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Title: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 25, 2017, 04:27:46 pm
I will start posting some of my cool coins once I get a free sec (sorry, I didn't realize that your Forvm-Galleries are merely a thread with your name on it!) ... I thought I'd have to be tech-fancy and learn some fancy posting-tricks (sorry for being so slow)

I guess I'll start at the beginning with a cool archaic punch example ...

Lydia AR Siglos


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: David Atherton on October 25, 2017, 04:46:43 pm
You can do it by creating a thread, but there is also this http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/

The member's gallery used to have its own tab at the top of the discussion board's home page but now it is hidden in a drop down menu. As you have demonstrated it is not easy to find! I wish it was more prominent.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on October 25, 2017, 04:57:03 pm
I will start posting some of my cool coins once I get a free sec (sorry, I didn't realize that your Forvm-Galleries are merely a thread with your name on it!) ...

it is much more than that.
it is a highly detailed (or should be at least), searchable database which is a much overlooked reference, imo.
with some of the coins I've seen in your collection you really should create one, and then link to it at the bottom of your posts. see the links at the bottom of this post for my example...

~ Peter




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 25, 2017, 08:01:49 pm
But only if you're feeling up to it!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 25, 2017, 08:33:12 pm
 :-\
 :grapes:

Thanks for your advice ... maybe I'll look into it afterwards?

Cheers



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 25, 2017, 08:44:17 pm
Until then, I'll merely keep adding a few of my coins to this fine thread, okay?

Ummm, here is a nice big sweetie ...

Anonymous. Aes Grave Sextans
Rome mint
Circa 280 BC
Diameter: 36 mm
Weight: 50.76 grams
Obverse: Scallop shell; (mark of value) below
Reverse: Caduceus; (mark of value) across field
Reference: Crawford 14/5; ICC 30; HN Italy 272
Other: 6h brown patina, some green, a couple minor casting flaws, traces of deposits
From the Collection of a Director



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on October 26, 2017, 12:01:01 am
Keep them sweeties coming my coin friend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 26, 2017, 01:19:05 am
Thanks, Oki

 :)

Here is another random coin from my collection ... it's a handsome example, eh?

Demetrius I Trichalkon with ELEPHANT
200-185 BC 
Diameter: 29.5 mm
Weight: 12.61 grams
Bactrian Kings, Demetrius I, bronze Attic trichalkon of:
Obverse: Head of elephant with bell hanging from neck
Reverse: Caduceus.
Reference: Bopearachchi-16, Mitchiner-1086, SNG ANS 209
Other: LOVELY brown and green patina, great example




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on October 26, 2017, 01:21:08 am
great Jumbo,

lower picture is best  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 28, 2017, 07:46:50 am
Thanks man

Here is another random Saturday choice for my gallery ...

Galeria Valeria. Augusta, Follis
Cyzicus mint, 4th officina
Struck circa AD 308
293(?)-311 AD
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.34 grams
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; MKΔ
Reference: RIC VI 38
Other:  1h EF, dark brown to black patina
Ex CNG Inventory 819832 (August 2008)




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: David Atherton on October 28, 2017, 04:14:03 pm
Thanks man

Here is another random Saturday choice for my gallery ...

Galeria Valeria. Augusta, Follis
Cyzicus mint, 4th officina
Struck circa AD 308
293(?)-311 AD
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.34 grams
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; MKΔ
Reference: RIC VI 38
Other:  1h EF, dark brown to black patina
Ex CNG Inventory 819832 (August 2008)




That has to be a stunning coin in hand!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on October 29, 2017, 12:46:27 am
I agree with David.

That coin is incredible!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: ickster on October 29, 2017, 10:50:26 am
That Aes Grave, at 36mm and 50g is a weapon, not a coin :-)

Love that elephant too!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 11, 2017, 08:53:48 am
Hi ... hey, thanks for the responses, gang (I always appreciate a nice coin-comment)

I have been away for a couple of weeks, but I'm back again (I missed the coin interactions)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 11, 2017, 08:55:49 am
Hi ... hey, thanks for the responses, gang (I always appreciate a nice coin-comment)

I have been away for a couple of weeks, but I'm back again (I missed the coin interactions)

 +++

Heads UP my coin friend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: maridvnvm on November 11, 2017, 09:17:24 am
Welcome back Steve....


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 11, 2017, 09:10:43 pm
Welcome back Steve.  Hope you're feeling better.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 12, 2017, 04:26:50 am
Thanks, gang

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 14, 2017, 03:36:17 pm
Thanks Martin ... hey, I always think of you when I see these two coins [REMOVED BY ADMIN]
L Papius AR denarius serratus
79 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.40 grams
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, snake behind (bankers marks on portrait?)
Reverse: Gryphon dancing right, Snake / dog. Symbol 122 (Rare and unusual symbol), L PAPI (exergue)
Reference: Syd 773, Cr384/1. Symbol 122
Other: sweet silver tone

Constans. Centenionalis
Nicomedia mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 348-350
AD 337-350
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Weight: 2.84 grams
Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Reverse: Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading boy away from hut; SMNB
Reference: RIC VIII 70; LRBC 2291
Other: 12h VF, brown, porous surfaces
=> Dramatic double strike on reverse


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Canaan on November 14, 2017, 11:35:07 pm
Awesome , what a great double strike!!!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on November 15, 2017, 05:52:22 am
Incredible! The double-strike makes the reverse look dramatically different. To me it looks like someone knocking down the columns of a temple!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 15, 2017, 12:15:13 pm
Thanks guys ... yah, the symmetry of the double-strike is pretty cool, eh?

 :afro:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 15, 2017, 12:26:20 pm
I have a bunch of pretty cool over-strikes (I love them => they're like two coins in one!!)

... here is another super neat example (it looks like a prow with a snout)

Anonymous. Overstruck Triens
Canusium mint
206-195 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 5.88 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
Reverse: Prow right; [CA] to right, four pellets below
Reference: Crawford 100/3; Sydenham 309c; RBW 450
Other: 12h VF, brown patina.
From the RBW Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (20 August 1986), lot 117

Overstruck on a Zeus/man-headed bull issue of Oiniadai, Akarnania (cf. BCD Akarnania 345-8)

I have also tossed-in the host coin-type (it is kind of fun to figure it out)

 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 15, 2017, 01:23:03 pm
I have a bunch of pretty cool over-strikes (I love them => they're like two coins in one!!)

... here is another super neat example (it looks like a prow with a snout)

Anonymous. Overstruck Triens
Canusium mint
206-195 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 5.88 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
Reverse: Prow right; [CA] to right, four pellets below
Reference: Crawford 100/3; Sydenham 309c; RBW 450
Other: 12h VF, brown patina.
From the RBW Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (20 August 1986), lot 117

Overstruck on a Zeus/man-headed bull issue of Oiniadai, Akarnania (cf. BCD Akarnania 345-8)

I have also tossed-in the host coin-type (it is kind of fun to figure it out)

 
WOW artist in over striking


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 15, 2017, 02:51:06 pm
Here is a pretty classic over-strike ... hard to beat the coolness factor of these old Sicily, Akragas winners, eh?

SICILY, Akragas. Hemilitron
Late 5th century BC
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 14.71 grams
Obverse: Eagle standing right, tearing at hare
Reverse: Crab; six pellets around, crayfish below; c/m: head of Herakles right, wearing lions skin, within circular incuse
Reference: For undertype: cf. HGC 2, 136; for c/m: CNS 107 CM
Other: 11h .... Coin Near VF, countermark VF, green patina. Well preserved undertype.
From the Edgar L. Owen Collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 15, 2017, 02:59:51 pm
Now I'm on fire => I can't stop myself!!

Here is another sweet counter-strike ...

=> Troas, Abydos => Eagle stamped over eagle (cock-fight?!)

TROAS, Abydos. 23 Countermarked issue
Circa 4th-3rd century BC
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 7.98 grams
Obverse: Turreted bust of Artemis right
Reverse: ABY, eagle standing right, head left
Reference: SNG Copenhagen 40 for countermark; SNG Copenhagen 38 and SNG Ashmolean 988-9 for undertype
Other: 12h VF, brown patina
The undertype is a bust of Artemis facing slightly right, wearing mural crown / Eagle standing right, wings displayed




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2017, 03:22:58 am
Oh, and here is another very cool over-strike ...

BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage (Overstrike), 18
Circa 220s BC
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Weight: 5.11 grams
Obverse: Head of Demeter or Kore (Persephone) three-quarter face right, wearing corn-wreath
Reverse: Poseidon, naked, standing left, resting right foot on rock and leaning on trident; to right, ΒΟΙΩΤ[ΩΝ] downward
Reference: BCD Boiotia 108 (this coin); HGC 4, 1182. VF, dark brown patina. Overstruck on of Antigonos Gonatas of the type SNG Cop. 1214-1221
Other: 12h the overstrikes are reversed on this coin, which is quite rare
Ex BCD Collection (Triton IX, 10 January 2006), lot 108

Obverse => it looks like there is a horse wrapped around Demeter's face

Reverse => Poseidon, standing left, all within a huge portrait


I have also tossed-in the host coin

.... yup, this is a pretty cool example




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2017, 05:37:01 pm
Hey, am I allowed to post one of my moderns every now and then? ... I haven't seen any examples on this site, but I'm mighty proud of this bad girl, so here goes nuthin' ...

 :angel:

=> less than 100,000 minted (AU55-ish) ... winna-winna, chicken-dinna


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 16, 2017, 10:38:42 pm
nice toning.

you REALLY need to start a real gallery!

~ Peter



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on November 16, 2017, 10:59:26 pm
The portrait reminds me of Faustina Junior.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 18, 2017, 07:38:18 am
Faustina Jr.

Yah, sweet Vickie does look a bit like Faustina-II, eh?

=> good call, Peter

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Faustina Junior. Augusta, AR Denarius
Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164
AD 147-175
Rome mint
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.35 grams
Obverse: Draped bust right, wearing stephane
Reverse: Draped and ornamented throne on which are two infant boys
Reference: RIC III 712 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27-4b Diad.; RSC 191
Other: 12h Good VF, toned
From the Dr. George Spradling Collection


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 19, 2017, 01:29:22 pm
Here is my favourite coin "today" ... yah, some days some coins scream at me (today this baby decided to puff-up his awesomeness)

Constantius I AE Follis
Date: 301-303 AD
Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 10.1 grams
Obverse:  CONSTANTIVS NOB C - Laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding sceptre over left shoulder
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera over altar and cornucopi; B right, PLC in ex. (Lugdunum mint)
Reference: RIC 167a
Other: Superb and bold portrait

This coin rocks!! (*click-on* the bottom photo => shabamm!)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 19, 2017, 02:29:23 pm
bot MY FRIEND
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=111


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on November 19, 2017, 07:26:17 pm
I second that.

That coin is exceptional. The second photo in particular really pops out the details.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 20, 2017, 05:22:31 am
Really? ... hmmm, I'm not sure how it gets nominated and/or voted-on?

It is pretty sharp, eh?

 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 20, 2017, 05:23:35 am
Really? ... hmmm, I'm not sure how it gets nominated and/or voted-on?

It is pretty sharp, eh?

 ;D

You can post it  +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 20, 2017, 03:43:33 pm
Here is my most expensive coin ... and perhaps my nicest?

CALABRIA, Tarentum, AR Nomos
Circa 315-302 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 7.98 grams
Obverse: Warrior, preparing to cast spear, holding two others and shield, on horse rearing right (eight rayed star on horse quarter); ΣA below
Reverse: Phalanthos, holding kantharos and trident, astride dolphin left; AP monogram to left; below, small dolphin left
Reference: Fischer-Bossert Group 70, 846 (V336/R657); Vlasto 600 (same obv. die); HN Italy 937; Gulbenkian 35 (same dies); Jameson 156 (same dies)
Other: 11h EF, toned. Excellent metal, exceptional obverse from fresh dies
From the JMG Collection

Oh, and here are two more of my Calaria Tarentum examples (man, they make some pretty cool coins, eh?)

=> so today's examples include three coins from Calabria, Tarentum ... an AR Nomos, an AR Drachm and another cool AR Obol

 +++ +++ +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 20, 2017, 03:50:15 pm
great collection Mr Steve  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: RL on November 20, 2017, 03:58:42 pm
Very nice. The expression on the dolphin is great, it looks to be somewhat displeased with the situation!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 20, 2017, 10:48:26 pm
Here is my most expensive coin ... and perhaps my nicest?

Oh, and here are two more of my Calaria Tarentum examples (man, they make some pretty cool coins, eh?)

=> so today's examples include three coins from Calabria, Tarentum ... an AR Nomos, an AR Drachm and another cool AR Obol.

yes. yes they do.   :)
and that didrachm is gorgeous!

~ Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Canaan on November 21, 2017, 12:04:31 am
more and more beautiful coins are shown every day  ::)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 21, 2017, 08:31:32 am
Thanks, gang ... I'm glad that you like them

 :)

It feels good to post one of my coins every now and then (it keeps me in the game)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2017, 01:11:15 am
I'm not 100% sure how many of these babies will still be mine after this US Thanskgiving Sale weekend, so I may as well post a bunch of them while they still belong to me, eh?

So here are five of my favourite "Chick Coins" ... Happy US Thanksgiving, my coin friends!! (cheers)

Sabina

Otacilia Severa

Severina

Julia Paula

Tranquillina


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Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2017, 04:53:41 am
Or how 'bout some of my sweet A-Pius Alexandrian winners?

 



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2017, 04:59:01 am
... I still have a few more A-Pius examples (but I've sold half of them already)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2017, 05:06:25 am
... and a few more Alexandrian examples ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 23, 2017, 05:08:47 am
 +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2017, 05:13:01 am
Thanks, Oki

 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on November 23, 2017, 08:12:27 pm
They are certainly sweet-sweet winners Steve!

Keep up the sharing!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 23, 2017, 09:43:52 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 23, 2017, 11:29:31 pm
Hi Steve,

 Great coins  +++

 I like them.. +++ :)

 Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 24, 2017, 10:50:47 am
Thanks, gang

Hey, apparently I sold the angry dolphin (my favourite coin)

... was that to one of you guys?

 :o


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 25, 2017, 04:28:00 am
Here is another cool coin from Alexandria ... Saloninus

I think it is sooo cool when they make the young emperor's bust look like a wee lil' baby, eh? (tucked "safely" in the bottom of the  coin's reverse) ... very sad tale associated with the little guy

 :(

... anyway ...

This is one of my favourite Roman Coins ...

EGYPT, Alexandria. Saloninus. "As Caesar"
BI Tetradrachm

AD 258-260
Dated RY 7 of Valerian I and Gallienus (AD 259/60)
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 13.00 grams
Obverse: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak; L Z (date) across field
Reference: Kln 3005; Dattari (Savio) 5377; K&G 93.8
Other: 12h VF, even brown surfaces. Rare
From the Robert M. Harlick Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 281 (20 June 2012), lot 253

=> an absolutely gorgeous example of a fairly rare coin-type (total winna)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 25, 2017, 04:33:02 am
i see what you mean  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 25, 2017, 09:12:19 am
Hi Steve,

this is mine but Valerian II.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-111927

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 26, 2017, 07:17:54 pm
Wow, quadrans => that's an awesome Valerian-II coin (thanks for posting that baby!)

 +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 27, 2017, 04:37:46 pm
Here are a couple of pretty cool coin-types for you guys ... Pb tesserae (yup, little lead babies)

EGYPT, Uncertain, PB Tessera
2nd-3rd centuries AD
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 4.82 grams
Obverse: Head of Serapis right, wearing calathus; uncertain object before
Reverse: Griffin seated right, resting right paw on wheel
Reference: Milne ; Dattari (Savio) ; Kln
Other: 5h even gray patina with a spot of green, minor surface cracking

ASIA MINOR, Uncertain (Ionia?). PB Tessera
1st-3rd centuries AD
Diameter: 14 mm
Weight: 3.07 grams
Obverse: Ant, ΓA IOV around
Reverse: Blank
Reference: Glbay & Kire
Other: sweet grayish-brown surfaces

=> this is my only coin with a "blank" ... kinda cool, eh?

 +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 27, 2017, 05:52:30 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on November 27, 2017, 09:34:32 pm
All great coins Steve. I do not believe I have seen a coin with an ant on it before.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 28, 2017, 05:05:33 am
Hey Jay & Peter, thanks for the consistent coin comments (I'm super glad to hear that my coins still have some cool on-lookers)

... yes, I'm fairly sure that this is my only "ant" ... I have a few bees & flies, but this is probably the only example of a mighty ant? (and luckily, it is very obviously an ant, rather than a bee or fly ... it is very cool ... if you want it, then send me an e-mail/PM and maybe we can figure-out some sort of trade?)

Oh, where are my manors? => "please" feel free to post any of your "ant" examples (of any type => I love seeing other people's coins) ... thanks again for your comments

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Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: EB on November 28, 2017, 09:11:18 am
Hi Steve,
I have been enjoying your fantastic coins quite a bit.
That ant is great! Coincidentally, this discussion appeared recently:

Small Greek Bronze Head Right / Insect 1.389g 10.5mm

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113447.0
 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113447.0)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on November 30, 2017, 03:25:47 pm
Nice to see you posting your fabulous coins, even though you apparently to, sadly, part with some of them. I particularily like the Tranquillina  ;)

To echo your Saloninus and Quadrans' post, I can toss in my Valerian II alexandrian tet too

(http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11724/normal_0442-410np_noir.jpg)
Valerian II, Tetradrachm Alexandria mint, year 4 (AD 256-257)
TT LIK KOPOYALEPIANOS KAIE CEB, bare bust, draped and cuirassed
Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak. L delta in field
10,18 gr
Ref : Emmett # 3764/4
RCV # 10754

JC (Q)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 01, 2017, 12:12:28 am
Great coins Steve and JC.. +++ ;D

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 05, 2017, 11:47:39 am
Sweet coin, Q

Hey and thanks for scoring that sweet Tranquillina (I'm glad it went to a good home)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 06, 2017, 12:07:51 am
Hey, here is a pretty nice example of mine ... yup, I always like the Carthage horse types (very cool coin-fabric)

CARTHAGE 20
Circa 300-264 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 4.79 grams
Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left
Reverse: Horses head right; palm tree before, pellet below
Reference: MAA 57m; SNG Copenhagen 175
Other: 7h sweet patina with some light earthen deposits

=> ya gotta love the sprue, eh?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 06, 2017, 01:00:02 am
great looking coin, all and all, beautiful patina


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: RL on December 06, 2017, 02:06:41 am
Nice, dont recall seeing a better one


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 06, 2017, 06:31:04 am
Thanks for the coin-kudos, fellas


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 06, 2017, 10:07:22 am
Nice coin Steve :)

This one is mine to compare :)  +++

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-91259

Regards

Q.



