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CNG Triton XII up

CNG has put the Triton XII auction catalog live on their website.There are some very nice pieces including a tetradrachm of Pyrrhos of Epeiros.A few years ago CNG started describing the Etrurian 'gorgon' coins as depicting Metus, the personification of Fear. I haven't noticed any other catalogers doing this. I wonder what lead to the change?In Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon Stephen Wilk theorizes some 'gorgons' might depict Fear and Dread, but he knows of no examples.
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CNG 79

Collecting / Currency Collecting : A Gift For Polydektes (6 years ago)

The catalog for CNG auction 79 is now up. 1296 lots of ancient coins. Also note 331 lots of numismatic literature. The auction closes September 17th. Read Post

Mithradates’ Amazon coin type

Collecting / Currency Collecting : A Gift For Polydektes (10 months ago)

(CNG, auction 61, 2002, lot 245) Pictured above is a very scarce bronze coin struck by Mithradates the Great. It is usually described as depicting an Amazon wearing a wolf's scalp. We know that Mithradates' die cutters liked to engr... Read Post

John Spring, Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: 1880-1980

Collecting / Currency Collecting : A Gift For Polydektes (5 years ago)

John Spring, Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: 1880-1980 (2009), self-?published, distributed by Spink (but not yet on their website). 369 large pages describing 886 auction catalogs. Charles Davis is selling this for $110 and CNG is s... Read Post


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