Won two coins CNG Auction/

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  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Lesbos/ Mytilene
    EL Hekte ND (377-326BC)
    Mytilene Mint
    Apollo Karneios/ Eagle standing/ Head reverted
    10.5 mm. 2.57g. .500 3h
    Bodenstedt Em. 104/ HGC 6-1030
    ex: Triton IV 5/12.2000 North River Coll.

    Byzantine Empire
    Basil II "Bulgar Slayer & Constantine VIII 976-1015AD 188_1.jpg 761_1.jpg
    AV Histamenon ND (991-1001AD)
    Constantinople Mint
    25mm. 4.44g. .950 6h
    Please post your CNG pickups last event.
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Beautiful coins, especially the Histamenon.
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Both top notch!
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  6. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    That is a really splendid Mytilene Hekte. Beautifully struck with great dies, but also a very distinctive design. I love all the variety and unique designs in the electrum coinage of Asia Minor.

    They look best in groups, so it's unfortunate that I have only the one EL Hekte at present:
    Ionia Erythrai Herakles EL Hekte Savoca 18th Silver (8 Oct 2017) Lot 153.jpg
    A year or two after I bought this one I discovered it had been published in Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert's new die study, reattributing these from Erythrai to Herakleia-Pontika:
    fischer-bossert extract highlighted.jpg

    I restrained myself in the most recent CNG Auction, and I think I've posted most of my coin winnings from recent e-Auctions.

    But here are a few books from CNG e-Auctions over the past month or so:

    Weber Vecchi Jenkins Lewis Ravel Vlasto.jpg

    The Thurlow & Vecchi book on Aes Grave is signed/inscribed by Vecchi.
    (Who is Amy / Avery ?)
    Vecchi Inscribed Aes Grave.jpg

    The original of the 3-vol. Weber (originally in 6 parts, 1922-1929) is available online, but I use it often, and find the digital versions a bit cumbersome, and the plates can be poorly reproduced.

    Also, I like being able to look at the photo of my Hidrieus Tetradrachm (Weber 6604) in a hard copy volume -- and no doubt will feel the same about any others I manage to acquire:

    Weber 6604 Hidrieus Collage.jpg
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  7. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Both are extraordinary coins! Congrats!

    I won multiple lots that I'll indulge myself attributing. :cool:

    Will post when I receive the package, so I don't jinx the sending
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  8. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    @panzerman "won two coins CNG Auction"
    Sorry, I can't post anything from recent Auction, but I can congratulate you on winning 2 outstanding coins! Very Good. Thanks for posting
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for nice comments/ my work schelude is down to working only 84 hrs a week/ so I will have more time in the late evening to post more. I have been really busy since starting work April 11th/ only had one day off due to rainout. I still added 72 AV coins since then to my coll. now at 1200+ AV coins + counting:)
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  10. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Glad to see you "taking it easy" for a change, lol. Looking forward to your posts. Glad you've been able to add to an already awesome collection (just from the little that I've seen).
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  11. cmezner

    cmezner do ut des Supporter

    Today the package from CNG finally arrived.
    It should have arrived last Friday, but was delayed at Hillside, IL for whatever reason, so I was starting to wonder.

    The first coin, an Agrippina Sestertius I wanted to attribute, was a big surprise, because it was previously owned by @gsimonel who shared it in this thread:

    It seems that he has not been around CT since May. Hope he is doing well and just very busy.

    This is the coin:
    Æ Sestertius, Rome, 42 – 43 AD posthumous issue struck under Claudius
    34 mm, 26.1 g
    RIC 2 (Claudius) 102; BMC 219; Cohen 3; Sear 5 , 1906

    Ob.: (AGRIPPI)NA M F GERMANICI (CAES)ARIS Bust of Agrippina the Elder, bare-headed, draped, right; hair in long plait.
    Rev.: (TI CLA)VDIVS CAESAR (AVG) GERM P M (TR P IMP), legend surrounding large SC

    Perhaps there is a countermark at about 3 o’clock or it is just a damage.
    The coin has certainly damage and is worn, but it is my first Agrippina coin and I'm happy to have it in my collection.
    Looking at her profile on the obverse I can see the resemblance with Augustus, her grandfather, but I might be hallucinating:D

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