(Video) Showing off some of my recent purchases!

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  1. zadie

    zadie Active Member

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  3. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Coingrats! And another wonderful video:artist:
    I really enjoy watching coins in living color:hungry:
    My Demetrius is missing his nose like your Athena!.. though, as you said, gotta stay within budget:
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    Already shared this in my year end top ten, but you asked:happy:
    My favorite coin from 2020:
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    ROMAN REPUBLIC. Anonymous. AE Aes Grave Triens (92.37 gms), Rome Mint, ca. 225-217 B.C. VERY FINE.
    Cr-35/3a; TV-53. Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva left; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk; Reverse: Prow right; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk. A pleasing specimen despite its crudeness, with charming green surfaces. A test cut across Minerva's face is noted for completeness.
    Ex Stacks & Bowers
     
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  4. ancient coin hunter

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

    Nice owl there.
     
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  5. zadie

    zadie Active Member

    Gesture_fist_with_thumb_through_fingers.png Got your nose! Yours still has wonderful detail, not always the case with the smaller denominations of seleucid coinage.

    Woah! I tried searching for you top 10 thread but to no avail, is that a republican as/semis? I noticed its missing a value mark. Very nice!
     
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  6. Alegandron

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

    4 dots...aes grave triens. :) probly 90+ grams
     
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  7. zadie

    zadie Active Member

    Ah, of course! Lovely piece. I need to get my hands on some +200g aes graves one of these days... :shame:
     
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  8. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Pardon the laziness.
    ROMAN REPUBLIC. Anonymous. AE Aes Grave Triens (92.37 gms), Rome Mint, ca. 225-217 B.C. VERY FINE.
    Cr-35/3a; TV-53. Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva left; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk; Reverse: Prow right; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk. A pleasing specimen despite its crudeness, with charming green surfaces. A test cut across Minerva's face is noted for completeness.
    Ex Stacks & Bowers
    And here's the thread :)
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ryros-shields-down-glasses-up-2020s-almost-over-top-10.372326/
     
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  9. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Nice coins! Glad you like Seleukid coinage, they are one of my collecting areas. Here some coins of Demetrios I:

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    Demetrios I Soter (162-150 B.C.) AE Denomination A. uncertain mint "83", possibly in Cilicia or somewhere in northern Syria. Struck ca. 155-150 B.C.
    Obverse:
    Head of a lion with open jaws to left.
    Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ Head of a boar to right; behind, monogram.
    Reference: CSE 2, 415. HGC 9, 823. SC 1660.a.
    14.79g; 25mm

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    Demetrios I Soter (162-150 B.C.) AR Drachm. Ekbatana mint, 155-150 B.C.
    Obverse:
    Diademed head right of Demetrios I right.
    Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΔHMHTPIOY / ΣΩTHPOΣ (“of King Demetrios the Saviour”) Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow in his right hand and resting his left on grounded bow.
    Reference: SC 1735.5.
    4.13g; 17mm

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    Demetrios I Soter (161-150 B.C.) Serrate AE, Denomination A (Quadruple). Antioch mint.
    Obverse:
    Laureate head of Apollo right, bow and quiver over shoulder.
    Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (“of King Demetrios”). Tripod.
    Reference: SC 1644.
    16.30g; 25mm
     
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  10. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    That was quite enjoyable and relaxing, too. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  11. Alegandron

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

    He is one of mine... :)

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    Roman Republic
    Anonymous.
    Aes Grave Triens
    46mm 90.3g 9.3mm thick
    280-276 BCE
    Thunderbolt / Dolphin. Rome.
    Obv: Thunderbolt; •• •• across field.
    Rev. Dolphin right; •••• below.
    Crawford 14/3; Haeberlin pl. 39, 7-10. Thurlow & Vecchi 3;
     
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  12. DiomedesofArgos

    DiomedesofArgos Well-Known Member

    Great vid, thanks for posting :D
     
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  13. zadie

    zadie Active Member

    Fantastic pieces. Never seen the lion/boar type, seleucid bronze is criminally underrated!

    Thanks! Glad you liked it!

    Many thanks!
     
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