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My 3 recent pick ups, 1 Greek, 2 Roman

 
 
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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CGCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey All,

Recently picked these 3 coins up, 2 pretty rare Emperors and a gorgeous Greek Didrachm from Caria.
Pics are all from NGC

400-300 BC Caria - Isle of Rhodes Didrachm - This instantly caught my eye with the huge relief of the bust.



69 AD Vitellius Denarius with Libertas Standing rev. - Year of 4 Emperors



193 AD Pertinax Denarius with Emperor sacrificing on rev. - Year of 5 Emperors

Rev is much better than photo letters are visable all around(just washed out in NGC Pic)
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04/16/2018 5:06 pm
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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Three very nice coins. I particularly like the Rhodes drachm. Are you going to break them out of the slabs?
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 Posted 04/16/2018  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CGCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always said I would bust them out of their plastic prisons, just have not yet got around to it.

As soon as I saw that Rhodes coin, I fell in love with it. The craftsmanship they put into those designs is amazing.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've always said I would bust them out of their plastic prisons, just have not yet got around to it.


I'm envious of that Pertinax. I've never found one I could afford.

But while I agree in general with "busting 'em out" I might hold off on the Pertinax. Too many cracks that appear to go all the way through.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pertinax is my favorite; I missed my chance on one on Vcoins - it was criminally underpriced ($750 for problem-free VF) but I just couldn't spare the cash at the time. Never even seen a comparable deal since. Congrats on getting one of the toughest emperors!
New Sale! Inexpensive classic Greek silver, over 2,400 years old!

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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Three very nice coins. I particularly like the Rhodes drachm. Are you going to break them out of the slabs?


Those were my exact thoughts as I was viewing your post. Well done!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All three exceptional finds. Congratulations.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really nice three coins.
I hope Sap has something to say on the Caria!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CGCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Pertinax was not cheap, but I could not pass it at its price. It being graded/authenticated really helped me pull the trigger. It is much better in hand. Its Graded VG, with Strike of 4/5 and Surface 4/5
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 Posted 04/19/2018  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Claudius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a very nice Pertinax...scroll a bit..

http://augustuscoins.com/index.html#2nd

Finn... what name do you sell under on eBay?
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