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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2019, 12:57:24 am »
I added a smattering of silver and bronze coins to my Roman Republican gallery over the past few weeks, including: a Marc Antony denarius with a lovely portrait; a Brutus Albinus denarius with incredible rainbow toning, likely developed while on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum; a light Aes Grave as from the Second Punic War; an interesting type Censorinus bronze; and an excellent condition Rostrum Tridens As with a nice old provenance.  

Link to my gallery is at the bottom of this post.  Please take a look and enjoy!  I may add a few more coins before month-end.

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2019, 06:08:55 pm »

A lovely commemoration of an assassin, or would-be assassin.  I wonder who held that coin for so many years before it went to auction again, but perhaps a more complete provenance was not passed on.  Still, the pedigree!!

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #77 on: December 19, 2019, 12:07:07 am »
Great coins and additions, Michael   +++

Congratulation

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2019, 09:30:45 am »
Quote from: Schatz on December 18, 2019, 06:08:55 pm

A lovely commemoration of an assassin, or would-be assassin.  I wonder who held that coin for so many years before it went to auction again, but perhaps a more complete provenance was not passed on.  Still, the pedigree!!

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Hello Schatz.  Which assassin commemoration are you referring to?  I have several!  ;)

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2019, 09:31:25 am »
Quote from: quadrans on December 19, 2019, 12:07:07 am
Great coins and additions, Michael   +++

Congratulation

Joe/Q.


Thanks, Joe!

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Two Holiday Season Additions to Carausius' Roman Republican Gallery
« Reply #80 on: December 26, 2019, 11:30:09 pm »
In celebration of the holiday season, I have added two denarii to my Forum Gallery bearing the closest device to a reindeer sleigh that the Roman Republic has to offer:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-159341

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-159301


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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #81 on: December 27, 2019, 10:37:40 am »
Not merely the stags, but a moneyer who had something special about his nose! 
   Could it be that Rudolph actually came before Santa???   That the "Clausii" suppressed the Axia during the Triumviral Proscriptions?  Did Johnny Marks, Gene Autry and Burl Ives know this and continue the cover-up?
  Has Michael re-written holiday tv stop-motion animation history ?!?! :<a href='../numiswiki/view.asp?key=wreath' target='_blank'>wreath</a>2:
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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #82 on: December 27, 2019, 11:13:01 am »
 ;D.  Indeed, to earn the cognomen "Naso", the moneyer's ancestor could have had a massive nose or, perhaps, a "button nose"!

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2019, 05:47:51 pm »
Great coins, Michael,

I always enjoy the nice Roman Republic coins...

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #84 on: December 27, 2019, 06:01:19 pm »
Thanks, Joe!

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My last...is the first!
« Reply #85 on: December 28, 2019, 04:27:45 pm »
The last addition to my Forum Gallery for 2019 is the first silver coin type struck in the name of the Romans!  Please take a look.  The link to my gallery appears in the footer.  

I started this Gallery in March/April 2018, and I've gradually added coins that reflect the development of Roman Republican coinage from its inception.  I could probably use a bit more 2nd century material in the gallery, and I'll try to focus on that next year.  

Happy New Year!    

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #86 on: December 28, 2019, 04:34:25 pm »
Wonderful addition.  I'd love to have one of these big early Roman didrachms

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2019, 04:58:14 pm »
Thanks, Jay! 

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #88 on: December 28, 2019, 06:55:40 pm »
Nice that you got the oak leaves so distinctly.  They often seem to drift off the flan.  I have one with a wonderful obverse bust and about 1/18th of an oak leaf (and a reverse that looks like it was trampled by oxen....)
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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #89 on: December 28, 2019, 07:41:01 pm »
Thanks!  Yes, the huge flan and complete devices were a big attraction.  Some of the reverse  legend would have been nice, but that comes at great cost (and is sometimes tooled).

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #90 on: December 29, 2019, 09:19:58 am »
That Roman didrachm is impressive - historically and otherwise.  How often do you get to say things like that? The scholarship really helps to appreciate it, so job well done. 

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2020, 10:11:23 pm »
Spent the entire day at the American Numismatic Society library researching provenances for my Roman Republican coins.  I found an important 1929 addition to the already good provenance for this Postumia denarius, turning the provenance from good to great!

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Some new Roman Republican Gallery Additions with impressive pedigrees
« Reply #92 on: February 02, 2020, 02:39:10 pm »
Hello Forum friends.

January has been a busy month for me.  I've acquired three Imperatorial denarii for my collection from recent auctions, none of which had significant reported provenances.  After researching the coins in my numismatic library, I found significant, unreported provenances for each coin.  This is the fruit of "Old Auction Catalogue Madness" (see thread with that name in the Book section for context)!  Two of the Imperatorial denarii (Lucius Antony portrait and rare Cassius aplustre) have been uploaded to my Forum gallery so far.  Not wishing to tempt postal fate, the third denarius will be added upon actual receipt later this week.

Also added is an important Semilibral reduction AE Semuncia from the enigmatic Crawford 39 series.  I bought this coin from a friend who had already found a remarkable pedigree which I now share with the Forum community.  

Please take a look at my recent additions via the link to my gallery, below.  Enjoy!

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #93 on: February 02, 2020, 04:39:16 pm »
Some great addition... +++

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2020, 03:23:29 pm »
Great coins and always a gain to browse through your addtions.

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« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2020, 04:01:06 pm »
Thanks Norbet and Quadrans for your kind words.

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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2020, 10:23:10 pm »
Very impressive that you could trace that semuncia, which is very nicely preserved.   One of mine has a provenance of "$5 each/3 for 10 box"!
  Nice additions, all three!
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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2020, 09:48:37 am »
Thanks, PMah.  My friend that sold me the semuncia traced the pedigree, so I cannot claim credit for that one.  The pedigrees on the denarii additions, however, are all my work!

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Good Provenance Added to Gallery Coin
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2020, 10:45:27 am »
While researching a different coin in my old auction catalogues, I serendipitously found a provenance for this coin from my Forum Gallery:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-159341

It is from the Sir Charles Oman Collection, auctioned by Christies on 2 July 1968.  While a pre-1970 provenance is the "gold standard" for meeting certain legal hurdles, a pedigree to an important collector adds spice.  This is my first Oman coin!

Sir Charles Oman (1860-1946) was a well-published military historian and numismatist.  As an historian, he is widely regarded for restructuring medeival battles from myriad accounts.  He authored an important book on English coinage in 1931.  He collected Greek silver, Roman and English Coins.  He was President of the Royal Numismatic Society from 1919-1930 (a remarkable run).  He received the Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society in 1928.  His photo below.


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Re: Introducing Carausius's Gallery
« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2020, 01:13:06 pm »
Great coin, Michael, and nice find  +++

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