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Offline Jay GT4

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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #850 on: September 27, 2021, 08:55:57 pm »
Nice sand "patina"

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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #851 on: October 20, 2021, 09:56:44 am »
JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian 131-32 AD Tyche-Astarte

Reference.
RPC III 4008; Sofaer 129; Yashin 183

Issue Year 224

Obv. ϹƐΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. ΑϹΚΑΛΩ
Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow with standard and aphlaston; in l. field, incense altar; in r. field, dove standing l.; to r., ΔKC

9.28 gr
24 mm
12h
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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #852 on: November 23, 2021, 07:49:37 pm »
My Forum purchase of the day. I am normally Byzantine but this one had something very cool about it.

Kingdom of Bosporus, Rheskuporis V (VI), 314 - 342 A.D., Constantine the Great Reverse

98038. Billon stater, MacDonald 679/1; Anokhin 769; BMC Pontus pl. XVIII 12 (not in text), VF, dark brown patina, 8.230g, 20.6mm, 0o, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, 323 - 324 A.D.; obverse BACILEVC PHCKOVPOPIDOC, diademed and draped bust of Rheskuporis right, wreath of pellets (control symbol) right; reverse laureate and draped bust of the Roman emperor Constantine the great right, K-X ([year] 620 [of the Bosporan Era]) divided across fied.
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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #853 on: November 23, 2021, 08:21:22 pm »
Nice coin, I had looked at it a few times in the shop. The thing that got my attention was the crude portrait on the obverse that made me think at first it was a barbaric coin. Very cool coin.

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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #854 on: November 23, 2021, 09:05:41 pm »
Nice, I have one coming sometime next week with Diocletian & got it because of the crude style.
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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #855 on: November 24, 2021, 05:27:00 am »
very nice indeed Simon
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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #856 on: November 24, 2021, 08:52:02 pm »
So, I have been looking admirably at this coin for a while in the Forum store. One of my main areas of interest is the Turkish Black Sea area, of which Amisos is a part. The sale going on now in the store made me pull the trigger. This is the Forum picture and is probably way better that I could take. I don't have it in hand yet, but look forward to it, it looks beautiful and in really nice condition. It will be my first of this particular type. This is just one of those coins that speaks to me, plus I have been to Amisos, or modern day Samsun.

Bronze AE 17, SNG Stancomb 692; SNG Black Sea 1194; Rec Gen p. 53, 25; HGC 7 251 (R); BMC Pontus p. 18, 57, VF, highlighting earthen deposits, off center, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, weight 3.711g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, die axis 30o, c. 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; reverse thyrsos, bell attached with fillet, AMI-ΣOY flanking across field, ΩΠA monogram lower left.

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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #857 on: November 24, 2021, 09:52:16 pm »
Lovely addition

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Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Reply #858 on: Yesterday at 02:27:49 pm »
Wow! Really nice  :)
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