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Title: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 13, 2018, 05:09:37 pm
On a roll with these Southern Italian coins.  This one comes from Terina, just down the mountain from where I'm from.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-145667


Title: Re: Bruttium Terina added
Post by: Enodia on April 13, 2018, 07:08:52 pm
a beautiful coin Jay.
I really like these Terina nymphs, but have never been able to find a nice one available when I actually have money. one of these days though... one of these days.

~ Peter


Title: Re: Bruttium Terina added
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 13, 2018, 07:52:23 pm
Thanks Peter, I saw it the moment it was listed and the price was more than reasonable.


Title: Re: Bruttium Terina added
Post by: Meepzorp on April 14, 2018, 12:43:26 pm
Hi Jay,

Nice coin! :)

Here are my Terina coins:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_brut_skyl_vibo.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Glossy Probus Added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 04, 2018, 06:54:36 pm
Thanks Meep!

Went to a coin show today but nothing caught my eye until I stumbled on this beauty.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-146085

Probus Antoninianus with a great cavalry reverse.

Not in my field of interest but the strike, surfaces and patina really make this a gorgeous coin in hand, not to mention the artistry of both the bust and the reverse.  It also comes from a very well known collection that comprised of some amazing gold coins.  This is a common but  exceptional coin.  It was very difficult to photograph.  It's so glossy it reflected light in all kinds of ways.   I'm not satisfied with the photo but I got tired of trying!  Enjoy, I know I am.


Title: Re: Glossy Probus Added
Post by: Enodia on May 04, 2018, 07:09:14 pm
you're right Jay, a beautifully struck coin, and well preserved. nice catch!

~ Peter



Title: Re: Glossy Probus Added
Post by: quadrans on May 05, 2018, 01:31:32 am
Nice piece, Jay,  :)

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Q.


Title: Re: Glossy Probus Added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 05, 2018, 05:41:37 am
Thanks!


Title: Re: Glossy Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 29, 2018, 01:19:54 pm
Added a nice silver tetradrachm of Vespasian with gorgeous glossy black toning

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-146829


Title: Re: Glossy Vespasian added
Post by: quadrans on May 29, 2018, 02:32:20 pm
Yes!, Great piece ! +++

Q.


Title: Re: Italian Incuse grain added
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 24, 2018, 02:00:22 pm
Added this archaic stater from Metapontom today:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-147414



Title: Re: Italian Incuse grain added
Post by: quadrans on June 24, 2018, 02:26:47 pm
I like this,  ;) +++
Q.


Title: Re: Italian Incuse grain added
Post by: Steve P on June 24, 2018, 04:10:31 pm
winna-winna

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You've added a bunch of sweet coins lately (keep up the great work)

Cheers, coin-bro


Title: Re: Italian Incuse grain added
Post by: JBF on June 24, 2018, 06:35:27 pm
Your Metapontum barley-ear stater looks like there may have been a secondary symbol on the left on the obverse, maybe a ram's head or a shell.  The barley-ear is a symbol revealed in the Eleusinian mysteries of Demeter, according to Hippolytus of Alexandria (much of what we know of the mysteries is from Christians, who after becoming Christian, were not shy about revealing details of the mysteries).  A barley grain is possibly the symbol for Persephone (Kore), who goes under the earth (to Hades), and then returns again.  Kind-a-like the Traffic song, "John Barleycorn must die."  I think that they must have had a version of the Eleusinian mysteries at Metapontum.

I think this stuff is so cool!  congratulations!  +++


Title: Re: Italian Incuse grain added
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 24, 2018, 06:50:22 pm
Thanks guys

JBF you've given me something to look for. Maybe through a die match.  Thanks!   I was only aware of the rare grasshopper type.


Title: Re: Fulvia as Nike added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 03, 2018, 02:38:22 pm
The poor exchange rate has slowed down my purchasing quite a bit lately, but I did manage to pick up this bargain:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148311

Fulvia as Nike from Phrygia.  An interesting coin depicting Mark Antony's wife.  This coin doesn't have the usual countermarks typical for the type.  Nice glossy green/black patina with traces of sand patina.  Much nicer in hand!


Title: Re: Fulvia as Nike added!
Post by: quadrans on August 03, 2018, 03:44:11 pm
Great choice, Jay   ;) +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Fulvia as Nike added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 04, 2018, 10:36:17 am
Thanks Q!


Title: Re: Fulvia as Nike added!
Post by: peterpil19 on August 04, 2018, 07:26:42 pm
Hi Jay,

Great coin and nice write up!

Peter


Title: Re: Another Brettian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 07, 2018, 02:22:40 pm
Thanks!

Here's one I got cheap and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148425


Title: Re: Another Brettian added
Post by: peterpil19 on August 08, 2018, 09:16:41 pm
Very nice,

Those types remind me of Ptolemaic bronze coins.

Peter


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 09, 2018, 01:53:11 pm
Thanks!

Picked up two from the RCNA show today:

Taras didrachm appears to be rare.  Trying to pin down an attribution:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148473

Julius Caesar elephant:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-148472

The Caesar denarius was a 2 for 1 deal.  It came with an additional fouree JC denarius which I traded in towards the purchase of the didrachm.


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: quadrans on August 09, 2018, 02:15:08 pm
Both are the nice find, Jay... +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Enodia on August 09, 2018, 02:27:16 pm
I'll look up the didtachm when i get home Jay. Off hand I'd say Period 1, so the date should be right, and probably scarce rather than rare, but I'll have to hit the books to be sure.

- Peter


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 09, 2018, 02:55:13 pm
Thanks Q and Thanks Peter!  I could only find one other on acsearch that was similar (different control letters) but stopped after about 40 minutes


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Enodia on August 10, 2018, 02:15:58 am
After some more research I've found your didrachm, but i was a little off on the date.
It is Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); Fischer-Bossert 428, where it is given the date 390-380 and corresponded to SNG ANS 901. And it does appear to be scarce with those control marks.
There is no exact match in Evans, SNG France, McGill or Cote.
Nice find!

- Peter

PS; the Caesar elephant is pretty cool too!   ;)


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Jay GT4 on August 10, 2018, 08:19:05 pm
Excellent!  Thanks Peter!


Title: Re: Caesar elephant and Taras added
Post by: Steve P on August 21, 2018, 07:25:05 pm
Cool coins, coin-bro ... I love the elephant that's been slashed almost in half! (cool addition of coin-history)

Cheers

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Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 06, 2018, 01:57:04 pm
Thanks!

This one arrived the other day.  A nice heavy coin from the last years of the 2nd Punic war.  Love the brown chocolate patina.

 http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149184


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: quadrans on September 06, 2018, 03:56:50 pm
Nice addition, Jay,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: JBF on September 06, 2018, 04:07:51 pm
It is a handsome coin.
congratulations!
John


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Enodia on September 06, 2018, 05:34:30 pm
I was thinking about getting a very similar coin just last week, but not as nice as this one. congratulations!

