Some new coins...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    D6FD3F73-C9EC-4FA2-8047-F43D774C79F1.jpeg A pic of some things I bought yesterday and today. Decent, some more than that, but I’m hoping I can find that elusive “wow” coin tomorrow. Well, there was one wow coin but very poor condition. There just has to be something uber cool for me waiting tomorrow. I just know it!

    The Athens tet is close. Gigantic hole drilled right into it. Few would find it of any interest at all, but it made me smile, and who can ask any more from a coin?
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  3. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Oh. I forgot. That Ptolemaic coin on the right exhibits some really cool lathe marks on the edge. Don’t think I can get a decent pic but it’s a super cool example.
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  4. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Looks interesting! What's that reverse above the Ptolemy that looks like a Halo?
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  5. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Nice group Ken. Hope you find “the one” you seek tomorrow. I’ll be looking forward to seeing it.
  6. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice collection. I am a fan of holey coins too, or forato in Italian. My first As with a hole is either a V or an anchor. I thought V at first, but have come around to anchor.
    holed as V or anchor 1.jpg
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    The coin description said forato. I found Mt Forato when I looked up the meaning.
    holed as V or anchor 3 mt forato.jpg
    Mt Forato is now on my like to see list. I have seen the elephant rock on Hwy 50 on Utah.
    elephant rock hwy 50 Aug 2018.jpg
  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice selection! That holed Athenian tet looks really neat. Can we get a shot of the other side of it? Happy hunting... I hope you and find and show us the über cool coin/s waiting there for you today.
  8. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    You always buy coins with tons of character ;)
  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    If I owned that Athens tet I'd get a nice fat gold chain and wear it. Get some ancient bling going on. :cool:
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  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Wow, those are some cool coins. Cool coins, get it? :D:rolleyes:

    Boy, that was one stale joke. Probably dead on arrival too.:hungover:

    Anyway, for those who don't get it, that's @Ken Dorney 's awesome Vcoins store. If you are new to ancient coins and haven't checked it out, it will be definitely worth your time.
  11. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Gosh Ken, pretty much everything in that grouping had me "wowing." I even like the Annona AE with a bite out of it - very nice artwork on that one, which the missing bit doesn't detract from. Overall a nice array of colors too.
  12. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Or antiquities. An excellent dealer if you're heading in that direction.

    Personally, the coin below is the one I gravitated to immediately. For an eastern Parthian AE, that obverse is exceptionally strong. Not sure if it's Sanabares, Vardanes, or other - but it really is outstanding for the AE's of that region.

    eastern parthian_ken.jpg
  13. Edessa

    Edessa Active Member

    Nice coins, Ken. This is one of my "best" holed coins. I think of it as a "bring your kid to work" day piece from the ancient world...but at least the hole does not go all the way through. Egypt_PtolemyIII_AE39.jpg
  14. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    It's a sestertius of Antoninus Pius:


    I did finally. Picked up this horrendously ugly lady:


    Lots of other things:

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  15. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    It looks like you had a good show overall, Ken. I was hoping you were going to snare a Titus Restoration coin (condition of no great importance), but then if you did I would have been in trouble on the home front (but I would have weathered the storm) as I attempted to wrest it from you. :)
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