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 06, 2017, 01:43:26 pm
Wow, Q => that's a mighty sweet thread addition (thanks for showing me your cool coin)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 06, 2017, 01:46:21 pm
Wow, Q => that's a mighty sweet thread addition (thanks for showing me your cool coin)

 +++

+1 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 06, 2017, 06:32:24 pm
That's a sweet sweet coin Steve!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2017, 04:52:36 am
It's time to fire-in another cool example from my remaining collection ...

AEOLIS, Gryneion. 11
4th century BC
Diameter: 11 mm
Weight: 1.63 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left
Reverse: Mussel
Reference: SNG Ashmolean 14478; SNG Copenhagen 2056
Other: 2h ... black patina, a few deposits. Rare

=> yup, it's time to flex my collection's mussels!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2017, 05:57:41 am
Speaking of seafood ...

=> here are a few more seafood winners!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2017, 06:01:41 am
Do you guys have any yummy seafood that you'd like to post and show off? (please always feel free to append my threads)

cheers

 +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 07, 2017, 08:55:46 am
Great group again, Steve  ;D :o +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2017, 10:55:47 am
thanks man


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 08, 2017, 05:28:08 am
I thought that I'd change it up a bit today and show a couple of my Siliqua examples (Siliquae?) ...  both examples are from the same time period and both also show incredibly cool flow lines! (yummy-yummy, visually, eh?)

Magnus Maximus. AR Siliqua
Treveri (Trier) mint
AD 383-388
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 1.96 grams
Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing, head left, on throne, holding globe and scepter
Reference: TRPS. RIC IX 84b.1 var. (scepter instead of spear); RSC 20a var. (same)
Other: 12h toned and cool flow-lines

Arcadius, AR Siliqua
Quinquennalia issue, Mediolanum (Milan) mint
383-408 AD
Struck AD 388
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 1.43 grams
Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VOT V/MVLT X in four lines within wreath
Reference: MDPS. RIC IX 13; Ulrich-Bansa, Moneta, 23; RSC 27B
Other: 12h sweet flow-lines with iridescent toning
From the D. Fagan Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 08, 2017, 05:37:40 am
Ummm, does anybody have any cool examples they wanna flaunt?

=> "please" feel free to add onto my thread (I love seeing other people's coins) ... I buy 'em to show 'em off!

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 08, 2017, 02:18:23 pm
Hi Steve,

Great coins, as always.

I bought this one recently. It is a hoard coin.
I had always wanted a siliqua and I could not resist this one for a number of reasons.

Julian II; Rome, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 1st officina; AR Siliqua;  Silver; struck 361 AD; Obverse: FL CL IVLIA NVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines within wreath; PLVG, in exergue; (17.22mm, 2.05g, 7h); Pedigreed: from the 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424), ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 407 (11 October 2017), Lot 608; References: RIC VIII (Lyons) 233; Lyon 276; RSC V 146b; Cohen 146; Voetter 3

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 08, 2017, 02:44:02 pm
Nice!! ... Peter, thanks for posting that outstanding siliqua! (congrats)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 09, 2017, 06:10:27 am
Hmmm, what should I choose this morning?

Ummm, hey maybe these artistic "shapes" ... or maybe they are supposed to represent flowers, or stars?

Either way, they're pretty cool, so they're gonna be today's thing


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 09, 2017, 06:12:11 am
ohhh, and here are a couple more ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 09, 2017, 08:56:37 am
Nice group  +++ +++ ;D

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 09, 2017, 09:00:56 am
yesssssssssss


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 09, 2017, 08:38:50 pm
It's Saturday night and I'm a bit bored, so here is another sweet coin-avenue to follow

=> "bees"

Again, it'd be great if you wanted to post any bees from your collections



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 09, 2017, 08:41:35 pm
Oh, and here is a fake bee (after we found a couple of fake examples, the seller gave me my money back)

too bad (I really liked the look of this coin ... too good to be true, I guess, eh?)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 06:37:26 am
Good morning ... hmmm, how 'bout some good ol' bull?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 06:44:35 am
... oh, I'm definitely full of bull ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 06:52:20 am
=> bully for you!!

... some I still own and a couple I've recently sold (thanks for letting me fly my ol' colours)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 06:57:15 am
... multibull ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 07:03:02 am
... mooooo



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 09:40:48 am
Hey, does anybody else wanna post a few of their bull coins? (please feel free)

 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 10, 2017, 02:11:09 pm
Sweet!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 02:14:07 pm
Those are awesome, Jay => thanks for posting, coin-bro

 +++ +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: RL on December 10, 2017, 02:52:02 pm
Holy Cow Steve (i'm so sorry, someone had to do it). 

Great bull set. Who is the little dwarf on the Ebusus coin meant to be?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 03:27:59 pm
"Kabeiros" with Hammer

=> the attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on December 10, 2017, 04:14:31 pm
Hey, does anybody else wanna post a few of their bull coins? (please feel free)

hell, here's a whole herd of 'em...
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=99346.0

~ Peter



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 04:29:45 pm
Wow => Peter, thanks for the sweet link back-through-time (nice bulls, fellas)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 10, 2017, 06:54:22 pm
Have any of you bought any new bulls during the last few years?

=> post 'em if you'd like!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Joe Sermarini on December 10, 2017, 08:47:35 pm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=1802


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 02:43:49 am
Thanks for the link, Joe

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:01:21 am
Another day, another coin idea ...

Ummm, hay => how 'bout horses?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:06:57 am
.... naaaaaay ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:11:57 am
... giddy-up ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:17:54 am
... whoa-boy ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:23:45 am
... trottin' ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:27:38 am
... just horsing around ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:31:32 am
... clubhouse turn ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:34:44 am
... photo finish ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 03:37:48 am
... wins by a nose ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 11, 2017, 03:51:30 am
Great coins, I think they won by more than just a nose!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 04:09:57 am
thanks man


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 12:57:20 pm
Who doesn't love Lesbos?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2017, 01:30:20 pm
flip-side



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 11, 2017, 11:58:46 pm
So many great Bulls  +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 04:57:12 am
Another day ... what should I show today?

I might as well stay with the animal theme, eh?

Hmmmm, maybe I'll post some of my remaining eagles? (I'm selling them off lately)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:07:08 am
... more eagles ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:10:47 am
... eagle-mania ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:16:26 am
... eagle has landed ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Canaan on December 12, 2017, 05:17:48 am
Very nice eagles you have there!!!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:34:58 am
... thanks Canaan (wanna see some more?)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:40:43 am
... more eagle droppings ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:45:23 am
... still a few more ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:49:42 am
... a few more ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 05:51:37 am
... the last few



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 12, 2017, 05:59:15 am
Sweet!  :o


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 12, 2017, 06:00:57 am
thanks man


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:02:18 am
Enodia has been "bumping" a few of the ol' classic threads, which is incredibly sweet and I definitely appreciate his efforts (thanks man) ... but I'm slowly trying to expose you guys to my coins in my own gallery, so i'm going to continue to add my coins to my gallery-thread and I'm also going to try and give some attention to the reactivated threads (thanks again)

I would love it if you guys posted your coins in my thread, but even more appropriate if you guys would post your theme-coins in the recently reactivated coin threads

either way, here are today's winners ... yup, he guessed it

=> how 'bout some "Lions" ... everybody loves lions, right?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:09:00 am
... *roar* ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:16:26 am
... growl ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:22:07 am
... goin' on a lion hunt ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:27:38 am
... lion tamer ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 13, 2017, 05:35:02 am
... lions rock ...

THE END


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2017, 05:45:30 am
Good morning ... it's another day is Steve P's Sweet Gallery

I've already posted several categories including bees, bulls, horses, lions and eagles ... but what about all of the other types of birds?

What about the geese, owls, doves, ravens and roosters? ... and why shouldn't I be allowed to show-off my lone crow coin?!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2017, 05:52:32 am
So here's a tribute to the rest of the birds ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2017, 06:00:37 am
... it's not always about the eagles, right?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2017, 06:01:04 am
... birds of a feather ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2017, 06:13:59 am
... flock off together



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 15, 2017, 04:30:46 am
Friday, Friday ... no work today "and" no medical stuff (a sweet long weekend)

Hmmm, what coins should I show-off today?

Hey, how 'bout a place rather than a grouping of animals?

=> let's go with Rhodes (yup, it's Rhodes day today)

Let's start with this wee lil' old example (my favourite Rhodes coin)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 15, 2017, 04:34:31 am
Nice Start..... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 15, 2017, 04:34:38 am
Thanks, Q ... and here are a few more cool examples from Rhodes 

=> Bring-on the Roses!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 15, 2017, 04:36:31 am
I'm jealous.. ;) ;) +++ ;D :o

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 15, 2017, 04:39:43 am
... and last but not least ...

=> a sweet obverse double-strike (on a nice huge flan)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 15, 2017, 04:44:47 am
Don't be "jealous" => snag 'em all ... see details in this other section (see link below)

=> http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=113753.0


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2017, 05:47:19 am
Saturday morning ... my favourite day

What should I show today?

I know, I'll show PONTOS ... man, I love Pontos almost as much as I love Saturdays!

=> here are some of my "Perseus holding the severed head of Medusa" examples (coolest coin-type ever)





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2017, 06:00:37 am
Pontos ... Nike and Medusa

There are "7" types of these babies ... I collected all and with the help of Ed Snibble (knowledge) and TIF (photo-skills), I was able to get this sweet tray with the relative rareness (sadly, I recently sold the Laodikia "gem" ... but it is what it is, eh?)

=> I hope that you enjoy this wonderful lil' mini-collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2017, 06:14:40 am
... more Pontos miscellaneous ...

 :Greek_Alpha: :Greek_Mu: :Greek_Iota:  :GreeK_Sigma: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Upsilon:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2017, 06:18:29 am
... even more ...

 :Greek_Alpha: :Greek_Mu: :Greek_Iota:  :GreeK_Sigma: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Upsilon:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: EB on December 16, 2017, 11:43:23 pm
Hi Steve,
Wonderful! Beautiful! Great coins and great photos!
Nicely done on the mini-collection.
Thanks for sharing,
EB


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 17, 2017, 04:31:59 am
Thanks for the kind words, EB (I always appreciate feedback on my cool coins)

Cheers, coin-friend

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 17, 2017, 05:04:23 am
Happy Sunday ... man, it's fricken cold outside right now!! (-30 C)

Hmmm, what might warm me up a bit on such a chilly northern Canadian morning?

Hey, maybe a blast from the Middle Ages and/or the Medieval Knighthood era might put a smile on my face (there were some pretty cool Game of Thrones type coins during that era, eh?) ... sure, let's go with that as today's theme.

This first group is from the Middle Ages (800 AD through 1350 AD) ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 17, 2017, 05:13:57 am
I'm sure that everybody has slightly different boundaries on the Middle Ages and/or the Medieval Era ... this next group is from the mid 1300's through until the mid 1500's, depicting the true knighthood era of the Middle ages (I love these coins from "Lorraine")

 +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 17, 2017, 05:16:13 am
Oh, and then there's this final medieval example showing a dragon eating a maiden!! (yup, it doesn't get more Game of Thrones that that, eh?)

... thanks for taking a peek at my gallery

=> please feel free to comment and/or please step-up and add one of your coins to my thread (I love seeing other people's stuff)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 17, 2017, 12:17:29 pm
Nice coins... :) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 17, 2017, 03:10:55 pm
Thanks Q

 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 17, 2017, 04:43:02 pm
Oh, and then there's this final medieval example showing a dragon eating a maiden!! (yup, it doesn't get more game of Thrones that that, eh?)

... thanks for taking a peek at my gallery

=> please feel free to comment and/or please step-up and add one of your coins to my thread (I love seeing other people's stuff)

Incredible!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 18, 2017, 01:07:24 am
Hi Steve,

nice collection these look Hammered?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 18, 2017, 10:34:00 am
Thanks guys ... yes, apparently they are hammered


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 19, 2017, 08:15:38 am
Well, it's been a couple of days, so I thought that I'd say hey ... "hey"

=> here is a miscellaneous coin that needed an atta-boy ... I love this cool ol' bear

GERMAN STATES, Anhalt-Bernburg.
Alexius Friedrich Christian, AR 1/3 Taler

1796-1834
1799 HS
Diameter: ?? mm
Weight: 7.03 grams of 83.3% Silver
Obverse: Crowned-Bear advancing left on crenellated wall containing arched door below
Reverse: Three-line legend and date; HS (mint-master) below
Reference: Mann 728a; Jaeger 41b, KM 70
Other: super cool & sweetly toned (wee scratch on reverse)

*double-click* on the photos for super-size


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 19, 2017, 03:12:44 pm
Until I saw that coin I never would have thought there to be a coin with a bear crawling along a wall! What is it doing up there? Why is it crowned? Any further background to these interesting coins Steve?

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2017, 05:31:43 am
That's one of the fun aspects of collecting ancient "animal" coins ... I find myself in "modern" times like on this coin (1799 AD) and then I also find myself in 500 BC with my Lydia Lion & Bull coin ...

*fascinating*


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2017, 05:37:27 am
Peter ... sadly, other than the coin being amazingly cool, I don't know the significance of the bear walking on the wall

 :-\


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2017, 05:05:29 pm
This coin has a pretty cool side-profile (sweet relief)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 20, 2017, 05:46:46 pm
Agree. Nice coin.

However coins which are high relief are more difficult to photograph...

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 20, 2017, 08:11:17 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on December 21, 2017, 12:03:19 am
Definitely some awesome coins.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 21, 2017, 01:57:22 am
thanks, guys ... it's always nice hearing from my old and new coin bros (I appreciate the interactions)

cheers

 ;D :) +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 21, 2017, 02:14:24 am
Wow, it's getting close to Christmas, but this chemo-crap is making it a bit harder to get into the ol' holiday spirit (makes sense I guess, eh?)

However, I am managing to get into the spirit a bit and I've been able to order a bunch of presents on-line (I live in butt-north nowhere, so shopping is a total hit and miss depending upon whether you want something homemade, or whether you want something that the rest of the population actually plays with, or wears!!) ... so again, some local presents are winners, but the selection is very limited, so on-line shopping is a big thing where I live.

Yah, I wish everybody on my list wanted ancient coins, then it'd be a no-brainer!! (easy-peezy shopping for what you love, eh?) ... but mainly my wife has been my present-target ... I usually buy her a couple of first editions for her antique book collection (a collection that I also love, so I'm not sure it's not me that actually collects ancient books?) ... if so, I also buy her a bunch of hoodies and other can't lose winners that she asks for during the year (luckily, she hates jewelry and expensive tastes, so overall, I think that I have a nice mix of fancy books and solid keepers)

... anyway ...

I'm bored and I can't sleep so I just thought that I'd just type and say "hey"

Has anybody nailed any good coin gifts and/or any good spouse or kids gifts this year?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 21, 2017, 02:58:53 am
Howdy Steve,

anything on wishlist in 2018?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on December 21, 2017, 03:01:05 am
I hate hopping in stores. Online ftw


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2017, 03:08:08 am
Oh, and then there's this final medieval example showing a dragon eating a maiden!! (yup, it doesn't get more Game of Thrones that that, eh?)

... thanks for taking a peek at my gallery

=> please feel free to comment and/or please step-up and add one of your coins to my thread (I love seeing other people's stuff)

Love that coin.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 21, 2017, 04:34:59 am
Thanks Simon (yah, that coin rocks)

geki => on-line shopping is good is if you you're buying something "known' ... but on-line shopping is bad if you're buying things with random sizes and materials (then it all falls apart) ...

For example, buying a PlayStation4 on-line is a no-brainer (just look for the lowest price from a reputable-enough dealer) ... but buying a coat, or a pair of pants can be quite a different ride (luckily every boob and every butt is just a wee bit different, so trying to house these objects isn't always straight-forward => they all fit a bit differently) ... but I guess all we can do is check the tags in their current stuff and then pray for the best, eh?

Oki => no, I never seem to have any wish-list items (I think I'm super hard to buy for, because I merely buy everything that I want for myself anyway) ... we both work that way ... which is awesome, but it sucks for the other mate come Christmas time (it is nice when you actually find a winner ... a couple of the first editions are pretty cool ... A Catcher in the Rye ... and The Jungle Book are two pretty cool examples)

... but again, for "me" ... no, I'm not asking for any coins or anything like that, so sadly she'll have a pretty hard time finding a soft-spot in my wish-list (but she usually manages to find something that makes me smile, so I am looking forward to Monday morning, like always)

... and you guys? ... do you have any coins on your wish-list or do you have any other wish-list targets? (maybe a new Ford Mustang convertible?)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 23, 2017, 04:42:26 am
It's getting pretty close to Christmas ...

=> so here is one of my favourite Jesus coins ...

please feel free to add one of your favourite festive examples

Anonymous Folles, Basil II & Constantine VIII 26 (Class A3)
Constantinople mint
circa 1020-1028
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 7.04 grams
Obverse: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Reverse: Legend in four lines; ornament above and below
Reference: DOC A2.40; SB 1818
Other: 6h dark gray-brown and red-brown patina


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 23, 2017, 05:08:34 am
Great coin Steve!

Hope the treatment is treating you OK and that you will be well enough to celebrate this Christmas in comfort.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 23, 2017, 06:12:46 am
Great coin Steve!

Hope the treatment is treating you OK and that you will be well enough to celebrate this Christmas in comfort.

Peter

Amen


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 23, 2017, 09:23:59 am
Thanks guys ... yah, I'm half-way through the chemo treatment (3 outta 6 sessions are now behind me ... I'm high-steppin' through the treatments!!)

I mostly just feel tired all of the time ... but I've got nothing to do, so I just crash while watching TV (sounds like the good life, eh?) ... it'd be better if the cancer part wasn't looming in the background

=> but thanks for the coin compliments and thanks again for the kind words ... Merry Christmas!!

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 23, 2017, 09:26:32 am
Oh, and although I recently sold this awesome coin, I usually show it during Christmas, so here's for old time's sake!!

=> Ho-ho-ho ... Merry Christmas!!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 23, 2017, 11:18:42 am
nice


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 25, 2017, 05:15:16 am
Merry Christmas, Oki => thanks for adding the cool "reindeer" to my humble gallery (I always love to see other people's stuff)

 +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 25, 2017, 05:17:27 am
Here is our festive living room ... Happy Holidays


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 25, 2017, 05:52:04 am
Nice reindeer coins gents!