~ Peter


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 06, 2018, 05:35:39 pm
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Steve P on September 07, 2018, 07:09:01 am
Awesome addition, Jay (congrats) ... yup, that's a rugged lookin' coin (very cool)

 +++ :afro: +++


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Meepzorp on September 15, 2018, 01:15:39 am
Hi Jay,

Nice coin! :)

You attributed your coin as "HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan" In my mind, this is an awkward way of attributing a coin. It may also be confusing and misleading. Someone may interpret your attribution as implying that the coin is unpublished or something like that.

I think that a better way of describing it would be:

HN Italy x-y
HN Italy x-y var.
type of HN Italy x-y

I have 2 more references for you. They are SNG ANS 72-84 and SNG Cop. 1631-1644. The SNG ANS examples range in weight from 9.12g to 17.14g. The SNG Cop. examples range in weight from 11.92g to 20.13g.

Now, I want to discuss the reverse symbol. I looked at about 20 examples of those coins in those 2 reference books. About 95% of them have a symbol on the reverse, under the shield. About 5% (one of them) have no symbol at all on the reverse. The one with no symbol at all is SNG Cop. 1631. It is entirely possible that your coin is one of those.

I know that it is possible that the symbol on your example is off the flan and/or worn. That may be the case. However, on about 90% of those coins, the symbol below the shield (or at least a portion of it) is far enough to the left that it (or a portion of it) should be visible under the left half of the bottom of the shield. On your example, there is nothing there. In my mind, that implies that it is more likely that your coin never had any symbol at all on the reverse. It is not a 100% certainty, but I think it is more likely the case.

If it was my coin, I would attribute it as:

SNG Cop. 1631
SNG ANS 72-84 var.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Meepzorp on September 15, 2018, 01:23:40 am
Hi folks,

For comparison purposes, I have a similar coin (scroll down, fifth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_brut_bret.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 16, 2018, 10:32:38 am
Thanks Meep, I put the question mark because I was going to come back to it when I had some time...


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Meepzorp on September 16, 2018, 08:17:10 pm
Hi Jay,

Your coin has captured my interest. I decided to look in SNG ANS again, and I noticed something that I hadn't noticed the first time I looked in it. There are more examples of this type in that reference book. The SNG ANS 72-84 examples have no fulmen on the obverse. However, there are several SNG ANS examples with a fulmen on the obverse. These are SNG ANS 94-101. They range in weight form 14.05g to 18.56g. For some reason, ANS didn't consecutively include them with the others. Maybe they felt that the time period is different?

Your example has a fulmen on the obverse. I hadn't noticed it the first time I looked at it. It is sort of faint.

So, that means that I would attribute your coin as:

SNG Cop. 1631
SNG ANS 94-101 var.

It is not SNG ANS 72-84 var. because those have no fulmen on the obverse.

I also noticed something else interesting. I examined your coin more closely. On the reverse, under the shield, there is probably no symbol. However, there is something there that is very faint. It sort of looks like a semi-curved vertical line. In all likelihood, it is probably not part of a symbol. But there is a remote possibility that it is part of a symbol that is now worn. In case that is the situation, I looked in SNG ANS and SNG Cop. again. I still couldn't find any symbol that even remotely looks like that. However, I did find something interesting. There is a coin type that is similar to yours. It has basically the same reverse, but a different obverse. It has Herakles on the obverse instead of Ares. On one SNG ANS example of that type (the Herakles type), there is a plow symbol on the reverse. There is a remote possibility that the reverse of your coin has a plow symbol below the shield, but I still think it is more likely that it never had any symbol at all. The problem is that that specific area of your coin (the 5:00 position on the reverse) is so worn.

I have an example of that type (the Herakles type). It is in the same page as the link in my post above. My example has a plow symbol, and it is also faint. It is not even clearly visible in the photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Nice heavy BPETTIΩN added
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 16, 2018, 09:30:50 pm
Thanks Meep, in all likelihood it probably has no mark on the reverse and the chances of a mixed die with the Harakles type is probably a stretch.   I was planning on looking for a die match and pouring over the references this week but you've given me a good start!  There are all kinds of symbols that could be that far off flan such as a wreath, bucranium, lyre, owl...die match may be the only way to know for sure...


Title: Re: Corinth stater added
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 01, 2018, 07:51:54 am
Got this one at a coin show on the weekend.  Only attributed as a Corinthian stater (obviously)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149810

Stylistically it looks like the type from 345-307 BC.  koppa just visible under Pegasus.  Scarcer? Athena facing right but no magistrates or monograms.  Anyone recognize the attribution?

And added this Brettian Quadrantes with Zeus hurling a thunderbolt.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149812


Title: Re: Corinth stater & Brettian Zeus added
Post by: Steve P on October 04, 2018, 08:28:55 am
I like them both ... I "love" the new Zeus addition (congrats)

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Title: Re: Rare Ephesian Domitian denarius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 12, 2018, 09:08:30 am
Thanks guys.  Added a rare denarius from Ephesus for Domitian:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150117

Typical rough flan but a decent coin!


Title: Re: Rare Ephesian Domitian denarius added!
Post by: orfew on October 12, 2018, 02:39:49 pm
A very nice coin Jay. One of these is on my list.


Title: Re: Rare Ephesian Domitian denarius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 12, 2018, 03:39:20 pm
Thanks Andrew, these can get crazy expensive.  I got this one as a place holder for one that I may never get in better condition! ;D


Title: Re: Rare Ephesian Domitian denarius added!
Post by: Steve P on October 12, 2018, 05:55:00 pm
Pretty cool ... your coin-sense rocks (another sweet rugged coin => cha-ching)

=> keep-up the awesome work

 +++

Cheers


Title: Re: Rare Ephesian Domitian denarius added!
Post by: quadrans on October 13, 2018, 10:22:25 am
Nice find Jay, not easy to find this... +++

Q.


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 27, 2018, 05:07:23 pm
Thanks Q!

From southern Italy back to the Flavians.

I sold the previously bent and cracked Caesar Elephant at Forum's auction last week.  With the proceeds I acquired this great Vespasian sestertius with Mars reverse.  Ex-CNG.  Cleaning scratches not nearly as visible in hand.  A nice heavy coin with dark green/brown patina:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150514

Also added one I've been looking for for a long time.  Domitian wolf and twins denarius.  A decent example, these are usually pretty rough and worn:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150515


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: orfew on October 27, 2018, 08:02:23 pm
Great coins Jay!


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: quadrans on October 28, 2018, 12:55:08 am
Nice piece both, Jay... ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 28, 2018, 07:33:15 am
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Stkp on October 28, 2018, 08:19:47 am
The wolf and twins denarius is lovely. Stkp


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 28, 2018, 10:02:07 am
Thanks!


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Meepzorp on October 28, 2018, 10:38:52 am
Hi Jay,

Nice wolf and twins denarius. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Vespasian Mars sestertius & Domitian Wolf denarius added!
Post by: Steve P on October 28, 2018, 11:41:33 am
Wow!

Cha-ching, Jay! => both of those new additions are sweet, sweet winners! (congrats)

 +++ +++

Yah, the wolf and twins is definitely cool, but that toned Vespasian is fricken deadly! (amazing eye-appeal)



Title: Re: Domitian's eagle has landed!
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 10, 2018, 08:54:27 am
Thanks Stevie!

