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Classical gold coins...when money was beautifull

Discussion in 'Collecting, along with Metals and Numi's' started by panzerman, Mar 6, 2016.



  1. panzerman

    panzerman New Member

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    From my collection...

    Imperial Rome AV Aureus ND Gordianus III circa 244AD Rome obverse/reverse
    Republic of Genoa AV Doppia 1616 Genoa Mint Doge Ruler obv./rev. john photos 1 007 (Medium).jpg john photos 1 008 (Medium).jpg john photos 1 002 (Medium).jpg john photos 1 003 (Medium).jpg
     
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    Better fotos of Severus Alexander AV Aureus obv./rev. Rome Mint john photos 1 018 (Medium).jpg john photos 1 019 (Medium).jpg
     
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    This is an extremely rare AV Stater from a Celto-Scythian people called the "Basternae" circa 150 BC. They lived in the Black Sea region, copied the gold Staters of Lysimachus of Thrace. Few known.
     
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    That thing must be worth a fortune? If that's a "stylized head of Athena" then modern art was better 2200 years ago I guess, because I don't see anything but some random lines and dots. Is that pure gold?
     
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    I agree! Yes, all the AV Staters from Kolchis struck by the Basternae was close to pure .999
     
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    john photos 1 004 (Medium).jpg reverse of coin
     
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    Impressive.
     

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