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Byzantine Coins / Re: A New Find, A Mule tetarteron.
« Last post by Simon on Today at 10:02:27 pm »
I think this seals the deal, The photo from the DOC collection. Mne is Trebizond.

https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.5607/view
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Books and References / Re: Gréau woes...
« Last post by helvetica on Today at 07:05:28 pm »
The Gréau pdf was put online on 2nd May 2022. Damn . if only I had waited 12 days after 15 years... ::)
I just checked what else they have put online lately. I discovered that you can list the items by date of upload ascending or descending...

Here are some of their latest goodies, god bless 'em.

Gréau Collection - Roman Coins
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53744222?rk=579402;0#

Bank Leu auction 26 May 1994: Arcadius to Constantine XI, "The Coinage of the Eastern Empire"
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5374441c?rk=600861;2

Bank Leu auction 28 mai 1974: Greek Coins
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5374514s.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=665239;2#

Sammling Walter Niggeler Part 1 (Greek Coins), M&M Basel, 3-4. December 1965
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373879d.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=2897010;0

Sammling Walter Niggeler Part 2 (Provincials and Romans to Augustus) 21-22 Oct. 1966.
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53737801.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4270407;2

Sammling Walter Niggeler Part 3 (Roman Coins after Augustus), M&M Basel, 2-3. November 1967
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5374458c.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=772536;0

"Catalogue of the important library on numismatics and archaeology of a well known scholar lately deceased. "
Bank Leu auction 31, 29-30 April 1982
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53744612.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=815454;4

Silvio Baldassari Islamic Coins sale, Leu auction 62, 18 May 1995
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5374463t.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=1824043;2

Bank Leu auction 28, Ancient Coins, 5-6 May 1981
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5374460p.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=1845502;4#

Bank Leu auction 6, The Virzi collection sale, Greek bronze coins of lower Italy and Sicily, 1973:
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373794w.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=3197440;4

Franz Trau Collection (mixed incl. 522 Greeks and Romans), few plates, Gebrüder Egger, 11.1.1904
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373524v.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4356244;4

Catalogue of coins of the Bosphoros, collection Jules Lemmé of Odessa, 10-11 May 1872
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53736847.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4592297;2

Collection Photiadès Pacha, Greek Coins, 19 May 1890
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373558d.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4613756;4
and the sale of his Byzantine coins
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373713r.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=5064402;4

Bompoise Collection, Greek autonomous coins, Hoffmann 15-16 Jan 1882
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53735482.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4699594;0

Moustier collection, Hoffmann 17 June 1872. Quite a few provincials amongst the emperors' sections, but no plates.
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373542s.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=4935646;4

Bank Leu Auction 52, "Greek and Roman Coins from a distinguishehed American Collection" (anyone know who this was ?). 15 May 1991.
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53737793.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=5236077;2

Brüder Egger, auction 10. Dec. 1906. mostly ancient coins of Sicily.
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53735257.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=5729642;0

Fontana collection, Roman coins, Hoffmann 25 May 1860
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373538q.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=5815479;2

Unger Collection, Brüder Egger, 26 April 1897
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t5373521q.r=m%C3%A9dailles%20m%C3%A9dailles?rk=6180288;0

There are loads more, even just from the past 3 weeks. Note that some of the above titles are in French or German, I just translated them. The list in order of date of upload begins here - I added the search term "médailles" to try and limit it to coin stuff, although it shows other stuff which mentions "médailles".
https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&startRecord=0&maximumRecords=30&page=1&query=indexationdate%20%3E%20%222017%2F02%2F17%22%20and%20provenance%20all%20%22bnf.fr%22%20%20and%20%28subgallica%20all%20%22m%C3%A9dailles%22%29%20sortby%20indexationdate%2Fsort.descending
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Books and References / Re: Gréau woes...
« Last post by Kevin D on Today at 06:26:18 pm »
I know feeling, having spent money for hard copies myself only to then find the PDF...
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« Last post by Jay GT4 on Today at 06:24:46 pm »
Some amazing new additions Mark!
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Books and References / Re: Gréau woes...
« Last post by helvetica on Today at 06:22:10 pm »
Oh Crikey, Paris must have scanned that very very recently. I wrote to Michel in Paris last autumn and asked them when they were going to scan it and he said it was on the "to scan" list, but along with thousands of others.
Dammit, if I had looked again and found it on gallica, I would never have paid out 200 SFr for the hard copy.
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Books and References / Re: Gréau woes...
« Last post by Kevin D on Today at 05:41:53 pm »
It would have been good (and probably normal) for the seller to have provided you with the package number so it could be inquired about.

If you were looking for a lawyer in the US, I would suggest that the cost would be more than the value of the book (or possible loss). However, hopefully there is a reasonable cost legal option for your location.

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Listing what I have found so far:
Description des médailles grecques, composant la collection de M.J. Gréau / par Henri Cohen ; dont la vente aux enchères publiques aura lieu le lundi 11 Nov., 1867.

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bd6t53738679


https://library.aarome.org/bib/60114

I was able to download the PDF of this catalog from the Gallica link above (144mb). I stepped through the download and it looks like it is all there. If this PDF would work for you, but you can't download from your location, let me know and I will try a WeTransfer...

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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Possible Transfer die?
« Last post by Callimachus on Today at 04:51:03 pm »
The image is gone. Here is what I see.
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Possible Transfer die?
« Last post by Ron C2 on Today at 03:48:29 pm »
If it's a transfer die, then someone went to a lot of trouble to put real wear on the coin after the strike.  Many of the damaged parts of the coin could not have been struck with a transfer die based on their shape.  I see the pearl boder you highlight as doubled, but that would also easily be explained by the initial strike of the coin being off, and then corrected with subsequent blows to the reverse die.
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Galba Sestertius
« Last post by Ron C2 on Today at 03:43:02 pm »
Looks OK to me apart from the obverse being harshly cleaned.
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