Nerosmyfavorite68 Posted May 27 · Member Share Posted May 27 (edited) My order finally came in. While not the most expensive coin of the lot I think this Vabalatnus/Aurelian potin Tet is the best of the lot. I had been looking to upgrade my rather grotty examples. It looks even better in person. The regnal year for Aurelian was confusing. That sure doesn't look like an A to me, more like a sideways gamma (but that would make it too late). However, it looks like Sear RCV 11720. A spot of damage obliterates Vabalathus' date on this piece. I suppose it must be delta. 21mm., 10.82g. Alexandria. Year 4? Vabalathus and year 1 Aurelian. I went back to the uncleaned well again. Probably the last one for a while. Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare under Caracalla (AD 192-217). Struck in 4th consulship (AD 215-217). AR tetradrachm (29mm, 14.88g). Laureate bust of Caracalla r. / Eagle with spread wings standing facing, head l., holding wreath in beak; star between legs. cf. Prieur 1179 (different legends). 32mm., 4.01g. ID'd on this forum as possibly Bishapur, possible yr. 33. The Khrusru, aside from the purplish horn silver encrustations, has a nice golden toning. I certainly didn't expect that. Can hoard toning be golden? This is a nice surprise. I was expecting a cleaned coin, other than the horn silver, kind of like the Heraclius Hexagrams. Artabanos IV (10-38) 19mm, 3.63g, Ecbatana mint. It's slightly less attractive in person, but I bought it because it was the most untouched of the uncleaned Parthian offerings. However, I think this might be my first Parthian buy since c. 1993! And I do have a quick question. My current order is from Numismatik Naumann, my first order from them. However, I was informed that the coin would have to wait a bit for an export license (I was not aware of that fact when I ordered) and that it'd take c. 2-3 weeks. Oh well, it's a pretty nice piece and I guess it's worth waiting for. It was the nicest piece in that price point. My parents took coins from H.D. Rauch (purchased in c. 2009) straight home. Has something changed or were those different circumstances? How long does it take from Spain? They have a similar situation. I have a couple of coins from Spanish dealers bookmarked, but I've been too scared to try. Edited May 27 by Nerosmyfavorite68 17 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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