Snuck one in under the wire...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mikey Zee, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Of course, I was supposed to put all further purchases into a January or February, 2017 coin 'basket'....but I snuck one past the 'mean old killjoy' who rules the roost... :cigar::dead::D

    Jeez, who can resist a cool silver Tetradrachm, right?:hungry: Not to mention that it seemed to be obtainable for a low/average retail cost with free shipping....and so it was.

    Hmmm, I seem to have temporarily fallen into a specific niche whereby both sides of the coin depict the same god or goddess----in this case Dionysos. And the coin itself is in decent grade/condition while struck in a attractive 'fine artistic' style... so I simply couldn't resist it.

    Maroneia, Thrace; Circa 189-149 BC: 16.23 gram, 32 mm.

    Obv: Head of Dionysos right,wearing ivy wreath
    Dionysos standing slightly left, holding grape bunch and narthex stalks. Controls: Monogram to inner left and inner right.
    Reference Schönert-Geiss 984.

    maroneia thrace tet.jpg maroneia thrace tet revere.jpg
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Nice one!
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  5. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    sweet inded MZ! one of these is high on my list, a likely 2017 coin for me.
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice.
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Very nice. It seems we see more of this type from Thasos. This is a very nice Maroneia.
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  8. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Well worth sneaking in. I sure understand the sneakin around stuff.
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  9. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coin to end the year with!
  10. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    That's a really gorgeous piece! I'm glad to see it made it to you safe and sound.
  11. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Wow Mikey-Z => that's an amazing OP-score (super sweet)

    I also happen to have an example, but sadly you're gonna have to deal with my stevex6 home-photos!!

    coin1a.jpg coin1b.jpg

    ... according to David Sear, this baby is 100% authentic but has been harshly cleaned (I still love the coin and think that the obverse is gorgeous)

    Congrats again on scoring such a cool OP-gem

  12. Alegandron

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

    Gorgeous coin @Mikey Zee ! Well done, and a great one to slip under the wire for 2016!
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  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice score!
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  14. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    I agree!! Although a bit rough, the style and skill of the engraver(s) is remarkable!!

    Speaking of which, I believe this is an example of the Thasolian type, with the Hercules reverse:
    RR roman macedonia tet.jpg

    Thanks for all the kind words guy!!!:) Unfortunately the 'lady of the house is not at all happy or impressed LOL
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  15. Alegandron

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

    I do not have a Maronea version... mine is the Thasos type. I was not aware they were minted in a couple different sites. As to my getting mine under the wire from the Spousal Unit... I just am quiet in my purchasing, and occasionally show some of my examples... if it is a known or cool time in history, or if it would just be cool to show it. I am awaiting / dreading the Day of the WRATH of the SPOUSAL-KHAN to come raining down on me... :D

    Absconded from the Great and Powerful @Ancientnoob 's Collection...
    Thrace Thasos 146-50 BCE AR Tet Dionysos Herakles Club Lion skin Obv-Rev.JPG
    Thasos, Thrace, (146 - 50 B.C.)
    AR Tetradrachm, 33mm, 16.1g
    O: Young head of Dionysos wearing wreath of leaves and grapes and band across forehead.
    R: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Hercules naked standing left holding club, lion skin draped over arm; monogram.
    SNG Copenhagen 1040; SG-1759; SNG Ashmolean 3689; Le Rider, Thasos 51Thasos
    Ex: @Ancientnoob
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