Steve,

Looks very festive and inviting!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 25, 2017, 06:20:05 am
Here is our festive living room ... Happy Holidays

nice TV, were is the snow?

Happy Holidays

my coin friend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Simon on December 25, 2017, 06:53:18 am
Love that tree!

Merry Christmas!

Simon


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 27, 2017, 06:03:55 am
I'm having a fantastic holiday season ... cheers, fellas

Here is a cool example for my gallery (it's very green and festive, kinda like holly)

 ;)

Marcus Aurelius AE Drachma
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT

AD 161-180 (struck AD 150/151)
Diameter: 31.9 mm
Weight: 15.66 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right
Reverse: Female griffine seated right, left paw on wheel, across field regional year ( 14 = AD 150/51 )
Reference: Dattari 3224, Emmett 1866 (Rarity 3)
Other: Good fine 12h
NOTE => Ex James E. Seaver collection




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Canaan on December 27, 2017, 06:39:11 am
A nice and mighty griffen but could it be a male  ???


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 27, 2017, 10:02:50 am
Ummm, it looks like it has nice female nipples going on, yes? ... I'm pretty sure that it's a female, not a male (Griffine)

Ahaha, I can't believe that we're discussing Griffin nipples (these coins are amazing, eh?)

 :laugh:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Canaan on December 27, 2017, 11:03:08 am
 ;D ;D, yep amazing coins and themes


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 27, 2017, 07:11:35 pm
Great coin Steve,

Your gallery could certainly be called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 27, 2017, 07:23:42 pm
Yah, I admit that I love the animal coins and the mythical beast examples the best (my collection is loaded with animal coins & beasts)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 28, 2017, 02:34:23 am
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5

check it out friend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2017, 10:07:50 am
Oki => wow, that is a very impressive gallery of zoo animals!!

Hey, I have a sale going-on right now => 40% off on all of my animals!! (you should check it out and add a few of my herd to your hoard?!)

http://stores.ebay.com/Dionysus-Coins/Consignment-The-x6-Collection-/_i.html?_fsub=33141469011&_sid=182245341&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Thanks for showing me your cool animal coins (you rock)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 28, 2017, 10:50:45 am
eh not my collection it's a map where you can post your animals
 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2017, 02:53:16 pm
oh, I see ... yah, I was wondering how you had all of those Hadrians "and" all of those sweet animal coins?!

 ???

 ;)

Thanks again for the link


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2017, 03:00:25 pm
Here is another one of my cool coins ... just a dude and his club

Commodus AE as
Rome mint
177-192 AD
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: 11.55 grams
Obverse: Commodus bust right wearing lions skin: L.AEL.AVREL.COMM.AVG.P.FEL
Reverse: Very interesting reverse with the following legend HERCVL / ROMAN / AVGV ... in three lines, divided by club, all within wreath


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 28, 2017, 03:52:21 pm
Cool lion


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 28, 2017, 04:58:45 pm
Here is another one of my cool coins ... just a dude and his club

Commodus AE as
Rome mint
177-192 AD
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: 11.55 grams
Obverse: Commodus bust right wearing lions skin: L.AEL.AVREL.COMM.AVG.P.FEL
Reverse: Very interesting reverse with the following legend HERCVL / ROMAN / AVGV ... in three lines, divided by club, all within wreath


I thought you were referring to Neegan.
Commodus was far far worse.
Great coin!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 29, 2017, 05:55:23 am
I might as well toss-in a few more cool club-coins ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 29, 2017, 04:43:06 pm
All great,

But the third from the top is exceptional!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 29, 2017, 08:30:14 pm
Thanks Peter ... David Sear was also a fan of that example (it has an authentication, COA)

Sicily, Syracuse: Agathokles 24
317-289 BC
Diameter: 23.9mm
Weight: 9.26gm
Obverse: Diademed head of the young Herakles left, ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ before
Reverse: The Nemean lion striding right, club above, ΣΩ in exergue
Reference: Calciati II, p290, 150, R1 7; c.f. SNG ANS 733ff
Other: superior portrait with sculpted features usually represented by simpler forms





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 31, 2017, 01:34:06 am
Great  :) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 31, 2017, 04:54:11 am
Thanks Peter ... David Sear was also a fan of that example (it has an authentication, COA)

I think everyone would be a fan of that coin!

Have a great, safe, New Year!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 31, 2017, 05:26:52 am
Thanks

=> Happy New Years, my coin-friends!!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 31, 2017, 05:30:34 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXAU4MmMIMo


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Arados on December 31, 2017, 06:41:52 am
Happy New Year Steve.

What an extraordinary collection of coins you have  ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on December 31, 2017, 07:11:18 am
Thanks

=> Happy New Years, my coin-friends!!



You too!

I am house bound with a less-than-toddler. So catching up on reading and continuing to catalogue my collection...

Here's mine,

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 02, 2018, 05:57:24 am
Thanks for the gorgeous addition, peter (I appreciate your thread-participation)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 02, 2018, 06:11:07 am
 :branchesthreeleft:  ;D :branchesthreeright:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 02, 2018, 06:14:20 am
Thanks for the gorgeous addition, peter (I appreciate your thread-participation)

 +++

 +++

You are the only person I know of that can use images of coins and links to music clips instead of words to have a conversation!

Nice coin Eric, as always.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 02, 2018, 06:19:33 am
CHEERS IN 2018  ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 02, 2018, 06:37:43 am
CHEERS IN 2018  ;D

It's OK  ;) :) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 03, 2018, 06:52:20 am
Thanks for the great coin participation, gang (I love seeing your cool coins)

 +++

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35R9zQsAI

... it's gonna be a great year (2018)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 09, 2018, 03:42:09 pm
Sad ... I just sold-off this sweet Lesbos winner (oh well, gots some money in my pocket)

LESBOS, Mytilene. EL Hekte Sixth Stater
Circa 454-428/7 BC
Diameter: 10 mm
Weight: 2.44 grams
Obverse: Diademed head of Silenos right
Reverse: Two ram heads butting each other; palmette above; all in incuse square
Reference: Bodenstedt Em. 37; HGC 6, 963
Other: 6h VF, toned
From the Kallman Collection.
Ex Pegasi XIX (18 November 2008), lot 130
CNG 389 Lot #250


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 09, 2018, 07:25:57 pm
Nice coin Steve,

Not to worry. It appears to be raining electrum at the moment. I am sure you will find a replacement coin easily when you decide to.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 10, 2018, 07:36:29 am
 peter => I agree, there does seem to be quite a few sweet electrum examples lately, eh? (they're so cool)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Gil-galad on January 10, 2018, 10:26:48 am
I just skimmed through the thread and there are a lot of nice coins here in the gallery.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 11, 2018, 03:34:14 pm
Thanks, Gil-gilad ... long time, no hear

stevex6

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 13, 2018, 07:25:13 am
Here is another Lion head fountain example ... man, I love coins from Thessaly



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 13, 2018, 09:34:26 am
Wow, nice.  Never seen this type before.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 13, 2018, 09:57:02 am
CONGRATS STEVE


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 13, 2018, 10:03:02 am
Great Thessalian coin, Steve  +++ +++


Q.

p.s.:

I'm late a bit, but the "LESBOS, Mytilene. EL Hekte Sixth Stater" was a beauty... +++ +++ :) ;)

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 13, 2018, 10:07:07 pm
Great coin Steve.

I agree. I also like coins from Thessaly, particularly Larissa.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 14, 2018, 05:40:05 am
thanks, guys


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 14, 2018, 06:02:06 am
Hmmmm? ... what should I show today?

How 'bout this lil' beauty from one of my other collections?

1000 note from her 1954 series ... kinda sweet, eh? (sadly, not a devil's face variety)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 20, 2018, 04:05:33 pm
I get nuthin' for that sweet note, eh? (brrrr, that's cold)

Well, maybe I'll try posting another ancient example ...

=> here is a cool AE RR example with a gryphon as a stow-away on the deck of the prow (pretty cool, yes?)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 20, 2018, 04:06:36 pm
 +++ ;)

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 20, 2018, 05:13:23 pm
Sweet Steve.  I don't collect notes but that's real nice


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 20, 2018, 05:39:00 pm
Nide coin Steve,

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 21, 2018, 03:33:24 am
Cool with the Griffon, who sit on it?
here is my impuls RR

Anonymous, As, Rome, 157/156 BC Janus I Galley I Roma After 211 BC.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 21, 2018, 04:52:21 am
Probably not many paper money collectors here.  That may have been our first post for paper money here.

Nice stow-away.  That may be our first post for that type here. :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Peenemuonde B on January 21, 2018, 06:06:21 am
 +++@steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 21, 2018, 08:18:54 am
Probably not many paper money collectors here.  That may have been our first post for paper money here.

Nice stow-away.  That may be our first post for that type here. :)

  Here the first post but the in Members Gallery you can find some more i.e. in the "Quant.Geek/ Sponge Bob" gallery..(some interesting and nice piece  ;) +++).

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=36484

Q.

p.s.

Steve Paper money is great.... +++ +++

Q.

@ Eric your "Anonymous, As, Rome, 157/156 BC Janus I Galley I Roma After 211 BC." is beauty...

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2018, 05:46:45 am
Thanks for the comments, gang

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2018, 07:56:11 am
... it's about time that the happy couple joins my gallery, eh?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2018, 08:11:51 am
... oh, and here is another item for my cool gallery

=> a first edition of The Hobbit (sweet)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on January 23, 2018, 01:05:04 am
Thats cool Steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 23, 2018, 03:15:23 pm
Thanks, geki ... yah, it's pretty cool, eh?

Hard to beat a cool old classic first edition ... it's actually from my wife's sweet collection (she rocks)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 23, 2018, 03:35:09 pm
Here is another awesome first edition from my wife's collection ...

 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 24, 2018, 03:21:32 pm
my meds must be spinning me off kilter from time to time?

Oh well, here is another ancient coin to put us back on track ... a crazy boar

M. Volteius M.f AR Denarius / Boar
Date: 78 BC
Size: 18.42 mm
Weight: 3.96 grams
Obverse: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress
Reverse: Erymanthian boar right, M. VOLTEIA M.F in exergue
Attribution: Crawford 385/2, Volteia 2, Syd 775


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 24, 2018, 03:44:47 pm
Nice  +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 24, 2018, 07:36:57 pm
Agreed. Very nice,

That boar looks terrifying!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 30, 2018, 04:23:39 am
Thanks guys ... here is a neat example of Gallienus (I like everything about this coin ... big flan, nice style, cool fabric, subject matter, counter-mark)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on January 30, 2018, 06:41:51 am
It is a very nice addition. Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on January 31, 2018, 01:17:21 am
Wow. Great coin Steve!

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 31, 2018, 01:52:53 pm
I like the Huckleberry..., but the Gallienus and the Boar are excellent.  +++

Congratulation Steve  ;) ;) +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on January 31, 2018, 01:59:21 pm
... oh, and here is another item for my cool gallery
=> a first edition of The Hobbit (sweet)

I just scrolled down and noticed this for the first time. THAT is truly IMPRESSIVE (to me). Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 02, 2018, 07:00:48 am
Thanks guys ... I'm glad that you like my stuff (I love showing it off to my coin-friends)

cheers





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 17, 2018, 05:37:07 am
Here is a neat side-view of my humble owl ... pretty cool


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 17, 2018, 08:05:02 am
Eagle or owl?  ;D

I love how the test cuts are usually right between the eyes of the owl.   I have one very similar and another without any cuts.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 19, 2018, 08:00:42 am
Jay => feel free to show-off your examples (I love seeing other people's coins)

Sadly, I sold this tetradrachm yesterday ... it'll be missed (I love the toning on the steroid horse!)

 +++



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on February 19, 2018, 08:06:16 am
very nice Steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 22, 2018, 04:38:23 pm
Thanks, Oki

I miss you guys back at The Ranch

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on February 22, 2018, 08:38:09 pm
I agree. Nice coin Steve, sorry you had to see it go.

I think the rider and generally any muscular male featured on an ancient coin has taken steroids.
At least that is what I tell myself to feel better...

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 23, 2018, 04:21:13 pm
Thanks Peter

Well, I just sold two more of my sweet babies (man, they're dropping like flies!)

I think these are pretty cool types ...

ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin)
Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan. Dirham

Mardin mint
AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239
Dated AH 599 (AD 1202/3)
Diameter: 29mm
Weight: 9.09 grams
Obverse: Centaur advancing right, head facing, drawing bow at head of dragon emerging from his tail; mint name and AH date around
Reverse: Names and titles of Abbasid caliph al-Nasir and Ayyubid overlord in four lines; name of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan in margins
Reference: Whelan Type II, pp. 111-2; S&S Type 38.2; Album 1830.2; ICV 1212


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Simon on February 23, 2018, 05:57:57 pm
Wow , both are very impressive.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 27, 2018, 05:32:00 am
Thanks Simon ...

Here is another coin that I sold yesterday ... might as well put it into my gallery, eh?

LUCANIA, Thourioi. AR Nomos
Circa 400-350 BC
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 7.35 grams
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with Skylla holding rudder over shoulder
Reverse: Bull butting right; below, dolphin right in waves
Reference: HN Italy 1794b; SNG ANS 1048


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 27, 2018, 02:00:38 pm
This heavy hitter just sold ... I'm very sorry to see it go (hopefully one of you guys bought it?)

Anonymous. Aes Grave Sextans
Rome mint
Circa 280 BC
Diameter: 36 mm
Weight: 50.76 grams
Obverse: Scallop shell; (mark of value) below
Reverse: Caduceus; (mark of value) across field
Reference: Crawford 14/5; ICC 30; HN Italy 272
Other: 6h VF, brown patina, some green, a couple minor casting flaws, traces of deposits
From the Collection of a Director


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 27, 2018, 02:03:31 pm
Another one bites the dust ... Macrinus (I always loved the portrait on this baby)

Macrinus. AR Denarius
Rome mint. 3rd emission
March-June AD 218
217-218 AD
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 2.95 grams
Obverse: Laureate and draped bust right
Reverse: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Reference: RIC IV 53; Clay Issue 3; RSC 2 (Antioch)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 27, 2018, 02:14:45 pm
Thanks Simon ...

Here is another coin that I sold yesterday ... might as well put it into my gallery, eh?

LUCANIA, Thourioi. AR Nomos
Circa 400-350 BC
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 7.35 grams
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with Skylla holding rudder over shoulder
Reverse: Bull butting right; below, dolphin right in waves
Reference: HN Italy 1794b; SNG ANS 1048


It will look great in my gallery along with the Tarentum obol! ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on February 27, 2018, 05:06:59 pm
It will look great in my gallery along with the Tarentum obol! ;D 

oh? have I missed something here? 

~ Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 27, 2018, 06:09:38 pm
Jay => congrats on scoring my two coins (I'm glad that they went to a good home)

 +++ +++

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 27, 2018, 08:23:06 pm
It will look great in my gallery along with the Tarentum obol! ;D 

oh? have I missed something here? 

~ Peter

I'll post them once they arrive!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 28, 2018, 01:43:55 pm
Sounds good

I sold "5" more coins today (cha-ching!)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on February 28, 2018, 05:34:54 pm
that Trajan is really cool!

~ Peter



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 28, 2018, 07:12:53 pm
Thanks Peter

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 12:16:50 am
Here is another recent sale ... a cool Elagabalus



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on March 01, 2018, 01:16:58 am
Again, a shame you needed to sell them Steve, but pleasing that many appear to have landed in good hands - mine included.

Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 04:45:15 am
Thanks again for adopting, Peter

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 08:17:59 am
Man, I had an amazing day of selling yesterday ...

=> here are three more coins that I got rid of (sad, but true)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Carausius on March 01, 2018, 09:53:59 am
Again, a shame you needed to sell them Steve, but pleasing that many appear to have landed in good hands - mine included.


Ditto.  That Crawford 14 Aes Grave Sextans (Shell/Caduceus) is on its way to me and will soon be rejoining its former companion, the Wolf and Twins Series AE As, under my custodianship. 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 01:32:32 pm
Congrats, Carausius ... those are two of my favourites

 +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 08:05:17 pm
Sold this funny lil' guy ... Magnentius



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 08:07:34 pm
Sold this guy as well (I love this coin) ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2018, 08:19:15 pm
Another one bites the dust ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 02, 2018, 08:27:01 pm
I only sold 2 coins today ... but they're both pretty cool



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 03, 2018, 04:43:24 pm
Rats!  I was eying the Neapolis


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 04, 2018, 08:41:21 am
Hey Jay => ya snooze, ya lose ...  ;)

Here are 3 coins that sold today ... into the gallery they go



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: peterpil19 on March 04, 2018, 09:07:58 pm
Great coins Steve!

The Prutah doesn't seem like something that is normally found in your collection - where is the animal?


Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 05, 2018, 05:27:58 am
Ahahaha ... yes, I guess I usually collect animal coins, eh? (they rock)

... but this cool prutah caught my eye (maybe it was the neat anchor, or maybe it was the cool name "widow's mite"?)

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 07, 2018, 05:38:02 pm
I sold this lil' ithyphallic beauty today ... cool coin-types


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 08, 2018, 05:26:39 am
I sold this sweet brockage last night ... moooo

ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion (Exephron, magistrate)
AR Drachm Brockage Error

Circa 200-37 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 2.95 grams
Obverse: Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; EXEΦΡΩΝ above
Reverse: Incuse of obverse
Reference: Cf. Ceka 1928; cf. Maier 204; SNG Copenhagen
Other: 12h VF, toned.
From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 261 (3 August 2011), lot 53


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 09, 2018, 04:57:26 pm
I sold this sweet coin today ... neat elephant on the shield, eh?

M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus
AR Denarius

82-80 BC
Rome mint
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.85 grams
Obverse: Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia; mark of value below chin
Reverse: shield with elephant's head in central boss, surrounded by laurel wreath
Reference: Macedonian. Crawford 369/1; Sydenham 719; Caecilia 30
Other: 1h, Good VF, toned, faint scratches under tone


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 11, 2018, 06:44:06 am
I sold "7" coins yesterday ... it was a big day in coin-ville


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 11, 2018, 06:54:36 am
yup ... big day in coin-ville (very sad)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 12, 2018, 05:16:39 pm
I sold a couple of sweet coins today ... yup, two more bite the dust


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 12, 2018, 05:39:53 pm
The Italian lion is sweet....it was also on  my watch list


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 13, 2018, 05:32:33 am
Thanks Jay ... yah, I love that lion coin (I especially like the grasshopper located at the top of the coin)

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 13, 2018, 05:35:38 am
Here is a cool coin that I sold last night ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 13, 2018, 07:27:35 pm
Just sold one of my favourite coins ... man, ya gotta love the animal coins, eh?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 15, 2018, 07:54:00 pm
I sold two fantastic coins this evening ... the guy has good coin-taste (was it one of you?)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on March 15, 2018, 10:26:31 pm
Wish it as me. Both are lovely


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 16, 2018, 01:29:12 am
Great coin, Steve, I like them,  +++


Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 16, 2018, 05:12:09 am
Thanks guys

cheers



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 24, 2018, 05:22:54 pm
I've sold a few Byzantine coins lately ... into my gallery they go, eh?

