Photos from Saturnalia 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    I finally got around to photographing the 4 coins gifted to me from TypeCoin971793 (Tom) :happy:. Today we finally got some sunlight, breaking a long period of overcast weather. I shoot my photos in diffused sunlight, so I'm at the mercy of the weather :cool:.
    IMG_0729.JPG Egypt - Alexandria, Diocletian, AD 284-305 (struck Year 1, AD 284/5). Potin Tetradrachm: 20.58 mm, 7.79 gm, 12 h. Reverse: Tyche reclining, holding rudder. Emmett 4083. VF with attractive brown patina. IMG_0732.JPG Pictured below is another example of this coin type being offered at CNG 484, lot 630. This vastly inferior example has an estimate of $100.00 :jawdrop:!

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    Pictured below are the other 3 coins included with the gift, ancient Chinese cash coins. These coins are heavily encrusted with natural patina. I'm very happy with this generous gift from Tom :D! IMG_0721.JPG IMG_0723.JPG
     
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Any reason that tet is $100k? Crazy!
     
  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    The CNG Tet came from the Rocky Mountain Collection, who purchased it from Harlan J.Berk, Ltd. I'm sure most of us know who Harlan Berk is, but I have no idea who the Rocky Mountain Collection is o_O.
     
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is $100 not $100k. That is crazy enough but CNG is one of those dealers that tries not to sell any coins for so little that the consignor will lose money after paying their fees. People will pay them more for a coin than they will pay us. $20-40???
     
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  6. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing out my typo :eek:, I just corrected it :shame:.
     
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Haha I was freaking out a bit
     
  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Despite the typo, that's a beautiful coin you got there, Al Kowsky. It's not often you find an Egyptian tet with such clear lettering.
     
  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Excellent gifts. Your Secret Saturn has been very generous, as so many others have all around.

    Q
     
  10. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Those are wonderful Saturnalia gifts Al. @TypeCoin971793 is one of the best members around to receive an eastern cash coin from because he always knows all about what makes them interesting.

    That is a very nice Tyche tetradracm as well. Glad to see everything arrived :)
     
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