ambr0zie Posted November 24, 2022 · Member Share Posted November 24, 2022 Today I received the package from the last auction I participated in. Might be the last auction of 2022 (although I still hope I will grab something from a December auction). 5 coins, 2 being major targets, the kind of coins I was refreshing 2 weeks before the auction. The first target is a coin I wanted for a year (not a rarity but a beautiful design - will probably create a topic about it), and the second was a coin I first saw when studying the auction. It grabbed my attention because of the curious reverse plus a ruler that I wanted to add because it is an important historical figure. Negative facts about the coin - the corrosion, quality is not the best but there's a good side in this - 1. as studied the prices obtained for this type in better condition, they are above what I want to pay for a coin, especially if it's not in my direct area of collecting 2. as I was hoping, the coin is better in hand as the house's picture was not 100% accurate. and my picture And the attribution I found, because the house preferred to add a very short attribution for it Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochus VII Euergetes (138-129 BC). Tarsus, “civic” workshop . Drachm. 18 mm, 3.7 g. Diademed head of Antiochus VII right / BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Sandan standing right, wearing a polos and with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding labrys and flower, on the back of horned lion-griffin right; to outer left, [ΛY above monogram]. Cf. SC 2058.1; HGC 9, 1081 Why was I interested in this coin, since I do not collect Seleukids as a primary area of collecting? First it was the reverse. Adding a deity not present in my collection, in a curious posture (sitting on the back of a lion-griffin), and also a new type of (fantastic) animal. But when I realized this is a coin from Antiochus VII's reign, I wanted it even more as I knew he was the last Seleukid king and his era was the end of a state. A plus is that this ruler is mentioned in the Bible. Let's see some coins you recently acquired, not in the best possible condition, but good additions because of rarity / or coins that you discovered when browsing auctions, without knowing the type, and realized they would fit good in your collections! 17 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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