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I always liked Electrum coins... post your Silver-Gold pretties!

This one was minted during the zenith of the Carthaginian Empire.

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Zeugitania, Carthage
Anonymous BCE 310-290
EL Dekadrachm - Stater
18.5mm, 7.27g
Obverse: Wreathed head of Tanit left, eleven pendants on necklace; pellet before neck
Reverse: Horse standing right; three pellets below exergue line
Ref: MAA 12; SNG Copenhagen 136

POST YOUR SILVER-GOLD ELECTRUM ANCIENTS!

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Just now, airhead1983 said:

Electrum coins are so fun!

Here is my brother’s 1/96th electrum stater. It’s so tiny.  He has on his list to get the first EL coin with a blank obverse and stamped reverse at some point.

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Erin

So cool Erin!  Like my Tetartemorions, you know I really enjoy those tiny coins!  So amazing how they did the die-cutting on such tiny dies! 

Hey, go post your cool Frog in my Frog, Amphibians, and Aquatic Critters Thread!  You have an awesome version!

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I've already shown them here, even though it's only a one week old place... 😉

 

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Bosporan kingdom – El stater, dated 491 (194-195 CE)
BACIΛΕωC CAVPOMATOV (anticlockwise). Draped and diademed bust of Sauromates II right
Laureate head of Septimius Severus right. Star in right field. Retrograd VPA at exergue (year 491)
7,69 gr – 20 mm
Ref : MacDonald # 502/2, Sear # 5476 var

 

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Bosporan kingdom – El stater, dated 513 (216-217 CE)
BACIΛΕωC ΡHCKOΥΠOΡIΔOC (anticlockwise). Draped and diademed bust of Rhescuporis II right, before, trident.
Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right. ΓΙΦ at exergue (year 513)
7,63 gr – 18 mm
Ref : MacDonald # 556/3

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12 minutes ago, Qcumbor said:

I've already shown them here, even though it's only a one week old place... 😉

 

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Bosporan kingdom – El stater, dated 491 (194-195 CE)
BACIΛΕωC CAVPOMATOV (anticlockwise). Draped and diademed bust of Sauromates II right
Laureate head of Septimius Severus right. Star in right field. Retrograd VPA at exergue (year 491)
7,69 gr – 20 mm
Ref : MacDonald # 502/2, Sear # 5476 var

 

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Bosporan kingdom – El stater, dated 513 (216-217 CE)
BACIΛΕωC ΡHCKOΥΠOΡIΔOC (anticlockwise). Draped and diademed bust of Rhescuporis II right, before, trident.
Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right. ΓΙΦ at exergue (year 513)
7,63 gr – 18 mm
Ref : MacDonald # 556/3

Q

 

Well done.  I really like those coins, Cuke!

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Not the best photographs (I do have better but will need to dig them up).

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Persian Daric, Carthage Stater (my favourite coin of all time hence my avatar), and Alexander III Stater. 

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3 hours ago, Alegandron said:

So cool Erin!  Like my Tetartemorions, you know I really enjoy those tiny coins!  So amazing how they did the die-cutting on such tiny dies! 

Hey, go post your cool Frog in my Frog, Amphibians, and Aquatic Critters Thread!  You have an awesome version!

I definitely will!  Still trying to figure the forum out.  Lol

Erin

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Here's my one and only electrum.

 

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Mytilene EL Hekte c. 332 BCE
10.5mm 2.57g 12h
Avers : Tête laurée et barbue de Zeus à droite (Philippe II de Macédoine).
Revers : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté dans un carré linéaire (Alexandre III le Grand).
Bod.103 - B. traité- - Aulock1711 - P.- - BMC.- - Cop.- - HGCS. 5/1029 (R2)
Ex CGB
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Here is my only electrum. Hope to pickup more in the future.  😊

KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes – Kroisos. 610-546 BC.
EL Trite – Third Stater (14mm, 4.69 g). Sardis mint.
Obv: Head of roaring lion right; sun with multiple rays on forehead
Rev: Two incuse square punches.
Weidauer Group XVI, 86–8; SNG Ashmolean 749–53.

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3 hours ago, kirispupis said:

Here's my one and only electrum.

 

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Mytilene EL Hekte c. 332 BCE
10.5mm 2.57g 12h
Avers : Tête laurée et barbue de Zeus à droite (Philippe II de Macédoine).
Revers : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté dans un carré linéaire (Alexandre III le Grand).
Bod.103 - B. traité- - Aulock1711 - P.- - BMC.- - Cop.- - HGCS. 5/1029 (R2)
Ex CGB

 

3 hours ago, happy_collector said:

Here is my only electrum. Hope to pickup more in the future.  😊

KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes – Kroisos. 610-546 BC.
EL Trite – Third Stater (14mm, 4.69 g). Sardis mint.
Obv: Head of roaring lion right; sun with multiple rays on forehead
Rev: Two incuse square punches.
Weidauer Group XVI, 86–8; SNG Ashmolean 749–53.

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Very nice Hekte and Trite Guys! Both are great coins!

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Wanted one with the head of Herakles to complement my Macedonian and Hellenistic coins...

Ionia, Erythrai: Anonymous (550-500 BCE) EL Hekte (SNG Kayhan 737–8; SNG von Aulock 1942; Boston MFA 1806–7)

Obv: Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square; two quarters partially filled-in

 

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I just won this little fella today, does that count? 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

 

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11 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

I just won this little fella today, does that count? 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

 

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Congrats! That's a great coin, at a very reasonable hammer compared to the outlandish prices some other really pedestrian EL is bringing.

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Just now, Phil Davis said:

Congrats! That's a great coin, at a very reasonable hammer compared to the outlandish prices some other really pedestrian EL are bringing.

It was "reasonable" compared to many other coins I've seen sell at this sale. In fact only about $280 more than it sold for in 2003. 

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16 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

I just won this little fella today, does that count? 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

 

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Gorgeous coin!  Congrats.  Very nice.

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17 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

I just won this little fella today, does that count? 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

 

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Congrats! Pristine condition on that coin!

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I have a fairly large EL collection, though it's not on hand at the moment and I'm apparently poor at taking photos. Here's a (rather poor photo) of a lydia trite that I have on hand though. (The photo is on hand, not the coin). image.thumb.jpeg.0900edb5613f029a49015d59a9125edb.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.2cad357acab36d3bb8598b486c177a46.jpeg

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