Justin II

Andronicus II

Justinian I


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 24, 2018, 05:28:47 pm
Oh, and I've also sold these three winners ...

M. Furius L.f Philus

Sicily, Agathokles

Ionia, Smyrna


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on March 25, 2018, 04:31:14 am
i really like the last one Steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 25, 2018, 06:14:33 am
Hi Oki ... yes, the Tyche and Shrimp example is a winner, eh?

Thanks

Cheers, my coin friend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 25, 2018, 08:15:50 am
Sold this baby a minute ago ... I've always liked the Venus reverse

Magnia Urbica


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on March 25, 2018, 08:23:12 am
 +++ nice Mr. Steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 26, 2018, 04:50:45 pm
Thanks Oki ... cheers

Hey, I just sold another coin ...

=> Vandals


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 26, 2018, 08:56:21 pm
Sweet style Venus


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on March 27, 2018, 12:50:59 am
That one is neat.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 27, 2018, 06:21:50 am
Thanks guys

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 27, 2018, 06:25:05 am
I sold one of my sweet Lorraine examples ... Charles IV, 2nd reign (1661-1670 AD)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 28, 2018, 05:37:28 am
Another one of my Lorraine beauties sold yesterday ...

Duke of Lorraine, Charles II (1390-1431 AD)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 28, 2018, 06:50:38 am
Two more coins sold this morning ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 31, 2018, 05:26:41 am
Sold this lil' cutey last night ...

Nero, quadrans


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 05, 2018, 10:27:47 am
I've sold several coins lately ... here are a few more for my gallery



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 05, 2018, 10:30:40 am
Here are a couple more of my recent coin-sales ... yup, into my gallery they go!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Peenemuonde B on April 05, 2018, 10:41:09 am
 +++
How r u my friend ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 05, 2018, 10:47:27 am
I'm doing okay ... getting through the whole ordeal (thanks for asking)

Cheers

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Peenemuonde B on April 05, 2018, 11:03:51 am
wonderful news :)
Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 05, 2018, 02:45:17 pm
I'm doing okay ... getting through the whole ordeal (thanks for asking)

Cheers

 +++

Good News Steve ... +++ +++

Q.

p.s.

Nice Larissa is my favourite :)

Q


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 05, 2018, 05:19:21 pm
Thanks quadrans ...

Oh and yes, that tetrachalkon Larissa is a very sweet coin (you have a good coin-eye)

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Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 07, 2018, 06:11:46 am
I sold this humble Maxentius follis last night ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 09, 2018, 11:55:56 am
I sold this commemorative today ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 11, 2018, 01:27:23 pm
Sold two more coins today ...

=> into the gallery they go


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 11, 2018, 11:02:59 pm
Nice examples, Steve,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 12, 2018, 05:56:15 am
Thanks quadrans

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 12, 2018, 05:58:53 am
This one sold last night ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 16, 2018, 06:35:10 am
I managed to sell this coin over the weekend ... into the gallery it goes



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 16, 2018, 09:33:04 am
I sold another one this morning ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 18, 2018, 07:50:24 am
I sold this big lug of a coin yesterday ... it's a beauty



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 18, 2018, 11:55:28 am
Nice piece  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 18, 2018, 07:07:33 pm
Thanks Q

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 18, 2018, 07:12:01 pm
I sold these four winners today ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 20, 2018, 08:38:21 am
I sold this lil' cutie this morning ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 20, 2018, 11:56:27 am
Ohh, so nice  :) +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 20, 2018, 07:37:05 pm
Thanks quadrans

 :)

Oh, and I also sold this hunk of history as well ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 21, 2018, 02:06:15 pm
Great,  :o ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 25, 2018, 05:48:39 am
This sweet coin sold yesterday ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 25, 2018, 05:59:38 am
Swert coin!  I have one as well...

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-67364


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 25, 2018, 07:54:11 am
Thanks Jay ... oh, and I like your coin as well

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 25, 2018, 01:11:13 pm
Nice coins, my friends,

you can see my Fausta's in my Gallery:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5260

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 26, 2018, 07:26:10 am
Very nice, quadrans => thanks for showing-off your gallery (super cool collection)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 26, 2018, 08:09:36 am
Hey, I sold this awesome lil' owl this morning ... man, I love Pontos coins



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 28, 2018, 10:57:03 am
AE Semis


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 28, 2018, 09:55:06 pm
Nice one,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on April 29, 2018, 04:34:28 am
Even though I know the "why", it's a pity seeing all those killer coins flowing away, isn't it ?

Best
JC (Q)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 29, 2018, 05:54:19 am
Thanks Q's

 ;)

Yes Potator, it is a bit sad to be selling-off my sweet coins ... but it is also quite a nice feeling clawing-back some of the coin-cash for other future uses (retirement home, etc)

I hope things are going well with you

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jordan Montgomery on April 30, 2018, 04:07:58 pm
AE Semis


Some info about this semis since I'm the one who purchased it: This coin is actually not an official Rome mint semis but instead, an imitation, likely struck in Italy during the first century B.C. to address a small change shortage. The Rome mint cut back on its bronze output considerably during the latter half of the second century B.C. so while large numbers of denarii were being minted, the bronzes that citizens used for day-to-day transactions were in short supply outside of the city of Rome itself so, in similar fashion to the Civil War Tokens that many U.S. collectors are familiar with, private individuals or perhaps even city governments began striking imitations on a similar weight standard and with similar designs as Roman bronzes, in many cases re-using old mintmarks such as the dolphin on this coin. The Roman government was probably perfectly fine for this and may have even encouraged it as the Rome mint could focus on striking precious metal denominations which were far more useful for the Roman government itself.

As an interesting note: this example is an obverse die match to the British Museum example which, when BMC RR was originally published was actually thought to be an official Rome mint product(though they were obviously somewhat unsure of its status as it wasn't included in the main arrangement but instead, the appendix at the end of Vol. 2). They've changed their minds since then and the coin is now listed on their website and in more recent updates of BMC RR as an imitation, but it's an interesting footnote in the history of this particular imitation.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 01, 2018, 12:01:46 am
Thanks for the info, Jordan (red_spork) ... by the way, I bought my old coin (your new coin) from a CNG auction ...

=> CNG Auction #295, Lot #368 (they have some additional info in their blurb)

congrats on scoring a very cool coin

cheers

stevex6

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Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jordan Montgomery on May 01, 2018, 10:46:33 pm
Thanks for the info, Jordan (red_spork) ... by the way, I bought my old coin (your new coin) from a CNG auction ...

=> CNG Auction #295, Lot #368 (they have some additional info in their blurb)

congrats on scoring a very cool coin

cheers

stevex6

 +++

Thanks for the info Steve! It is a very cool coin


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 06, 2018, 07:22:51 am
I sold this Croc-coin yesterday ... I love this coin-type (unfortunately, my example has a sweet obverse, but the reverse is just a wee bit off-center causing the croc's teeth to be off flan ... but I still think that it's a cool example)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 11, 2018, 09:15:54 am
I sold this puppy yesterday ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 11, 2018, 04:51:22 pm
Sold a cool ol' Roman coin today ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on May 11, 2018, 10:21:06 pm
Nice coins, both  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 12, 2018, 05:22:01 am
Thanks quadrans

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 13, 2018, 04:54:16 pm
This coin sold today ...

=> Vandal Horse (with an alien on the reverse)

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 13, 2018, 10:54:17 pm
Ooow, I sold another one today ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 14, 2018, 08:47:38 am
This cool city-gates coin sold today ... gorgeous black patina, eh?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on May 14, 2018, 11:41:09 pm
Great  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 15, 2018, 09:13:06 am
Thanks man

 :)

Oh, and here is another neat coin that just sold ... Lucius Verus, Sestertius


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 17, 2018, 01:25:18 pm
I sold this coin today ... I love this coin-type

=> L. Thorius Balbus



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on May 17, 2018, 11:58:57 pm
Great Balbus, :)  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 18, 2018, 06:14:14 am
Thanks, coin-bro

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 19, 2018, 02:08:44 pm
This coin sold this morning ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on May 19, 2018, 04:47:11 pm
Nice piece :)

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 21, 2018, 05:12:34 pm
Thanks  :)

I sold these two coins this morning ...

Thessaly, Larissa, Hemidrachm

Aiolis, Aigai (Apollo & Goat)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 21, 2018, 05:45:43 pm
Oh, and I also sold this humble coin a few minutes ago ...

Constans, Phoenix


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 22, 2018, 06:54:08 pm
Wowzers => I sold "9" coins today ... here are the first five ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 22, 2018, 06:57:13 pm
=> and here are the remaining four coins ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on May 22, 2018, 11:17:20 pm
Nice group, Steve,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 25, 2018, 06:15:19 pm
 :)

Thanks quadrans ... have a nice night


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Carausius on May 25, 2018, 08:18:51 pm
Steve P, you must not have many coins left to sell at this rate.  Any chance you'll pick-up the collecting torch again if your situation improves?   I sincerely hope so.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on May 26, 2018, 12:15:16 am
Carausius => I have already sold over half of my coins ... but maybe someday I will start to collect again (after I buy my retirement home and settle back west, on Vancouver Island) ... cheers

Oh, and I've sold a lot more coins lately ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 01, 2018, 06:32:58 pm
Here are four more that sold recently ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 01, 2018, 06:38:59 pm
... oh, and here are a bunch more that just sold ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 01, 2018, 06:41:32 pm
... and here are the final two that sold today ...

=> I hope that you guys like my sweet coins (I love 'em)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on June 01, 2018, 11:10:31 pm
Lovely coins, Steve,

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 02, 2018, 01:14:39 am
Thanks, my coin-friend

 :)

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 09, 2018, 01:58:10 pm
I sold another one of my nice big Rhodes coins today (AE35)

ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Drachm
Early-mid 1st century AD
Diameter: 35 mm
Weight: 20.73 grams
Obverse: Antigonos, magistrate. Radiate head of Dionysus left, wearing ivy wreath
Reverse: Nike right on rose, holding wreath and palm frond
Reference: RPC I 2756; BMC 364
Other: 2h Near VF, earthen green patina, crack running along reverse edge
CNG 374 Lot #269


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Molinari on June 09, 2018, 03:50:01 pm
It is coming to a nice home, Steve  ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 09, 2018, 07:42:57 pm
Awesome, Molinari ... congrats (cool coin)

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Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 10, 2018, 04:20:45 pm
I sold another winner today ... man, the coins from Calabria sure are sweet, eh?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 12, 2018, 06:52:58 pm
One of my favourites today ... another Rhodes winner!

Islands off Caria, Rhodes. AR drachm, Nikophon, magistrate
circa 84-30 BC
Diameter: 19-20 mm
Weight: 4.16 grams
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
Reverse: Rose seen from above; NIKOΦON above
Reference: SNG Keckman 744; HGC 6, 1456
Other: somewhat scarcer silver issue, nice grade ... struck from slightly worn/corroded dies ... lovely style


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 12, 2018, 08:45:06 pm
Gorgeous coin Stevie


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 12, 2018, 11:42:17 pm
Thanks man

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 15, 2018, 05:00:43 pm
Two more coins going to my sweet ol' coin-friend, chrsmat71 ...

Pontos, Severus Alexander AE35 & Thrace Byzantion Surfing Cow


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on June 15, 2018, 06:17:28 pm
surf & turf!   8) 

~ Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 15, 2018, 08:51:38 pm
Exactly ... a classic

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 16, 2018, 08:21:39 am
Today's beauty ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on June 16, 2018, 01:02:41 pm
coin pit not empty yet?
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 17, 2018, 09:31:33 am
Hi Oki ... nope, I still have lots more

=> here is another winner (Dom the Bomb)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 21, 2018, 06:44:14 am
Today's ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 27, 2018, 05:52:41 am
Here is another ...

Thrace, Apollonia Pontica


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 29, 2018, 06:08:52 am
One more ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on June 30, 2018, 11:42:25 am
One more for the road ...

a CNG Photo and then one of our own photos (the actual coin-look lies somewhere in between)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: RL on June 30, 2018, 03:55:51 pm
Fantastic coin Steve. That types been on my hit list for a while. Wherever its going I hope its gone to a good home!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 01, 2018, 05:39:39 am
Thanks man

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 06, 2018, 09:13:42 pm
One more for the road ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 06, 2018, 09:35:49 pm
So sweet Steve!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 07, 2018, 12:20:15 am
Ohhh, great coin, Steve,

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 07, 2018, 06:51:22 am
Thanks guys

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 09, 2018, 09:23:57 am
Today's subtraction ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 09, 2018, 12:23:38 pm
Nice one :)

This is mine :

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-145022

 ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 10, 2018, 01:05:58 am
Sweet example, quadrans ... thanks for posting your great coin (I love seeing other people's collections)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 10, 2018, 11:13:02 am
Hi Steve, it is OK, Thank you  :) ;)

and  "(I love seeing other people's collections)"  I perfectly agree... +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 13, 2018, 10:36:44 am
Today's subtraction ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 13, 2018, 02:14:24 pm
Nice Domna,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 14, 2018, 04:13:04 pm
 :)

Thanks, Q


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 18, 2018, 02:10:52 pm
Got rid of a medieval cutie yesterday ...

France, Henri IV Huitieme d'Ecu 1599

Pretty sure somebody shaved-off a wee bit o' silver somewhere along the way, eh?




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 18, 2018, 08:11:17 pm
I have another coin leaving my collection (a total winner!)

=> Perseus carrying a harpa in one hand and Medusa's severed head in the other hand (pretty cool, eh?)

Oh, and the obverse with Athena and her gryphon-adorned helmet is also pretty sweet (yup, this is one of my favourite coin-types)

AE30 ... a nice big one!



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 19, 2018, 01:38:41 pm
Both the Henri IV and  Pontos Amisos are great,   +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 20, 2018, 01:29:26 am
 :)

Thanks Q


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 20, 2018, 01:16:58 pm
Here is a neat one from Sicily (Kainon) ... sad to see it go (I love those cool sprue-coins)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 21, 2018, 04:38:56 pm
Today's offering is this super sweet counter-marked beauty from Cilicia ... very huge and very fricken cool

CILICIA, Ninica-Claudiopolis
Severus Alexander, with Julia Maesa, 37
AD 222-235
Diameter: 37 mm
Weight: 17.83 grams
Obverse: , draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right; c/ms: Nike, holding wreath, standing right within oval incuse (3) and six-pointed star
Reverse: Laureate / Draped bust of Maesa right
Reference: SNG France ; SNG Levante ; SNG Levante Supp. 167 (same obv. die); for c/ms: Howgego 262 and 451
Other: 6h Fine, dark green patina.Rare
From the Kelly J. Krizan, M.D. Collection
CNG 310, Lot: 274


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 21, 2018, 09:30:40 pm
Two more super cool Byzantine winners out the backdoor ...

Maurice Tiberius + Heraclius counter-mark overstruck on Anastasius follis  




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on July 22, 2018, 11:39:50 pm
Nice counter-mark on both coins,   +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on July 23, 2018, 12:41:25 am
Thanks Q

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 25, 2018, 09:19:23 am
It's been a while since I've updated my outgoing coins ... I was on vacation (back to my hometown of Victoria, BC)

=> here are several updates to my gallery:



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 25, 2018, 09:26:21 am
Oh, and here are a few Roman additions as well ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 26, 2018, 09:58:57 am
Here is today's addition ... good ol' winged Perseus (Cornucopiae between pilei)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 27, 2018, 06:47:54 am
Another one bites the dust ... man, I love the Boeotia shield-coins (very cool, eh?)

 :afro:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 28, 2018, 09:57:17 am
A couple more beauties left the building this morning ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on August 28, 2018, 02:23:31 pm
Great coins, Steve,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: RL on August 28, 2018, 03:34:18 pm
Wow Steve great um.. reductions? A few posts back now but the detail on that Maxentius is awesome.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 28, 2018, 06:37:11 pm
Thanks guys ...

Yah RL, the Maxentius is quite a winner, eh? (did you happen to notice the two suckling twins on the reverse? ... super cool details)

Thanks again, my coin-friends

Cheers



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 28, 2018, 06:41:39 pm
Oh, and here is another one of today's examples ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 28, 2018, 09:51:59 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 29, 2018, 04:50:06 pm
Thanks dawg

Oh, and good luck in that other coin show-down (I have you as my dark-horse to win the competition) ... heads-up for Zumbly (but you can take him with the correct coin)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 29, 2018, 06:17:14 pm
 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 29, 2018, 07:35:09 pm
Hey gang, 4 more coins today ...





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 30, 2018, 05:40:59 pm
Everybody loves Lesbos, right?

=> here is my latest addition ..



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on August 30, 2018, 05:54:43 pm
Everybody loves Lesbos, right?

"well they don't like us, you gotta respect that!"
~ George Costanza


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 30, 2018, 08:07:12 pm
 :laugh:

Ahahaha, exactly Enodia



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on August 30, 2018, 11:46:34 pm
 ;D +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 31, 2018, 08:13:41 am
Today's offering ... a sweet two-bodied owl (pretty cool, eh?)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on August 31, 2018, 08:30:18 pm
Hey, I decided to keep this baby for myself!

Yah, I figured that I'd better keep at least one of my cool coins, eh?

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Joe Sermarini on September 01, 2018, 08:00:15 pm
Good. And an excellent choice!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 01, 2018, 08:05:35 pm
Agreed...sweet coin!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Carausius on September 01, 2018, 10:14:31 pm
I'm glad you've kept one, Steve. 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on September 02, 2018, 02:41:45 am
very very nice indeed


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Nemonater on September 02, 2018, 05:46:04 am
 +++ +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on September 02, 2018, 06:53:42 pm
Thanks fellas ... I appreciate the coin-camaraderie

Cheers

Oh, and here is today's addition to my out-going gallery

A super cool early Sicilian cast bronze from Selinos (one of the earliest bronze coins ever minted)

Gorgon Face & Selinos leaf ... super cool coin


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on September 03, 2018, 11:42:35 pm
Great...  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on September 09, 2018, 10:59:59 pm
It's been a few days, but here is another one ...

