World Bee Day

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  1. Roman Collector

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    Today is World Bee Day!

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    I don't have any bees in my own collection, so I'll share this one from a Peus auction.

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    Soundtrack suggestions include Flight of the Bumblebee, Dancing Queen, and Honey. I do not recommend Sting. How about the BEE Gees?!



    Let's see your BEES!!!
     
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  6. Hrefn

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    Of the 150,000 species of Hymenoptera, none I believe appear on Byzantine coins.
     
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  7. pprp

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    A remarkable insect which is tirelessly helping the mankind... who in return have brought its population close to extinction :sorry:

    This is one of my favorite coins

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  8. ominus1

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    Happy Bee Day! i don't have my Ephesus uploaded on this puter,...its simple no bees, no fruits or vegetables..honey bees around here are making a comeback but for several years they disappeared and the only bees were the carpenter bees, which i allow to make 'apartments' in my porch beams...:) IMG_1112.JPG
     
  9. Rich Buck

    Rich Buck Yukon Cornelius

    Bees are one of our best friends. I grow lots of flowers just for them. No chemicals.
     
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  12. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    After about twenty five years of unrequited love I finally managed to get one of these
    Ephesos Ar Tetradrachm 350-340 BC Obv Bee seen from above. Rv Forepart of a stag kneeling right head reverted. palm tree to left. Kinns Class G obv 119 15.26 grms 21 mm Photo by W. Hansen ephesost1.jpg When I started collecting Greek coins I thought that acquiring one of these should be a piece of cake. Well thanks for playing....Once I did get on I found the coin to be interesting on a number of levels. First the coin is remarkably chunky. At the time this coin was minted generally the flans are thinner and broader. This coin resembles the fabric of the Athenian "Mass coinage" minted over 50 years previously. The second was the historical context. This coin would have been minted roughly at the time of Philip II of Macedon's abortive "reconnaissance in force" in Asia Minor.
     
  13. jb_depew

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    Stunning!
     
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  14. spirityoda

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    Holy cow. The grade on that coin just made my jaw drop to the ground. That is a expensive coin in that grade. Envy is thee word. I want 1 way down the road.
     
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  15. spirityoda

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  16. robinjojo

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    Great coins!

    Time to get buzzed!

    Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Drachm, Philip III, circa 323-319 BC.

    D-Camera Alexander III drachm, post. 4.29g Sal 4-2-22.jpg

    Amphipolis, Lysimachus, tetradrachm, 288-282 BC.

    D-Camera Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos tetradrachm, VF, Cleaned, Austin purchase, 1991, 5-23-20.jpg
     
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  17. spirityoda

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    These are so amazing. I don't know ancient coins either.
     
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  18. Roman Collector

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    I like those modern bee coins! And I clicked your page at collectivecoin, too! That's quite a bug collection you have!!
     
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  19. spirityoda

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    Thank you. I have been collecting coin for 22 years. Not sure if you saw my other coins there ? Here is a link for those: https://collectivecoin.com/spirityoda/hDU8RfxfZCIb6xD0pqGd

    I have about 1/2 of my coin collection on not photographed yet.
     
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  20. ancientone

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    My recent honey...
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    LYDIA. Sardis. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Trajan (98-117).
    Obv: СΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ. Draped bust of Dionysus right, wearing ivy wreath.
    Rev: СΤΡ ΛΟ ΙΟ ΛΙΒΩΝΙΑΝΟΥ. Filleted thyrsus; bee to right.
    Ae. 2.3g 15.4mm
    Libonianus, strategos.
     
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  21. Alegandron

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

    My Bees... Yeah, I am a Beekeeper, too.

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    Iona-Ephesos AR Obol Bee - opposing stag heads 340 BCE Seaby


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    Iona-Ephesos AR Hemi-Drachm-TriObol Bee - Incuse Sq TIMESIANAX 335-320 BCE Seaby 4368
     
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