This is a coin that I have been seeking for a while. A lot of the examples on the market have fair to poor strikes. Clearly the focus was not on quality during their production. Also, prices vary considerably, with attractive examples fetching healthy prices auction and dealers' websites. So, when this coin showed up as an unsold lot, I decided that was the one. The strike is off-center, as so many of these have, but the details was quite clear, with a really nice aegis on the obverse. Pontos, Amisos, circa 111-105 BC or 95-90 BC AE 21 Mithridates Ex Roma E-Sale 93, lot 425 SNG Stancomb 690 7.98 grams The second coin is a mid-mass production owl, also an unsold lot from E-Sale 94, lot 128. Who wouda thunk it? Attica, Athens 454-404 BC Tetradrachm Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31; HGC 4, 1597. 17.21 grams The third coin is a sestertius of Faustina II, a somewhat earthy example of her MATRI MAGNAE sestertii. This coin is from the Antonio Carmona Collection. I purchased this coin primarily for the obverse. Faustina II (wife of M. Aurelius) Æ Sestertius. Rome, AD 170-175/6. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust to right / MATR[I MAG]NAE, Cybele seated to right, holding drum on knee, between two lions seated to right; SC in exergue. RIC III 1663 (Aurelius); C. 169; Banti 92; BMCRE 993. 25.72g, 32mm, 6h. Near Very Fine.