1. Parthian Kingdom. AR tetradrachm of Vonones I (8-12 AD). Scarce coin of an interesting Parthian king, made even more desirable for being overstruck on a coin of his predecessors (and murderers of Vonones' father) Phraatakes and Musa. Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-scarce-parthian-tetradrachm-of-vonones-i.386697/ 2. Afrighids. AR drachm of Azkajwar-Abdallah with vizier Dhu'l Ri'asatayn (c.812-821 AD). I've long sought one of the distinctive coins issued by this little-known Central Asian dynasty, and this year I finally managed one (they tend to get snapped up quickly at auction). Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/an-afrighid-drachm.389141/ 3. Numidia. AR drachm of Juba I (60-46 BC). A very distinctive portrait style, and a historical relic of an independent North African ruler who supported Pompey in the Roman Civil War against Julius Caesar (spoiler alert: it didn't end well for Pompey or Juba). Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/last-independent-king-of-numidia.388157/#post-7969568 4. Lycian Dynasts. AR diobol of Mithrapata (c. 390-380 BC). A pleasant little coin of a vassal of the Achaemenid Persians, but what really attracted me to the coin was its use of a now-extinct language family called Luwian. Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/lycian-dynasts-coin-in-extinct-script.387836/ 5. Arab-Sasanian. AE pashiz (75-95 AH/ 694-713 AD). The reverse of this coin shows a standing human figure with greatly enlarged hand, an artistic convention known as an Orans figure that is supposed to represent praying. One of the more interesting Arab-Sasanian pictorial types. Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/arab-sasanian-bronze-talk-to-the-hand-and-pray.382016/#post-7666579 6. Sasanian Kingdom. AR drachm of Vahram II (c.276-293 AD). A very popular Sasanian obverse type, showing the king with his queen and young prince. Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/vahram-ii-poses-with-wife-and-son.387205/ 7. Parthian Kingdom. AE chalks of Pakoros (78-c.120 AD). The scarcer, early portrait style of Pakoros which shows him without a beard. Just a nice, high-grade Parthian bronze, and there's nothing wrong with that. Original thread: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-cute-parthian-bronze-of-pakoros.382626/ 8. Parthian Kingdom. AE dichalkoi of Orodes II (57-38 BC). The reverse shows the head of Tyche, a common type for Parthian bronzes. But this Tyche has the derpiest derp-face that ever derped. Seller's photo, as the coin is still in the international shipping process; full write-up to come eventually. 9. Parthian Kingdom. AR drachm (possible fourree?) of Orodes II (57-38 BC). The portrait is a nice artistic style, the mintmark (Traxiane) is rare, and the coin shows signs of being a fourree. What's not to like? Bought at the Baltimore show last week, write-up to come. 10. Seljuqs of Rum. AE fals. An attractive Islamic figural type, showing a horseman on obverse, that I've sought for a while. This was sold as a coin of Kaykhusraw I, but the large flan size is more typical of Sulayman II. A coin deserving of more research. Bought last week at the Baltimore show, full write-up to come when it's ready. So, there's my Top 10 for 2021. What was your favorite? Let me know down below.