I haven't always been a fan of Domitian's denarii. The same old Minerva reverse wasn't really doing it for me and I know others found his reverse designs boring. But in the past 2 years I've really taken a liking to his coinage. The portraits are actually some of the finest rendered with a wide variety of looks. When you come to know and understand the subtleties of the Imperial titles and acclamation's there are some real gems to be found.

This one however isn't part of that so-called "boring" Minerva series of coins. I've always wanted one of these for the iconic eagle with spread wings on the reverse and the legend... IVPPITER CONSERVATOR. Minted in 82/3 AD it's part of the monetary reform to increase the fineness of silver back to where it was under Augustus. This one has fantastic toning and although there is a small crack in the flan it doesn't detract from the details. In fact many of the ones I've seen over the years have similar cracks in the flans.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150795

Sweet!



Title: Re: Domitian's eagle has landed!
Post by: quadrans on November 10, 2018, 09:11:50 am
It is a Great coin, Jay,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Domitian's eagle has landed!
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 10, 2018, 11:33:22 am
Thanks Q


Title: Re: Domitian's eagle has landed!
Post by: okidoki on November 29, 2018, 11:42:15 am
best coin ever i guess  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Domitian's eagle has landed!
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 29, 2018, 01:21:11 pm
Who's Joe?  ;D


Title: Re: Very Rare Bruttium Rhegium added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 05, 2018, 09:00:36 pm
Scooped up this rarity:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-151569

From Bruttium, the city of Regium on the tip of the toe.  Laureate head of Asklepios and on the reverse Hygieia holding serpent.  These come in a variety of weight standards all with the same design.  This one is from the larger and heavier series coming in at 23mm and 6.28g.  Definitely not one you see every day!


Title: Re: Very Rare Bruttium Rhegium added
Post by: Steve P on December 06, 2018, 01:43:43 am
Wow, that coin rocks! (congrats)

 +++

Hygieia carrying the sweet lil' serpent is a fantastic reverse (very cool)

Man, that coin has huge, rugged eye-appeal ... yah, I'm very jealous of that baby (it would have been very comfy in my ol' collection)



Title: Re: Very Rare Bruttium Rhegium added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 06, 2018, 03:18:13 pm
Thanks Steve!


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 10, 2018, 09:54:51 pm
Added this little beauty today of Domitian:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-151747


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on December 11, 2018, 02:14:35 am
Very nice example, I have two examples, both from different dies than yours.

Congrats

Alberto


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: Steve P on December 11, 2018, 05:40:09 pm
Super sweet addition, Jay ... congrats, coin-homie

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Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: David Atherton on December 11, 2018, 08:17:27 pm
After looking at your coin again, it appears to be TR P VI. The last numeral is softly struck. Even rarer than the TR P V variant!


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 11, 2018, 08:33:58 pm
How did I miss that?  Copying from the flip!  Good eye David, thanks!


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: David Atherton on December 11, 2018, 08:36:32 pm
No problem, sorry I didn't notice it sooner. I was viewing the gallery on my phone last night and missed it. A different story on my laptop tonight!

One caveat: your coin is IMP XI, RIC 447 is IMP XII. Perhaps the last numeral is actually a spacing dot?


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on December 12, 2018, 04:45:43 am
I had also noticed the apparent inconsistency, assuming that perhaps the faint "I" after "V"was an effect of the photo.

Could it be a mule?

Alberto


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: David Atherton on December 12, 2018, 06:07:54 am
I had also noticed the apparent inconsistency, assuming that perhaps the faint "I" after "V"was an effect of the photo.

Could it be a mule?

Alberto

Yes, it's perplexing. IMHO, a spacing dot is the likeliest option ... although it's larger than most contemporary denarius spacing dots.


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 12, 2018, 07:15:52 am
Thanks guys. As I told David, in hand it looks like TRP VI, IMP XI, COS X which of course is impossible.  If I'm reading RIC correctly Domitian's denarii jump from TRP V,  IMP VIIII, COS XI to TRP V, IMP XI COS XI.  

TRP VI starts with IMP XII ,COS XII

I'll try and get some alternate photos but here is the auction photo which clearly shows COS X


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: David Atherton on December 12, 2018, 08:08:07 am
My hunch is that this coin reads as follows: TR P V•, IMP XI, COS XII = RIC 429. A spacing dot ends the obverse legend and the last two COS numerals are worn away. Any other reading would truly be extraordinary. At any rate, that's how it would be attributed if it were in my collection.  


Title: Re: Domitian Denarius added
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on December 12, 2018, 09:26:13 am
My hunch is that this coin reads as follows: TR P V•, IMP XI, COS XII = RIC 429. A spacing dot ends the obverse legend and the last two COS numerals are worn away. Any other reading would truly be extraordinary. At any rate, that's how it would be attributed if it were in my collection.  


I agree, it's clearer in the auction picture.

Alberto


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 14, 2018, 11:27:07 am
Added this great Ephesian portrait of Vespasian:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-151786


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2018, 11:44:45 am
Sweet addition ... congrats, Jay

Happy Season, my coin-friend

Yah, I always love the oak-wreath examples (the portrait rocks => but I love the cool reverse) ... great coin

 +++


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: quadrans on December 14, 2018, 12:26:51 pm
I agree, great addition, Jay, I always, like the Ephesian style,  ;) +++

Joe/Q.


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 14, 2018, 02:11:49 pm
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: curtislclay on December 14, 2018, 03:46:25 pm
The AVG in wreath type of Flavian denarii from Ephesus regularly shows an oak wreath on the reverse, as on the first coin illustrated below.

Jay's new acquisition, however, seems to show a laurel wreath rather than an oak wreath, exactly as on the "Rome mint for Syria" bronze of Vespasian also shown below, though the bronze type shows berries on stems which are omitted on Jay's coin, which I have added as the third coin below.

This seems to be a new variant, which should certainly be reported to Ian Carradice for inclusion in the revised edition of RIC II ! I find no mention of a laurel wreath in this type, on any of its numerous varieties, in RIC, RPC, or the Addenda to RPC published in 2006.

It is interesting that a succession of numismatists have seen Jay's coin without recognizing that it shows a new wreath variant on the reverse; they have all followed RIC and RPC and earlier standard works in calling the wreath an oak wreath. So Gorny & Mosch, in their auction catalogue of 2006 where, as far as we know, the coin first emerged; then CNG in their e-sale 433 of three weeks ago where Jay acquired the coin; then Jay himself in the description of the coin in his Forvm gallery; and finally I must not omit myself, for I must have glanced at the coin in the Gorny catalogue of 2006 and CNG's recent e-sale, but did not notice any difference in the wreath until Steve P, in the thread above, specifically but erroneously called it an oak wreath!


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Steve P on December 14, 2018, 04:12:05 pm
" ... but did not notice any difference in the wreath until Steve P, in the thread above, specifically but erroneously called it an oak wreath!"