FYI => this is/was my only example with a "rat" on it (pretty cool coin-type)

GENS QUINCTIA. Ti Quinctius AR Denarius
112-111 bC
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Weight: 4.0 grams
Obverse: Bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin headdress, club over shoulder
Reverse: Desultor, on horseback, left, a second horse beside, K behind, TI Q and rat below. D dot S dot S, incuse on tablet, in exergue
Reference: Crawford 297/1b.  South of Italy mint



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on September 22, 2018, 06:15:26 pm
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted some of my sweet coins leaving the nest ... but here are two more

JUDAEA, Neapolis. Volusian. 26
AD 251-253
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 12.25 grams
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Eagle standing facing, head left, wtith wings spread, supporting Mt. Gerizim surmounted by temple complex
Reference: Cf. Harl 134-6 (A131/P?); Sofaer ; RPC IX 2158
From the Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection, purchased from Edward Waddell

Troas, Assos
AR Obol? => Hemiobol? => Tetartemorion?
Date: 500-450 BC
Diameter: 6.92 mm
Weight: 0.23 grams
Obverse: Griffin
Reverse: Head of lion
Reference:
Other: Awesome



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: EB on September 22, 2018, 06:55:05 pm
Whew! Thank you. I was starting to have withdrawal symptoms!
Awesomeness of the Troas is duly noted, but I especially like the reverse on the Volusian. Excellent detail, very interesting type.
-EB


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on September 22, 2018, 07:11:01 pm
Thanks EB ... you rock

Cheers

 +++


Oh, and I also agree that it looks like we could scamper-up that ladder and make our way to the tree-fort on the hill, eh? (definitely a super cool reverse)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: PMah on September 22, 2018, 08:24:31 pm
Steve P's enthusiasm should be bottled,  or at least be a brunch option.
Why any ambitious office holder would associate with a rat is mystifying at best.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on September 24, 2018, 05:44:40 am
 ;)

Thanks, PMah

Oh, and here are a couple more for my gallery ...

Troas, Abydos, AR Obol
Date: 480-450 BC
Diameter: 9.56 mm
Weight: 0.52 grams
Obverse: Eagle standing left
Reverse: Gorgoneion facing
Reference:
Other: Pretty Cool

ISLANDS off TROAS, Tenedos. AR Obol
Late 5th-early 4th century BC
Diameter: 8 mm
Weight: 0.55 grams
Obverse: Janiform head of a diademed female left and laureate male right
Reverse: Labrys in linear border within shallow incuse square
Reference: SNG Ashmolean 1235; HGC 6, 387
Other: 6h Near VF, toned


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on September 24, 2018, 12:13:24 pm
Great obols, Steve,  +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 03, 2018, 04:00:46 pm
Thanks man ...

Hey, I've got a whole bunch more (I was on vacation => oh, and I bought a sweet retirement house => cha-ching!)

Here are a few more for the gallery ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 03, 2018, 04:06:28 pm
Yah again, I was on vacation, so I have a few more that took-off during the summer/fall ...

=> wanna see 'em?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 03, 2018, 04:08:54 pm
Oh and yup => there are still more ...



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 03, 2018, 06:50:30 pm
Sweet


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 04, 2018, 07:58:03 am
Thanks Jay ... hey, we bought a cool retirement place in Kamloops, BC

Yup, eventually we'll be moving from frigid cold northern Manitoba to the smokin' hot interior of BC (and lovin' it)

 :afro:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 11, 2018, 09:11:45 pm
Two more coins ...

TROAS, Alexandria Troas
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Circa mid 3rd century AD
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 6.01 grams
Obverse: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right, with vexillum over shoulder
Reverese: Horse grazing right
Reference: Bellinger A486; SNG von Aulock 1466; BMC 46; SNG Copenhnagen 108
Other: 6h, Near EF, attractive brown patina, light adjustment marks. Nice surfaces


ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Levon I.
AR Tram (Coronation issue)

1198-1219 AD
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 2.75 grams
Obverse: Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis-tipped scepter
Reverse: Two lions rampant back-to-back, each with head reverted; between, cross patte set on spear
Reference: AC 289
Other: 5h VF, toned
CNG 309 - Lot# 440


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on October 12, 2018, 04:49:52 am
Steve the retire man still selling all your beauties?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 12, 2018, 05:35:41 am
Sweet pad Steve!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 12, 2018, 07:49:27 am
Thanks Oki ... yah, at this point-in-time my cash seems to be going towards other things (perhaps/hopefully I'll get back into it in my "later years"?)

Thanks Jay ... yah, we're looking forward to eventually moving back out west to BC

Cheers, gang



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 13, 2018, 09:32:42 am
Three more coins get entered into my gallery ... all total winners



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on October 13, 2018, 10:17:09 am
Nice animals  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 13, 2018, 04:05:04 pm
Thanks, my friend

 :)

Hey => here is one more for the gallery ...

TROAS, Birytis. 18
4th-3rd centuries BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 5.80 grams
Obverse: Head of Kabeiros left, wearing pilos; two stars above
Reverse: Club within wreath
Reference: SNG Mnchen 168; SNG von Aulock 1502-3; SNG Copenhagen 247-8
Other: 1h VF, brown patina, minor roughness on reverse
From the Demetrios Armounta Collection
CNG 326, Lot #110


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on October 13, 2018, 11:27:58 pm
Great coins, Steve,   ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on October 14, 2018, 03:47:12 am
Hey Steve,

I have to say you collection is (was actually) outstanding.
I can ensure you (I know for sure) most of your beauty found good homes  :)

And what a nice place you have there in British Columbia, it might deserve a visit !! (BC was on the short list  for our yearly trip this year..... ;D)

Take care my friend
JC (Q)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 14, 2018, 07:12:10 am
Thanks for the coin atta-boys, gang (I always appreciate feed-back)

Cucumbor, we are really looking forward to eventually moving back west, but for the moment the BC place is still merely a carrot being hung-out in front of us (we'll have to see what the next year brings ... hopefully we'll be able to pull the plug and escape the great white north?)

Cheers, fellas


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on October 14, 2018, 02:13:21 pm
Cucumbor, we are really looking forward to eventually moving back west, but for the moment the BC place is still merely a carrot being hung-out in front of us (we'll have to see what the next year brings ... hopefully we'll be able to pull the plug and escape the great white north?)

We're not in a rush !!! ;D

JC


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on October 28, 2018, 11:34:24 am
Anytime, Cucumbor

Hey, it's been a while since I've added a coin to my gallery ...

=> it's a humble Carinus Alexandrian Tet (rugged and cool)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on October 28, 2018, 11:45:20 am
Nice Steve


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on October 28, 2018, 12:01:34 pm
" it's a humble Carinus Alexandrian Tet (rugged and cool)"

I like this coin, Steve    ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 08, 2018, 05:10:43 pm
Thanks quadrans ... yes, that is a pretty cool coin

Cheers



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 08, 2018, 05:16:17 pm
Oh, here are two more additions (these were added during the past 10 days while I was in the hospital battling pulmonary emboli) ...

Sadly, I am now at home, but I am on oxygen ... hopefully I can continue to progress and eventually lose the oxygen-leash!?

... anyway ...

Here are the two new additions to my gallery:



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 08, 2018, 06:03:14 pm
Sorry to hear Stevie P.  Keep fighting bro.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 08, 2018, 11:20:13 pm
Hi Steve,

Endurance, we hold you tight... +++

All the best...

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 10, 2018, 06:54:31 am
Thanks, fellas

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 12, 2018, 08:09:04 am
Hey, I have three more humble additions to my gallery ...

Caria, Mylasa AE10
Date: 2nd cent. BC
Diameter: 10.3 mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Obverse: Horse
Reverse: Trident


Tacitus AE Tetradrachm
Egypt, Alexandria
Date: 275-276 AD
Diameter: 20.9 mm
Weight: 9.0 grams
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus
Reverse: Elpis holding flower and raising skirt
Reference: Emmett 3975


Miletos AR Hemidrachm
Date: 4th cent. BC
Diameter: 11.6 mm
Weight: 1.4 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo
Reverse: Lion, monogram left, star above


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 12, 2018, 08:45:02 am
Nicely on Track  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 12, 2018, 01:12:31 pm
Yes, Great group,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 12, 2018, 01:18:56 pm
Thanks, fellas

 :Greek_Tau: :Greek_Eta: :Aupsidedown: :reversedN: :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_Stigma:      :Greek_Digamma: :Greek_epsilon: :reversedL: :reversedL: :Aupsidedown:  :Greek_Stigma:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 13, 2018, 09:19:38 am
Here is today's addition to my gallery ... a sweet Ptolemy

Ptolemy X AE24
Date: 116-80 BC
Diameter: 23.9 mm
Weight: 8.8 grams
Obverse: Diademed and horned head of Ammon Zeus
Reverse: Two eagles on thunderbolt
References: Svoronos 1713


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 13, 2018, 11:38:03 am
Here is another addition ... Good ol' Postumus (this humble example was one of my very first ancient coin purchases)

Postumus, BI Antoninianus
259 - 268 AD
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, bust radiate, draped right, seen from front
REV: SAECVLI FELICITAS, emperor standing right, laureate and in military dress, holding transverse spear and globe


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2018, 06:56:10 am
Man, I was sorry to let this sweet baby go ...

CARTHAGE 20
Circa 300-264 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 4.79 grams
Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left
Reverse: Horses head right; palm tree before, pellet below
Reference: MAA 57m; SNG Copenhagen 175
Other: 7h ... cool sprue ... great centering and a very tough lookin' horse
Ex-CNG, Auction 298 Lot #4


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2018, 07:01:51 am
Oh, and here is a humble example of a good ol' Nabataean (gawd, that's always so hard to spell) ...

NABATAEAN, ARETAS IV & SHUQAILAT, AE17
9BC 40 AD
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 4.11 grams
Obverse:  jugate busts of Aretas IV & Shuqailat
Reverse: Crossed Cornucopias, Petra
Reference: SNG Part 6 #1438




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 16, 2018, 07:03:02 am
The Punic coin is amazing Stevie


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2018, 07:27:57 am
 +++

 :Tcurl: :H2s: :A3: :reversedN: :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_Stigma:,  :reversedC: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Iota: :Nline:- :Greek_Beta: :reversedR: :Greek_Theta:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2018, 03:14:48 pm
Ummm, I may have already posted these cool babies in my gallery? (they're actually two books that I bought for my sweet wife ... oh, and I didn't sell them ... I just thought that they're kinda cool and I also thought that you guys being collectors might think that they're kinda cool?)

... anyway ...

They are very old and very cool (one is a first edition and I think that the other is a second/early edition ... ummm, if you care)

Enjoy the awesomeness of the "old days"



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 16, 2018, 03:38:36 pm
Very cool!

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 16, 2018, 05:34:10 pm
I know, eh?

Enodia => thanks for your acknowledgement, my coin-friend

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 16, 2018, 06:33:28 pm
Wow!  That's cool!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 16, 2018, 06:41:09 pm
I know, eh?

Enodia => thanks for your acknowledgement, my coin-friend

 :)

Oh yeah man, i love Alice. Here's my later copy of Through the Looking Glass (1897)...
https://www.librarything.com/work/39116/book/12928697

I just wish i had the set.

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 17, 2018, 12:43:00 pm
Nice => that's an awesome item, Enodia

Yah, don't get me wrong, coins are my first love ... but antique books and old paper-notes are super cool as well (they're a bit more like "artwork", which is kind of cool ... as you know, paper is a lot more difficult to keep in good shape than metal)

... I guess I merely like collecting "stuff" (I have old vinyl records from my youth, coins, hockey/NFL cards, etc ... it's all pretty neat)

Thanks for looking though my gallery and commenting ... I really do always love to hear your comments (good and/or bad)

Cheers, gang


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 17, 2018, 01:04:25 pm
Here is a rookie card of Joe Montana ... again, not quite as cool as ancient coins, but still pretty cool, right?

 ;)

Cheers, my coin-friends ... I hope that you're all having a great Saturday


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 17, 2018, 01:38:55 pm
THE JOE!!! (*enodia genuflects*)

I have all of his cards but that one. I once got an autographed Namath card in a pack of Fleers, and some kid in the card shop offered to buy it from me.
To make a short story long I had no interest in Namath but since he had 3 or 4 Montana rookies i said i would trade him for one, straight up. He agreed enthusiastically,  but then showed up at our house the very day we were moving to Oregon with $167 in cash and a stack of mildly interesting football cards, none of which were the coveted rookie card. He said he had $200, but had to buy pizza and beer the night before.   ::)
Being in a moving frenzy i agreed, and never did get that Joe.
Ahh well...

- Peter
PS; i also still have about 650 vinyl albums. There is nothing like analog sound!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 17, 2018, 07:54:20 pm
Speakin' of old vinyls ...

=> here is my current humble and retro set-up ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 17, 2018, 09:10:45 pm
Love Supertramp!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on November 17, 2018, 11:04:35 pm
Love Supertramp!

Especially that album (and 'Even In The Quietest Moments').

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: n.igma on November 18, 2018, 12:44:37 am
.... Right (right) you're bloody well right  ...

... and that to die for introductory riff.... they don't make 'em like that anymore!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 18, 2018, 06:59:49 am
 :) ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on November 18, 2018, 09:14:44 am
We do have 400+ vinyl records, but my son discovered how cool they are and gradually moves them from our house to his flat...we pretend not noticing !
Out of them are more than 30 Frank Zappa's, a favorite of mine

JC

BTW Steve I love your griffin on the previous page !

PS : and don't smoke near the oxygen, you would burst your house !!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 18, 2018, 11:45:40 am
Thanks for the comments, gang ... it's nice to see that we all seem to like collecting "lots of things", not just ancient coins, eh?

Oh, and thanks for the smoking advice, Potator II ... I will try to keep my smoking habits contained (I always play it safe when it comes to smoke and oxygen)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 18, 2018, 12:17:23 pm
 :o ;D 8) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 20, 2018, 12:48:44 am
ahaha, thanks quadrans ... cheers, my friend

Hey, I managed to add another awesome coin to my gallery ...

=> yes, I'm very glad that this coin went to a loving coin-home (TIF)

 +++

Phoenicia, Byblos King Uzzibaal AR 1/16 Shekel
Date: 365-350 BC
Size: 11.03 mm
Weight: 0.76 grams
Obverse: two hoplites with shields in war galley sailing left (roaring lions head on prow), hippocamp swimming left below (N O in field)
Reverse: Phoenician inscription; Lion attacking bull, left
Reference: BMC 6
Other: A nice example with bold detail and near perfect centering which is seldom seen in the issue


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 20, 2018, 01:10:27 am
Great piece,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Potator II on November 20, 2018, 05:31:28 am
That's how I'd imagine it, not far from reality...

(https://comps.canstockphoto.fr/personne-masque-gaz-banque-de-photographie_csp1007310.jpg)

JC


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 22, 2018, 11:57:25 pm
Today I'm adding two of my favourite Ionia examples ... yah, I love both of these coins

IONIA, Ephesos,  AR Tetartemorion
Circa 500-420 BC
Diameter: 5 x 8 mm
Weight: 0.17 grams
Obverse: Bee
Reverse: Head of eagle right within incuse square
Reference: Karwiese Series IV; SNG Kayhan 12634
Other: 12h Good VF, toned, Exceptional for issue
CNG #319, Lot #74


Ionia, Teos AR Hemidrachm
Date: 4th cent. BC
Diameter: 12.8 mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Obverse: Griffin
Reverse: Kantharos, magistrate name across, lyre right
References:
Characteristics: Toned


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 23, 2018, 01:01:00 am
Again two very nice coin,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2018, 11:48:16 am
 :)

Thanks man


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 23, 2018, 01:41:35 pm
The bees knees


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: *Alex on November 23, 2018, 04:01:41 pm
Great coins Steve.

Could you please add a link to your gallery in your signature box so it is easier for us to find.  ;)

Alex



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 23, 2018, 07:21:03 pm
Thanks for the compliment, *Alex ...

Sadly, I haven't spent the time/energy to create an actual "gallery" ... all I have to offer is this one cool and now very long thread

=> I hope that you're enjoying the journey (I appreciate being able to show you guys my coins as they're leaving the nest and being adopted by all of you awesome ancient-coin collectors)

Cheers, coin-gang



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 24, 2018, 01:39:22 pm
Here is another entry ... a Byzantine baby

Constantine V with Leo IV. Follis
Mint: Struck in Syracuse
Reign: AD 741-775
Diameter: 14.3 mm
Weight: 3.49 grams
Obverse: Constantine V, bearded, on left, and Leo IV, beardless, on right, each standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia; between their heads, cross
Reverse: Leo III, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent
Reference: Sear 1569
Other: Sweet greenish patina virtually full reverse legend


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 24, 2018, 01:44:53 pm
Nice piece,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 25, 2018, 07:00:14 am
Amen  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 25, 2018, 09:43:28 am
Thanks, fellas

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 25, 2018, 07:04:37 pm
Hey, I just unloaded another Pontos winna ... man, I love the coin-fabric associated with these cool Pontos examples, eh?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: EB on November 25, 2018, 07:27:37 pm
Hi Steve,
Another winner for sure. The wreath in Dionysos hair looks like it came straight from the garden!
-EB


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 26, 2018, 12:44:59 am
Again a nice pice,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 26, 2018, 09:46:13 am
Man, I love these amazingly cool Thessaly winners! (yup, they are definitely among my favourite coin types)


THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. AR Obol
Circa 450-400 BC
Struck circa 450-430 BC
Olosson or Phalanna mint
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.87 grams
Obverse: Bridled horse rearing left
Reverse: Π-Ε-Ρ-Α, Athena in running stance right, holding shield and spear; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly I 1242; BCD Thessaly II 552.2; HGC 4, 151
Other: 6h VF, minor granularity
From the BCD Collection
EX-CNG 393 Lot# 40, Ex stevex6 Collection




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 27, 2018, 03:02:15 pm
Great, coin, Steve,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Simon on November 28, 2018, 08:31:03 am
Here is another entry ... a Byzantine baby

Constantine V with Leo IV. Follis
Mint: Struck in Syracuse
Reign: AD 741-775
Diameter: 14.3 mm
Weight: 3.49 grams
Obverse: Constantine V, bearded, on left, and Leo IV, beardless, on right, each standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding akakia; between their heads, cross
Reverse: Leo III, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross potent
Reference: Sear 1569
Other: Sweet greenish patina virtually full reverse legend


Love it, nice coin.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 28, 2018, 09:03:39 am
 Thanks, gang

  :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 30, 2018, 10:11:12 am
Today's addition ...

