World Bee Day

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roman Collector, May 20, 2022.

  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Today is World Bee Day!



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


    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!!!
    singig, Alegandron, Edessa and 18 others like this.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

  5. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

  6. Hrefn

    Hrefn Well-Known Member

    Of the 150,000 species of Hymenoptera, none I believe appear on Byzantine coins.
    Roman Collector and pprp like this.
  7. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    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

  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Roman Collector and ominus1 like this.
  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  11. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

  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

    jb_depew Well-Known Member

    spirityoda likes this.
  14. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    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.
    ominus1 and Roman Collector like this.
  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

  16. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: May 20, 2022
    singig, ominus1, Alegandron and 10 others like this.
  17. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

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

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    I like those modern bee coins! And I clicked your page at collectivecoin, too! That's quite a bug collection you have!!
    spirityoda and ominus1 like this.
  19. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    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:

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

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    My recent honey...
    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.
    ominus1, Alegandron, Edessa and 5 others like this.
  21. Alegandron

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

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

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

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

Share This Page