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 on: Today at 07:24:58 am 
Started by Sosius - Last post by otlichnik
An excuse as old as time.  Iphimedeia claimed to have become pregnant by Poseidon by sitting at the seashore and scooping waves into her lap.

So absent husbands should ban bathing in the river and trips to the seashore.


 on: Today at 07:20:15 am 
Started by Andrey RAD - Last post by otlichnik
Inuit are the people, so I hope you didn't buy any Inuit.

You can buy Inuit art but you can't really find it in the ground.  The Inuit live in a tree-less region that is mostly permafrost.  It is truly a stunning and alien landscape.  But you don't get old Inuit burials grounds or old settlements.  There have been a few finds where remote camps have been excavated but that is about it.  You could wander the tundra digging here and there in the ice but you would get eaten by polar bears and/or die of exposure before you found anything.  More likely you would get hauled in by our Arctic Rangers and sent for a mental check-up.


 on: Today at 07:05:39 am 
Started by Bux W - Last post by otlichnik
I can't comment on the authenticity of the two items. 

As others have noted you probably need them examined in person by an experienced expert and not simply by photos.  I do know though that both terra cotta and stone (especially marble) items are being faked.  In fact fakes of small marbles are becoming more plentiful on the market here in central Europe.

They are also obviously dirt covered.  This could be done to fakes to make them look more authentic.  But if they are authentic items the dirt implies they are newly excavated.  While many coins are routinely found in situations without archaeological context - plowed farm fields, etc. - the risk that objects like this are looted from archaeological sites is higher.

Thus I would want a trustworthy dealer for both authenticity and provenance.


 on: Today at 05:35:19 am 
Started by Delmaticus - Last post by Meepzorp
Hi Del,

The reverse reminds me of a Holy Land coin. It's just a wild guess though.

I have a coin of Elagabalus that was minted in Nicopolis-Emmaus. The reverse on your coin reminds me of it. It looks similar.


 on: Today at 05:14:49 am 
Started by PtolemAE - Last post by Meepzorp

Actually, my BD problems aren't in the rear-view mirror. At least one of my previously treated BD coins has already relapsed. And it is getting worse and worse every day. I probably won't even be able to begin to re-treat it until January. Treating coins for BD is a massive undertaking and a long, continuous process. I just don't have the time for it now.

And, after I am done re-treating that coin (and any others that may relapse between now and January), I still must artificially re-patinate and wax all of my 30 or so previously treated coins - because the treatment process stripped the patinas on all of my BD coins. That whole process can take 1-3 months or more. Then, and only then, can I even begin to take photos of my collection. But I can't start doing any of this until January. So, I may be looking at March-May as a start time for taking photos of my collection.

My BD problems really set back my plans, by a minimum of 9-10 months, possibly longer.


 on: Today at 05:14:00 am 
Started by Kained but Able - Last post by Poemenius
in this italian forum there are many peoples that suspect it is a fake... if you look at the pictures you will understand.

the medallion is very expansive but the "pedegree" is not adeguate.... I don't know what to say... even if I had alot of money I would not buy it... maybe it is not a fake...but i'n mot 100% sure

 on: Today at 04:25:59 am 
Started by Capao M - Last post by Capao M
Beautiful piece.
Found by me.

 on: Today at 04:04:40 am 
Started by LouisvilleKYShop - Last post by LouisvilleKYShop
No, they just said, exotic money from what I understand.

 on: Today at 03:32:22 am 
Started by dafnis - Last post by dafnis
Latest update to my gallery:

- Denarius Pompeia:
- Denarius Plautia:
- Denarius Nero:
- Denarius Trajan:
- Denarius Septimius Severus:

 on: Today at 02:41:30 am 
Started by Andrey RAD - Last post by benito
Real interest in coins ( Roman and some degenerate greek) and precolumbian artefacts.
But living eight years in Canada I bought some Inuit and fossils.

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