Thrace, Abdera: AE16
ca. 400-350 BC
Diameter: 16.2 mm
Weight: 3.40 grams
Obverse: Griffin seated right on club; caduceus right above; ]IΛIΣ[ below; EP before  
Reverse: Head of Apollo right in linear square, ABΔ-HPI-TE-ΩN surrounding
Other: very cool coin ... sweet centering




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on November 30, 2018, 10:14:19 am
nice addition sharp bust


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on November 30, 2018, 12:55:11 pm
Yah Oki, the reverse bust is quite nice, eh? ... man, I like everything about this coin (as per usual, I'm amazingly sad to see it go)

 :-\

Hey, who knows? => maybe I'll hit my stride in a few years and start-up again? (either way, I love you guys)

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on November 30, 2018, 02:19:09 pm
Great Griffin from Abdera... +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 01, 2018, 12:11:04 pm
Here is one of my few medieval additions ...

LORRAINE, Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine
Double denier ( Big Spadin, s.d. Nancy)
AR Gros

1303-1312 A.D.
Diameter: 16 mm
Weight: 0.87 grams
Obverse: + T - DV-X. LOTOR EGIE. The Duke of Lorraine (in armour), riding caped steed to the right, carrying spear in right hand and shield in left 
Reverse: MONETA D - E NANCEI. Downward sword, cutting the legend at the top and bottom, between two Avalerions/Alerions
Reference: S.16 (3/16) Bd.1456 (6 f.) FlonII, n 1-3, p. 391
Other: Nice



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 01, 2018, 12:54:03 pm
Wow, it is a great coin, Steve,

it is a real "winner",  ;) :) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: chrsmat71 on December 03, 2018, 06:34:10 pm
Hello Steve,
 Glad to see you have a cool coin thread over here at forum!  That awesome coin from Lorraine is inbound to my house now, I can't wait to get it.  I always loved that coin, and will fill the  "coin form medieval France' space in my collection.  Here are some pics of some other coins of your hanging out on ol' gnarly! 

 


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: chrsmat71 on December 03, 2018, 06:39:13 pm
OOops, sorry, not used to posting over her I guess!  I'm going to take good care of your old coin and give them a great home!  Hope you are doing well!!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 03, 2018, 06:42:52 pm
Hey, how is it hangin' chrsmat? ... long time, no hear!

Yah, I sure miss the ol' coin-gang (I still talk fairly regularly with TIF ... and occasionally with Z-Bro and Mentor)

Wow, so you're the Rock-Star who bought my sweet Lorraine, eh? (yah, that coin is a total stunner ... congrats, brother)

Oh, and those other two cool coins sure look at home on your gnarly table (I'm sure that you'll take good care of them)

 +++

I hope everything is going well in your world

Cheers ("Here's to Rush!")

*click-us* ... I hope it'll make everybody's day =>

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEVDZl5UvN4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFpZFnJ6ZT8

I love you coin-guys

stevex6


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 04, 2018, 03:08:24 pm
best ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGftIcp2SC0

... okay, I'm hammered

Hey, don't judge me ... I'm fairly sure that Elagabalus and the boys felt the same way every now and then, eh?

*cheers*



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 07:06:10 am
Okay sorry, I'm back from that brief interlude ... *hic*

=> here is today's cool addition ... yah, this sweet Thessaly winner has a fantastic and cozy coin-fabric (congrats to the new owner)

Cheers

Steve

THESSALY, Pherai, Chalkous
Late 4th century BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.89 grams
Obverse: Head of Ennodia right; torch to right
Reverse: ΦΕΡΑΙΟΝ, water fountain right in the form of lions head; fish below
Reference: Rogers 514; BCD Thessaly I 1317; BCD Thessaly II 691.1; HGC 4, 568
Other: 12h yellow-brown patina, minor roughness ... a humble coin with amazingly pleasing eye-appeal
From the BCD Collection, Ex-CNG 383 Lot #98, Ex-stevex6 Collection




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 08:27:47 am
Hey, I need a quick ruling ... oh, not really a "moderator-ruling" ... but merely a coin-gang ruling ...

=> ummm, is it okay for me to add-in some sort of coin-tribute every now and then? (man, I love my ol' coins and I get all cry-baby-eyed whenever I sell some of my favourites!)

... anyway ...

That last gallery-addition got me a bit weirded-out (I've always loved that humble coin) ...

Ummm, so here is a quick "THESSSALY" recap ... yah, Thessaly was always one of my very favourite coin-types!! (super-old, horses, and fricken cool reverses ... a total winner side-avenue, eh?)

THESSALY, Homolion. Dichalkon
Circa 350 BC
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 5.07 grams
Obverse: Head of Philoktetes right, wearing conical hat
Reverse: OMOΛI KO[N] around from lower left, serpent coiled right
Reference: Rogers 263; BCD Thessaly II 92
Other: 7h Near VF, dark brown patina
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Lamia, AR Hemidrachm
Circa 350-300 BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.58 grams
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos left, wearing ivy wreath
Reverse: ΛMΑΙΕ ΩΝ, amphora; ivy leaf above; to right, prochous with handle to right
Reference: Georgiou, Mint 11; BCD Thessaly II 127.3; HGC 4, 120
Other: 3h VF, lightly toned, minor porosity
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Lamia. Chalkous
Circa 325-300 BC
Diameter: 14 mm
Weight: 2.29 grams
Obverse: In the name of the Malians. Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: MAΛIEΩN, Philoktetes right, shooting arrow at bird falling to right; quiver to lower right
Reference: Georgiou, Mint 16; Rogers (Malia) 384; BCD Thessaly I 1093; BCD Thessaly II 125; HGC 4, 106
Other: 6h ... VF, dark green patina
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Larissa, Tetrachalkon
Circa 356-337 BC
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 8.60 grams
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Reverse: ΛAPI Σ/AIΩN around from upper left (N retrograde), bridled horse trotting right; E above; below, grain ear upward to left
Reference: Rogers 273; BCD Thessaly II 387.8; HGC 4, 517
Other: 5h Near EF, dark green patina
From the BCD Collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 08:35:24 am
... cha-ching ...

THESSALY, Larissa. AR Hemidrachm
Late 4th-early 3rd centuries BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.23 grams
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx and necklace
Reverse: ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN around from upper left, horse standing right, preparing to lie down
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 331-3; HGC 4, 514
Other: 11h Good VF, lie die rust
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Larissa. AR Obol
Late 4th-early 3rd centuries BC
Diameter: 10 mm
Weight: 0.78 grams
Obverse: Reduced standard. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, with hair in ampyx
Reverse: Horse grazing right
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 3423; HGC 4, 516
Other: 6h VF, toned, porous
From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind

THESSALY, Larissa. AR Obol
Circa 460-400 BC
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.81 grams
Obverse: Horse prancing left
Reverse: Λ-Α-P-Ι (partially retrograde), Larissa advancing left, bouncing ball; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly I ; BCD Thessaly II 358.5; HGC 4, 502 var. (symbols on obv.)
Other: 6h VF, lightly toned
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Larissa, AR Obol
Circa 460-440 BC
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.90 grams
Obverse: Horse advancing right; above, head of lion right
Reverse: Λ [Α] RI around from upper left, Larissa standing right, balancing hydria on raised knee; to left, lions head fountain right, from which water pours forth; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 358.1 (same dies)
Other: 9h VF
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Magnetes. AR Drachm
Demetrias mint
Circa 168-140 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 4.20 grams
Obverse: Head of Poseidon right, wearing oak wreath; monogram to left
Reverse: ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ, Artemis, holding bow, seated left on prow left; to left, dolphin downward; star surmounting akrostolion; two monograms to right
Reference: BCD Thessaly I ; BCD Thessaly II 415.2; HGC 4, 58
Other: 9h VF, some roughness
From the BCD Collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 07, 2018, 08:54:21 am
very nice does she wink you?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 09:00:23 am
Ahaha, Oki ... yes, that 3/4 facing portrait does have a cool "wink" to it, eh?

Cheers

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 09:03:34 am
... a few more sweet Thessaly examples  ...

THESSALY, Oitaioi. AR Hemidrachm
Circa 360-344 BC
Diameter: 16 mm
Weight: 2.83 grams
Obverse: Head of lion left, spear in jaws
Reverse: Herakles standing facing, holding club
Reference: Valassiadis 3; BCD Thessaly II 489; SNG Copenhagen 181
Other: 11h ... Near VF, find patina, minor roughness

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. AR Obol
Circa 450-400 BC
Struck circa 450-430 BC
Olosson or Phalanna mint
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.87 grams
Obverse: Bridled horse rearing left
Reverse: Π-Ε-Ρ-Α, Athena in running stance right, holding shield and spear; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly I 1242; BCD Thessaly II 552.2; HGC 4, 151
Other: 6h VF, minor granularity
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Pharkadon. Dichalkon
Circa 400-350 BC
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 4.23 grams
Obverse: Horse grazing right
Reverse: Crescent
Reference: BCD Thessaly I ; cf. BCD Thessaly II 623.1-2; HGC 4, 309
Other: 8h VF, red and black patina
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Pharsalos. AR Drachm
Late 5th-mid 4th century BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 5.87 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right; TH to left
Reverse: Φ-A-[P-Σ] (partially retrograde), Thessalian cavalryman on horse rearing right, holding goad; T below; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly I ; BCD Thessaly II 639; HGC 4, 624
Other:  12h VF, toned
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Pharsalos. AR Hemidrachm
Mid-late 5th century BC
Diameter: 14 mm
Weight: 2.88 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: Head and neck of horse right within incuse square
Reference: Lavva 31 (V21/R19); BCD Thessaly II ; Moustaka 51; SNG Copenhagen 217-8
Other: 12h VF, lightly toned
From the Demetrios Armounta Collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 09:07:31 am
... ummm, can I please chuck-in a few more?

THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander. Tyrant
Chalkous
369-359 BC
Diameter: 13 mm
Weight: 2.07 grams
Obverse: Head of Jason right, wearing petasos
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ [Δ]ΡΟ[Υ], lower leg of horse right
Reference: Rogers 521; BCD Thessaly I 1314 var. (arrangement of ethnic); BCD Thessaly II 706; HGC 4, 583
Other: 4h  VF, dark green-brown patina
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Pherai, Chalkous
Late 4th century BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.89 grams
Obverse: Head of Ennodia right; torch to right
Reverse: ΦΕΡΑΙΟΝ, water fountain right in the form of lions head; fish below
Reference: Rogers 514; BCD Thessaly I 1317; BCD Thessaly II 691.1; HGC 4, 568
Other: 12h Near VF, yellow-brown patina, minor roughness
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Skotoussa, AR Hemidrachm  
Early-mid 4th century BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.83 grams
Obverse:  Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Reverse:  Forepart of horse right; Σ KO below
Reference:  BCD Thessaly II 740 (same rev. die)
Other: 12 h ... VF, granular surfaces
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Thebai, AR Hemidrachm
Early 3rd century BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 2.52 grams
Obverse: Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing grain wreath
Reverse: ΘHBAIΩИ, Protesilaos right, holding shield and sword, and stepping off prow of galley to left
Reference: BCD Thessaly I 1347 corr. (same dies; retrograde И not mentioned); BCD Thessaly II 758 (same rev. die); HGC 4, 30 (same dies as illustration)
Other: 12h VF, toned, some granularity
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Thessalian League. AR Drachm
Ma, magistrate
Mid-late 2nd century BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.99 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; monogram to left
Reverse: ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩ[Ν], Athena Itonia right; M-A across field
Reference: BCD Thessaly I ; BCD Thessaly II 889.2; HGC 4, 213
Other: 9h VF, toned, minor porosity and some scratches
From the BCD Collection



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 09:20:04 am
... eh-heh-heh ...

=> Thessaly Rocks!

Wow, what a cool side-avenue collection, eh? ... yup, BCD kicked my arse, but I loved trying to follow in his footsteps

I like you guys ...

=> coin-on!

THESSALY, Thessalian League. AR Obol
Circa 470s-460s BC
Diameter: 10 mm
Weight: 0.96 grams
Obverse: Head of bridled horse right
Reverse: ΦE TA, wheat grain; all within incuse lozenge
Reference: Franke,Geschichte 9; BCD Thessaly I 1005
Other: 5h VF, lightly toned
From the BCD Collection

THESSALY, Trikka, AR Hemidrachm
Circa 440-400 BC
Diameter: 16 mm
Weight: 2.87 grams
Obverse: Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of forepart of bull right; E below bulls head, V between the legs of Thessalos
Reverse: Forepart of bridled horse right; TP I /KKA I OИ around from upper left (KK retrograde); all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 775.5 (same dies)
Other: 1h VF, pit on the reverse
From the BCD Collection


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 07, 2018, 10:08:07 am
Wow, man, it is great  +++ :o

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 11:40:00 am
Thanks, quadrans ... I appreciate your coin-love

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 07, 2018, 01:23:06 pm
 :zag: :Judean_alef_6: :GreeK_Sigma: :GreeK_Sigma: :cross: :reversedN: :Greek_epsilon: :zigzag: :zigzag:

 8)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 04:03:55 pm
Thanks Jay ... man, I love you coin-guys

Cheers

ahaha => yah, pretty fricken sweet, eh?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Joe Sermarini on December 07, 2018, 04:29:06 pm
Very nice coins but I'd like the post more if you included the descriptions.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 07, 2018, 06:01:56 pm
me too

... I will tweak it later today

Okay ... ummm, is that better?

ADMIN: Yup!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 09, 2018, 05:48:05 am
Okay, okay ... enough of the Thessaly-show for a while, eh?

=> here are a few of yesterday's gallery additions ...

Cilicia, Tarsos AE22
Circa 100 BC
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 9.78 grams
Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, Countermark: Radiate head of Helios right (CM: Howgego 11? Hierapolis Phrygia circa 50AD)
Reverse: "TAPSEWN" Pyre of Sandan in the form of a pyramid, Sandan on a horned lion within
Reference: SNG Levante 951ff
Other: Yup, a horned fricken lion!

Sicily, Syracuse Hemidrachm
Timoleon and the Third Democracy
(30 Onkia)
344-317 BC
Timoleontic Symmachy coinage. 1st series, circa 344-339/8 BC
Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 16.94 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios right
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt; to right, eagle standing right
Reference: Castrizio series I, 1γ; CNS 72; SNG ANS 477-88
Other: 9h ... red-brown patina, a few areas of roughness, some cleaning marks
From the Robert and Julius Diez Collection, Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1227

JOVIAN 1 - VICTORIAE ROMANORVM
363-364 AD
Diameter: 27mm
Weight: 8.25 grams
Obverse: D N IOVIANV-S P F P P AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIAE ROMANORVM, Jovian standing facing, head right, holding labarum & Victory on globe
Reference: TESG in ex. RIC 235
Other: pretty sweet, nice big coin

Alexandria. Antoninus Pius, Obol
138-161 AD
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 5.49 grams
Obverse: Dated RY 4 (AD 153/4). Laureate head right
Reverse: Dolphin coiled around trident
Reference: Kln 1338; Dattari (Savio) 3116; K&G 35.104
Other: 12h eye-appealing patina
From the collection of a Southern Pathologist, purchased from Robert Golan 18 May 1995


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2018, 12:27:52 pm
Here are two more humble examples ...

LORRAINE, City of Metz, AR Gros
Provincial. Metz (vch). Civic issues
1415-1540 A.D.
Diameter:
Weight: 2.93 grams
Obverse: S STEPh PROTh m (rosette stops), St. tienne kneeling left; civic coat-of-arms of Metz to left and right; manus Dei above (two stars above the divine hand and a under the knees of the Saint)
Reverse: (shield) BИDICTV SIT : nOmЄ DNI nRI IhV XPI /GROSVS (rosette) mETE (annulet and double annulet stops), cross patte; star in each quarter
Reference: Fl p 519, 3-10; Robert p. 213, 4; Boudeau 1659-60; Roberts 8932
Other: Super cool


Constantine I AE 3, open door campgate
306-337   
Arelate mint
Diameter: 20.6 x 21.8 mm
Weight: 2.26 grams
Obverse: Constantine I
Reverse: 4 turreted campgate with open doors
Reference:
Other: Humble ... areas of porosity as shown




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 16, 2018, 01:38:11 pm
Great group, Steve,

The Hemidrachm from Syracuse and the Gros from Metz are my favorite... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 16, 2018, 03:17:27 pm
Thanks for your compliments, quadrans ... I always appreciate your input

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: *Alex on December 16, 2018, 05:29:50 pm
Great group, Steve,

The Hemidrachm from Syracuse and the Gros from Metz are my favorite... ;) +++

Q.

I like the Hemidrachm too.

Alex


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on December 18, 2018, 07:05:28 am
Needless to say, they are all wonderful coins. However, given the dearth of medieval coins on these boards (a situation that is improving), the gros from Metz stands out. Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 18, 2018, 08:38:06 am
Thanks, fellas ... yes, I love that super-cool hemidrachm from Timoleon as well ...

=> it has a pretty sweet provenance => from the Robert and Julius Diez Collection, Ex Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1227


Oh, and thanks Stkp => yes, I am also a huge fan of the sweet coins from Lorraine (I have/had a handful of total winners) ... they're very refreshing

Cheers, my friends



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 18, 2018, 08:44:50 am
Hey, I get a chance to toss-in one more cool coin today ... a Spock-like portrait with a cool-enough reverse

=> it's a fairly humble coin, but it's still a pretty tight lil' winner

Constantine II AE Follis
(Trier mint)
Date: 317-318 AD
Diameter: 20.2 mm
Weight: 3.0 grams
Obverse: FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C - Draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - Young prince in military dress, holding spear and globe. F-T in fields, BTR in exergue
Reference: RIC 173 (r3)
Other: kinda Spock-like (cool coin)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 19, 2018, 11:46:07 am
Hey, here are 3 more additions to my gallery ...

