Ryro Posted February 25 · Supporter Share Posted February 25 (edited) Yerp, I've had two weeks to realize that I DIDN'T need this coin. I was pretty jazzed to notice a countermarked Megas MSC in today's Savoca auction: Antiochos III 'the Great' Æ17. 4.60 gr, Military mint in Coele-Syria, circa 202-187 BC. Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss / Elephant walking right; anchor above, monogram under belly, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑNΤΙΟΧΟΥ in two lines in exergue; c/m: horse head right, within round incuse punch. SC - , cf. 1089.2; nearly very fine. From the Tareq Hani (anyone know who this guy is/was? I swear half of the coins Savoca sells come from this dude) collection. Purchased from Savoca Feb 2023 I was stoked enough to plan on paying considerably more for that rad horse. But won it... for peanuts😉! Only when looking for other examples I came across this coin that was up for sale about a year ago with an even better countermark, that I immediately recognized as a coin I'd been excited about and won: Antiochos III 'the Great', 222-187 BC. Ae (bronze, 5.65 g, 21 mm). Military mint in Coele-Syria, circa 202-187 BC. Macedonian shield with facing gorgoneion in central boss. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑNΤΙΟΧΟΥ Elephant walking to right; anchor above. SC 1089.1; HGC 9, 490. Nearly very fine. Eh, nuts! For the pacaderms of course. It's not like I didn't buy a couple versions of the un punched version due to minor variations anyways: Please, make me feel better and post some coins that you accidently bought the same type of, intentionally bought the same type, Seleucids, MSCs, elephants or anything that might make you say, "eh, nuts!" Edited February 25 by Ryro 12 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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