(Sulla80) Top 10 Coins for 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sulla80, Nov 22, 2020.


Vote for your favorites (up to 3)

  1. 1 - Roma

  2. 2 - Mark Antony and Octavian

  3. 3 - Augustus, Tyche and Orontes

  4. 4 - A Decade of Gallienus

  5. 5 - Julius Caesar in Antioch

  6. 6 - Constantine VII, Born in the Purple

  7. 7 - The Homeland of Achilles

  8. 8 - Hadrian and Osiris

  9. 9 - Aristotle on Mytilene

  10. 10 - Flavian Dynasty

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  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Just got in from work.
    I would say my favs are the Vespasian #1 and the Marcus Antonius/ Octavian #9/ both have beautifull detailed portraits/ and interesting historical aspects. The others are really stunning! Congrats on your fine 2020 coin top ten.:D
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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    As I see it the letters add interest. I voted for #10.
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Excellent collection. Period.
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  5. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Thanks, all for the votes, and comments! It is always interesting to see the "why" behind the rankings. The wisdom of the crowd would say that Vespasian should have ranked higher in my top 10. @dougsmit, and @Scipio, I agree with you both that the mystery of the graffiti on the RR denarius with Roma only adds.

    Thanks, Q, and just in case: save your kidneys - I know a guy in France who can help you out with a hecte ;)
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..dandy coins....all my choices make me change my mind..:rolleyes:
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  7. benhur767

    benhur767 Sapere aude

    @Sulla80 Congratulations on an epic top 10 this year. All coins are wonderful, but I voted for the Flavian denarius, the Augustus with river god, and the Trajan with canopic jar reverse. I can't think of a more interesting thing to show on a coin than a canopic jar! I learned from the Flavian that there was an Ephesus mint that struck imperial coinage. And the swimming river god is one of my favorite types of images on ancient coins.
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  8. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I think the crowd is right about that Ephesus denarius. :D I picked the three most popular, they're all great coins though!

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  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Well @Sulla80 this thread has been a complete joy to read. Thanks for that. I( will bet that you do not have to guess which one is may top choice. The dynastic issue under Vespasian is one of my favourite Ephesian types. I have RIC 1395.

    Thanks for posting these amazing coins and for the entertaining write up.

  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Great way to kick off our year end favorites season, @Sulla80! I went with the crowd as well with 10, 2 and 1, but man, all the coins on your list are excellent and enviable. I've always enjoyed your choices and writeups and am looking forward to seeing more in 2021.
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  11. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Carefully selected coins Sulla80 over a wider period of time 377 BC-913 AD. In the end it will be a very interesting collection of antique coins. I vote for coins 10, 2 and 1.
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  12. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    What a great coins @Sulla80! A superb year for you! I am not a Roman collector but #1 and #2 are great. Since I am a sucker for Seleukid coins I voted for #5 as well, a great example of the type. But they are all very nice honestly, also I like that hekte.
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  13. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    Excellent set ! , I voted for #2 Mark Antony and Octavian , #10 Flavian Dynasty and #3 Augustus, Tyche and Orontes
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  14. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    You really have added some excellent coins to your already splendid collection, @Sulla80
    It was hard to vote for only 3 of them.
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  15. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Fantastic set of coins, well done. My favourites were the two from Antioch, both well outside of my collecting area, but both irresistible regardless. The reverse of the Augustus coin is superb.
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  16. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Very beautiful coins! I like #1, 3 and 10.
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  17. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Congratulations for the astonishing coins.
    My choices were 3,5 and 7 but I think everybody here would be proud with any of the coins in your Top 10.
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  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Thanks, All, for the many nice comments and as mentioned in the OP, for all of the coins shared with curiosity, expertise, inspiration and humor this year. Vespasian still running with a strong lead in the polls - perhaps I should move it up to #9 :)
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
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  19. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    I like every single coin on your list and truly enjoyed reading your little write-ups. It is definitely hard to pick a favorite, but your number one would also be mine – not despite, but exactly because of the graffito!

    (Also, please don't start collecting medieval. I could see us competing for the same coins. ;))
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  20. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    As seems to be the common theme, I also rated your coin #10 as my favorite: it's a wonderful piece. Congrats!
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  21. Only a Poor Old Man

    Only a Poor Old Man Well-Known Member

    Great coins. My favorite is the Roma one. The reverse is very artistic, almost like a painting.
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