rg3's top "10" from 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by rg3, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    What a year! Ugh. Hope you enjoy some of these.

    My top 5 Romans:

    1-3. First portraits of the Second Triumvirate
    (Crawford 480/22, 490/1, and 495/2a)

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    4. Secular Games Cippus
    (RIC I 355)

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    5. Septimius and the river Tyne
    (RIC IV.I 229)

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    My top 5 Greeks

    1. Mostly full crest and "earring" mass owl

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    2. Man Faced Bull
    (Jenkins, Group I, 93)

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    ... to be continued (photo limit)
     
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  3. rg3

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    3. Syracuse Tet (die) signed by Eumenos and Eukleidas
    (SNG ANS 262/259)

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    4. Proto-Tortoise
    (Meadows, Aegina, Group Ib; Asyut Group V, 512; HGC 6, 427)

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    5. Iris hemi from Kaunos
    (Konuk Period I, 52 (O7/R5))

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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That is a nice group. The owl is as well centered as I have seen. My pick of the bunch would be the Syracuse. Where is the signature on the reverse?
     
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  5. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice group of ancients! I also like the Syracuse tetradrachm most.
     
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  6. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @dougsmit. Just edited, the reverse signature is on the die (below the bust), but did on make it on this flan.
     
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  7. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Wow what a nice Owl, really nicely centred. Looks like you've had a good year.
     
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...al very nice coins..i have to go with the man-faced bull...:)(most here will know the reasone:p)
     
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  9. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

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  10. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Nice coins rg3, my favorites are Syracuse and Owl.
     
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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Good stuff! The owl is an outstanding example, but all the other coins have one thing or another that make them special and interesting. I find that Septimius portrait quite riveting, and I really like the style of the Syracuse tet, but I’d honestly be happy to welcome all of them into my own collection.
     
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  12. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Quite a lot of "must_haves" in that lot. Even the worn ones are covetable : Caesar, Lepidus.... good scores

    But that crest on the athenian owl is to die for...

    ...and who wouldn't want a signed Syracuse tet ?

    Well done
    Q
     
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  13. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    WOW a lot of iconic coins in your ten, as others have mentioned that owl is about as good as they come and great Syracuse Tet but all great in one way or another.
     
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  14. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Hats off.
    MFB and Septimius Severus caught my eye.
     
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  15. Alegandron

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

    Great Big 10, @rg3 . I like that Kaunos.
     
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  16. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Great year of coins you got there, the Augustus is pretty good looking coin.
     
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  17. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    All spectacular .. the man faced bull is amazing.
     
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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Congrats, all wonderful, for top I would choose between Syracuse Tet (die) signed by Eumenos and Eukleidas, Augustus Secular Games Cippus and man faced bull.
     
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  19. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Lovely group....Difficult to pick out any favourites but the 'owl' oooh that's nice!
    But I think my favourite is the Secular Games Cippus, lovely looking coin!
    Congrats on a really nice 2020 grouping.
     
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  20. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Love the way you split them into 2 top fives/ Greek vs Roman. I would ay its a tie/ both groups are exceptional.
    John
     
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  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    They are lovely coins! I agree with @panzerman that your Greeks and Roman groups are each exceptional (Owl and signed Syracuse tet, even :wideyed:). But I'm partial to the Roman ones (duh!) and that Augustus secular games issue is very special. I also love the Septimius Severus River Tyne reverse type; it's gorgeous!
     
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