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« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2019, 04:15:46 pm »

I hadn’t seen your gallery before.  Great coins—you have a good eye!
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« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2019, 02:02:02 pm »

Thank you everyone for the kind words. I appreciate them.

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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2019, 02:35:37 pm »

Aurelian is just so Third Century  Wink

Capital idea, as  a focal point. Aurelian seems to have a sizable issuance in his name and that of the empress, Severina.  Other names to look out for, on the Palmyrene front: Vabalathus and ZenobiaVabalathus was son of Odenathus and Zenobia of Palmyra.  Zenobia assumed the purple upon Odenathus' (rather suspicious) death, with Vabalathus as nominal king.  One of the issues pairing Vabalathus with Aurelian would fit in nicely here.  Smiley Zenobia is quite the rarityUndecided   

Even as a French speaker, I still find it tiring to read some of the numismatic works, such as RPC 7.1 (M. Spoerri Butcher). It's the wading through a multitude of languages (French, Latin, Greek...). Other writers are not a problem. 

Learning 'numismatic' French  will at least help you with some other works.  I'm not interested in learning Bulgarian, so am hunting for Varbanov's English translation of his Greek Imperial Coins series.

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Anaximander,

There is something about Aurelian's short reign that has drawn me to him historically so I thought that it would bring some sort of discipline to my collecting focus. I would probably bankrupt myself if I simply purchased whatever I found artistically beautiful. Of course I still do plenty of that; witness my Larissian coins.

Somewhere on my list of "to dos" is to search out the sole coinage of Vabalathus. Zenobia's coinage would be a wonderful addition but I fear that the price would be out of my league.

By the way, I really like your gallery and so I recommended it for Gallery of the Year.

Tracy
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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2020, 06:28:10 pm »

...and now for something completely different (with apologies to Monty Python): a coin from the Sasanian empire. Khusro II to be exact: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-159630

My strong interest in the Sasanian empire has lead me, naturally, to its interesting and challenging coinage. I hope that you enjoy.

Tracy
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« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2020, 03:41:45 am »

Excellent addition, Tracy.  Your Khusru II is in wonderful condition (sorry, technical term).  You have done homework on the type. Myself, I'm lacking in references, not having invested much effort for the lone example of Sasanian coinage in my collection. Incidentally, it's a Khusru I. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155750

Congratulations on achieving the rank of Consul.  Hail Tracy!

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« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2020, 06:56:51 am »

Excellent addition, Tracy.  Your Khusru II is in wonderful condition (sorry, technical term).  You have done homework on the type. Myself, I'm lacking in references, not having invested much effort for the lone example of Sasanian coinage in my collection. Incidentally, it's a Khusru I. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155750

Congratulations on achieving the rank of Consul.  Hail Tracy!

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Thank you Anaximander. I appreciate it. I am lucky in that I have full access to the University of Wisconsin – Madison library system. The graduate library contains many numismatic references, most of which circulate. I have access to Göbl's Sasanian Numismatics as well as all of the SNS volumes published to date. In addition, when I am on the library's WiFi I have full access to JSTOR. All of this makes it easy to consult and collect reference books and articles.

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« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2020, 02:17:24 pm »

Excellent addition, Tracy.  Your Khusru II is in wonderful condition (sorry, technical term).  You have done homework on the type. Myself, I'm lacking in references, not having invested much effort for the lone example of Sasanian coinage in my collection. Incidentally, it's a Khusru I. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155750

Congratulations on achieving the rank of Consul.  Hail Tracy!

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Thank you Anaximander. I appreciate it. I am lucky in that I have full access to the University of Wisconsin – Madison library system. The graduate library contains many numismatic references, most of which circulate. I have access to Göbl's Sasanian Numismatics as well as all of the SNS volumes published to date. In addition, when I am on the library's WiFi I have full access to JSTOR. All of this makes it easy to consult and collect reference books and articles.

Tracy

 Yes, I agree with Anaximander, and Tracy you are lucky to have a nice resource... Wink

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Nice Khusru II...  Thumbs Up

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« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2020, 08:27:40 am »

Excellent addition, Tracy.  Your Khusru II is in wonderful condition (sorry, technical term).  You have done homework on the type. Myself, I'm lacking in references, not having invested much effort for the lone example of Sasanian coinage in my collection. Incidentally, it's a Khusru I. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155750

Congratulations on achieving the rank of Consul.  Hail Tracy!

The lowly Anaximander, Praetorian.



Thank you Anaximander. I appreciate it. I am lucky in that I have full access to the University of Wisconsin – Madison library system. The graduate library contains many numismatic references, most of which circulate. I have access to Göbl's Sasanian Numismatics as well as all of the SNS volumes published to date. In addition, when I am on the library's WiFi I have full access to JSTOR. All of this makes it easy to consult and collect reference books and articles.

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Small world. I live in Madison as well. Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2020, 02:30:34 pm »

The research and descriptions of the coins that you post are a pleasure to read. Keep them coming! Stkp
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« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 06:43:34 am »

Mark,

It is indeed a small world. It's funny that oftentimes one may interact on a discussion board with others without knowing that they might be neighbors.

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« Reply #60 on: Yesterday at 06:44:46 am »

The research and descriptions of the coins that you post are a pleasure to read. Keep them coming! Stkp

Thanks Stkp. I appreciate it. Sometimes I think that I go overboard with the research and descriptions but I guess that kind of thing is just in my nature.

Tracy
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