Hey Clay, I merely calls 'em like I sees 'em => Jay's coin description stated "AVG within oak wreath, ΘI monogram above ties"

... but hey, you're correct, it certainly does look like a laurel wreath rather than an oak wreath, eh?

Regardless, the coin rocks!

Cheers, fellas (have a great weekend)




Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 14, 2018, 04:22:38 pm
Well, that was quite enlightening.  To be honest I didn't give it a second thought. Once again for then second time in a row I took the dealers descriptions at face value.  It never occurred to me that there would be a laurel wreath rather than the standard oak.  Doing a quick acsearch it shows the typical oak even though in some cases it's called a laurel wreath.  None appear to actually show my laurel wreath type.

I will have to contact Carradice.

Thanks Curtis!



Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: curtislclay on December 14, 2018, 04:34:57 pm
Steve,

As I said, you are in eminent company with this error: Gorny & Mosch, CNG, Jay, myself.

If you hadn't happened to repeat the error in you post, who knows how many more decades it might have gone unnoticed!

As Eckhel said, we should forgive and even be grateful for the errors of our predecessors, because they often lead to corrections and progress!


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 14, 2018, 04:42:53 pm
Thanks Steve!

I checked the rough draft of the RIC addenda and the laurel type for RIC 1399 is not in there.  I've  reached out to David Atherton to see if he has any thought on it.  The next step is to contact Carradice to see if he's interested.  In the meantime I've listed it as RIC 1399 unlisted variant.
 Exciting stuff!


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 14, 2018, 05:40:31 pm
An email has been sent to Mr. Carradice


Title: Re: Ephesian Vespasian added
Post by: David Atherton on December 15, 2018, 06:50:12 am
I certainly agree this is different enough to warrant a separate catalogue number, or at least a footnote! Congrats on an exceptional find Jay.


Title: Re: Very Rare Vespasian Antioch added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 27, 2018, 04:34:21 pm
While I await a response I submit another fantastic rarity.

Vespasian Group 3 denarius from Antioch, minted in 70 AD.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152040

Typical for the type, the flan is rough but it still maintains a great high relief portrait and reverse.  A very Vitellian portrait too!  I'm happy to have it!


Title: Re: Very Rare Vespasian Antioch added
Post by: quadrans on December 27, 2018, 04:37:23 pm
Nice find, Jay,  :) ;)

Congratulation   +++

Regards

 Q.


Title: Re: Very Rare Vespasian Antioch added
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 27, 2018, 08:29:03 pm
Thanks Q!


Title: Re: Very Rare Vespasian Antioch added
Post by: Steve P on December 28, 2018, 06:52:30 am
Wow, Jay => man, that's a pretty cool addition (I like the portrait and the sweet Virtvs reverse!)

 +++


Title: Re: Very rare Domitian Antioch orichalcum As Added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 11, 2019, 02:11:17 pm
Thanks!  Still no reply from Carradice but here is another rare (R2) Domitian added!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152423

It has a wonderful patina and is very bold in hand.  Minted in Rome for Syrian circulation it has the rare legend and bust facing left.


Title: Re: Very rare Domitian Antioch orichalcum As Added!
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on January 11, 2019, 03:13:42 pm
Nice coin Jay, but unfortunately not that rare (I own two examples myself).

The left portrait - in this case - is far more common than the right one, and it's V 1579 (C), while V 1578 (R2) is the right one.

Fine ddition, in any case!

Alberto


Title: Re: Very rare Domitian Antioch orichalcum As Added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 11, 2019, 03:49:46 pm
Ha!  I misread the attribution in RIC!  Thanks Alberto!


Title: Re: Very rare Domitian Antioch orichalcum As Added!
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on January 11, 2019, 04:06:29 pm
Ha!  I misread the attribution in RIC!  Thanks Alberto!
It occurred many times to me too!


Title: Re: Brettian Grapes added
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 14, 2019, 09:19:59 pm
A scarcer type from Bruttium added today:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152596

Stylistically this type has a different looking Zeus and the warrior on the reverse has grapes as a control mark.  Interesting type and style from the 2nd Punic wars!


Title: Re: Brettian Grapes added
Post by: Steve P on January 15, 2019, 09:52:01 am
Awesome new addition ... love the grapes and I love the sweet patina (great eye-appeal)

 +++


Title: Re: Already got one but Price was right
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 16, 2019, 02:16:52 pm
I already have a decent Tiberius denarius:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-100283


but the price was right so I ended up getting another:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152662


Title: Re: Already got one but Price was right
Post by: orfew on January 16, 2019, 02:38:11 pm
Nice addition Jay. One cannot have too many of these.


Title: Re: Already got one but Price was right
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 17, 2019, 06:47:06 am
Thanks Andrew, I'll probably give it to someone as a gift or sell it.  I have another Tiberius denarius on the way too....what am I doing?  ??? :D


Title: Re: Ex-RBW Cornelius Blasio As added. Huge!
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 26, 2019, 06:36:18 pm
I've wanted one of these big Republican Janus/Prow's for a long time. Finally found a good one at a great price and with a great provenance! These big coins are usually pretty worn since they circulated for so long. This one still retains a lot of it's original detail and hasn't fallen victim to the dreaded tooling so common on these. It's an Ex-RBW duplicate coin and ex-Peus, auction 330 from 1991. Having a good provenance is becoming increasingly important on these.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152919

I'd love to see if this coin is illustrated anywhere.  I've tried to track it down online searching the RBW collection but no matches.  Even tried Andrew McCabe's web page.  Anyone have a catalog they could check?

Thanks everyone.


Title: Re: Ex-RBW Cornelius Blasio As added. Huge!
Post by: PMah on January 26, 2019, 09:15:36 pm
Nice pick-up, Jay.  I have most of the catalogs that RBW coins moved through, and I don't see that exact one.
 CNG had 2 specimens of that type from that collection as individual lots.  Yours may be a bit nicer.  Good centering. 

I do not have that one myself, although you "made me look".  Now, of course, I have to look for them harder.....


Title: Re: Ex-RBW Cornelius Blasio As added. Huge!
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 26, 2019, 09:29:37 pm
Thanks for looking Pmah, I appreciate it.

I'm hoping someonen has the Peus catalog. 


Title: Re: Ex-RBW Cornelius Blasio As added. Huge!
Post by: Steve P on January 29, 2019, 06:07:55 am
Hi Jay ... hey, I can't help you out with your question, but I can add-in that I like your cool new AE RR Prow addition (yah, I love the prow examples)

 +++


Title: Re: Divus Augustus eagle added
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 29, 2019, 01:37:36 pm
Thanks Stevie!

This one popped up at a great price so I bought it:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152958

Divus Augustus with eagle reverse by Tiberius.


Title: Re: Very Rare "O" mint Vespasian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 01, 2019, 10:30:32 am
Thanks to a tip from David Atherton I picked up this little beauty that arrived today.

This is a coin that most collectors, including myself, thought was a regular Rome mint denarius.  In fact it comes from the mysterious Eastern "O" mint and is actually quite rare.  This one shares the same dies as David's example and Ted Buttrey has assigned it a new number for the RIC II.1 adenda as 1477A.

