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1 minute ago, Curtisimo said:

Beautiful as always @Kazuma78.  Here is my Victoriatus.

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AR Victoriatus, mint in Sicily, struck ca. 211-208 BC
Dia.: 17 mm
Wt.: 3.3 g
Obv.: Head of Jupiter right
Rev.: ROMA; Victory right crowning trophy
Ref.: Crawford 70/1, Brinkman Group B

Thank you! Your Victoriatus is also a lovely specimen! 

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@Kazuma78...Wonderful coins!

Love the Bolskan silver, Here's my bronze equivalent....

Spain, Bolskan (Osca). Circa 150-100 BC. AE Unit (10.35 gm, 24mm).
Obverse: Bearded head right; dolphin behind.
Reverse: "BOLSKAN" in Celt-Iberian in exergue, rider on horse right, holding spear; star behind.
CNH 8; SNG BM Spain 734; SNG Copenhagen 325. VF.

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7 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

@Kazuma78...Wonderful coins!

Love the Bolskan silver, Here's my bronze equivalent....

Spain, Bolskan (Osca). Circa 150-100 BC. AE Unit (10.35 gm, 24mm).
Obverse: Bearded head right; dolphin behind.
Reverse: "BOLSKAN" in Celt-Iberian in exergue, rider on horse right, holding spear; star behind.
CNH 8; SNG BM Spain 734; SNG Copenhagen 325. VF.

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Thanks! That bronze is also quite nice! It seems sometimes difficult to find these well detailed and struck. 

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1 hour ago, Kazuma78 said:

Thanks! That bronze is also quite nice! It seems sometimes difficult to find these well detailed and struck. 

Yes completely agree..Your drachm is really well centred and has lovely detail for the type....Difficult to find in this quality...Beautiful coin along with the others of course....

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Very nice group.  I tend to prefer coins from before and after the Hellenistic period so I have relatively few of interest to big silver collectors and many of mine are low grade.  One I like despite those problems is this Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm.  Due to the right end of the prow, it is the thickest silver coin I have. g92187bb3051.thumb.jpg.53727f00b9a296dd4ecf543803e955d3.jpg

The same design comes in a small AE.

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35 minutes ago, dougsmit said:

Very nice group.  I tend to prefer coins from before and after the Hellenistic period so I have relatively few of interest to big silver collectors and many of mine are low grade.  One I like despite those problems is this Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm.  Due to the right end of the prow, it is the thickest silver coin I have. g92187bb3051.thumb.jpg.53727f00b9a296dd4ecf543803e955d3.jpg

The same design comes in a small AE.

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Doug, you are right about how amazingly thick that type is. I was surprised by it when I saw a couple at the ANA show last August. The prow is the highest relief I've seen on an ancient coin, besides an Aegina turtle/tortoise stater. 

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40 minutes ago, dougsmit said:

Very nice group.  I tend to prefer coins from before and after the Hellenistic period so I have relatively few of interest to big silver collectors and many of mine are low grade.  One I like despite those problems is this Demetrios Poliorketes tetradrachm.  Due to the right end of the prow, it is the thickest silver coin I have. g92187bb3051.thumb.jpg.53727f00b9a296dd4ecf543803e955d3.jpg

The same design comes in a small AE.

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Beautiful coins! I want both. Recently I lost out on one of the, surprisingly rare compared to the silver, bronzes of the type. However, I've a third option, the drachm of Demetrius Poliorketes:

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On 5/25/2022 at 6:43 PM, Ryro said:

Beautiful coins! I want both. Recently I lost out on one of the, surprisingly rare compared to the silver, bronzes of the type. However, I've a third option, the drachm of Demetrius Poliorketes:

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I would like to get this type as a nice drachm or tetradrachm but it's popular so it can be a tough one to win. 

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56 minutes ago, AncientNumis said:

WOW love them! Your coins are all so wonderful 🙂
And welcome - it is super nice to have such great collectors like you join. 

Thanks! It's always fun to share my coins with people that appreciate and enjoy them as much as I do. 

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Couple of those really cool Osca coins:

I have had these for a while, but they are always so cool.

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OSCA Spain AR silver denarius 204-154 BC. Head r beard -N behind - Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3

 

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Spain Osca Æ Semis 25mm 8.0g 1st C BCE Bearded male hd R Horseman galloping R holding spear star SNG Cop 325 Burgos 1918

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23 minutes ago, Alegandron said:

Couple of those really cool Osca coins:

I have had these for a while, but they are always so cool.

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OSCA Spain AR silver denarius 204-154 BC. Head r beard -N behind - Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3

 

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Spain Osca Æ Semis 25mm 8.0g 1st C BCE Bearded male hd R Horseman galloping R holding spear star SNG Cop 325 Burgos 1918

Those are nice examples too! I love the toning on the denarius! 

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4 minutes ago, Qcumbor said:

Great acquisitions @Kazuma78

I'm awaiting two coins from the last Leu auction (ex Adrian Lang collection) stuck at the customs as of late. I will post them as soon as they arrive 

Q

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see them! I'm hoping for something from NAC, but I'm not holding my breath. 

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Denarius of Bolskan (Osca) 150-100 BC Obv bearded Head right bare. Rv Armored horseman charging right with couched lance  BM SNG Spain 695 4.08 grms 18 mm Phot by W. HansenTspain9.jpeg.73c833540b42323d47119d644b545faa.jpeg

Unfortunately the image on the obverse is not identified. This is because there is no adjunct object or symbol from which  to easily identify him.  This coinage appears to be based on the Roman denarius and because the types are shared among a number of mints (Though Bolskan is the predominate one) it appears that this coinage may be federal in nature. 

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