I have received that last Marcus Aurelius coin I ordered a month or so back, but I have not as yet gotten the dolphin coin. I am looking forward to holding it in my hand. In other news, I decided not to bid on that Mark Antony legionary denarius I sort of had my eye on. I decided instead to buy a more modern coin, an 1812 French Napolean Bonaparte. It looks really nice from the photos, and is gold. In still other news, I’ve grown tired of sorting wheat pennies already. It was a momentary solace, though it was good for a little bit of peace. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Archive for May, 2008
I took a few at random from the remains of the 1000:
Basically your common bunch. Don’t know who the radiate is, though.
These are remaining coins from the 1000 I bought last year:
They have been soaking now for about 6 months. I don’t know when I’ll be able to get to them, but they could do worse than sit there in Gringgott’s #1.
I have yet to get the dolphin coin in my hands, but I have paid for it and am awaiting its transit from Italy. In other news, not doing so much with the ancient coins, but am getting simple pleasure in sorting wheat pennies. I got a pile of 500 and went through them all, and I ordered 700 more. eBay, natch, not a bad price for them. Good market, very little chance of forgery, a good deal all around. I don’t know why, but sorting pennies gives me a real sense of inner peace. I’m also wondering about another coin on eBay, a Mark Antony legionary denarius, and I am on the fence about whether to bid on it. Will hopefully do more cleaning soon. Ta ta.
After my drama with the last “dolphin” coin I tried to buy (search for “taras” if you missed it), I won this coin at auction on eBay:
It’s even in better condition than that other, for about the same money. Haven’t got it in my hands just yet, but as the title says, I am cautiously optimistic.
Here’s the one that was soaking:
It’s a common Constantius II/Fel Temp Reparatio, but at least I leveled up my zap-fu.