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« Reply #700 on: May 07, 2019, 08:35:37 am »

Cha-fricken-ching!!

=> here is my first May-addition to my cool gallery ... please enjoy this very cool ol' Sicily Syracuse winner

SICILY, SYRACUSE Æ HEMILITRON – 6 ONKIA
DATE: 357-344 BC
SIZE: 17.2 MM
WEIGHT: 2.57 GRAMS
Obverse: Female head left (Arethusa), with hair in sphendone, olive sprig behind
Reverse: Dolphin leaping right above scallop shell, ÓYPA below dolphin
Attribution: BMC 301
Other: very cool green patina! … amazing scallop and dolphin reverse

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« Reply #701 on: May 07, 2019, 09:05:39 am »

Great piece, Steve,  Thumbs Up

This is mine:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144918

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« Reply #702 on: May 07, 2019, 09:36:59 am »

Wow! That is a beautiful example! Excellent patina and gorgeous condition!
Your picture is also great! (I struggle so much with photos!)
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« Reply #703 on: May 09, 2019, 10:17:28 pm »

 Smiley

Hi ... hey, thanks gang

Wow, Q => thanks for posting your cool example (yah, I love seeing other people's coins)

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Oh, and Robin => errr, that's merely the seller's photo, but "yes" I also struggle when I try to take my own coin photos

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« Reply #704 on: May 10, 2019, 01:25:22 pm »

Here is today's gallery addition ... a sweet, early Rhodes hemidrachm

Rhodes AR Hemidrachm
Date: 408-390 BC
Diameter: 13.0 mm
Weight: 1.7 grams
Obverse: Head of Helios facing
Reverse: Rose in incuse square
Characteristics: Rare early issue

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« Reply #705 on: May 11, 2019, 10:36:31 am »

Oooow, one of my favourite coins is added today ...

=> a super cool chimaera (pretty neat example of a mythical beast)

Sikyonia. Sikyon. Ar stater
circa 335-330 BC
Diameter: 24mm
Weight: 12.03 grams
Obverse: Chimaera standing left
Reverse: Dove flying left; N before and all within wreath
Reference: SNG Spencer 164
Other: Good silver and nice tone … scarce & cool



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« Reply #706 on: May 11, 2019, 11:21:12 am »

So nice, Smiley

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« Reply #707 on: May 11, 2019, 11:31:51 am »

Another stunner. Hope it found a good home !

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« Reply #708 on: May 11, 2019, 12:10:38 pm »

Good Job Steve, let them fly  Grin
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« Reply #709 on: May 11, 2019, 04:42:46 pm »

Thanks guys .... I always love coin-talkin' with my old buddies (cheers)

Potator => yah, A-Noob adopted the Chimaera (hopefully Noob-born doesn't swallow it, eh?!)

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Ummm wow, May has been a stellar month for this guy ... I sold 5 more coins today!! (and they're all fairly sweet ones!!)

=> here is today's first total winna-winna ... yah, these early cast-coins are among the very oldest AE coins "ever"

Enjoy this gorgeous example (I haven't seen many/any better than this ... oh, but "please" post all of your sweet examples ... I love being mistaken)

SICILY, Selinos Cast Æ Onkia (1 Onkia)
Circa 450-440 BC
Diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 4.14 grams
Obverse: Kantharos; pellet (mark of value) above
Reverse: Selinon leaf
Reference: Price, Selinus, Group IIIC; CNS 10; Puglisi 282; HGC 2, 1237
Other: 12h … gorgeous dark green patina (a very sweet example of the type)


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« Reply #710 on: May 11, 2019, 04:56:00 pm »

Here is today's second entry ...

=> a gorgeous Gallienus example with a deadly counter-mark (pretty sweet style, eh?)

PAMPHYLIA, Side. Gallienus, Æ 11 Assarion
253-268 AD
Diameter: 30 mm
Weight: 14.25 grams
Obverse: Laureate and draped bust right above eagle standing right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; IA obliterated by c/m of Є within circular incuse
Reverse: Athena standing facing, head right, holding spear and [thunderbolt], with shield at side; pomegranate to left
Reference: SNG France –; BMC 104; for c/m: Howgego 805
Other: 6h … simply stunning example of the type ... sweet style and crisp c/m (a total winner)


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« Reply #711 on: May 11, 2019, 05:01:48 pm »

Man, today was an awesome day ...

