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« Reply #975 on: February 19, 2018, 07:54:30 pm »

Hi Cara and stkp,

Thanks for the messages. Smiley

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« Reply #976 on: February 20, 2018, 07:12:34 am »

I really like the first coin.  Is the second a fouree?
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« Reply #977 on: February 20, 2018, 12:00:35 pm »

I really like the first coin.

Hi Nick,

I do too. And the rarity makes it even more desirable.

That's why I bid so aggressively on it and paid so much money for it. It cost me a fortune!

That's the first example of that issue that I've seen for sale in 20 years.

It is actually a Hyria type that is significantly rarer for Neapolis.

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« Reply #978 on: February 20, 2018, 12:08:45 pm »

Is the second a fouree?

Hi Nick,

That's a good question.

I thought the same thing when I looked at my photo.

When I bid on it, I didn't think it was. And, in hand, it doesn't look like a fouree.

But when I shot my photos of it and enlarged them during processing, I started to suspect that it may be a fouree. The clues weren't evident until I blew it up.

It certainly has quite a bit of exfoliation, particularly on the obverse.

It has brown areas at the 11:00 to 2:00 position on the obverse. It even has some green tint on the nymph's cheek.

However, the weight is consistent with pure silver.

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« Reply #979 on: February 21, 2018, 12:07:30 am »

Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Apulia, Caelia (fifth coin)

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

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 4 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_calb_taras_pt04.htm

Roman Republic, Part 38 (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt38.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

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« Reply #980 on: February 22, 2018, 02:30:48 am »

Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Sicily (last coin)

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

Medieval Italy, Padua (last coin)

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

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

Today, I also swapped out 5 sub-par (blurry) Greek Italy photos that I had posted within the past few days.

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« Reply #981 on: February 23, 2018, 12:50:00 am »

Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Philippopolis (second coin)

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

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Ake (last coin)

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

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

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« Reply #982 on: February 24, 2018, 04:39:36 am »

Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek, Mysia, Part 1 (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/g_mysia_pt01.htm

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Apameia (second coin)

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

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 4 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt04.htm

Medieval Sicily, Part 5 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt05.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

I am now done posting my new arrivals. I don't know when I'll be able to resume working on my website.

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« Reply #983 on: February 24, 2018, 08:16:50 am »

you are on a roll! Nice coins. Keep them coming. Stkp
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« Reply #984 on: February 24, 2018, 10:12:43 am »

Nice return, Mep  Thumbs Up

Great group of coins,  Smiley

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« Reply #985 on: February 25, 2018, 04:05:52 am »

Hi stkp and quad,

Thanks for the messages. Smiley

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« Reply #986 on: February 25, 2018, 11:14:02 pm »

I agree,

Good to see you back in fine form Meep!

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« Reply #987 on: March 04, 2018, 03:49:11 pm »

I hope she recovers OK.
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« Reply #988 on: May 15, 2018, 04:38:10 pm »

Quite the extensive website with a lot of coins and even attribution tickets as well. That's a nice touch for sure. It will take some time to read through your site. Reading a section at a time starting from the top.

I'd also like to know if I can add your site link to my website links page? I am trying to get as many sites as I can to be useful for other people looking for ancient coin sites.
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« Reply #989 on: October 13, 2018, 06:45:48 am »

Hi folks,

I figured that I'd provide everyone with an update.

As some Forum members already know, this past year has not been good for me.

In the Fall of last year, my mother had routine hip replacement surgery done. She wound up getting infected with MRSA and almost died. Fortunately, she seems to be making good progress. Obviously, I had to help her with things.

In addition to that, another one of my family members asked me to help her with something. This consumed even more of my time.

On top of all of that, something else went wrong that I don't even want to discuss. I don't want to burden Forum members with all of my problems.

So, for the past year or so, I had 3 major, serious things all going wrong in my life simultaneously. I felt like I was doing a juggling act.

The result of all of this is that I was unable to work on my website for the past year because I had no free time. Hopefully, optimistically, this situation should remedy itself in a few weeks. I should be able to resume working on my website in a few weeks, unless something else goes wrong.

I have about 5 coins where there are errors in the tags. I need to correct these.

I've received about 20-30 coins in the past 6-12 months. I've been so busy that I didn't even have time to write up my tags. For the past 6-12 months, whenever I received a coin package, I've just been throwing the package in a pile in my den. I now have a whole pile of coin packages that need to be processed.

I still have hundreds of sub-par (blurry, etc.) photos in my website that need to be swapped out. And many photos need to be re-cropped.

I still need to add whole, entire sections to my website (Byzantine, etc.).

As some forum members already know, I divided my project into 3 phases. Phase I of my project was treating my bronze disease-infected coins. This took 18 months. Phase II of my project was correcting my erroneous and insufficient tags. This took 18 months. Phase III of my project is my website. I began my project in the Fall of 2012. That was 6 years ago. I began Phase III of my project (my website) in November 2015. That was 3 years ago. I now have 6 years of my life invested in this project, and 3 years of my life invested in my website, and there is no end in sight.

(continued in next post...)

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« Reply #990 on: October 13, 2018, 07:08:15 am »

Hi folks,

On top of all of this, as if enough things weren't going wrong in my life, a few weeks ago, my computer broke (again!).

