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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #100 on: February 14, 2021, 01:31:23 pm »
Great coin and details... ;) :) +++

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #101 on: February 20, 2021, 06:06:24 pm »
If you check it out in my gallery one obvious question would be “why didn’t he list what is probably the standard modern reference for this coin, BCD Peloponnesos (or would that be Peloponnesos II?), instead of those much older references?” The answer to that question is simple: I only list a reference if I have access to it and can verify the attribution.
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Your discipline in references -and your research- are laudable.  It throws down the gauntlet to those of us, myself included, who have simply parroted what our dealers told us, checking some references when convenient, but not others. 

I just did a recon of the BCD references, to see what's available, and I was surprised to see how many are available, one way or another.  I was also surprised to see that I had several of them without knowing it  ::)HERE is my take on the availability of BCD references.  I have BCD Peloponnessos II (CNG 81/2), in hardcopy, and am happy to provide any reference from it that you'd like.
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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2021, 06:57:41 pm »
Thank you for your kind words, Anaximander. In addition, thank you for the write-up of BCD online sources. I’ve copied and pasted your post for future use (with attribution to you in my document). Hell, that future use was about five minutes after I pasted your post. I used the link provided by you to LHS Auction 96 in order to find and attribute my Argolis wolf forepart triobol. Now I can add that reference to the write-up in my Forum gallery.

I will keep your kind offer in mind for Peloponnesos II, should I need someone to peak in there for me. The same offer holds for you if there is something that you should need, although I don’t have a current list of my hard copy references published and currently as a community member (i.e. neither faculty, staff, nor student) due to Covid I am not allowed to access the University of Wisconsin - Madison Memorial Library Greek and Latin reference room, so I cannot get to SNG Copenhagen, SNG Von Aulock, etc.

Take care!

Tracy

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2021, 08:51:05 pm »
Thanks to Anaximander's work I was able to access BCD Peloponnesos via acsearch.info, verify the attribution of my coin, and therefore add the reference to the write-up in my gallery. I need to think more about where to find online sources.

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2021, 07:46:39 pm »
Greetings,

It’s been about a month since my last gallery upload. Here’s another Larissian obol of the bull wrestling type. The orientation on the obverse and the legend on the reverse are different from my other such obol. Also different is the addition of the lotus flower on the obverse, above the bull’s head.

Thanks for reading, and I hope that you enjoy: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-169253

Tracy

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2021, 08:22:36 pm »
Greetings again. This little gem just arrived in the mail. Another Larissain obol, another prancing horse, another depiction of Larissa. This one is from the BCD collection, specifically BCD Thessaly II no. 364.1.

Obviously BCD Thessaly II is the reference, and HGC 4 references BCD Thessaly II. However, I can find no reference to this coin in BMC Thessaly, Hunterian, Traité, Weber, McClean, Imhoof-Blummer Nymphen, Herrmann, or Boston MFA. I currently don’t have access to SNG COP and don’t have access to SNG ANS. Unpublished prior to BCD Thessaly II? If anyone knows of a reference for this coin other than the two cited above, then I would be appreciative to hear of it. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2021, 06:40:28 pm »
Hello again. It’s been quite a long while since I added a coin to my “Whitman Folder” of Aurelian and Vabalathus at Antioch (or is that Vabalathus and Aurelian?) but I have finally obtained what to me is an example of the inverse Z mint mark (Estiot), as opposed to the squared S (Bland). I am curious to know if any of you have an opinion regarding how to view this mint mark.

Thank you, and take care.

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2021, 04:03:34 am »
Nice coin, Tracy 🤗👍

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #108 on: May 31, 2021, 08:39:07 pm »
Greetings,

It’s been about two months since I’ve added a coin to my gallery. I was excited to obtain this wonderful Athenian obol, a miniature masterpiece in hand. Given that this is my third Athena/Owl example (I also have a tetradrachm and a triobol) I decided that I might as well start going down the numismatic reference rabbit hole. I was able to obtain both Starr and Svoronos Athens. I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the format of Svoronos Athens so when it arrived and I opened it up I was quickly overwhelmed. There are over 4,500 coins pictured in 115 plates. There is no descriptive text for the coins depicted, but there are extensive indices. There will definitely be a learning curve with this reference work.

Enjoy: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170554

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #109 on: June 01, 2021, 04:07:40 pm »
 +++ Such a nice Athenian obol. Describing it as “rough” doesn’t do it justice (shame on BMC!).

I like to see your numismatic reference collection grow, too. I have neither of those two references, myself, and it’s great to know someone who does. If you need any translation from the French, I’m sure I can help.
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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #110 on: June 01, 2021, 06:56:45 pm »
Anaximander,

Thank you, and I agree with your judgement about BMC’s judgement.

Thanks as always for the generous offer of a translation. Fortunately for me I was able to obtain the 1975 Ares Publishers version, which according to the publisher is a new edition in English with new indices in English and an added plate.

If you ever need something out of Starr or Svoronos Athens, then just let me know.

Sometimes I think that I have a numismatic reference problem more than a coin problem. Either is a good problem to have.

Be well.

Tracy

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #111 on: June 12, 2021, 06:41:25 pm »
Greetings,

I’ve just added another fractional to my collection of Larissian coins. Another prancing horse and Larissa with a wreath and ball: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170879

I’m thinking of advertising a new motto for my gallery, since I’ve purchased nothing but small denominations for a while now: Fractionals Forever!

Thanks for reading/looking.

Tracy

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #112 on: June 13, 2021, 12:40:38 pm »
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I love your coin taste ... nice horse addition

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Re: Tracy’s Relatively New Gallery
« Reply #113 on: June 13, 2021, 02:26:55 pm »
The fractions are a real niche area and you seem to be embracing it, which is wonderful.  I look forward to more additions!
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