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« on: May 07, 2020, 06:45:18 am »

Apologies I am sure this must have already been posted but I can't find it. CNG have a nice tribute to "Benito" in their latest catalogue, a gentleman and Forvm member with a true love for coins and whose collection was a real marvel. Here for those who have not seen it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 06:54:51 am »

I had no idea "Benito" passed away.  RIP Ramon!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 07:01:50 am »

His wonderful collection is still part of the Member's Gallery:


https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=27512
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 09:05:58 am »

Very sad news... Embarrassed

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 11:37:21 am »

I really enjoyed speaking with him and was even privileged to touch up a few of his photos.  Sad to hear of his passing, I had no idea.  I often wondered what happened.  
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 01:55:36 pm »

Was looking through the CNG auctions today and noticed the Benito collection; its very sad to read it was Benito off Forum and my thoughts are with his family and the tribute above is a very nice touch.

Just had a look through Benitos gallery and what a collection.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 05:27:01 am »

The Sadigh gallery have lost a life-long friend. That is how I first remember his posts and his motto.
RIP Benito
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 06:20:11 am »

I tried adding a Benito coin to my collection but was outbid quite soundly on the lots I was after.  I think many experienced the same fate.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 08:11:59 am »

I tried adding a Benito coin to my collection but was outbid quite soundly on the lots I was after.  I think many experienced the same fate.

I certainly tried for a couple but wasnt even close but to be fair it wasnt a surprise as his coins are just perfect in most cases

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 10:56:59 am »

I managed to land a nice rare Domitian from his collection. I will post it to my gallery within a few days.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 08:26:16 pm »

Benito was certainly an enigmatic personality exemplified by cryptic, funny and sometimes outright bewildering Forum posts.

Even in his passing this continues.

Refer to the dates in his CNG obituary, and the date of his last activity on the board detailed in his member profile... still active three years later!

"quousque tandem abutere Sadigh pecunia nostra"  - quixotic to the end!

Vale Benito. You continue to bring a smile to my face!
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2020, 11:07:41 am »

I'm a bit late here, but having been away from Forvm for a while, I just happen to discover this

RIP Benito, your collection was a model to many people. I think we've had some Head to Head contests in the BOT galery, not sure I could win any

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2020, 11:09:47 am »

I'm a bit late here, but having been away from Forvm for a while, I just happen to discover this

RIP Benito, your collection was a model to many people. I think we've had some Head to Head contests in the BOT galery, not sure I could win any

JC

Same here, I've been away awhile myself, but still sporadically buying. I was lucky enough to land a nice dupondius from his collection in that most recent CNG sale. It will be posted at some point soon, as I work through my backlog. RIP Benito, you had fine taste in coins and a lot of personal flair. It is an honor to have piece of you in my own collection!


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