=> this 3rd gallery addition is another very nice coin

Trajan Æ Dupondius
98-117 AD
Rome mint
Struck circa AD 103-107
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 13.39 grams
Obverse: Radiate bust right, wearing aegis
Reverse: Trophy with two shields at base
Reference: RIC II 586; Woytek 196cA
Other: 6h ... beautiful green patina ... cleaning scratches on reverse
Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection



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« Reply #712 on: May 11, 2019, 05:06:07 pm »

This next gallery addition also has fairly nice style ... a solid example of the type, eh?

SATRAPS of CARIA, Pixodaros, AR Trihemiobol
Circa 341/0-336/5 BC
Halikarnassos mint
Diameter: 9.5 mm
Weight: 0.82 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right, drapery around neck
Reverse: Starlike floral pattern
Reference: Konuk, Identities –; SNG Keckman 281; SNG Kayhan 893–5
Other: VF, find patina ... pleasant style

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« Reply #713 on: May 11, 2019, 05:12:26 pm »

Oh, and here is my 5th gallery-entry for today ...

=> a nice big, robust and nicely centered AE Rhodes baby!

Yah, you've gotta love the red-eye, eh? (another very cool coin) .... I'm very sad to see them all go (*sigh*)

Hey, thanks for viewing my cool coins and helping me say "farewell" ... it's a really cool hobby (I'm sure I'll be back once again, once I regroup and get settled)

Cheers, my coin friends

Rhodes AE27
120-84 BC
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 18.55 grams
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: Rose, cornucopiae to left and winged caduceus to the right. "P-O"
Reference: SNG Helsinki 372
Other: Big, chunky & funky ... winner


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« Reply #714 on: May 11, 2019, 05:45:47 pm »

Love the trihemiobol, but then I'm a sucker for facing- head coins.

- Peter
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« Reply #715 on: May 11, 2019, 07:37:26 pm »

Thanks for the coin-comments, Enodia ... yah, I'm also a big fan of those 3/4 facing portraits (Larissa is famous for the same kinda look, eh?)

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Cheers, coin-bro
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« Reply #716 on: May 12, 2019, 01:15:25 pm »

Wow, so many great coins, Steve,   Wink Thumbs Up

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« Reply #717 on: May 13, 2019, 04:46:57 am »

Late to the party on this one but  Thumbs Up for that Gallienus. Sweet style indeed
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« Reply #718 on: May 13, 2019, 02:42:17 pm »

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Thanks, gang .... yah, a few of those recent additions are winners

Cheers
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« Reply #719 on: May 14, 2019, 09:08:41 am »

Cha-ching!!

=> here is today's sweet gallery addition ...

THRACE, Mesambria, Æ21
Circa 216-196/88 BC
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 4.82 grams
Obverse: Helmet with cheek guard right
Reverse: Inside of shield
Reference: SNG BM Black Sea 276 var. (helmet left); SNG Stancomb 229
Other: 11h … VF, green patina with light earthen deposits ... pretty cool lookin' helmet & shield

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« Reply #720 on: May 14, 2019, 11:30:18 am »

Great helmet from MesembriaThumbs Up

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« Reply #721 on: May 14, 2019, 12:10:55 pm »

great example
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« Reply #722 on: May 14, 2019, 07:21:27 pm »

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« Reply #723 on: May 28, 2019, 06:23:07 am »

Cha-ching!

=> here is today's gallery addition ... a sweet A-Pius Alexandrian Bi-Tet

EGYPT Alexandria Antoninus Pius
BI Tetradrachm
138-161 AD
Dated RY 5 (AD 141/2)
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 13.39 grams
Obverse: Laureate head right
Reverse: Poseidon standing right, foot on prow, holding trident and dolphin; date across field
Reference: Dattari 2339
Other: Well centered and nicely toned ... oh, and a pretty cool lil' dolphin & prow


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« Reply #724 on: May 31, 2019, 07:05:08 am »

One more coin to chuck into my gallery ...

=> a wildly patina'd Alex III (lifetime)

Alexander III the Great AE19
336 - 323 BC
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 5.99 grams
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles in Nemean lion scalp headdress to right
Reverse: Alexander between club and bow with bow case and quiver, cluster of grapes and monogram above
Other: A handsome coin, nicely centered with a pretty patina

Hmmm? ... cluster of grapes, or maybe an acorn? (what do ya think?)
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