Herennia Etruscilla AR Antoninianus
Date: 249-251 AD
Diameter: 21.2-25.2 mm
Weight: 2.8 gr
Obverse:  HER ETRUSCILLA AVG - Diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla
Reverse: PVDICITIA AVG - Pudicitia seated, drawing veil and holding scepter
References: RIC 42
Other: A humble, yet cool example ... good metal & nice big flan

Theodosius I. 22. Alexandria, 1st officina
AD 379-395
Struck AD 383-388
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 5.10 grams
Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Emperor standing right, holding signum and globe, his left foot on captive seated right, looking back at emperor
Reference: ALEA. RIC IX 18b; LRBC 2894
Other: 11h dark brown patina, minor porosity ... fantastic eye-appeal
CNG 388 Lot# 532

M. Furius L. f. Philus AR Denarius
Date: 119 BC
Diameter: 19.6 mm
Weight: 3.8 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Janus
Reverse: Roma, holding spear and wreath, trophy of Gallic arms and a carnyx left and star above, ROMA to right
References: Crawford 281/1
Other: A sweet, well-centered example with deadly toning (a total winner)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 19, 2018, 01:31:59 pm
Nice coins, Steve,

 ;) :) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: PMah on December 19, 2018, 08:58:45 pm
The reverse of the Theodosius is fantastic. 

The Furia denarius is a great example of the complexity of this type.  The moneyer was clearly ambitious and sponsored an unusual and complex design, yet a perfect strike is an exception. 

Thanks,  Steve P


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 19, 2018, 10:49:17 pm
 :)

Thanks guys


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on December 20, 2018, 01:46:18 am
Love the Janus.   :)

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2018, 07:49:26 am
Thanks Enodia ... hey, I'm always happy to hear that my sweet "gallery" catches your coin-eye (man, that never gets old, eh?)

 ;)

I like you, my coin-friend

Cheers, coin-bro





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2018, 07:52:52 am
Ummm, I'd also like to raise a glass and "toast-our-host" ...

=> Hey Joe ... thanks for allowing us to stroll-around in your amazing coin-site (you rock!)

 +++

Oh, and I hope that all of you cool coiners are doing well and I hope that you're all healthy and that you're gonna have
a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a sweet new year!

I like you guys

Cheers

stevex6



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 20, 2018, 08:32:28 pm
Ho-ho-ho ...

=> here is another addition to my gallery

JULIAN II AE1 (Double Maiorina)
A.D. 362 363
Arelate mint, 1st Office
Diameter:  26 mm
Weight: 9.2 grams
Obverse: DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust at right
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB. Bull standing right, 2 stars above, wreath at end of legend. PCON in exergue
Reference: Originally stated as being an RIC VIII 316  ... but later determined to be an R3 that seems actually to deserve that rating. RIC 313 (VIII Arles) variations
Other: great eye-appeal

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: *Alex on December 21, 2018, 11:25:55 am
Other: great eye-appeal

Indeed!  +++

Alex


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 21, 2018, 02:17:40 pm
Nice Bull, and great portrait,  ;) +++

Q.

p.s.

Some of my Bulls here:   :D

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=3914

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 21, 2018, 02:26:55 pm
Thanks for the compliments, fellas (I always like to receive feedback)

Wow, quadrans ... you sure have a lot of sweet bull examples! (great coins)

Ummm, apparently my example is an R3

Reference: Originally stated as being an RIC VIII 316 
However => Doug Smith states => You should continue to be happy to have that coin which is not bad as just a generic Julian bull but is really special as an R3 that seems actually to deserve that rating. RIC 313 (VIII Arles) variations


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 21, 2018, 02:31:36 pm
 +++ ;)
Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on December 21, 2018, 02:37:08 pm
Niceeee  ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 21, 2018, 04:52:57 pm
Thanks, coin-gang!

 +++ +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2018, 10:18:56 am
Here is a humble example of this cool Medusa-head coin-type ...

Oh, I've decided to keep this cool example (yah, I want to keep one of these sweet examples for myself ...they're so awesome!)

 +++

=> it's gonna be my new golf ball-marker (how cool is that, eh?)

PONTOS, Amisos, 28
Circa 109-89 BC
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 19.36 grams
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin
Reverse: Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and head of Medusa; at feet, body of Medusa; monograms to left and right
Reference: SNG BM Black Sea 1173; SNG Stancomb 683 var. (monograms); RG 17; HGC 7, 238
Other: 12h light brown surfaces, roughness ... it has all of the great bits & pieces that aren't always found on these coin-types
EX-CNG 310, Lot: 57


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 28, 2018, 10:23:51 am
Great Pontos, Amisos,  ;) +++

The portrait of Athena looks like a strong man !!!   ;D

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2018, 10:59:32 am
Ahahaha, yah I agree that portrait of Athena on my Pontos coin certainly doesn't look like the Athena that I like to think of, eh? ...


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 29, 2018, 02:13:35 am
 +++ ;D ;D :o

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 31, 2018, 10:10:36 am
Three more winners for the gallery ... two Romans and one Greek

Septimius Severus, AR Denarius
Date: 202-210 AD
Diameter: 19.1-21.6 mm
Weight: 3.2 grams
Obverse: SEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head of Septimius Severus
Reverse: VICT PART MAX - Victory holding wreath and palm
References: RIC 295
Other: well centered & nice big flan

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AR Denarius
Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164
AD 147-175
Rome mint
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.35 grams
Obverse: Draped bust right, wearing stephane
Reverse: Draped and ornamented throne on which are two infant boys
Reference: RIC III 712 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27-4b Diad.; RSC 191
Other: 12h sweet toning and cool flow-lines
From the Dr. George Spradling Collection
CNG 352 Lot #438

Macedon, Eion, AR Trihemiobol
Date: circa 460-400 BC
Diameter: 12mm
Weight: 0.87grams
Obverse: Goose standing right, head left; lizard above, H below
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
Reference: SNG ANS 287. Ex CNG. Seaby Coins 5/93
Other: Cool coin


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on December 31, 2018, 10:11:55 am
I agree, Steve,

All winner... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on December 31, 2018, 04:18:35 pm
As always, they are great coins. Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on December 31, 2018, 06:04:11 pm
Thanks, guys => I love hearing that you like my stuff

Cheers

Hey, I hope that you guys have a sweet 2019!

Happy New Year, my coin-friends



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 02, 2019, 06:42:55 pm
Happy New Year!

=> hey, here are two more sweet winners ...

Yah, I love these two winners (it's mighty sad to see 'em go) ... oh well, they're going to a great friend/collector, so everything is good

Cheers

Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. Diobol
AD 138-161
Dated RY 5 (AD 141/2)
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 9.71 grams
Obverse: Laureate head right
Reverse: Apis bull standing right, head facing; before, altar; above, L Є (date)
Reference: Kln 1383; Dattari (Savio) 3089; K&G 35.174; Emmett 1737.5 (R3)
Other: 12h dark green patina with earthen highlights/deposits, a few scratches on the reverse, holed in antiquity. "Rare"
Ex-CNG 388 Lot# 343

BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage (Overstrike), 18
Circa 220s BC
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Weight: 5.11 grams
Obverse: Head of Demeter or Kore (Persephone) three-quarter face right, wearing corn-wreath
Reverse: Poseidon, naked, standing left, resting right foot on rock and leaning on trident; to right, ΒΟΙΩΤ[ΩΝ] downward
Reference: BCD Boiotia 108 (this coin); HGC 4, 1182. VF, dark brown patina. Overstruck on of Antigonos Gonatas of the type SNG Cop. 1214-1221
Other: 12h the overstrikes are reversed on this coin, which is quite rare ...
=> ummm, a horse wrapped around a dude's face is super-cool, yes? ... winna-winna (one of my favourites)
Ex BCD Collection (Triton IX, 10 January 2006), lot 108.
Ex-CNG 346 Lot #81



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Carausius on January 02, 2019, 06:56:05 pm
That Boeotian overstrike is terrific, Steve!! You had some wonderful overstrikes in your collection.  One Republican overstrike in particular I regret, but I know it found a good home.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 02, 2019, 07:26:45 pm
Thanks man ... yah, that coin is a winner, eh?

I love the "coin-flaws" => over-strikes, counter-stamps, banker's marks, etc ... it keeps the coins honest!

 ;)

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 02, 2019, 11:37:48 pm
Great, winners, Steve,

 ;) +++ +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 03, 2019, 11:12:24 am
Great Bull  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 05, 2019, 04:30:26 pm
Thanks gang ...

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 06, 2019, 06:22:24 am
Here is today's gallery addition ...

IONIA, Erythrai. AR Hemiobol
Circa 480-450 BC
Diameter: 6 mm
Weight: 0.29 grams
Obverse: Rosette
Reverse: Simpler rosette within incuse square
Reference: SNG Copenhagen ; Klein 387    
Other: slightly porous well centered pretty cool lil fella
Ex-CNG-325 Lot # 207

 :Greek_Digamma: :reversedL: :wreath3dot: :Greek_omega_small: :GreeK_Sigma: :reversedR:      :Chi-Rho_halfX: :wreath3dot: :Greek_omega_small: :GreeK_Sigma: :reversedR:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 06, 2019, 08:49:24 am
Very nice, Steve.

dont loose this tiny


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 06, 2019, 09:06:43 am
A great small coin, Steve,
I always like this kind of Hemiobols... +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 06, 2019, 01:46:34 pm
Thanks, my coin-friend

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 06, 2019, 02:53:49 pm
NFL Wildcard football games are on in the background ... sadly, I have already lost 2 of the 3 Wildcard games (Indy was the only correct pick on my part so far ... Seattle and Baltimore let me down, so no new coins will be coming in the near future!)

Philly @ Chicago is starting as we speak ... I have bet on the Chicago Bears

Ooowww, playoff football is almost as exciting as buying a sweet archaic punch!

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 06, 2019, 03:13:05 pm
EAGLES versus BEARS



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Dominic T on January 06, 2019, 03:48:59 pm
Go Bears go. VAE VICTIS !
DT


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 06, 2019, 04:54:01 pm
Sweet eagle


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 06, 2019, 06:44:01 pm
Aarrrrggghhh => the Bears' kicker hit the upright and Chicago lost on the last play of the game! (heart-breaker!)

 :o



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 11, 2019, 07:01:59 pm
It's been a few days, but I've managed to add a new addition to my gallery ... a cool counter-mark

Lycia, Termessos Minor, AE21
Date: 1st-century BC
Weight: 5.14 grams
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right, scepter behind
Rev.: TEP-MHΣ/ΣE-ΩN; winged thunderbolt; bee counter-mark
Reference: BMC 277, 9 (Pisidia). SNG von Aulock 4455
Other: 9h ... sweet bee
Notes: ex-Dr. Florian Heymann




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on January 11, 2019, 08:03:57 pm
That is a cool counter-mark   Great coin


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 11, 2019, 08:20:50 pm
 :)

Thanks man

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 12, 2019, 01:30:06 am
Hi Steve,

I agree, really cool this countermark   :o +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 12, 2019, 04:32:11 am
yes it's all about this great mark cheers  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 12, 2019, 12:46:04 pm
Thanks guys ... yah, the bee is pretty cool


  :Greek_Beta: :U: :Greek_Zeta: :Greek_Zeta:   :dots5:  :Greek_Beta: :U: :Greek_Zeta: :Greek_Zeta:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 12, 2019, 04:19:11 pm
Ummm, hey here is another very humble addition ... oh, but it's still super sweet

Celtic Gaul, Senones AE Cast Potin
Date: 100-50 BC
Diameter: 17.8 mm
Weight: 4.0 grams
Obverse: Head right
Reverse: Stylized horse with pellets around
Other: pretty neat Celtic images


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 21, 2019, 10:12:12 am
Holy Crap => did any of you coiners happen to watch yesterday's epic NFL playoff games?

Wow, both of those playoff finals were amazing! (good times)

So, the upcoming Super Bowl is between the young-gun LA Rams versus the ol' horse-guided New England Patriots ... man, this should/could be an epic match-up (TBD)

Ummm, here are a couple of examples ... please feel free to post any appropriate examples (I like seeing other people's coin)


RAMS versus PATRIOTS






Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on January 21, 2019, 10:31:06 am
Fantastic Ram  ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on January 21, 2019, 11:47:20 am
The Saints got robbed!    >:(

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2019, 05:40:46 am
I hear ya, Enodia ... man, that was a real blemish on that first game, eh? (I was cheering for the Saints in that game, so I was mad and yelling at the TV screen after that missed pass-interference call)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2019, 05:54:49 am
Here is today's gallery addition ... another sweet Thessaly Larissa

THESSALY, Larissa, AR Obol
Circa 460-440 BC
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.90 grams
Obverse: Horse advancing right; above, head of lion right
Reverse: Λ [Α] RI around from upper left, Larissa standing right, balancing hydria on raised knee; to left, lions head fountain right, from which water pours forth; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly II 358.1 (same dies)
Other: 9h super cool reverse
Ex BCD Collection
Ex CNG 339 Lot #63


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 22, 2019, 01:38:14 pm
Hi, Steve, again a nice specimen,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 22, 2019, 03:42:13 pm
Thanks, Q

 :)

Here is another gallery addition ... a whole lotta punch-marks! (pretty sure that's an elephant)

INDIA, Pre-Mauryan (Ganges Valley). Magadha kingdom. AR Karshapana
Circa 430-320s BC
Series 3, Phase 1, struck circa 350 BC and slightly later
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 2.80 grams
Obverse:
Reverse:
Reference: ATEC 3273-80; HGC 12, 959-60
Other: Broad flan with various punchmarks on both sides Near VF, areas of toning
Ex CNG 369 Lot #310


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on January 23, 2019, 07:47:13 am
Interesting! You don't see a lot of those on these boards. I'm wondering whether each of the individual punch marks is cataloged and the relative dating can be ascertained by any of the marks. Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 23, 2019, 10:13:24 am
Wow, Great  +++


My gallery also has one candidate, which one has so many countermarks...but mine is Persian... :) ;) +++
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-151621

Regards

Q.



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 23, 2019, 02:31:18 pm
Thanks for your sweet example, quadrans (great coin)

 +++

Stkp => the following is merely a Wiki-article which explains a bit about these coins and their markings ...

http://bharatkalyan97.blogspot.com/2016/03/indus-script-hieroglyphs-on-early.html

... yah sorry, Wiki is pretty much my speed when it comes to these off-the-beaten-track examples

Cheers

SIDENOTE: Here are a few examples found in the article (perhaps my elephant is similar, yes?)





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Stkp on January 24, 2019, 07:35:36 am
SIDENOTE: Here are a few examples found in the article (perhaps my elephant is similar, yes?)

The pictured elephant punch does look similar to yours. Is it my imagination or is the pictured punch to the left of the elephant a mouse? Stkp


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: EB on January 25, 2019, 07:59:34 pm
Hi Steve,
Returning to your earlier post ...
Holy Crap => did any of you coiners happen to watch yesterday's epic NFL playoff games?
Wow, both of those playoff finals were amazing! (good times)
So, the upcoming Super Bowl is between the young-gun LA Rams versus the ol' horse-guided New England Patriots ... man, this should/could be an epic match-up (TBD)
Ummm, here are a couple of examples ... please feel free to post any appropriate examples (I like seeing other people's coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150291 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150291)

-EB


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 26, 2019, 10:32:36 am
Stkp => ahaha, yah I guess it could be a mouse with something in its mouth?

 :laugh:


EB => wow, thanks for posting your sweet example .... yes, it does look a bit like Tom Brady hurling a spiral to Gronkowski, eh?

 ;)

Thanks for your comments, gang (I always love getting coin feedback)

Cheers

stevex6


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on January 31, 2019, 06:52:30 am
Here is another great addition to my gallery ...

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos
AR Sixteenth Stater Hemiobol
Circa 500-480 BC
Diameter: 8 mm
Weight: 0.56 grams
Obverse: Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions; pellets around
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square
Reference: Le Rider, Thasiennes 9; HGC 6, 337
Other: VF, toned, light porosity ... great coin
Ex-CNG 314, Lot: 64


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on January 31, 2019, 07:50:22 am
Ohh, so nice,  ;) +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 01, 2019, 06:07:23 am
 :)

Thanks Q


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 11, 2019, 08:57:06 am
Cha-Ching => I have two more additions to my gallery ...

A couple of cool Pontos examples (man, I love the coin-fabric of these types)

Pontos, Amisos 26
(Under Mithradates VI Eupator)
Circa 120-111 or 100-95 BC
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 21.10 grams
Obverse: Draped bust right, wearing bashlik
Reverse: AMI-ΣOY across field, quiver and unstrung bow
Reference: Callata p. 248, 19; SNG BM 1135-8; Malloy 12; RG 13; Hoover 236
Other: 12 h Nice surfaces. Attractive brown patina ... sweet life-like portrait
Triskeles Auction 305 Lot #72


PONTOS, Komana. AE21
circa 85-65 BC
Diameter: 20.8 mm
Weight: 6.93 grams
Obverse: Aegis of Athena, with head of Medusa at center
Reverse: [K]OMA-NΩ[N], Nike advancing right, carrying palm branch over left shoulder; monograms to left and right
Reference: SNG Ashmolean 189; SNG Stancomb 715
Other: Scarce


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 11, 2019, 09:35:25 am
Wow, great coins, Steve,  ;)

Congrats,   +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 11, 2019, 05:05:14 pm
 :)

Thanks, Q

Have a great night



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 12, 2019, 01:25:05 pm
Cha-ching!

=> another cool counter-mark example for the gallery ...

Heraclius.  follis (Countermarks)
610-641 AD
ca. 616/7-621/2
Sicilian mint
Diameter: 29 mm
Weight: 12.77 grams
Obverse: Crowned bust of Heraclius facing; to right, monogram; all within circular incuse
Reverse: SCLs within circular incuse
Reference: DOC 241b; MIB Km 4; SB 882
Other: Brown patina. Overstruck on a follis of Justin I from Constantinople, SB 63. Countermark very fine, coin near fine


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 12, 2019, 05:26:59 pm
Oooow, here is another gallery addition ...

Aurelian. Antoninianus
Cyzicus mint
Date: 272-274 AD
Weight: 3.70 grams
Diameter: 22 mm
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Reverse: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to Aurelian standing opposite, A in exergue
Ref:
Other: Long necked son of a gun



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 12, 2019, 05:36:44 pm
Sweet!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 13, 2019, 05:30:05 am
Thanks Jay

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 13, 2019, 05:32:13 am
Hi Steve,

 Great Heraclius with a nice counter-marks,

and

a great Aurelianus Anto ..... +++ +++ +++

Regards

Joe/Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 13, 2019, 08:27:25 am
Hey, thanks Q ... man, you're my favourite Forvm coiner (yup, you always show me coin-love => I appreciate it, my coin-friend)

 :) +++ :)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Robin Ayers on February 13, 2019, 09:24:36 am
I love the dolphin Stater  +++

great recent additions  :) Do you have a members gallery or is this thread your gallery? I did not see one under your user name?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 13, 2019, 09:33:45 pm
Hi Robin ... Steve here

Sorry, but this thread is my only "gallery" ...