The left mouse button broke (again!). This is the 5th time it broke. I purchased this computer less than 3 years ago, in November 2015. It is a HP laptop. It it less than 3 years old, but this is the 6th time it broke. And this is the 5th time that the left mouse button broke.

Every 6 months, my left mouse button breaks. And, every 6 months, I need a new keyboard. My computer is less than 3 years old, but it is currently on its 5th keyboard. And it just broke again. I don't know why this keeps happening. If it was still under warranty, it would be getting its 6th keyboard.

Obviously, my computer is now out of warranty. It isn't worth it to fix it. I guess I need a new computer.

Unfortunately, I can't buy a new computer now because I have too many files on my hard drive that I don't want to lose. Under normal circumstance, whenever I had x number of files on my hard drive, I would process them and transfer them to my flash drive. Unfortunately, because I've been so busy for the past year, I didn't have time to do that, and I just let everything go. And I had so many files on my hard drive. They all need to be processed and transferred to my flash drive. I don't want to lose them. I actually started processing them a few months ago, whenever I could squeeze in some free time.

Additionally, I don't think this is an appropriate time to buy a new computer because it is auction season. I've placed bids in auctions. I don't want to stretch my financial resources too thin.

The result of all of this is that I probably won't be able to buy a new computer for a few weeks or a few months. In the meantime, I bought a wireless external mouse. I am now sitting on my sofa in my den. My laptop is on my lap. And my wireless external mouse is on top of my laptop. I know. It is absolutely ridiculous. But what am I going to do?

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« Reply #991 on: October 13, 2018, 07:11:46 am »

I'd also like to know if I can add your site link to my website links page? I am trying to get as many sites as I can to be useful for other people looking for ancient coin sites.

Hi Gg,

I've been so busy lately that I am just reading your post now.

Of course you can add my site link to your website links page. I'd be honored.

Thank you for asking. Smiley

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« Reply #992 on: October 13, 2018, 02:17:47 pm »

What about just buying a USB or wireless keyboard to plug into the laptop?

It's a heckuva lot cheaper than a new laptop.
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« Reply #993 on: October 13, 2018, 03:52:27 pm »

If you're worried about your files, you could get an external hard drive and copy them onto that.
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« Reply #994 on: October 13, 2018, 05:04:13 pm »

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Unfortunately, I can't buy a new computer now because I have too many files on my hard drive that I don't want to lose. Under normal circumstance, whenever I had x number of files on my hard drive, I would process them and transfer them to my flash drive. Unfortunately, because I've been so busy for the past year, I didn't have time to do that, and I just let everything go. And I had so many files on my hard drive. They all need to be processed and transferred to my flash drive. I don't want to lose them. I actually started processing them a few months ago, whenever I could squeeze in some free time.

Just because you haven't yet processed them shouldn't prevent you from copying them to an external backup....thumb drive or external disk drive.  As a matter of fact, letting the files accumulate without ever backing them up is just asking for a mini-disaster, should your hard drive ever fail.  External storage, of either type, is ridiculously cheap, so there is no excuse for ever not backing up your data.
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« Reply #995 on: October 13, 2018, 10:18:38 pm »

As a matter of fact, letting the files accumulate without ever backing them up is just asking for a mini-disaster, should your hard drive ever fail.  External storage, of either type, is ridiculously cheap, so there is no excuse for ever not backing up your data.

Hi cmc,

I understand. And I agree with you.

Until October of last year, I was doing that (backing up my files).

But I was so busy this past year that I just let everything go. And I accumulated so many unprocessed files on my hard drive. Then, my computer broke.

I think I have a valid "excuse". I was so busy this past year that I didn't know if I was coming or going. For most of this past year, I didn't know what planet I was on.

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« Reply #996 on: October 13, 2018, 10:25:05 pm »

If you're worried about your files, you could get an external hard drive and copy them onto that.

Hi RB,

Thanks for the advice. I am aware of external hard drives.

But I didn't want to buy one just to serve as a solution for (what I hope is) a short-term problem. I already have a flash drive. My intention all along was that, when this "storm" in my life passed, I was going to go back to processing and transferring my files on a regular basis.

Also, I didn't want to clutter up my flash drive with raw, unprocessed files.

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« Reply #997 on: October 14, 2018, 05:09:42 am »

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Hi RB,

Thanks for the advice. I am aware of external hard drives.

But I didn't want to buy one just to serve as a solution for (what I hope is) a short-term problem.
Meepzorp

Having a back-up on a hard drive or online is essential and not only a short term necessity, or what do you do when next time the hard drive is broken instead of the keyboard?
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« Reply #998 on: October 14, 2018, 02:57:43 pm »

Flash drives can break down, so they're not ideal for long-term backups.
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« Reply #999 on: October 15, 2018, 11:04:08 pm »

Hi RB,

I didn't know that.

I had always assumed that an external hard drive would be more prone to breaking down because it has moving parts. A flash drive has no moving parts.

To draw an analogy, a cassette player is more likely to break than a radio or some type of digital device with no moving parts.

I am not an expert in these matters (flash drives versus external hard drives), but conventional wisdom would lead someone to believe the exact opposite of what you stated. Is my thinking flawed?

Perhaps someone who is knowledgeable about these types of devices can comment.

Note to RB: I am not implying that you are not knowledgeable, but your statement totally surprised me because it goes against conventional wisdom.

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