The “origin of coinage” sold last week

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  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    No we are not talking about Croesus in Lydia in the 6th century BC, but about the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1345-1327 BC. Numismatica Genevensis SA just sold a unique silver ingot with the hieroglyphic inscription: Tutankhamun regent of Heliopolis of Upper Egypt. 42mm x 20mm, 7mm thick and a weight of 41.55g.

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    The extreme rarity of the existing copies today is explained in particular by the fact that Egypt did not have any silver mine. This came from exchanges with cities in the Middle East, such as Ugarit, Byblos or Beirut. One can thus think that such objects were reserved for particular or ceremonial purposes. This super rare ingot constitutes the first monetary object dated in the world. For more details :
    https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=101&p=lot&sid=3516

    Please post your coins of Egypt or your most ancient coinage examples !
     
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  3. Terence Cheesman

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    Ptolemy II Ae DiObol CPE B 174 After 275/4 B.C. Obv Head of Zeus right lareate. Rv Eagle standing left with open wings. 17.29 grms 25 mm Sv576-2.jpg
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Here is a my Stone Scarab from "Nebmaatre Amenhotep III The Magnificent King.

    Father of Akhenaten and Grandfather of Tutankhamun.


    Ruled Egypt at the height of its power. Built many temples and monuments, including his enormous Mortuary Temple. Was the son of Thutmose IV."
    ---Wikipedia List of Pharaohs.

    Egypt Amenhotep III Scarab 1390-1352 BCE cartouch Neb Maat Ra 43.37g 45mm ex Gustave Mustake.JPG
    Egypt Amenhotep III Scarab 1390-1352 BCE cartouch Neb Maat Ra 43.37g 45mm ex Gustave Mustake
    Egypt Amenhotep III stone scarab IN-HAND obv.JPG
    Egypt Amenhotep III stone scarab IN-HAND rev.JPG


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  5. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

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  6. Alegandron

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

    LOL, well, thank you. But, no, not at home. I keep them locked up in Banks.
     
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Here are my oldest.... 48b2569bdca0bf1ce3326ce84527df51.jpg 00102q00.jpg 00106q00.jpg 00108q00.jpg 11200265.jpg e958770a0c7f80ad79f10acf444a847e.jpg uncertain-mint-5291970-S.jpg image00602 (1).jpg ee47b796459246455c1345f5698c7806.jpg
     
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  8. Alegandron

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

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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    That Boar is hitching a ride on a Tunao_O I can hardly wait for my copy of... 51ngVRd2s4L._SX386_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
     
  10. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    The origin of Roman coinage, aes rude. These examples ex McCabe & RBW Collections. One of these days I really hope to add a few more of the early pre aes grave pieces
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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    addams family.jpg :D
     
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    coins dumps shell money 006.JPG bone shell shaped proto money
     
  13. Kavax

    Kavax Active Member

    the genuineness of the origin of this ingot is debated...
     
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  14. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    ...not by the guy who paid 32,000 US $ for it...:eek:
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
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  15. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    thanks for posting
    I like pre-coin money. Most of mine is Central Italy (some may before founding of Rome).
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