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Offline Enodia

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #175 on: February 02, 2019, 04:54:54 am »
Here's a couple of new ones;

First up is a veiled Demeter from Thessaly with a lovely green patina...
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153010

And next is an interesting Pan from the Black Sea region...
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152990

Hope you like 'em,
- Peter



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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #176 on: February 02, 2019, 03:08:10 pm »
Nice ... I like both of your cool new additions

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #177 on: February 02, 2019, 03:09:46 pm »
Thanks!   :)

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #178 on: February 27, 2019, 11:00:30 pm »
My newest piece is a bit outside my usual collecting area, but so have the last two.
This is a coin I've actually been wanting for awhile but they don't come up too often, and I've had a bit of bother trying to get a decent catalog attribution for it. Of course this one showed up when I was broke, but that's what obsessions are all about right?  
It is a 20mm bronze from Asia Minor featuring the goddess Hekate. Let me know what you think...

 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153568

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #179 on: June 07, 2019, 04:32:52 pm »
I haven't bought many new coins lately, but I just got this one last week...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155727

This is a rare variant of an otherwise rather common bronze of Syracuse. I have only found one other with the right-facing bull online (so far), and that one appears to be a die match.
The portrait is a bit plain, but l think the bull is pretty nice.

- Peter

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #180 on: June 07, 2019, 08:19:44 pm »
Nice coin, Peter.  Are you certain about the control mark letters?  They seem a bit different to me from the photo, but they are probably more easily discernable in hand.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #181 on: June 07, 2019, 10:11:38 pm »
They are questionable. Most of the references suggest AY above and  IE in ex, but it looks to me like a lambda above, and below might even be a sigma.

- Peter

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Re: Nero and new gallery added...
« Reply #182 on: October 24, 2020, 04:08:55 am »
It's been more than a year since I've added a non-Tarentine coin to my collection, and even longer since a new Roman coin has come my way. However this provincial Nero really grabbed me, and although I really bought it for the Hekate reverse the portrait is bold and high relief, far moreso in hand than the image shows...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-166266

Hey, it doesn't hurt to have another of the twelve caesars, right?  ☺

And since this is the 11th Hekate coin in my collection I thought it only right to give Her a specific gallery, so meet me at the crossroads...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=7410

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Fel Temp Reparatio!
« Reply #183 on: November 08, 2020, 03:00:39 am »
Just sayin'.   ☺

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #184 on: March 16, 2021, 08:12:45 pm »
Here are a couple of bronze coins I picked up over the winter.
First is a Greek AE22 from Dionysopolis in Moesia with a veiled Demeter obverse (this one is pretty rare)...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168298

And next is another Hekate coin, this one as Triformis, a pseudo-autonomous provincial from Apameia in Phrygia...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168280

~ Peter


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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #185 on: March 16, 2021, 11:19:23 pm »
That's a cool reverse!

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A 33 year old dream, now a reality.
« Reply #186 on: March 17, 2021, 04:10:33 am »
Thanks Jay, and for the comment.

The next coin I just bought last week, and it completes a dream I've had since 1988. That is when I first started collecting ancients, and from that first day until now I have wanted an Athenian tetradrachm of the classical period. I firmly believed that my collection would never be complete without one of the most iconic coins from the ancient world.
That desire has now been fulfilled, and I'm very happy!  🙂

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168998

~ Peter

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #187 on: March 17, 2021, 06:05:30 am »
Great coin, Peter,

Congratulation  +++

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Re: A 33 year old dream, now a reality.
« Reply #188 on: March 17, 2021, 07:14:27 am »
Thanks Jay, and for the comment.

The next coin I just bought last week, and it completes a dream I've had since 1988. That is when I first started collecting ancients, and from that first day until now I have wanted an Athenian tetradrachm of the classical period. I firmly believed that my collection would never be complete without one of the most iconic coins from the ancient world.
That desire has now been fulfilled, and I'm very happy!  🙂

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168998

~ Peter


Your comment has really made my day because the first ancient coin I acquired was the Athenian Owl. They are the most recognisable ancient coins. It’s always nice when others enthuse about the coin. I love your apt description of Athena’s Mona Lisa smile.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #189 on: March 17, 2021, 12:22:22 pm »
Hey Peter

Great looking owl.  That iconic coin is on my want list and I have set a soft goal of acquiring one this year.   If one doesnt come along that speaks to me it might turn into a multi year goal :)
Congrats on getting a gorgeous one.

Blayne

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Re: A 33 year old dream, now a reality.
« Reply #190 on: March 17, 2021, 12:59:03 pm »
Thanks Jay, and for the comment.

The next coin I just bought last week, and it completes a dream I've had since 1988. That is when I first started collecting ancients, and from that first day until now I have wanted an Athenian tetradrachm of the classical period. I firmly believed that my collection would never be complete without one of the most iconic coins from the ancient world.
That desire has now been fulfilled, and I'm very happy!  🙂

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-168998

~ Peter


Fantastic!  And no test cuts either!  Congrats.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #191 on: March 18, 2021, 01:05:39 am »
That is a beautiful coin, certainly an owl is on my wish list, as well.
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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #192 on: March 24, 2021, 02:07:45 pm »
Thank you all!
This is the most expensive coin I have ever bought, but with retirement looming in the next year it was now or never.
So it'll be ramen noodles for a few weeks, but I'm happy.  🙂

~ Peter

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #193 on: March 25, 2021, 09:13:06 am »
Nothing wrong with Raman! I am glad to see names I recognize still here.  :) That is a beautiful coin for sure.

Chris
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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2021, 01:15:31 pm »
Chris! Good to see you back man!
And thank you.

~ Peter

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The curious incident....
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2021, 05:31:29 pm »
along with ancient coins my other big hobby is collecting Sherlock Holmes. To that end I just picked up this coin...

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #196 on: June 17, 2021, 06:22:46 pm »
Pretty cool Peter

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« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2021, 09:07:05 pm »
along with ancient coins my other big hobby is collecting Sherlock zHolmes. To that end I just picked up this coin...

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They appear to have used Basil Rathbone as Holmes.  ;D

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2021, 09:14:57 pm »
I think it's the classic Sidney Paget image, but I must say that although I'm happy they honored the world's greatest sleuth I find the design somewhat uninspired.
Rathbone's depiction was great, but pressed to decide I have to go with Jeremy Brett.
Still, I'm glad to have it, and it only cost a six-pack.  🙂

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« Reply #199 on: June 19, 2021, 07:51:11 am »
along with ancient coins my other big hobby is collecting Sherlock Holmes. To that end I just picked up this coin...

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Interesting piece... +++

Joe
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