Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Sep 20, 2020.
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Wow, this one is fantastic!! If you ever sell this bad boy, put me in the line! A free for all to win this one would be ugly.
Fixed in the OP.
Almost certainly true! I have a 50g capacity scale (calibrating to that level) which has 3 decimal places on the readout. It's surprisingly consistent (& hopefully accurate, but who knows), even to the third place. Unfortunately I can't use it for heavy coins like the octobol.
Not as far as I know - you're still clinging on to that 10th spot.
Not only that, it has to be a Ptolemaic octobol. But that's an awesome coin, why not start a CoinTalk Leaderboard for heaviest cast coin? Better rule out @rrdenarius's humongous cast bars though or he'll take all 10 spots!
I should probably have read the title of the thread more closely
Still really like your cast Aes Grave As, though! I need to get a Semis and an As. Then of course a Dupondius...
Ding ding ding, step onto the podium! (So long, @Paul M. ) Since I'm keeper of the list, I will institute a rule whereby each collector can only have one (obviously their heaviest one) on the list. So as not to encourage the inappropriate hogging of octobols. (Not judging you, @Silverlock, you have good reasons! )
I've also kept Doug on the list by creating honourable mentions for owners of 90+ g octobols. And again because I am list Czar, I get to use Canadian spelling.
Speaking of spelling, I really wasn't sure whether to use "oktobol" or "octobol." I mean, they're Greek coins so the former is probably more appropriate, but I decided I liked the look of the Latin version better.
I have some large cast bronze pieces, but the largest is now a scale weight at 12 US #.
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