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Offline stevex6

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 04:59:51 pm »
Now I'm on fire => I can't stop myself!!

Here is another sweet counter-strike ...

=> Troas, Abydos => Eagle stamped over eagle (cock-fight?!)

TROAS, Abydos. Æ23 Countermarked issue
Circa 4th-3rd century BC
Diameter: 23 mm
Weight: 7.98 grams
Obverse: Turreted bust of Artemis right
Reverse: ABY, eagle standing right, head left
Reference: SNG Copenhagen 40 for countermark; SNG Copenhagen 38 and SNG Ashmolean 988-9 for undertype
Other: 12h … VF, brown patina
The undertype is a bust of Artemis facing slightly right, wearing mural crown / Eagle standing right, wings displayed



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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 05:22:58 am »
Oh, and here is another very cool over-strike ...

BOEOTIA, Federal Coinage (Overstrike), Æ18
Circa 220s BC
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Weight: 5.11 grams
Obverse: Head of Demeter or Kore (Persephone) three-quarter face right, wearing corn-wreath
Reverse: Poseidon, naked, standing left, resting right foot on rock and leaning on trident; to right, ΒΟΙΩΤ[ΩΝ] downward
Reference: BCD Boiotia 108 (this coin); HGC 4, 1182. VF, dark brown patina. Overstruck on Æ of Antigonos Gonatas of the type SNG Cop. 1214-1221
Other: 12h … the overstrikes are reversed on this coin, which is quite rare
Ex BCD Collection (Triton IX, 10 January 2006), lot 108

Obverse => it looks like there is a horse wrapped around Demeter's face

Reverse => Poseidon, standing left, all within a huge portrait


I have also tossed-in the host coin

.... yup, this is a pretty cool example



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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 07:37:01 pm »
Hey, am I allowed to post one of my moderns every now and then? ... I haven't seen any examples on this site, but I'm mighty proud of this bad girl, so here goes nuthin' ...

 :angel:

=> less than 100,000 minted (AU55-ish) ... winna-winna, chicken-dinna

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2017, 12:38:42 am »
nice toning.

you REALLY need to start a real gallery!

~ Peter


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2017, 12:59:26 am »
The portrait reminds me of Faustina Junior.

Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2017, 09:38:18 am »
Faustina Jr.

Yah, sweet Vickie does look a bit like Faustina-II, eh?

=> good call, Peter

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Faustina Junior. Augusta, AR Denarius
Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164
AD 147-175
Rome mint
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.35 grams
Obverse: Draped bust right, wearing stephane
Reverse: Draped and ornamented throne on which are two infant boys
Reference: RIC III 712 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27-4b Diad.; RSC 191
Other: 12h … Good VF, toned
From the Dr. George Spradling Collection

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2017, 03:29:22 pm »
Here is my favourite coin "today" ... yah, some days some coins scream at me (today this baby decided to puff-up his awesomeness)

Constantius I AE Follis
Date: 301-303 AD
Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 10.1 grams
Obverse:  CONSTANTIVS NOB C - Laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding sceptre over left shoulder
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera over altar and cornucopiæ; B right, PLC in ex. (Lugdunum mint)
Reference: RIC 167a
Other: Superb and bold portrait

This coin rocks!! (*click-on* the bottom photo => shabamm!)

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2017, 04:29:23 pm »
All the Best,
Eric
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2017, 09:26:17 pm »
I second that.

That coin is exceptional. The second photo in particular really pops out the details.

Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2017, 07:22:31 am »
Really? ... hmmm, I'm not sure how it gets nominated and/or voted-on?

It is pretty sharp, eh?

 ;D

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2017, 07:23:35 am »
Really? ... hmmm, I'm not sure how it gets nominated and/or voted-on?

It is pretty sharp, eh?

 ;D

You can post it  +++ +++
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2017, 05:43:33 pm »
Here is my most expensive coin ... and perhaps my nicest?

CALABRIA, Tarentum, AR Nomos
Circa 315-302 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 7.98 grams
Obverse: Warrior, preparing to cast spear, holding two others and shield, on horse rearing right (eight rayed star on horse quarter); ΣA below
Reverse: Phalanthos, holding kantharos and trident, astride dolphin left; AP monogram to left; below, small dolphin left
Reference: Fischer-Bossert Group 70, 846 (V336/R657); Vlasto 600 (same obv. die); HN Italy 937; Gulbenkian 35 (same dies); Jameson 156 (same dies)
Other: 11h … EF, toned. Excellent metal, exceptional obverse from fresh dies
From the JMG Collection

Oh, and here are two more of my Calaria Tarentum examples (man, they make some pretty cool coins, eh?)

=> so today's examples include three coins from Calabria, Tarentum ... an AR Nomos, an AR Drachm and another cool AR Obol

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2017, 05:50:15 pm »
great collection Mr Steve  ;D ;D
All the Best,
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2017, 05:58:42 pm »
Very nice. The expression on the dolphin is great, it looks to be somewhat displeased with the situation!

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2017, 12:48:26 am »
Here is my most expensive coin ... and perhaps my nicest?

Oh, and here are two more of my Calaria Tarentum examples (man, they make some pretty cool coins, eh?)

=> so today's examples include three coins from Calabria, Tarentum ... an AR Nomos, an AR Drachm and another cool AR Obol.

yes. yes they do.   :)
and that didrachm is gorgeous!

~ Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2017, 02:04:31 am »
more and more beautiful coins are shown every day  ::)

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2017, 10:31:32 am »
Thanks, gang ... I'm glad that you like them

 :)

It feels good to post one of my coins every now and then (it keeps me in the game)


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2017, 03:11:15 am »
I'm not 100% sure how many of these babies will still be mine after this US Thanskgiving Sale weekend, so I may as well post a bunch of them while they still belong to me, eh?

So here are five of my favourite "Chick Coins" ... Happy US Thanksgiving, my coin friends!! (cheers)

Sabina

Otacilia Severa

Severina

Julia Paula

Tranquillina


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2017, 06:53:41 am »
Or how 'bout some of my sweet A-Pius Alexandrian winners?

 


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2017, 06:59:01 am »
... I still have a few more A-Pius examples (but I've sold half of them already)


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2017, 07:06:25 am »
... and a few more Alexandrian examples ...


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2017, 07:08:47 am »
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All the Best,
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2017, 07:13:01 am »
Thanks, Oki

 ;D

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2017, 10:12:27 pm »
They are certainly sweet-sweet winners Steve!

Keep up the sharing!

Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2017, 11:43:52 pm »
Sweet!

 

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