Roman Coin Collection Spanning Four Centuries

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  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    I was recently attracted to this fine collection...

    ...even though coins from this period are well outside of my field of focus, I placed my bid and was delighted to win them at auction. As you can see the information cards display the trusted hallmark of JAZ Numismatics but I understand that the most recent owner (recent provenance) was our friend and ancient coin collector @Sallent . I want to commend Sallent for putting this great collection up for adoption!

    My apologies for the poor photograph!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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  3. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Nice collection, Deacon Ray!:D

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  4. Alegandron

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

    Hey, @Deacon Ray ! Nice pickup...a bunch in one fell swoop.

    Is your Avatar pic of Arn, the Knight Templar? It was a fun series.
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Trajan Decius

    Great pick up @Deacon Ray - some nice additions to your collection.
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I was advised by my favorite college professor to strive to know all you could about something and something about all you could. Applied to coins, this means a specialty collection backed by a wide, general collection. You have a good start.
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Fantastic! I wondered who was the successful bidder at that auction!
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  8. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Thanks, @Alegandron ! Yes, it was a great deal!


    The character in my current avatar is a Knight Templar from the movie "Ironclad" Actually, I've never seen it.
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  9. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    That is a nice collection and a super deal. I was tempted to bid but I have all those emperors.

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  11. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Excellent goal to strive for! The Ancients Forum will probably see fewer Judaean coins posted by me and more coins from the surrounding kingdoms in the future. I think that I've taken the Judaean collection as far as I care to. I could go after the Bar Kochba Revolt coins but those are really outside of my area of interest currently (not to mention insanely expensive for choice examples :greedy:,:greedy::greedy::greedy:)
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  12. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    You probably have a splendid Judaean collection, Deacon. But, sometimes, it does one good to let an area of interest rest and to expand into something else. Whatever your new venture is, I expect you'll be sharing results with us here. But if your "other" coins don't bring you much luck, you could always try a horseshoe !!!
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  13. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Thank you, Bert! That's excellent advice! My logos, after all, say Biblical Kingdoms and not Biblical Kingdom. ;) I modified my coin logo to reflect the diversity of cultures in the Levant.
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  14. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    And thank you, Deacon. You will, surely, broaden you knowhow of ancient coins in general. And nothing will prevent you from, to whatever extent, return to work on previous major interests. But, at present, you will be taking a well-deserved "holiday" from a very specific ancient coin study. - One of the dealers you recommended replied, a while ago, and I responded to his message. But, I haven't heard anything further, since. Patience is a virtue !!!
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  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Congrats, DR! Glad to hear you might "spread out" a wee bit.

    We'll make an "eclecticist" out of you yet, perhaps. ;)
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  16. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    That's a cool ancient coins "mix tape" you got there @Deacon Ray !

    What do kids do now since you can't give the girl you dig a mix tape anymore? Just make her a Spotify playlist her something? Lame. :shifty:
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Ahh... the mix tapes. Mine were heavy on the Moody Blues and Beatles and such, with some '80s New Wave mixed in.
  18. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Thank you for the inspiration! You're the ecle-master. I'll keep it Roman, Seleucid, and Indo-Scythian for now. I have always liked Seleucid coins.
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