=> thanks for the coin feedback

 +++

Cheers


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 15, 2019, 10:26:53 am
Here is today's offering ...

Thrace, Maroneia, AR Tetradrachm
Date: 168-148 BC
Diameter: 31 mm
Weight: 16 grams
Obverse - Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead
Reverse - ΔIONΥΣOY ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ MΑPΩNITΩΝ, Dionysus, naked, standing left, holding grapes and two narthex wards; two monogram in field, to left and right
Reference: Sear 1635
Other:
Ex Forest City Coins, London, Ontario, Proprietor Mr. Keith Greenham (purchased in the 1980s)




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on February 15, 2019, 11:48:58 am
Awesome coin  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 15, 2019, 12:05:16 pm
Wow, Steve, great  ;) +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 15, 2019, 04:23:40 pm
 :)

Thanks, guys ... I appreciate your comments

 :Csquare: :Greek_Eta: :2littleEs: :reversedR: :reversedS:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 15, 2019, 06:25:28 pm
Ummm ... Ooops, I'm a bit hammered (again)

Oh well, here is my favourite ancient coin tune!

Cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGftIcp2SC0

... yah, I'm in that mood (Friday night Steve will probably end-up apologizing tomorrow)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on February 15, 2019, 08:42:02 pm
Ever bought a coin while hammered listening to that tune?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: PMah on February 15, 2019, 08:52:10 pm
Well, "hammered" accounts for some aspect of almost all of my own coin purchases.....  Certainly not limited to method of fabrication, although, perhaps, that's the most dignified aspect.   


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Robin Ayers on February 16, 2019, 12:46:32 am
What a beautiful new addition! Absolutely wonderful coin. Congrats  :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 16, 2019, 05:34:22 am
 :)

Thanks for the comments, gang

... oh and yes, most of my expensive coins and/or impulsive purchases were made while sipping and listening to my coin-tunes (*sigh*)

 :-\


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 16, 2019, 06:28:51 pm
Oh well ... I feel like I have to post a coin-song with their (ACDC's) next amazingly cool lead-singer ... hey, he's no Bon Scott, but it was awesome to see that they came back with a vengeance and continued to be my favourite band!

Yup, seems like Saturday night is shapin' up to be a sippin' night as well ...

=> Coin-On!!

 :laugh: :afro: :laugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWCINQn6k0s



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 17, 2019, 01:49:53 am
 ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 24, 2019, 09:18:52 am
Hi guys ... I was gone for a week, but now I'm back from my lung-biopsy in the big city of Winnipeg (no results yet, TBD)

anyway

=> ummm, I have two more recent gallery-additions (wanna see 'em?)

MEGARIS, Megara Dichalkon
Circa 275-250 BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 1.89 grams
Obverse: Prow of galley left
Reverse: Tripod flanked by dolphins upward
Reference: BCD Peloponnesos 17; Kroll 644a
Other: 12h gotta love the prow coins, eh?
From the BCD Collection (not in previous BCD sales)
CNG 305, Lot #99


Cilicia, Aigeai AE22
1st century BC
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 6.26 grams
Obverse: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right
Reverse: Horse's head left, ethnic above, monogram to right
Reference: Ex: Vecchi 14, lot 647
Other: Nice large flan ... a cool green-patina specimen with sweet eye appeal






Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 24, 2019, 09:51:09 am
Hi Steve, nice to hear from you again...:)

Both of your coins are great... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 25, 2019, 07:24:14 am
Thanks Q

 :)

Hey, here is today's gallery addition ... a pretty sweet example of the coin-type

Allectus. Romano-British Emperor, AE Quinarius
C mint
AD 293-296
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 2.72 grams
Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Galley left, with mast; waves below; QC
Reference: RIC V 124; Rogiet 1027; Burnett, Coinage 1027
Other: 6h minor deposits ... superb example
CNG-313, Lot #318






Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Harry G on February 25, 2019, 08:53:24 am
Wow!  :o Stunning example!

Harry


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on February 25, 2019, 10:41:32 am
Hi Steve, Great Allectus quinarius with the excellent bust and very nice reverse... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Carausius on February 25, 2019, 12:25:40 pm
Tough saying goodbye to such lovely coins, Steve!  I hope the biopsy results are good.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on February 25, 2019, 12:36:08 pm
Thanks for the coin-comments, gang ...  :)

Carausius => thanks for the health-concerns (yah, it's been a pretty lousy year, health-wise)


Oh well ... on the brighter-side

=> my dog (Larry) managed to locate, eat and then destroy an opened tin of dog-food that I'd accidentally left on the kitchen counter (she's soooo fricken bad ... but man, she makes me smile)

NOTE => somehow she did "not" cut her paws or her mouth! (yup, she's an amazing dog!)




Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2019, 06:31:43 am
Today's gallery addition ... a cool A-Pius drachm

Antoninus Pius drachm Roman Egypt (Alexandria)
138-161 AD
Year 14
Diameter: 34 mm
Weight: 17.34 grams
Obverse: Laureate and draped bust right
Reverse: Triptolemos in biga drawn by two winged serpents right
Reference: L IΔ (date) above. Kln 1662-1663? - Dattari (Savio) 2905/2908/3210?; K&G (37.45/35.514/35.517?)
Other: cool reverse-type ... minor smoothing



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 01, 2019, 09:02:39 am
 +++ :zig: :Greek_omega_small: :GreeK_Sigma: :Greek_epsilon: :Tcircle_dot:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on March 01, 2019, 11:22:39 am
Love the serpents, would be an interesting method of transport though.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 01, 2019, 03:22:54 pm
Again a great coin,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 01, 2019, 03:52:21 pm
 :)

Thanks for the coin-comments, gang ...

=> oh and yah, it would be a pretty cool mode of transport, eh?



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 01, 2019, 04:10:46 pm
Wow,   ;D ;D  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on March 02, 2019, 01:15:30 am
Lol you just made my night


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Robin Ayers on March 02, 2019, 10:06:48 am
I don't know how your dog did not get hurt mangling that can! Very talented!

I love the snake driven biga! great addition  +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 02, 2019, 05:31:50 pm
Thanks for the good times, my awesome coin-homies

   :Csquare: :Greek_Eta: :2littleEs: :reversedR: :reversedS:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on March 02, 2019, 09:03:51 pm
Dog picture!

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 03, 2019, 07:04:23 am
Okay, Enodia ...

=> here is a recent photo of Larry with her Hawaiian lai (you can also see Buster in the background)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 05, 2019, 04:18:06 pm
Crispus is in the house ...

Crispus AE3 Follis
Date: 320 AD
Siscia mint
Diameter: 19.4 mm
Weight: 3.2 grams
Obverse: IVL CRISPVS NOB C - Laureate and cuirassed bust of Crispus, holding spear and shield
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT - Two captives at base of Vexillum inscribed VOT X; S / F / HL at sides. ASIS* in exergue
References: RIC 123 (r2)
Other: sweet example of the type (great facial expressions on the captives)

=> "please" feel free to show-off your Crispus and/or your captive examples (I love seeing other people's coin-stuff)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on March 05, 2019, 08:49:21 pm
Okay, Enodia ...

=> here is a recent photo of Larry with her Hawaiian lai (you can also see Buster in the background)

Ahhh, what a sweetheart! And I'm sure she's even nicer 'in hand'.    :)

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 05, 2019, 11:09:51 pm
Nice Crispus, Steve,   ;) +++

I like this type of avers, you can find some in my Crispus Gallery:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6512

Regards  :)

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 06, 2019, 07:08:52 am
Wow, quadrans => man, you have "7" of these cool coin-types! ... yes, I also like this type of portrait (very cool)

Thanks for posting your great stuff ... you really have an amazing collection (congrats)

 +++

Enodia => yes, Larry is even better in hand (she's a rascal, but she is super soft and super lovable)

 +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: okidoki on March 06, 2019, 01:06:07 pm
Thanks Q

 :)

Hey, here is today's gallery addition ... a pretty sweet example of the coin-type

Allectus. Romano-British Emperor, AE Quinarius
C mint
AD 293-296
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 2.72 grams
Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Galley left, with mast; waves below; QC
Reference: RIC V 124; Rogiet 1027; Burnett, Coinage 1027
Other: 6h minor deposits ... superb example
CNG-313, Lot #318




great coin, one of your best


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 06, 2019, 04:45:34 pm
Thanks Oki

Cheers, my ol' coin-friend

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 12, 2019, 08:25:23 am
Hmmm? ... I'm a bit coin-bored, so I figured that I'd post a couple of soothing dog-family-photos

=> yup, it's almost feeling like Spring, eh? => it's already warmed-up to -11 degrees Celsius! (T-Shirt weather)

  :Greek_Xi_2: :Greek_Tau:' :Greek_Stigma:    :Greek_Digamma: :reversedR: :Greek_Xi_2: :Csquare: :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_epsilon: :Greek_Nu:   :Greek_Beta: :Aupsidedown: :reversedL: :Greek_Mu: :Greek_Upsilon:



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on March 12, 2019, 11:05:21 am
Thats awesome, Glad its warming up there too.   This week we will be having lots of melting here.



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 13, 2019, 12:04:29 am
Great pictures, Steve, nice country... ;) +++ ;D

Joe/Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 13, 2019, 04:54:31 pm
Hey, thanks for the nice comments, gang ... I always appreciate chatting with my coin-friends (you're a good lot)

Ummm, here is today's gallery addition ... man, I've always loved this cool, old example

A complete winner ...

=>  :Greek_Alpha: :reversedS: :reversedS:    &    :Csquare: :reversedR: :Greek_Theta: :Greek_omega_small:

MACEDON, Mende. AR Tritartemorion





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on March 13, 2019, 05:36:21 pm
Thats a great little coin.  The Crow makes me think of Game of Thrones.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 13, 2019, 10:22:21 pm
Great piece, Steve,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 14, 2019, 07:31:17 am
Thanks, guys

 :) :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 16, 2019, 09:10:21 am
Ummmm, here is today's gorgeous gallery addition ...

=> an amazingly sweet ol' Gal Val .... pretty!

Galeria Valeria. Augusta, Follis
Cyzicus mint, 4th officina
Struck circa AD 308
293-311 AD
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.34 grams
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; MKΔ
Reference: RIC VI 38
Other:  1h EF ... sweet, dark patina ... a stunning example of the type
Ex CNG Inventory 819832 (August 2008)
CNG 342 Lot #729


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 16, 2019, 06:51:56 pm
Oh, and here is Larry wearing my sweet wife's curly hair ... yah, my wife is crouched-down behind our dog and flipping her hair over Larry's unimpressed face

... good times, my coin-friends

Hey, I hope that your Saturday nights are treating you well

Cheers





Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 17, 2019, 01:54:58 am
Hi, Steve, Great GAL VAL  ;)

I have some if you can see: :)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5462

Cheers,  :laugh: +++


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 17, 2019, 09:23:40 am
Thanks, quadrans ... oh, and wow, you have several very nice Gal Val examples! (congrats)

 +++

Thanks for posting them

Cheers

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 18, 2019, 07:10:12 pm
Here is a quick shot from my back-deck this afternoon ...

=> +8 degrees Celcius and fricken lovin' it!!

Cheers, my coin homies



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 18, 2019, 07:31:42 pm
In the T Dot most of the snow is  :Judean_beyt_1: :phoenician_qof_2: :Greek_Nu: :Greek_epsilon:!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 19, 2019, 05:44:07 am
Wow Jay, Toronto sounds tropical

Sadly, it's usually the end of "May" before they finally open-up our northern, snow-covered golf course

=> hey, only 2 months away! (yippeeeee!)

 ;)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on March 19, 2019, 09:35:49 am
 ;D +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Robin Ayers on March 19, 2019, 12:04:29 pm
That Galeria Valeria is fantastic! Great addition  +++

Wonderful snow pictures as well, we never see snow here and are already in the mid 80s.  :'(


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 19, 2019, 05:22:44 pm
Thanks, gang ... I'm glad that I've managed to keep you entertained (coins and life are a pretty sweet mix, eh?)

Cheers, my coin-friends



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Ancient Aussie on March 21, 2019, 03:27:05 pm
Here is a quick shot from my back-deck this afternoon ...

=> +8 degrees Celcius and fricken lovin' it!!

Cheers, my coin homies


Glad to see your feeling better and enjoying a vino in that wonderful weather your having.
Cheers, AA


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on March 21, 2019, 07:01:48 pm
Peter Murphy?
I saw you twice with Bauhaus!   8)

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 21, 2019, 08:01:58 pm
 ;D


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 22, 2019, 06:24:51 am
Thanks for your concern, Peter Murphy (Ancient Aussie) .... yes, I am feeling okay lately (my lungs are still screwed-up, but that is certainly not stopping my vino consumption)

 ;)

=> oh, and I hope that you are doing well


Enodia ... I saw what you did there (Peter Murphy being the lead singer from Bauhaus)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqq5vahHKk&list=PLQlc99hV-nkEG4D6-N4EIJHMC43nttGR-&index=2&t=0s


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 29, 2019, 02:17:50 pm
Yeeeeehaaaaa!!

=> yup, I added "two" cool gallery examples today ... wanna see 'em?

 :zag: :Greek_Eta: :Greek_Alpha:  -  :Greek_Beta: :Greek_Alpha: :Greek_Mu: :Greek_Mu:

Lucania, Metapontion, AR Nomos
400-340 BC
Diameter: 20.48 mm
Weight: 7.67 grams
Obverse: Head of Demeter
Reverse: Barley ear, ME right
References:
Other: Sweet Reverse


CLAUDIUS AE As
Rome mint
41-42 AD
Diameter: 25.5 mm
Weight: 11.1 grams
Obverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP. Bare head at left
Reverse: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm
Reference:  RIC I 100
Other: full details on both sides until the last letter (very difficult in this issue) ... nice portrait of the emperor ... excellent dark & desert patina

Yah, I liked several things about both of these great coins ... it is always hard to get rid of coins that I've hunted in a previous situation ...
 
The Lucania is a nice, big silver winner with a fantastic barley reverse ... the coin has great presence in hand

Oh, and the Claudius is also very cool ... yes, it is "real" desert-patina, so that alone makes it awesome (plus, it's a nice big heavy As pocket-winner)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Blayne W on March 29, 2019, 08:46:26 pm
Those are both awesome. I still have a thing for the desert patina,  and of course being Canadian I have a thing for barley.i think I will have a beer tonight to toast those two great coins!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 30, 2019, 04:06:54 pm
Nice!!

 :laugh:

=> that's the spirit, Blayne (you rock, my awesome Canuck coiner!)

Thanks, yah I like both of those coins ... thanks for responding (I "love" when you guys leave some coin feedback)

=> that's what it's all about, yes? ... I love being able to show-off and talk about my coins with people who have a bit of a clue (oh, and you guys seem to be the Pinnacle of the coiners ... I honestly appreciate whenever you guys toss-in the odd scrap of coin knowledge)

Cheers



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 30, 2019, 04:16:26 pm
Awesome Steve.  I was thinking about the Lucania for a long time... snooze you loose I guess.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: PMah on March 30, 2019, 04:37:50 pm
Great patina on the Claudius.  This type has so many official dies and local variations and the desert patina makes it easier to see the highlights. 
Thanks for posting. 

(And, to riff on Blayne's idea, perhaps it is time for a dry white wine from Gaul .... what's this I have?  Chenin blanc?  Ok.....)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on March 30, 2019, 04:57:11 pm
 +++ +++

=> hey, thanks guys ... yah, I'm fairly sure that I scored both of those coins while sipping a wee bit of vino!

 ;)

Have a great Saturday night, coin-friends


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: David Atherton on March 30, 2019, 05:08:39 pm
+++ +++

=> hey, thanks guys ... yah, I'm fairly sure that I scored both of those coins while sipping a wee bit of vino!

 ;)

Have a great Saturday night, coin-friends

I can relate to that! Nice coins Steve, especially the Claudius!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 01, 2019, 09:02:25 am
Thanks David ...

Oh, and I'm totally jealous of your sweet cat-avatar (it's a total, classy winner)

 :)


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Ancient Aussie on April 05, 2019, 12:31:31 am
Thanks for your concern, Peter Murphy (Ancient Aussie) .... yes, I am feeling okay lately (my lungs are still screwed-up, but that is certainly not stopping my vino consumption)

 ;)

=> oh, and I hope that you are doing well


Enodia ... I saw what you did there (Peter Murphy being the lead singer from Bauhaus)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxqq5vahHKk&list=PLQlc99hV-nkEG4D6-N4EIJHMC43nttGR-&index=2&t=0s
SHHHH I'm trying to keep my name secret, AA will do, not sure what I'm doing in this forum sorta flying blind nice clip....are you on the road to full recovery?


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 07, 2019, 09:42:53 am
Hi "AA" ... Peter Murphy

 ;)

Ummm, well at least they've given me the all-clear once again on the cancer-thingy, but for some reason I have some new, lousy, lung-fibrosis thing going-on (yah, they think it's "probably" somehow related to my 3 x times cancer re-occurrence and all of the drugs ... but either way, it is a bit of a side-swipe to my normal outdoor-athletic-lifestyle ... oh well, I'll adapt to my "new normal')

Thanks again

Hi

 :Greek_Iota:    :captiveright: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_epsilon:    :Greek_Psi: :Greek_Theta: :U2:


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 07, 2019, 09:48:54 am
Hey, and I also have a new gallery addition ... gawd, this is the first April addition (it's been a bit of a slow month, eh?)

Oh well ...

Here it is => a classic archaic winna-winna!

MACEDON, Akanthos AR Tetrobol
Circa 470-390 BC
Diameter: 16mm
Weight: 2.31 grams
Obverse: Forepart of bull left, head right; two laurel branches above  
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with granulated recesses
Reference: SNG ANS 35
Other: Good VF ... great centering and a sweet overall example


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 07, 2019, 11:16:55 am
That's no bull!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Enodia on April 07, 2019, 12:13:09 pm
Yep, that's a gooder Steve.
Maybe you could add it to the crock...

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=99346.0

- Peter


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 10, 2019, 10:01:21 am
Alrighty then, Enodia ... I've posted in your other thread (thanks)



Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Harry G on April 10, 2019, 11:39:05 am
Very nice piece!  +++ +++

Is it just me, or does the bull's head seem to be folded over his body?

Harry


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: quadrans on April 10, 2019, 11:57:32 am
Yes, Nice piece,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Steve P on April 10, 2019, 12:24:19 pm
For sure, Harry => the bull is running to the left, but looking behind to see who is chasing him!


Title: Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
Post by: Mark R1 on April 10, 2019, 12:56:53 pm
Very nice Steve. I like that one.