Visigoth Kingdom/ Hispania

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    From Aureo&Calico Auction
    AV Tremissis ND Barbi Mint
    Suintila 621-31AD
    Waiting for "Bing's" comment.... suintila-621-631-barbi-antequera-triente-2321248-XL.jpg
     
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  3. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    Hold on, let me get my sunglasses :cool:...Nice! and an outstanding strike. Can't get better than this...
     
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  4. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Yep, I can remember when those were routinely listed at less than $200 US, and, of course, nobody I knew had any $200 US.
     
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  5. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    No, they did.
     
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    And of course Barbi
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    Actually @panzerman, that's a quality coin!
     
  7. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Nice score John :D! This one looks FDC. Did the Visigoths mint any gold coins larger than this denomination o_O?
     
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  8. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I know. Just look at the Farouk sale in 1954
    I have the book on the Visigoth coinage. They ONLY struck AV Tremissis/ no copper/silver/ just the one gold denomination. So, I guess they had some trouble for small purchases. It would be like in 2020, we only had $500 bills in our wallet/ my case pocket. Seems they had hundreds of mints striking only the AV Tremissis. Today with inflation, we could sure use some $500 bills:happy: today.
     
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  9. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...As good as your Kool-Aid Smiley Face, @Bing. And no, @panzerman, this example is as good as Most of the ones I ever saw, except for the strike on the outer borders. And as such, they were the fish that got away; consider the source.
     
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  10. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...In my defense, I only go back to the early '70's.
     
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  11. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I saw the actual catalogue/ prices realized/ makes you want to go back in time, to that auction with today's cash in hand:happy: I have even noted how auction prices have escalated in past TEN years, never mind to 70s. I guess the demand for classic coinage far exceeds the supply which is finite.:cat:
     
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  12. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Congrats, that is a great coin p-man! You mine a lot of auctions to find your gold.
    I think of another Barbie B....
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