumulated on the top of Tiberius head?
    Thank you all for your help!
     

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  3. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    180 euro is a reasonable price for this coin, given the coin has some porosity.

    In my opinion you can't remove horn silver without damaging the coin - this is silver chemically bonded to soil minerals. Anyway i think horn silver and toning adds to the coin's appeal.
     
  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    That's a good coin, with a nicely centered reverse, at a good price. Does the 180 euros include the buyer's fee?

    I agree that the horn silver and toning should be left alone. The somewhat porous surfaces plus these deposits make the coin look like an ancient.
     
  5. No, with the buyers fee I think it goes around 210 euros.
     
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  6. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    That is the psycology auctions depend on..
     
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  7. Hahaha. That's absolutely true.
     
  8. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    That's still a very good price, I think, for this very scarce and popular type.
     
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