Thanks for the tip David!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153005


Title: Re: Very Rare "O" mint Vespasian added
Post by: orfew on February 01, 2019, 11:46:14 am
A great addition. Congrats.


Title: Re: Very Rare "O" mint Vespasian added
Post by: Steve P on February 01, 2019, 01:49:09 pm
Slick new score, Jay ... congrats

 +++


Title: Re: Very Rare "O" mint Vespasian added
Post by: David Atherton on February 01, 2019, 05:12:38 pm
Thanks to a tip from David Atherton I picked up this little beauty that arrived today.

This is a coin that most collectors, including myself, thought was a regular Rome mint denarius.  In fact it comes from the mysterious Eastern "O" mint and is actually quite rare.  This one shares the same dies as David's example and Ted Buttrey has assigned it a new number for the RIC II.1 adenda as 1477A.

Thanks for the tip David!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153005

You're quite welcome! I'm glad it found a good home.


Title: Re: Very Rare "O" mint Vespasian added
Post by: Enodia on February 01, 2019, 08:28:34 pm
Great addition Jay, and a fortunate catch. Congratulations!

- Peter


Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 05, 2019, 01:35:33 pm
Well, I bought a mid grade Tiberius tribute penny for a friend of mine.  The coin was held up in the post for several months and the seller refunded my money.  So I bought another Tiberius for my friend and of course the first one showed up the next day.  I resent money for the first coin and gave it to my friend.   Now I'm stuck with the second coin.  I'll probably end up selling it at some point since I already have a nice one.


Here's the one that just came:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153095

This is the one I gave to my friend:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152662

and here's  the one that I already had:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-100283



Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: quadrans on February 05, 2019, 02:19:53 pm
Great trio, :)  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: orfew on February 05, 2019, 07:00:11 pm
Very nice Jay. Thanks for showing me one of those in Hamilton. It is a nice coin.


Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 06, 2019, 06:42:39 am
Thanks guys


Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: Steve P on February 06, 2019, 08:14:20 am
Ummm, having too many super-cool tribute pennies is a good predicament ... oh, and that was nice of you to buy your friend an example

 +++

Cheers, Jay

stevex6



Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: Joe Sermarini on February 06, 2019, 08:39:41 am
Just a reminder...NumisWiki has a very informative Tribute Penny page and a number of interesting articles on the Tribute Penny.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Tribute%20penny (https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Tribute%20penny)


Title: Re: Another Tiberius "Tribute Penny"
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 06, 2019, 09:05:09 am
I refer to it often!


Title: Re: Vespasian brings "Peace on Earth" denarius
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 13, 2019, 03:52:22 pm
I bought this coin almost exactly 2 years ago.  In hand the coin is incredible but the photo had "reflections" in the fields and it was on the dark side.   Here is the original picture:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-135266

Today I managed to get a new pic.  While only subtly different, it gives a truer reflection of what the coin looks like in hand.  These subtle differences in lighting and other factors add up to make the coin more natural looking.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153281

I'll give it a few weeks and then delete the original picture.


Title: Re: Vespasian brings "Peace on Earth" denarius
Post by: Akropolis on February 13, 2019, 04:45:58 pm
MUCH better....IMHO.
PeteB


Title: Re: Vespasian brings "Peace on Earth" denarius
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 13, 2019, 10:10:20 pm
Thank you Peter


Title: Re: Vespasian brings "Peace on Earth" denarius
Post by: quadrans on February 13, 2019, 11:30:12 pm
I bought this coin almost exactly 2 years ago.  In hand the coin is incredible but the photo had "reflections" in the fields and it was on the dark side.   Here is the original picture:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-135266

Today I managed to get a new pic.  While only subtly different, it gives a truer reflection of what the coin looks like in hand.  These subtle differences in lighting and other factors add up to make the coin more natural looking.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153281

I'll give it a few weeks and then delete the original picture.

Hi, Jay,

The new photo is better, I agree,
Nice work  ;) +++

Regards

Q.


Title: Re: Vespasian brings "Peace on Earth" denarius
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 14, 2019, 06:35:39 am
Thanks Q


Title: Re: Rare Domitian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 15, 2019, 09:13:49 am
Picked up this one today.  Attributed incorrectly and listed as a common Minerva type, it's actually rated R2 in RIC.  Starting with this issue Domitian reduced the fineness of the silver to Neronian levels.  A nice coin!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153307


Title: Re: Rare Domitian added
Post by: orfew on February 15, 2019, 09:40:24 am
Love the portrait on that one.


Title: Re: Rare Domitian added
Post by: Steve P on February 15, 2019, 10:35:41 am
Oh boy, that's a fricken beauty! (congrats, Jay)

 +++



Title: Re: Rare Domitian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 15, 2019, 12:31:12 pm
Thanks guys


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 16, 2019, 03:48:03 pm
Added a very rare 1/2 shekel from the Punic occupation of Southern Italy.  Chipped?  Yes.  But a wonderful strike and fantastic artistry.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153346

Check it out!


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: quadrans on February 16, 2019, 03:52:10 pm
Great find, Jay,   ;)

 Congratulation... +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: Steve P on February 16, 2019, 03:55:44 pm
Broken potato chips taste just as good as whole potato chips ...

 ;)

=> that's a super sweet new keeper (I love coins with history and your new addition certainly has a coin-tale to tell, eh?)


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 16, 2019, 04:00:11 pm
Added a very rare 1/2 shekel from the Punic occupation of Southern Italy.  Chipped?  Yes.  But a wonderful strike and fantastic artistry.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153346

Check it out!

Just to keep it on the same page! :)


Thanks Steve and Q!


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: Enodia on February 17, 2019, 02:25:51 pm
Great coin Jay!
There was early speculation that these were actually produced as drachms of an earlier period, but that theory has been pretty thoroughly debunked these days. The artistic theme of the horseman/dolphin rider suggests an effort to simulate the larger didrachm type, and the Phoenician names certainly point to the Hannibalic occupation.
Evans labels this "Period X, Type B1", but allows that it could in fact be of the earliest emission from this period due to the superior style, which rivals those coins of the Pyrrhic era. It is definitely a pretty coin!
I'm not sure I would call it "extremely rare" though. However having said that it must be noted that as there were only approximately 5 or maybe 6 types struck during a brief 3 year reign none of these half-shekel types are common, and a quick online survey will show that they must be considered at least 'market rare'.
Further references include SNG France 2065, McGill II, 120 and Cote 591-93.
This is a nice find and a great addition, congratulations!

- Peter


Title: Re: Very rare Punic 1/2 shekel from Tarentum added
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 17, 2019, 02:32:32 pm
Hey Peter, thanks for the bonus info!  It's a fascinating series for sure.  I copied "Extremely Rare" from the Roma Auction  :) but you're right, I believe I found 5 or 6 online.  Still one you don't see every day.


Title: Re: Hercules strangling Nemean lion added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 21, 2019, 10:15:26 am
Beautiful little coin added today from Heraclea (thanks Pekka)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153446

Glossy black patina on the silver and amazing detail for such a tiny coin.

