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« on: April 15, 2012, 11:41:40 am »

The coin is actually much more pleasant in hand than it looks on the picture. Surfaces are very smooth, weight is 9,40 grams. Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 12:46:57 am »

That is one of the least worn examples of the series I have seen. It looks spectacular as a posted image, so if it looks better in the hand it would have to be the last word in keepers!

Only thing is the nymph being carried off by the “ready for action” satyr is supposed to be protesting. She looks to me quite happy with the situation!

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 03:03:20 am »

How about these two? Whci one of the three you like most?
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 04:12:24 am »

If I were the lady I would certainly choose jaimelai´s little satyr.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 08:04:41 am »

Gosh! It’s hard to say which it the better!

Hmmm.

The 2nd has a less archaic more classical style that is very pleasing but number three has that primitive elementalism that gives good examples of the archaic style such vitality.

I think I like your latest Optimus, (I like the cheeky smile on the nymph) though all of them would be great additions to any collection.

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