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Author Topic: Nemo's Gallery - Three Scarce to Rare Titus Denarii Added  (Read 66390 times)

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Offline Nemonater

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare Vespasian Didrachm added
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2013, 09:53:54 am »
Thanks David,  it's one of my favorites.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare Vespasian Didrachm added
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2013, 12:32:22 pm »
Hi,

I have a more or less complete run of Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin from 1944 through to its eventual demise. Below is an image of the Seaby coin from 1982, described as "scarce, good VF". It proves categorically that your coin is not the Seaby specimen.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare Vespasian Didrachm added
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013, 07:47:40 pm »
Thanks for the scan Mauseus.  So at least three examples with ETOYC abbreviated as ET.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Daric added
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 01:08:00 pm »
Added a daric from the time of Darius I - Xerxes II

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-98530

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - A **Genuine**Caracalla added
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2013, 11:39:51 pm »
I've added a Caracalla denarius from Forvm to replace the fake I had purchased off !$&!bay.  It just arrived today, toning is much nicer in hand.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-99622

I don't know why I chose this one, but I really like it!

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - A **Genuine**Caracalla added
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2013, 11:32:23 am »
I don't know why I chose this one, but I really like it!

You chose it be because it speaks to you in a personal way, as you coin choices should. Nice choice and I'm sure much better than your prior fake!  Congrats.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Caracalla's family and some friends added
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2013, 03:36:07 pm »
Thanks Carthago.  I've been on the lookout for a replacement for some time and I kept coming back to this one.  Here's a picture of him with his family and friends.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Alexander III ‘the Great’ drachm added
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2013, 06:44:30 pm »
A second coin for my Greek Gallery!  I've always loved this reverse type, finally pulled the trigger on one!  As always, I enjoy hearing your comments.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Alexander III ‘the Great’ drachm added
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2013, 11:50:32 am »
Hi Nemonater I reallylike your collection  ;)

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Alexander III ‘the Great’ drachm added
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2013, 08:44:25 am »
Quote from: quadrans on August 06, 2013, 11:50:32 am
Hi Nemonater I really like your collection  ;)

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Best regards
Q.

Thanks Q, glad to hear it.  Your collection is outstanding.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Domitian Ae 25 LXF Countermark added
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2013, 10:06:42 pm »
I am very happy to have added a Domitian Ae 25mm, Sebaste, Samaria with a clear LXF countermark to my gallery.  The host coin itself is in excellent condition considering the countermarked coins are usually quite worn.  Enjoy!

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2013, 05:31:11 pm »
I believe this may be the second published example of the type.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-101802

As always, any corrections/comments are welcome!

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2013, 06:11:40 pm »
I believe this may be the second published example of the type.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-101802

As always, any corrections/comments are welcome!

A nice coin with this rare variant of the obverse legend!

See my comment in your Gallery entry.
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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2013, 08:23:37 pm »
Thanks for all the extra research Curtis, I really appreciate it.  The example I found was ex CNG coin shop, item 733620.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2013, 10:33:41 pm »
Just added an interesting and more seldom seen Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius. This coin my very well commemorate an unsuccessful ambush by the Jewish rebels.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-102422

As always, I love to hear any input.

Nemo

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2013, 12:07:08 pm »
I believe this may be the second published example of the type.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-101802

As always, any corrections/comments are welcome!

I missed this post before!

Actually I have another spec of this same coin: similar patina but different dies, I believe.

I will add it soon to my gallery.

Kind regards

Alberto

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2013, 12:11:58 pm »
Just added an interesting and more seldom seen Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius. This coin my very well commemorate an unsuccessful ambush by the Jewish rebels.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-102422

As always, I love to hear any input.

Nemo

Very intriguing sestertius.

Isn't it a little bit enhanced, though? Sorry if I'm wrong.

Kind regards

Alberto


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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2013, 03:56:34 pm »
I believe this may be the second published example of the type.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-101802

As always, any corrections/comments are welcome!

I missed this post before!

Actually I have another spec of this same coin: similar patina but different dies, I believe.

I will add it soon to my gallery.

Kind regards

Alberto

Here are the two coins: the reverse die is certainly different, while the obverse die may be the same.

Kind regards

Alberto


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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2013, 07:42:28 pm »
Very intriguing sestertius.

Isn't it a little bit enhanced, though? Sorry if I'm wrong.

Kind regards

Alberto

It does seem like some obverse smoothing but I don't believe any tooling. This coin is Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection and there was no mention of any work done on the coin, not that means anything.

I appreciate any observations in connection with possible (or definite) manipulation of any of the coins in my galley.

Thanks,

Nemo

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Rare left facing Titus/Victory As added
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2013, 07:57:53 pm »

Here are the two coins: the reverse die is certainly different, while the obverse die may be the same.

Kind regards

Alberto


If you want your coin to go from unique to common, post it on Forvm;D

Great Coin!  Your Titus looks mad and mine looks quite cheerful!

I'm torn about the obverse match. I'll have more time after the weekend to try and figure it out.  Does anyone else have an opinion?


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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Less common Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2013, 09:17:12 pm »
I just added another Titus "Capta"  Sestertius. It's a type I've been looking for for quite a while. The reverse legend is more legible in hand.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-102607



PS. Even after spending time on it, I still can't decide if Alberto's VICTORIA AVGVST is an obverse match although I'm leaning toward them not matching. Anyone with a better eye have an opinion? It seems to me the legend wraps further around the portrait than on my example.

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Another less common Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2013, 10:27:20 pm »
Nice one, Nemonater!

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Less common Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2013, 02:54:19 pm »
Even after spending time on it, I still can't decide if Alberto's VICTORIA AVGVST is an obverse match although I'm leaning toward them not matching. Anyone with a better eye have an opinion? It seems to me the legend wraps further around the portrait than on my example.

I think it's the same obv. die: lots of similarities, no decisive differences.
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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Another less common Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2013, 04:33:18 pm »
I just added another Titus "Capta"  Sestertius. It's a type I've been looking for for quite a while. The reverse legend is more legible in hand.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-102607



PS. Even after spending time on it, I still can't decide if Alberto's VICTORIA AVGVST is an obverse match although I'm leaning toward them not matching. Anyone with a better eye have an opinion? It seems to me the legend wraps further around the portrait than on my example.

Another fantastic coin! 

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Re: Nemo's Gallery - Another less common Titus "Judaea Capta" type Sestertius
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2013, 07:04:01 pm »
Thanks Dave and Aarmale, glad you liked them. 

Curtis, your opinion and input is appreciated. I tried overlaying them in photoshop to see if they matched but I think I was making it to complicated. Very cool to find a match to a rare variant.

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