However, a bright point was today's Roma auction. I started off with this coin from Myndos. Myndos was a rare setback for Alexander the Great, who was repulsed when he attempted to take it. He eventually took it anyways, but this may be the most serious blemish to his perfect record in battles. Interestingly, this exact coin came up at auction twice before and didn't receive a single bid. I therefore felt confident putting a bid slightly over the estimate, only to get outbid the next day. I thought about it a bit, put in a last minute bid, and got it. This next coin was the main reason I participated in the auction. For some time, I've discounted all Baktrian coins as not being relevant to my Philip II, Alexander III, and the Age of the Diadochi collection. However, Diodotos I did secede from Antiochos II and did have ties to the others. His coins can get pricy, but there were four at auction and I resolved to just bid on each until I got one. I was outbid on the first, but got the second. Interestingly, this one had the highest estimate of the four. After that, I went back and forth about whether to pick up some "snacks" as @Ryro calls them. Finally, I broke down and put close to minimum bids for four coins of emperors/empresses I didn't have and won three. AFAIK these are all common issues because I'm cheap, but the Diodotos coin occurred late in the Greek section, so it was Roman snacking or no snacking. Crispus Herennia Etruscilla Herennius Etruscus Other than the one snack, I only had one other loss. I won't post it here since it's someone else's, but it was a very common Greek coin where I put in a max about 10% higher than what I felt was the fair market value, and for some reason it went for nearly three times my max. I'll have plenty of other chances to grab one. Feel free to show off your recent wins!