The Official CoinTalk Octobol Leaderboard™

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Or must it be struck?
  4. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    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.
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  5. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    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.
  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Not only that, it has to be a Ptolemaic octobol. :D 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!
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  7. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    I should probably have read the title of the thread more closely :)
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  8. Alegandron

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

    Still really like your cast Aes Grave As, though! I need to get a Semis and an As. Then of course a Dupondius...
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  9. Silverlock

    Silverlock Well-Known Member

    I don’t have many coins, but octobols are something of a passion of mine because I can enjoy them without glasses. Mine weigh 84.55, 87.208 (not my weight, extra points if you can guess the seller), 87.63 (I wrote about this bronze diseased beauty a while back), 89.64, 93.84, 94.44, and the heaviest:

  10. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    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! :troll:)

    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. :p

    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.
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  11. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    I have some large cast bronze pieces, but the largest is now a scale weight at 12 US #.
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