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Hercules strangling Nemean lion & Lucius Verus added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 21, 2019, 11:06:23 am
Also a new picture of an old coin.  Beautiful chocolate brown patina on this sestertius of Lucius Verus

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153447


Title: Re: Hercules strangling Nemean lion & Lucius Verus added!
Post by: Joe Sermarini on February 21, 2019, 11:41:03 am
Nice coins and pics.


Title: Re: Hercules strangling Nemean lion & Lucius Verus added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 21, 2019, 01:58:38 pm
Thanks Joe!


Title: Re: Paphos Cleopatra VIi new pic
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 22, 2019, 10:51:04 am
New picture of a Paphos Cleopatra VII coin

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153463


Title: Re: Half Shekel of Tyre added year 40
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 24, 2019, 12:32:12 pm
Some of you may have followed my Athenian Owl thread in which I had some concerns.  Today I returned the coin to the dealer who saw some things he didn't catch the first time.  It's certainly convincing in hand and the issue is not settled.  He was happy to take it back and will study it further.  Having returned it, I now had some considerable credit with him!  So I got this:


A half shekel from Tyre from year 40 or by our dating 86/86 BC

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153517

A wonderful coin without the typical worn down obverse.  There is a small flan flaw in front of the portrait but I can live with it.  It doesn't detract at all from the coin in hand.

Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: Half Shekel of Tyre added year 40
Post by: quadrans on February 24, 2019, 01:02:54 pm
Absolutely great addition Jay,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Half Shekel of Tyre added year 40
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 24, 2019, 01:04:50 pm
Thanks Q!  It's  ok  :laugh:


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 18, 2019, 04:21:26 pm
I think these two new pictures capture the coins better than the old ones

Domitian Antioch SC:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153968


Vespasian Capricorns:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153967


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: Steve P on March 18, 2019, 07:04:10 pm
Sweet!! ... holy moly!!

 +++ +++

Jay => congrats, both of those babies are complete winners!

 :zag: :Greek_omega_small: :2littleEs: :Greek_Tau:


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: quadrans on March 19, 2019, 12:12:20 am
Great addition, both, Jay  +++

Nice Domitian portrait on the Antioch mint  ;)

and nice Vespasian Capricornus with the small shield version... +++

Joe/Q.


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 19, 2019, 12:08:23 pm
Thanks guys


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: Robin Ayers on March 19, 2019, 12:09:09 pm
Wow, great additions to your collection. The portrait on the Domitian is fantastic!


Title: Re: 2 new Flavian pics
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 21, 2019, 08:02:30 pm
Thanks Robin!


Title: Re: A rare German Domitian added
Post by: Jay GT4 on March 22, 2019, 04:06:11 pm
After waiting over a month this beauty finally arrived today!

A rare denarius issued by Domitian between January 1-September 13, 88 AD.  The obverse legend has the rare legend GERMAN rather than the shorter GERM.  A sought after type, I barely beat another Flavian collector for it!  ;D 


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154009

Enjoy!


Title: Re: A rare German Domitian added
Post by: David Atherton on March 22, 2019, 04:29:05 pm
After waiting over a month this beauty finally arrived today!

A rare denarius issued by Domitian between January 1-September 13, 88 AD.  The obverse legend has the rare legend GERMAN rather than the shorter GERM.  A sought after type, I barely beat another Flavian collector for it!  ;D 


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154009

Enjoy!

Fabulous addition! These denarii with 'GERMAN' fully spelled out are my favourite rarities in the series.

BTW, yours has more eye appeal than my example.


Title: Re: A rare German Domitian added
Post by: orfew on March 22, 2019, 04:53:10 pm
I love it! I am glad it went to someone who will appreciate it


Title: Re: A rare German Domitian added
Post by: Steve P on March 22, 2019, 07:41:16 pm
Nice!! ... hey Jay, that's a sweet Dom-the-Bomb addition! (congrats)

Oh, and hey, David => man, that is an awesome cat-avatar (congrats on wearing that sweet new look)

 +++



Title: Re: Philip III Babylon Tet & Brettian Æ Didrachm added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 09, 2019, 01:45:51 pm
Thanks Stevie!

Two new additions arrived today!

A Philip III Babylonian Tetradrachm, struck just after Alexander's death with Helios in field.  Ex Forum!  Gorgeous coin!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154544

Brettian Æ Didrachm with scarcer caduceus between Victory.  Amazing green patina that is glossy in hand:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154545

Both great coins!  Check em out! ;D


Title: Re: Philip III Babylon Tet & Brettian Æ Didrachm added!
Post by: Steve P on April 09, 2019, 02:49:04 pm
Sweet-sweet coins!!

 +++ +++

Hey, I already commented on that amazing Helios-head example in your other thread .... but "OMG" I haven't commented on how awesome that lovely Brettian Æ Didrachm is!! (man, Ares is definitely rockin' that beauty helmet!)

=> cha-ching, my friend!! ... two more winners added to your cool collection



Title: Re: Philip III Babylon Tet & Brettian Æ Didrachm added!
Post by: Enodia on April 09, 2019, 05:42:37 pm
Both nice coins Jay, but i really like that bronze didrachm!
(another Nike for Victory Lane?   ;)  )

- Peter


Title: Re: Philip III Babylon Tet & Brettian Æ Didrachm added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on April 09, 2019, 07:08:48 pm
Thanks guys!  The patina on the Brettian in hand is amazing.  Hard to capture in a photo.


Title: Re: Philip III Babylon Tet & Brettian Æ Didrachm added!
Post by: quadrans on April 10, 2019, 12:02:56 pm
Thanks Stevie!

Two new additions arrived today!

A Philip III Babylonian Tetradrachm, struck just after Alexander's death with Helios in field.  Ex Forum!  Gorgeous coin!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154544

Brettian Æ Didrachm with scarcer caduceus between Victory.  Amazing green patina that is glossy in hand:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-154545

Both great coins!  Check em out! ;D

Great additions, Jay,  :) ;)

Congratulation,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 03, 2019, 05:44:16 pm
Thanks Q!

Just added this very rare Dupondius of Vespasian struck by Titus after his deification.  Only one in Coinarchives!  Rated R2.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155017

Enjoy!



Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: orfew on May 03, 2019, 07:45:54 pm
A very nice catch Jay.


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 04, 2019, 06:05:36 am
Thanks Andrew!


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on May 04, 2019, 07:32:19 am
While contemporary denarii are generally easy to find, Vespasian bronzes issued after his deification are quite though to find.

I've been lucky to get a Sestertius a while ago, this is the first time I've seen the dupondius.

Congrats Jay!

Alberto


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: okidoki on May 04, 2019, 12:49:28 pm
nice catch Jay,

Vespasian must be one of the heaviest emperors in history ?


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: Harry G on May 04, 2019, 02:45:47 pm
Very nice! Like the bust especially.

Harry  +++ +++


Title: Re: Very rare Vespasian Dupondius added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 04, 2019, 10:18:35 pm
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 23, 2019, 02:40:25 pm
I've always wanted this Domitian secular games denarius.  It's a nice change from the constant Minerva reverses he's so well known for:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155357

Very pleasing in hand and beginning to develop a very nice dark toning.  Not nearly as banged up in hand as the picture suggests.


