Rejoice With Me: My First Roman Gold Coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, I love that equestrian reverse! Quite the undersized pony he's galloping on, though, isn't It? ;)
     
  4. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Congratulations, @Aethelred!
    Neat coin! Here goes the sister, born in Ravenna.
    Coincidence, I bought it about two months ago:
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  5. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    @Multatuli That is a great example, the thing about getting your first Roman gold is that (if you are at all like me) you start looking for the next one pretty much right away.
     
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  6. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    Thank you, @Aethelred!
    This is actually my third Roman gold coin. I already have a Zeno tremissis and a Septimius Severus Aureus. And two other gold fourrées. But the sensation when acquiring the first is exactly this: you start to look and look for the next one!
     
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Ah! I somehow missed your thread. Wow, congrats on the super first gold piece! Vey nice example, and congrats! It is a wonderful feeling to abscond with this metal! Bits of the core of a supernova! Gold is forever!
     
  8. Ima Dragon

    Ima Dragon Year of the Dragon

    Very nice Coins . I don't have any Ancient Coins just now , I'm going to have to see what 2019 brings .
     
  9. PMONNEY

    PMONNEY Flaminivs

    Congratulate:very beautiful coin, good beginning for a gold series !
     
  10. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    My only ancient gold stater:
    Kings of Macedon, Philippos II
    17 mm, 8.60 g
    Troas, Abydos, ca. 316 - 295 BC Struck under Leonnatos, Philip III Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos
    Reference: SNG ANS 295 (type); Le Rider pl. 90, 10 var.;
    Obverse: Apollo wearing laurel wreath
    Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOY Philippos II in biga racing r., holding kentron and reins; ΔY and cornucopia to r. below horses

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