TIF Top Ten of 2020

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  1. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Interesting group. The Geta from Amasia is a Delaison L' Atelier D' Amaseia du Pont 554 The obverse is quite different than what is the norm from this mint. Glad to see that you are doing okay
     
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  3. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    Fantastic taste and acquisitions that leave me envious, as always!
     
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  4. Cicero12

    Cicero12 Supporter! Supporter

    All excellent pieces, but it’s number three for me all the way! What a marvelous reverse.
     
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  5. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    TIF, You scored some fascinating & rare coins this year :D! The Cossura bronze deserves 1st place :happy:. Do you know anything about the counterstamp on the coin o_O? The unpacking episode is amusing :hilarious:. Was Ed Waddell just playing with you or is he suffering with extreme insecurity :rolleyes:? I love #7, the Republican denarius. The reverse composition is a product of imagination on steroids' :p! Your article on the "Snake Cowboys" was a great read ;).
     
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  6. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic Supporter

    Glad to see that you had time to post a list @TIF. And what a list!

    Hands down that Domitian Sphinx is my favourite. Simply superb.
     
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  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    After having been TIFless for months we are now fulfilled !
    Thanks for posting those marvellous coins @TIF

    I relly love your #3, #4, #5 and #7
    The others aren't bad either :)

    Q
     
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  8. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    Good to hear from you TIF, and a great selection of coins. The Domitian Sphinx is the standout for me, but they are all interesting for sure.
     
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    So many wonderful coins, @TIF! It's hard to choose favorites! I have always coveted one of these Abduction of Persephone coins to upgrade my humble example of Soaemias from Sebaste, and yours is an excellent example of that reverse type. I like your snake biga denarius, the Domitian/Sphinx obol, and the criocamp "zoo" coin. But most of all, I like your #1: the Isis/Tanit AE 25 of Cossura.
     
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Enrich the soldiers...ignore all others

    Great additions @TIF - particularly like the snake on the horse.
     
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  11. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I have to tell you @TIF, you got my blood pumping when I saw that huge box and mentioned bronzes. I love getting huge boxes of ancient coins. I was a bit let down when I saw it was one coin. I was thinking you had joined the dark, dark side as a new buyer of large ancient group lots. :)
     
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    mission impossible.jpg
    ...kool coins & story TIF!...good ta C ya again! :)
     
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  13. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    That Volteius denarius is fabulous! :jawdrop:
     
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  14. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    @TIF My favorite is all 10 at once. Such a variety of interesting types is appealing in itself. Hope to hear more from you in 2021.
     
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  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    @TIF, you never disappoint!!!....Thank you! :happy:
     
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  16. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Superb and exceptional coins, just like the owner. Congrats..
     
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  17. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Great coins and great to see you back. My favorites are the Caracalla/Persephone and the Geta with the altar, but all of these are excellent!
     
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  18. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Great to hear from you @TIF I really like all of your coins. I agree with @David Atherton, that Domitian Sphinx is amazing. That is a very enviable acquisition!
     
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  19. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    Experienced this many times myself. A source of endless amusement, and lotsa frustration when I'm in a hurry to see the coin. Still, good to fool the FedEx driver that they are delivering an article of clothing rather than a valuable coin.
     
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  20. Limes

    Limes Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely, interesting and varied list. Since I'm mainly an Imperial guy (you could now guess my preference when it comes to sides in Star Wars ;-)) I obviously have to vote for the Caracalla denarius. I really like that reverse design, but it seems that type is out of my financial reach unfortunately. I have to say however, that I also really like your Domitian with sphinx reverse, and have seen it before. So, if I understand your post correctly, you wont bid on another Domitian sphinx coin? I will remember that ;-)

    Wow, that's some hardcore packaging. I wonder though, are the shipment costs hardcore too?
     
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  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Belated Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
    All great coins, my fav. is the snake biga RR:D Nice to see a coin so securely packed:)
    May, 2021 bring you many more nice coins.
    John
     
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