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Steve P on May 23, 2019, 10:15:43 pm
Yeeehaaa => wow Jay, that's an amazing new addition (congrats, coin-dawg!)

 +++

Oh, did you happen to notice that the Toronto Raptors won tonight?!!

Cha-fricken-ching!!

I like you

stevex6



Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: labienus on May 24, 2019, 12:33:20 am
Very nice patina indeed, Jay.


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 24, 2019, 04:50:42 am
Thanks guys!  Steve of course...

 :Greek_Gamma: :A: :Greek_Rho: :cross: :Chi-Rho_noPinOval: :Greek_Gamma: :zig:     :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Nu:      :zig: :Greek_Iota: :Chi-Rho_noP_2dots:


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Blayne W on May 24, 2019, 04:08:47 pm
Awesome coin Jay.  That is one that is on my want list.


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Steve P on May 30, 2019, 06:43:28 pm
 

Huge game tonight, my Torontonian coin-friend ...

 :Greek_Gamma: :A3: :Greek_Rho: :cross: :Greek_Theta_3:  :Greek_Gamma:  :zig:      :Greek_Digamma:  :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_Xi_2: :Csquare: :Greek_Kappa: :Greek_epsilon: :Greek_Nu:       :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_Theta_3: :Csquare: :Greek_Kappa:



Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: orfew on May 30, 2019, 07:43:46 pm
Very nice Jay. I am glad you got one.


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 30, 2019, 08:52:12 pm
Thanks Andrew and Steve!

 :Greek_Pi_2: :Greek_Delta: :Greek_Rho: :cross: :Greek_Theta_3: :reversedR: :zag:     :reversedB: :Greek_Lambda: :reversedB: :Greek_Psi:


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Steve P on May 30, 2019, 09:05:42 pm
Hey Jay => here is an old Larissa favourite of mine (sadly, sold to one of you guys) ...

THESSALY, Larissa. AR Obol
Circa 460-400 BC
Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 0.81 grams
Obverse: Horse prancing left
Reverse: Λ-Α-P-Ι (partially retrograde), Larissa advancing left, bouncing ball; all within incuse square
Reference: BCD Thessaly I –; BCD Thessaly II 358.5; HGC 4, 502 var. (symbols on obv.)
Other: 6h … VF, lightly toned
From the BCD Collection
CNG 396 – Lot #87


=> Spicy-P



Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 30, 2019, 09:10:52 pm
 :zig: :reversedP: :Greek_Iota: :Csquare: :Greek_Upsilon:

Back to the 4th quarter!  Close game!


Title: Re: Secular Games Domitian denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on May 30, 2019, 09:57:56 pm
 :Aramaic_sade: :Acircle: :Aramaic_res: :phoenician_taw_3: :phoenician_tet_1: :phoenician_he_1: Judean_nun_5      :2Us: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Nu:!


Title: Re: Rare Titus GENI added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 04, 2019, 03:12:11 pm
Took a while to get here but Titus finally arrived!  A rare left facing As with Genius on the reverse from 80-1 AD.  These Genius types are common for the later tetrarchs but not so much for the first century.  RIC rates it as (R) rare and they don't come up that often in trade.  

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155729

Enjoy!

Forum has a great numiswiki article on genius



Title: Re: Rare Titus GENI added!
Post by: Steve P on June 04, 2019, 03:44:19 pm
Holy crap! => dude, that coin is a total babe!! (congrats)

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Jay, that coin has amazing eye-appeal ... the reverse is super-cool (oh and yah, it also has a left-facing portrait, which usually gives it a bit of an extra cha-ching!)

Kawhi may even crack a smile if he saw your new addition?

 ;)





Title: Re: Rare Titus GENI added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 04, 2019, 04:05:36 pm
Can always count on you Stevie!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 06, 2019, 02:39:18 pm
Well, here is a wonderful coin of Domitian with Mars reverse.  Holed in antiquity and probably plugged in the late 19th century, but I'm just guessing.  The provenance is simply amazing:

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019;
Ex-Sammlung Heynen;
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155767

I have another coin coming from this same old provenance collection.  I'll post it when it arrives.  I'm awaiting a copy of the 2019 auction catalog from Olding as well as the Sammlung Heynen catalog from 1976 so I can do some research on this amazing collection.  I know Andrew and David have also acquired coins from this collection so it will be a group effort.  It's also nice to know they are going to good homes!


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on June 06, 2019, 03:07:51 pm
Awesome coin, congrats Jay!

Alberto


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: curtislclay on June 06, 2019, 04:17:23 pm
An interesting old collection, from which I too acquired a couple of coins.

Heynen's too was an interesting old German collection, but I think you're unlikely to find your coin in the Heynen catalogue of 1976, because that was the collection that Heynen, who died in 1970, donated to a German museum. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, which are now coming back onto the market via the coin dealer Olding.


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: orfew on June 06, 2019, 04:19:25 pm
Great coin and a great provenance. Congrats.


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 06, 2019, 04:31:52 pm
An interesting old collection, from which I too acquired a couple of coins.

Heynen's too was an interesting old German collection, but I think you're unlikely to find your coin in the Heynen catalogue of 1976, because that was the collection that Heynen, who died in 1970, donated to a German museum. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, which are now coming back onto the market via the coin dealer Olding.

Thank you Curtis!  It's not easy finding out info if you don't read German.  Was Heynen's original collection documented somewhere?


I've updated the description to include Curtis' and Andrew's succinct biographies.


Title: Re: Flavians keep on coming
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 07, 2019, 04:45:17 pm
This nice little misattributed Vespasian came in today.  Listed as the common  RIC 684 it's actually the rare RIC 686

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155819


Title: Re: Flavians keep on coming
Post by: orfew on June 07, 2019, 05:34:43 pm
Nicely spotted Jay, congrats.


Title: Re: Flavians keep on coming
Post by: Steve P on June 08, 2019, 06:37:42 am
Not too shabby, my friend (congrats)

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 :Greek_Pi_2: :A3: :Greek_Rho: :Tcurl: :circleplus: :Greek_Pi_2: :zig:     :Greek_Pi_2: :circleplus: :Csquare: :Greek_Kappa:


Title: Re: Flavians keep on coming
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 10, 2019, 05:29:51 am
Thanks Steve!  Raptors could win it all tonight!

 :Chi-Rho_noPinOval:


Title: Re: Titus Mule denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 19, 2019, 03:27:35 pm
Picked this little rare coin up.  A denarius of Titus with a reverse of Vespasian.  It was listed as the common Vespasian, but the T is right there!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156186


Title: Re: Titus Mule denarius added
Post by: quadrans on June 19, 2019, 03:38:47 pm
Nice find,  ;) +++

Q.


Title: Re: Titus Mule denarius added
Post by: orfew on June 19, 2019, 06:29:32 pm
Nice catch Jay.


