Sweet Stevex6 Saloninus

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by zumbly, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Because the listings had become blocked from my searches for some reason, it had been some months since I had checked in on Steve's ebay sales. When I was able to do so again recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find some of my old favorites still available for sale. Since I had a bit of free coin cash, I naturally jumped at the opportunity to pick up a few I had always admired. Here's one of them, his Saloninus tet, a really outstanding chunk of Alexandrian sweetness.

    Saloninus - Alexandria Tetradrachm Eagle 2803.jpg
    SALONINUS, as Caesar
    Potin Tetradrachm. 13.0g, 24mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 7 of Valerian I and Gallienus (AD 259/60). Emmett 3777; Dattari (Savio) 5377. O: ΠO ΛI KOP CA VAΛЄPIANOC K CЄB, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak; L Z (date) across field.
    Ex Stevex6 Collection; ex Robert M. Harlick Collection

    Feel free to share your coins of Saloninus, favorite potin tets, ex x6 coins, etc...
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    A beautiful coin, well done!
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Very nice, better than my train wreck. But it was $8 at the time.

    Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)
    Egypt, Alexandria
    Billion Tetradrachm
    O: PO LI KORCA VALERIANOC K CEB, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    R: Eagle standing left, head turned, holding wreath, L Z (?) in fields.
    Köln 3005; Dattari (Savio) 5377; K&G 93.8; Emmett 3776.7.

    Better Ant.

    Saloninus (258 - 260 A.D.)
    AR Antoninianus
    O: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    R: PIETAS AVG, priestly implements - littus, knife, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler.
    RIC V 9, RSC IV 4
  5. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    As Steve would say...Sweet!

    Yeah ebay is weird lately. Sometimes it says there is nothing for sale when I check a saved seller but they clearly do have things listed...frustrating.
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    I have yet to get a Saloninus, but here's a Salonina from Alexandria. The portrait I think is really sweet and good for an Alexandrian tetradrachm:


  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    That happens to me frequently and I have assumed it is a function of where I live. Recently I wrote to an eBay seller asking him to look into it. Apparently the US Virgin Islands is grouped with South America (?!) and the seller had excluded South America from the list. After a bunch of messages back and forth he was able to make his listings viewable to me. I'm not sure every seller is going to bother to do that though. Another seller who has been mentioned here lately (as a good seller) also shows zero listings when I know he has a bunch. I wrote him too and he did something to specifically allow me to bid... but I still can't see the listings. Perhaps future listings will be visible.

    Anyway, Jay, I think the only way to fix it is to write the seller and see if he or she is aware that your location is blocked. Sometimes they aren't aware.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
  8. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    You're right TIF I've actually done that. I also find If I sign into .com I see listings, if I'm at .ca I may not and vice versa. Sometimes I dont see them at all regardless of what I do. Oh well, more opportunities to support local dealers...
  9. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Any update on how Steve is doing?
  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Steve is doing well :)

    @zumbly, that's such a wonderful coin! Wish I could have bought it.
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  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i experienced that myself also...recently with a Phillip lV of Spain coin i found in google on ebay, but ebay failed to show it when i previously searched for one.
  13. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I acquired this humble Salonina specimen from SteveX6. Not exactly a fancy coin but one I really needed for my 3rd Century collection.

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  14. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    Would anyone mind sharing his eBay store?
  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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    frankjg Well-Known Member

  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

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  18. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one zumbly, great detail and like the placement of the bust something a little bit different.
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  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Yup, there’s still lots of good stuff there, and many are really tempting bargains at their currently reduced prices.
    I agree, AA... Steve really knew how to pick ‘em! By the way, I just got back home from a family holiday in Melbourne. We spent four days in Yarra Valley, which was beautiful. In the city, I stayed at an apartment that was 150 metres from Noble Numismatics’ office, but alas, they don’t keep stock of any ancients for sale (I did ask :D).
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  20. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Hey @zumbly that is a sweet coin!! Found this pic of it which you may already have from CNG, but it gives another view of that fantastic Tet:

    This sold for a decent amount (CNG 281, Lot 253) and many of the X6 collection coins are now listed below the auction prices realized - I've had my eye on another couple that I should probably pull the trigger on.

    Here is my only X6 Collection coin:

    BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 445-435 BC. AR Litra (13mm, 0.71 g, 3h). Facing lion’s scalp / RECI within wreath. Herzfelder p. 89, B; HN Italy 2485. VF, toned, some porosity.
    Ex Antioch Associates 34 (2001), lot 11
    Ex CNG 342; lot 35 (From the collection of a Southern Pathologist)
    Ex x6 Collection @stevex6 via eBay: coin.ages

    and a couple Potin Tets which I don't think I've ever shared:

    ROMAN EGYPT. Tacitus, 275-276 AD. Potin Tetradrachm (8.12 gm), yr. 1. Laureate cuirassed bust / Elpis advancing holding flower. Köln.3118. aXF, brown patina. ex Charles Reeve active 1890-1930.

    Roman Provincial Egypt. Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270 AD. Potin Tetradrachm.
    Mint of Alexandria, Egypt, struck 269/270 AD.
    Obv: AYT K KΛAY∆IOC CEB - Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: Elpis walking left, holding flower; L B (Year 2) across field
    Ref: Köln 3017; Dattari 5387; BMC 2317; Milne 4197
  21. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Exactly! That Rhegion litra is a beauty. If we have any others we're still eyeing that are still available, we should probably do ourselves a favour and pick them up now. I know I'm looking through the list again. :shame:
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