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Offline Enodia

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #250 on: November 30, 2020, 12:32:41 am »
Thanks Nick.
I'm good at research but less so at making a comprehensive statement. Maybe someday.

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #251 on: December 01, 2020, 03:43:05 pm »
Here's another new didrachm, this one from an earlier period...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-166803

While this isn't my oldest didrachm it is my oldest horseman. I still need a Period I didrachm before I finish collecting, but after this latest splurge (I still have two more coins on the way!) that may be a while down the road.
In the meantime...

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #252 on: December 01, 2020, 04:23:54 pm »
I love those didrachms

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #253 on: February 19, 2021, 01:48:42 pm »
I aquired a few coins while my old phone was dying, and I finally got around to posting them.
The first up is a didrachm of Period 1, my first example from this period...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168304

And here's another didrachm, this one from just prior to the coming of Pyrrhus...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168303

Next up is a very early and very tiny fraction. I already have a similar hemilitron but with the head facing right...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168302

Here's another fraction which I picked up at the end of 2020 (after a great deal of hassle!)...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-167543

And finally this beautiful and unusual didrachm bought at the same time...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-167540

I hope you like them!  🙂


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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #254 on: February 20, 2021, 10:34:49 am »
I love those didrachms

Et tu, Jay?  Et tu?

Tarantine didrachms are just so massively collectible. Those dolphins, horses, and owls are amiable, and you see different series over time.
I love Enodia's Tarantine gallery, with an abundance of coins both archaic and classical, and in such great condition. 
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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #255 on: February 20, 2021, 12:10:43 pm »
I agree, congrats, Peter,

 So many nice collectible coins  +++

 Joe/Q.

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #256 on: February 21, 2021, 12:29:52 am »
Thank you gentlemen. It is nice to have one's efforts appreciated, especially from such knowledgable collectors as yourselves.  😉 

~ Peter

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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #257 on: April 04, 2021, 01:28:34 pm »
Here are a couple of new diobols, both with Athena facing left. While left-facing are not as common they are not necessarily rare. However both of these could be considered scarce due to the unusual helmet decorations, or in the case of the first coin no adornment at all...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-169605

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-169606


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Re: My Taras collection
« Reply #258 on: April 04, 2021, 01:39:01 pm »
Love these small coins

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« Reply #259 on: April 04, 2021, 01:56:31 pm »
I agree, great little coins 👍👍👍

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« Reply #260 on: August 25, 2021, 09:06:48 pm »
I just received this very rare and unusual bronze. It was sold as being from Taras, and it may be. But even Vlasto was doubtful, believing it to have possibly been minted at Kroton in Bruttium. ANS agrees, attributing to Kroton, while Copenhagen claims Taras.
I'm leaning towards Kroton due to the octopus device which was not uncommon there while being virtually unknown at Taras, but I'm placing in my Tarentine gallery because of its Vlasto number...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=171766

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