Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 29, 2020.
AV Tremissis ND Barbi Mint
Waiting for "Bing's" comment....
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...Nice! and an outstanding strike. Can't get better than this...
No, they did.
And of course Barbi
Actually @panzerman, that's a quality coin!
! This one looks FDC. Did the Visigoths mint any gold coins larger than this denomination ?
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 today.
...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.
...In my defense, I only go back to the early '70's.
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.
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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