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Send me your address privately and I will be happy to give you a copy

Thanks Federico!
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Ancient Glass / Ancient Glass Book a Great Bargain on Amazon
« Last post by Joe Sermarini on Today at 11:59:12 am »
If you have any interest in ancient glass, Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum is a great buy at Amazon right now.

https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Sand-Ancient-Princeton-University/dp/0300179812/

Only $20.55 used! 

Features nearly all of the ancient glass objects in the collection of the Princeton University Art Museum. Collected over the course of more than a century, the objects originate from locations across the eastern Mediterranean region. Taken together, the 509 ancient glass vessels and plaques provide a timeline of archaeological and cultural history from the middle of the second millennium B.C. to the rise of Islam in the 7th century. 398 pages.
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It's amazing what a couple of simple tools can do, specifically digital scales, calipers, and little pieces of paper with clock faces printed on them.

I'm rounding out my attributions to include die alignment and maximum diameters for my coin collection.  I picked up a compact scale five years ago and embarked on a mission to weigh and record the weights of my coins, which I had sometimes neglected.  I have now procured a caliper and read some practical advice in the discussion boards. I am going to go through my collection again, recording diameters and adding die axes.

I've learned about a lot of references and some best practices from Forum, particularly in coin attributions. There is a succinct entry in Numiswiki for attributions, joining some Coin 101 entries, including |Die Alignment 101 and |Diameter 101

I was a tad unsure about the value of die axes, but as I am going through my collection anyway, what harm would it do? And I flipped back and forth on whether to use degrees or clock hours, and I decided on the clock face because of its very imprecision. I just don't want to be too fussy.  Having practiced with Die Alignment 101, I devised a suitable clock face of my own and printed it out on 2"x2" (50mm) paper. See below. 

Sample result: my denarius of Manlia Scantilla will be listed as: AR Denarius (2.79 gm, 18 mm, 6h) of Rome.

It is going to take time for me to go through all the coins, recording results in my database, and then posting updates to my Forum member gallery.  I will just have to be persistent.


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Roman Provincial Coins / Geta - Eros/Thanatos - unpublished?
« Last post by ambr0zie on Today at 07:59:22 am »
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I bought a Geta provincial that confuses me.

Original attribution from the house
THRACE. Anchialus. Geta (Caesar, 198-209). Ae.
Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Winged Genius standing facing, legs crossed, resting on torch set on altar.
Varbanov 43
I don't think this is correct.
As checked, the Anchialus coins with this reverse has the legend AΓXIAΛEΩN. On mine it starts with a Λ (or A) and ends with ΛITΩN or AITΩN.
 I know this reverse is common for several Thrace cities BUT
- not Pautalia - ΠAVTA-ΛIΩTΩN  (on my reverse it ends with ITΩN - one "extra" Ω on Pautalia
- not Marcianopolis - MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN - as the city on my coin starts with a Λ or A
- not Nicopolis -  NIKOΠOΛ ΠPOC IC
- not Augusta Traiana
Next choice - Hadrianopolis (I cannot find any Hadrianopolis Geta coins with this reverse being sold in archives) but
https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/thrace/hadrianopolis/t.html
Varbanov 3657 var  has this reverse but the obverse legend is  Λ CEΠTI ΓETA KAI
On mine is Λ Π (?)ΓETA (CP?!)

Any help is greatly appreciated. I also asked on other places and 2 private questions addressed to collectors who don't use communities so if I get an answer I will post it here also.
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We have two Constantine I "MARTI PROPVGNATORI" issues in competition this time. Both of the coins have been attributed as RIC VI: 776.

CAST YOUR VOTE BY CLICKING ON EACH COIN AND RATING BOTH OF THEM

Anonymous 1


Anonymous 2


This contest will end on the 17th of July.

Please note that the names of persons who have uploaded coins to the BOT gallery but are no longer members of FORVM are no longer being displayed. Their coins will however remain in the gallery, and from now on any such coin which is involved in a head to head contest will simply appear here as "Anonymous". That is the case with this head to head contest.

Thank-you for visiting and voting.

*Alex
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Identification Help / Re: Id (11) please
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 07:52:09 am »
Jeton featuring Louis XVI.  Maybe Nuremberg production--not an official French jeton.

Thanks for the reply. Do you mean a modern contemporary token or a token of that period?
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Identification Help / Re: Id (11) please
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 07:36:10 am »
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Identification Help / Re: Id (11) please
« Last post by djmacdo on Today at 07:26:46 am »
Jeton featuring Louis XVI.  Maybe Nuremberg production--not an official French jeton.
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Identification Help / Id (11) please
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 07:13:57 am »
Hello,

I'd like to Id this coin please.

Diameter is mm 15

Weight is g 0,44

Thanks for your help


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