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Hello everyone. While perusing coins on Marc Breitspecher's site, I found this very rare bronze from Astypalaia. Curious, I researched it a bit to find the following.

  • It was a major naval base for Ptolemy II and later
  • The island is absolutely gorgeous, even by Greek standards

SInce I haven't been there, I won't post someone else's photo, but I'm sure Marc doesn't mind me using his photo of the coin until I receive mine (which is already in the mail despite me ordering it just today). I've therefore made a resolution to visit this island and take some awesome photos. It will be part of an overall Greece trip that we'll do eventually.

In the meantime, I picked up this souvenir to remind me. It's a bit pitted, but I like the details.

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Feel free to show your coins from places you want to go!

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2 hours ago, kirispupis said:

Feel free to show your coins from places you want to go!

That would be literally every coin I own! Spain is on my shortlist of places my wife and I will be visiting next. For the fun of it I would like to visit the site of Obulco.

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Spain, Obulco
AE28, Obulco mint, struck mid II century BC
Dia.: 28 mm
Wt.: 16.83 g
Obv.: OBVLCO; female head right
Rev.: Celtic-Iberian legend: Magistrates names "Urkailtu" and "Neseltuko" between plow and grain ear. 
Ref.: CNH 17, page 344
Ex Deacon Ray

I also have bought a few coins from Mark. Here is one from back in 2016.

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Roman Empire
Elagabalus 
AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 218-222
Obv.: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG; Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch 
Dia.: 20.29 mm
Wt.: 3.26 g
Ref.: RIC IV 153
Ex Bill Rosenblum mailbox sale 28F, Nov. 1998

Nice coin @kirispupis!

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1 hour ago, Curtisimo said:

That would be literally every coin I own! Spain is on my shortlist of places my wife and I will be visiting next. For the fun of it I would like to visit the site of Obulco.

Nice coins! The Obulco is very interesting in particular. We travelled to Spain a few years ago and loved it. We didn't get to the site of Obulco, but we did go to Cordoba - which isn't far away.

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