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 Posted 07/09/2018  1:57 pm Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just bought this from a trusted eBay dealer, paid more than I should have but the patina and detail caught my eye. This will replace one that I already have.

Seleukos IV Philopator (Father loving)
187-175 BC
King of the Seleucid Empire
Obverse: Bust of Apollo facing right, monogram behind head.
Reverse: Apollo standing left holding an arrow and leaning on a tripod. Monogram and legend in Greek:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ
22.3mm x 11.29g
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 Posted 07/09/2018  2:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done Ron! These can be pricy in high grades.

How big is this one? I have a few low grade ones, all in the 10-15mm range.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent pickup there, Ron. I can see why you felt you had to get it. Nice addition to your Greek AE's..
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 Posted 07/09/2018  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Was In a hurry this morning had to go out . I will up date the information when I get back.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice looking coin. Seeing as I know next to nothing about ancients, I was not aware of this bottle cap type. I like it!
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Seleucids are noted for this type of serrated edge. You will also see serrated edges on some Roman Republic Denarius
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super additon Ron! The remaining detail on the rev is pretty awesome.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Seleucid serrated coin has always been fascinating to me. We have no idea how they made them (e.g. did they invent a collar for their coins? Did they prepare the flans in this way prior to striking?) And more importantly we have no idea why it was implemented on their lowest denominations that probably nobody would ever want to copy!

The Republican serrati are a bit less of a mystery - it was only done on denarii, was done specifically to deter counterfeiters, and was made by nicking the flan to create splits when the metal was smashed between dies.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely coin - I as well am only a casual viewer of this sub-forum with truly limited knowledge ... that said

I can indeed appreciate the pleasure of our experienced CCF folks celebrating what appears to be a nice find by a dedicated collector - well done indeed all around.

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 Posted 07/09/2018  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin. I used to collect bottle caps as a kid,but they were from beer bottles
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 Posted 07/09/2018  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for the comments.

Here is my other one, no so nice also has a different monogram.




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 Posted 07/10/2018  07:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add museumguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great coin Ron! Congratulations. I actually had my eye on this one as well. Glad it is going to a good home.

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 Posted 07/10/2018  07:46 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I agree, really nice looking coin Ron!
With the sand patina helping the detail "zing" out even more..
Good find!
You've been picking up some nice little coins lately..Congrats Paul
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