Title: Re: Titus Mule denarius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 20, 2019, 05:55:37 am
Thanks guys


Title: Re: Titus Mule denarius added
Post by: okidoki on June 20, 2019, 11:03:48 am
Congrats Jay,

an interesting sceptre


Title: Re: Divus Vespasian from an Old collection added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 28, 2019, 11:09:31 am
A Divus Vespasian denarius arrived today!

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156280

Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956) with handwritten tag.  Old scratches beneath a thick black patina.

I'm very happy to now have 2 coins from this amazing collection!  I know both David and Andrew also have purchased Flavians from this collection.  I hope to add a few more!

Enjoy


Title: Re: Divus Vespasian from an Old collection added!
Post by: Carausius on June 28, 2019, 12:23:06 pm
Terrific provenance, Jay.  Is the obverse lettering style typical for Rome mint denarii of this time period?  I note in particular the flourishes on the "D" in DIVVS and "I" in Vespasianus.  I don't actively collect in this area, so I'm not familiar with these lettering styles.  I'm used to much simpler forms.


Title: Re: Divus Vespasian from an Old collection added! and Domitian on Horseback
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 28, 2019, 12:49:52 pm
Thanks! 

Yeah, pretty typical.  I have a few of these Divus types and they all seem to have some flare to the lettering.

Just as I uploaded the Divus coin the mailman knocked on the door and brought me this:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156281

A curious denarius from Domitian that has me stumped.  See the "Mystery Domitian" thread.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=119444.msg723602;topicseen#msg723602


Title: Re: Divus Vespasian from an Old collection added! and Domitian on Horseback
Post by: Steve P on June 29, 2019, 08:00:10 pm
Jay, I am a big fan of your sweet Vespasian denarius (oh, and your other recent additions as well)

=> hey, keep-up the good work (it's a pleasure to view your stuff)

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Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 11, 2019, 11:37:39 am
Thanks Stevie!

This one arrived today.  I've been looking for a winged Minerva Victrix ever since David got a rare variant out from under me  8). Although listed as (C) in RIC it's actually quite difficult to find.  Auction picture was over exposed and lifeless.  This pic is very close to the coin in hand:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156534

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: Steve P on July 11, 2019, 01:20:44 pm
Wow! => super eye candy! (fantastic patina ... it has rugged good looks)

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Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: David Atherton on July 11, 2019, 05:05:34 pm
I'm glad you got this one Jay! A beautiful specimen.


Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: orfew on July 11, 2019, 05:15:23 pm
Very nice Jay.


Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 11, 2019, 06:48:43 pm
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Domitian As with a very old pedigree added!
Post by: Vladislav D on July 12, 2019, 08:26:56 am
Well, here is a wonderful coin of Domitian with Mars reverse.  Holed in antiquity and probably plugged in the late 19th century, but I'm just guessing.  The provenance is simply amazing:

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019;
Ex-Sammlung Heynen;
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)


http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155767

I have another coin coming from this same old provenance collection.  I'll post it when it arrives.  I'm awaiting a copy of the 2019 auction catalog from Olding as well as the Sammlung Heynen catalog from 1976 so I can do some research on this amazing collection.  I know Andrew and David have also acquired coins from this collection so it will be a group effort.  It's also nice to know they are going to good homes!
This is a great coin Jay !!!
Regards,
Vlad .


Title: Re: Winged Minerva!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 14, 2019, 08:16:54 pm
Thanks Vlad, I'm very happy to have two coins from that collection.  I also received the catalog of the collection and it is simply amazing. 


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 24, 2019, 10:49:22 pm
Last week this pretty rare coin of Vespasian, with the cista mystica reverse, arrived in the mail:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156711

I already have one but it's really rough.  This one isn't the greatest either, but both the obverse and reverse are a definite upgrade.  Lovely little coin in hand of a hard to find type.


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: Steve P on July 25, 2019, 01:52:19 am
Super-cool snakes, my ol' coin-friend (congrats)

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Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: djmacdo on July 25, 2019, 05:31:23 am
That is a nice specimen indeed!  I have seen a few of these over the years and every one but this one has been worn almost to the point to illegibility.  For this type, this is unusually nice. 


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 25, 2019, 05:39:18 am
Thanks guys, yes this type is usually pretty rough and well travelled so I'm pleased for now to have this one.

New:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156711

Old:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-136837

Of course I'd love one with full obverse legends


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: orfew on July 25, 2019, 10:34:52 am
Great new addition and nice upgrade. I have been looking for one of these for a while.



Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: curtislclay on July 25, 2019, 11:07:06 am
Only five spec. in Reka Devnia hoard, so a scarce type.


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: quadrans on July 25, 2019, 01:50:04 pm
Nice addition Jay,  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Vespasian Cista mystica added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on July 25, 2019, 02:37:44 pm
Thanks guys, and thanks Curtis for the RD hoard numbers.  I have a copy of it somewhere but don't remember where!


Title: Re: Domitian and his Goat added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 16, 2019, 12:45:52 pm
Finally added a coin of Domitian that isn't a Minerva reverse!

Domitian and his goat:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-157902

Although listed as "Common" in RIC I've had a tough time finding one.  I'm very pleased with this coin, and the fact that it has a very pronounced dot at the end of the legend is a bonus!  Minted after the deification of Vespasian under Titus.


Title: Re: Domitian and his Goat added!
Post by: orfew on September 16, 2019, 05:09:49 pm
Very nice Jay


Title: Re: Domitian and his Goat added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on September 18, 2019, 03:19:55 pm
Thanks!


Title: Re: Rare Brettian drachm added
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 01, 2019, 12:52:20 pm
This nice Brettian drachm arrived today in the mail:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158110

Rare with these control marks.  Only 2 on acsearch including this one.  Obverse struck with a worn die but still nice.  Reverse is very nicely preserved.


Title: Re: 2 Brettian Punic war issues added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 02, 2019, 12:21:10 pm
Another Brettian Punic war issue added today:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158124

Seems to be rare with the "hammer" or "double axe" in field.  Nice patina and not as rough in hand.

Love these coins!


Title: Re: 2 Brettian Punic war issues added!
Post by: orfew on October 02, 2019, 04:46:55 pm
I love the patina Jay. Nice catch.


Title: Re: 2 Brettian Punic war issues added!
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 03, 2019, 03:31:18 pm
Thanks!


Title: Re: 2 Brettian Punic war issues added!
Post by: Meepzorp on October 03, 2019, 06:58:35 pm
Hi Jay,

Nice Brettian coins! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 04, 2019, 03:51:37 pm
Thanks Meep!

Added this decent sestertius today of Domitian on Horseback spearing a fallen German soldier:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158145

Rated as (C) in RIC it's actually quite scarce to find.  Worn but with a pleasing portrait.


Title: Re: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: orfew on October 04, 2019, 03:52:51 pm
Nice catch Jay.


Title: Re: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 05, 2019, 06:33:56 am
Thanks!


Title: Re: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: FlaviusDomitianus on October 05, 2019, 10:40:25 am
That's a great type, a must have.

Alberto


Title: Re: Domitian on Horseback spearing German Sestertius added
Post by: Steve P on October 19, 2019, 09:00:07 am
Keep-up the great work, Jay

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Hi