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Offline Enodia

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #200 on: June 19, 2021, 03:12:46 pm »
Yeah, thanks Joe.
It's part of a long series including Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Rabbit, etc. I'm sure our UK members are familiar with them.

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« Reply #201 on: August 27, 2021, 12:07:58 am »

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #202 on: September 04, 2022, 02:01:24 pm »
It's been a long time since I've added anything significant to my gallery, but here are 2 coins from Velia i recently acquired.

The first is a rare tiny obol featuring the forepart of a lion gnawing on a stag's leg. The small size and dark toning make it very difficult to make out in hand, but I think it is a great example of late archaic style. It is also the oldest coin in my collection.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=176941

Next up is a stealthy bronze of 15mm. I say 'stealthy' because it is SO much prettier in hand than the picture shows. Another dark coin, I had to lighten the image uite a bit just to be able to see any details. Obviously the owl is quite lovely, but what is harder to see is the amazing portrait of Herakles. I was very pleased when I opened my package!

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=176934

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #203 on: September 04, 2022, 02:37:13 pm »
Both are wonderful coins, nice to see you posting some new ones.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #204 on: September 04, 2022, 03:03:57 pm »
What a fascinating collection of ancient coins and antiquities! I also enjoy reading your erudite descriptions! Thanks very much for sharing your wonderful collection with us!

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #205 on: September 04, 2022, 06:19:42 pm »
Thank you both for the kind words.  🙂

The archaic obol is an unusual coin. Williams only list 2 samples, both described as 'lion facing left'. However the plates show both coins facing right. The coin is rare in any case, but I wonder which is more so.
In any case it is a miniature version of a contemporary drachm which I have wanted for awhile but which is seldom offered. This I guess this is my consolation prize.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #206 on: October 02, 2022, 07:49:15 pm »
Every now and then a coin jumps up an says "I'm yours". This coin did that to me, and I'm so glad. I wasn't looking for anything like it, although I do have an affinity for veiled goddess coins.
Joe, you hooked me!

Looking around the internet I found many many examples but only one as pretty as this specimen (I suspect from the same dies), but not in as nice a grade...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=177361

I haven't decided on the best way to de-plasticize it yet, but it will happen soon. I like to touch my ancient coins!

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #207 on: October 02, 2022, 07:52:46 pm »
Beautiful coin. Getting them out of their prisons is pretty easy, there are threads here about it. I just use a thin screwdriver, stick it into the side and twist in a few places and it pops apart.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #208 on: October 21, 2022, 07:59:33 pm »
HELLO... Hello... hello...   😕

Oh well, should anybody wander by here is my latest addition...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=177903

The Nike reverse is not very well struck and the dies were obviously worn, but I like the Hekate portrait.

Please turn off the lights on the way out.
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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #209 on: October 21, 2022, 08:25:55 pm »
Interesting how the portrait fits the oblong flan perfectly!

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #210 on: October 21, 2022, 09:37:28 pm »
I love the portrait. Nice coin.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #211 on: October 21, 2022, 10:39:38 pm »
Thanks guys.

Interesting how the portrait fits the oblong flan perfectly!

Yeah, that's cool. I have a few like that, and it makes me think of some guy in the back room of the mint trying to reclaim odd flans by engraving them individually.
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Nah, probably not.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #212 on: November 19, 2022, 05:38:43 pm »
Okay obviously this retirement buying moratorium isn't going as planned.
There have just been too many coins in my collecting area coming up lately, and most of them reasonably priced. What's a poor boy to do?
Well indulge myself of course. I've always been able to resist anything but temptation!  😄

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=178701

This one, my first didrachm from Herakleia, really does look [cliche mode] so much better in hand [/cliche mode]. The image definitely exaggerates the surface problems.
But this coin is, to me, such a classic example of a Magna Graecian didrachm that I just had to give it a good home.
Enjoy...

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #213 on: November 19, 2022, 06:27:42 pm »
It is a beauty, Peter. I know what you mean about dialing back the purchasing. LOL.

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #214 on: November 22, 2022, 07:44:52 am »
Thanks for sharing. I was just rummaging among my 'Greek Italians' and wishing I had more than the one specimen for Velia.  I hadn't made the connection of the K as (possibly) Kleodoras in Heraklea.  I have a Kleudoras "˃Ε" monogram coin (as do you) for Velia (330-325 BC) and a "K" coin for Heraklea (400-350 BC).  The dates on these coins neither disqualify nor confirm any such connection, but wouldn't it be nice if they did!
 
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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #215 on: November 24, 2022, 01:40:40 pm »
It would indeed!  🙂

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Re: Latest additions to my gallery...
« Reply #216 on: November 26, 2022, 09:44:29 pm »
What a great Hercules reverse Peter! Great coin!
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