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« Reply #125 on: February 16, 2019, 03:55:44 pm »

Broken potato chips taste just as good as whole potato chips ...

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=> that's a super sweet new keeper (I love coins with history and your new addition certainly has a coin-tale to tell, eh?)
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« Reply #126 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! Smiley


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« Reply #127 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!

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« Reply #128 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  Smiley but you're right, I believe I found 5 or 6 online.  Still one you don't see every day.
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« Reply #129 on: February 21, 2019, 10:15:26 am »

Beautiful little coin added today from Heraclea (thanks Pekka)

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

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« Reply #130 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
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« Reply #131 on: February 21, 2019, 11:41:03 am »

Nice coins and pics.
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« Reply #132 on: February 21, 2019, 01:58:38 pm »

Thanks Joe!
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« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2019, 10:51:04 am »

New picture of a Paphos Cleopatra VII coin

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« Reply #134 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!
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« Reply #135 on: February 24, 2019, 01:02:54 pm »

Absolutely great addition Jay,  Wink Thumbs Up

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« Reply #136 on: February 24, 2019, 01:04:50 pm »

Thanks Q!  It's  ok  laugh
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« Reply #137 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
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« Reply #138 on: March 18, 2019, 07:04:10 pm »

Sweet!! ... holy moly!!

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

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« Reply #139 on: March 19, 2019, 12:12:20 am »

Great addition, both, Jay  Thumbs Up

Nice Domitian portrait on the Antioch mint  Wink

and nice Vespasian Capricornus with the small shield version... Thumbs Up

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« Reply #140 on: March 19, 2019, 12:08:23 pm »

Thanks guys
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« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2019, 12:09:09 pm »

Wow, great additions to your collection. The portrait on the Domitian is fantastic!
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« Reply #142 on: March 21, 2019, 08:02:30 pm »

Thanks Robin!
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« Reply #143 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!  Grin 


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« Reply #144 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!  Grin 


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.
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« Reply #145 on: March 22, 2019, 04:53:10 pm »

I love it! I am glad it went to someone who will appreciate it
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« Reply #146 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)

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« Reply #147 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 ∆ 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! Grin
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« Reply #148 on: April 09, 2019, 02:49:04 pm »

Sweet-sweet coins!!

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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 ∆ Didrachm is!! (man, Ares is definitely rockin' that beauty helmet!)

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

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« Reply #149 on: April 09, 2019, 05:42:37 pm »

Both nice coins Jay, but i really like that bronze didrachm!
(another Nike for Victory Lane?   Wink  )

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