One of my coins has not yet arrived, so I had to use the seller's photo (see below). As always, the ordering is not very precise. 1. Seleukids, Seleukos I (312-281 BC). AR tetradrachm. Babylon mint. My first Seleucid silver, and first coin of that period from historically Persian-controlled territory. Also does double-duty as a coin in the name of Alexander III. 2. Achaemenids, time of Darius I- Xerxes I (c.510-480 BC). AR siglos. An early Persian silver, from the time of the great wars against the Greeks. Considerably scarcer than the later types featuring the king with either a spear or a dagger. 3. Roman Empire, Trajan (98-117 AD). AE sestertius. Regna Adsignata (Kingdoms Assigned) reverse. Commemorates Trajan's assigning of subservient rulers in the territory conquered during his Parthian war. 4. Eastern Sistan, Salih 'Imad (c.780s AD). AR drachm. At the eastern edge of the Islamic Caliphate, Sassanian-style coin imagery hung on for a while, but became degraded over time. This late-stage piece looks almost cartoonish, but appealingly so. 5. Persis, Ardashir IV (late 2nd-early 3rd century AD). AR hemidrachm. Attractive and scarce coin from the core of Persian cultural territory, just before the Sasanian revolution. 6. Parthia, Phraates III (70-57 BC), Rhagae mint. AR drachm. This features the Sellwood 38 type portrait of Phraates III, which is one of my favorite Parthian portrait varieties (my avatar photo is also Type 38). 7. Himyarites, 'Amdan Bayan Yanaf (c.50-150 AD). AR quinarius. Not especially rare, but a nice coin of an often overlooked kingdom at the edge of the Roman world. 8. Parthia, Phraataces (2 BC- 4 AD). AR drachm. Just a pleasant coin of a king with a... let's say complicated personal life. 9. Khwarezmshahs, Kurzuwan under siege (May-June 1221 AD). AE jital. A coin issued while the city was under siege by Genghis Khan. Spoiler alert: There's a reason why you've never heard of the city of Kurzuwan. 10. Kingdom of Italy, 1808. AR 5 lire. Napoleon Bonaparte (aka Napolione di Buonaparte) as King of Italy. Not ancient or even medieval, but this piece has plenty of history behind it. Overall, I had less money available to spend on coins this year, but I still managed to find some attractive and historical pieces. Hope everyone enjoyed my highlights, and I look forward to seeing more of your Top 10s (or however many you want to list). Good luck in 2019!