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« on: April 13, 2018, 05:09:37 pm »

On a roll with these Southern Italian coins.  This one comes from Terina, just down the mountain from where I'm from.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 07:08:52 pm »

a beautiful coin Jay.
I really like these Terina nymphs, but have never been able to find a nice one available when I actually have money. one of these days though... one of these days.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 07:52:23 pm »

Thanks Peter, I saw it the moment it was listed and the price was more than reasonable.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 12:43:26 pm »

Hi Jay,

Nice coin! Smiley

Here are my Terina coins:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_brut_skyl_vibo.htm

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 06:54:36 pm »

Thanks Meep!

Went to a coin show today but nothing caught my eye until I stumbled on this beauty.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-146085

Probus Antoninianus with a great cavalry reverse.

Not in my field of interest but the strike, surfaces and patina really make this a gorgeous coin in hand, not to mention the artistry of both the bust and the reverse.  It also comes from a very well known collection that comprised of some amazing gold coins.  This is a common but  exceptional coin.  It was very difficult to photograph.  It's so glossy it reflected light in all kinds of ways.   I'm not satisfied with the photo but I got tired of trying!  Enjoy, I know I am.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 07:09:14 pm »

you're right Jay, a beautifully struck coin, and well preserved. nice catch!

~ Peter

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 01:31:32 am »

Nice piece, Jay,  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 05:41:37 am »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 01:19:54 pm »

Added a nice silver tetradrachm of Vespasian with gorgeous glossy black toning

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 02:32:20 pm »

Yes!, Great piece ! Thumbs Up

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 02:00:22 pm »

Added this archaic stater from Metapontom today:

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2018, 02:26:47 pm »

I like this,  Wink Thumbs Up
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2018, 04:10:31 pm »

winna-winna

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You've added a bunch of sweet coins lately (keep up the great work)

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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2018, 06:35:27 pm »

Your Metapontum barley-ear stater looks like there may have been a secondary symbol on the left on the obverse, maybe a ram's head or a shell.  The barley-ear is a symbol revealed in the Eleusinian mysteries of Demeter, according to Hippolytus of Alexandria (much of what we know of the mysteries is from Christians, who after becoming Christian, were not shy about revealing details of the mysteries).  A barley grain is possibly the symbol for Persephone (Kore), who goes under the earth (to Hades), and then returns again.  Kind-a-like the Traffic song, "John Barleycorn must die."  I think that they must have had a version of the Eleusinian mysteries at Metapontum.

I think this stuff is so cool!  congratulations!  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2018, 06:50:22 pm »

Thanks guys

JBF you've given me something to look for. Maybe through a die match.  Thanks!   I was only aware of the rare grasshopper type.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2018, 02:38:22 pm »

The poor exchange rate has slowed down my purchasing quite a bit lately, but I did manage to pick up this bargain:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148311

Fulvia as Nike from Phrygia.  An interesting coin depicting Mark Antony's wife.  This coin doesn't have the usual countermarks typical for the type.  Nice glossy green/black patina with traces of sand patina.  Much nicer in hand!
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 03:44:11 pm »

Great choice, Jay   Wink Thumbs Up

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 10:36:17 am »

Thanks Q!
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2018, 07:26:42 pm »

Hi Jay,

Great coin and nice write up!

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2018, 02:22:40 pm »

Thanks!

Here's one I got cheap and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived

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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 09:16:41 pm »

Very nice,

Those types remind me of Ptolemaic bronze coins.

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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 01:53:11 pm »

Thanks!

Picked up two from the RCNA show today:

Taras didrachm appears to be rare.  Trying to pin down an attribution:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148473

Julius Caesar elephant:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148472

The Caesar denarius was a 2 for 1 deal.  It came with an additional fouree JC denarius which I traded in towards the purchase of the didrachm.
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 02:15:08 pm »

Both are the nice find, Jay... Thumbs Up

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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 02:27:16 pm »

I'll look up the didtachm when i get home Jay. Off hand I'd say Period 1, so the date should be right, and probably scarce rather than rare, but I'll have to hit the books to be sure.

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 02:55:13 pm »

Thanks Q and Thanks Peter!  I could only find one other on acsearch that was similar (different control letters) but stopped after about 40 minutes
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