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Books and References / Paris Inventories and Acquisitions
« Last post by helvetica on Today at 07:39:02 pm »
Some of you may have guessed that I am a great fan of old numismatic references. When I first took over wildwinds, my heros Mionnet and Imhoof-Blumer supplied me with over 200 references of coins previously described as "unpublished" or on wildwinds simply as e.g. "Tyche" or "river-god". Mionnet, Imhoof and several others are still helping me find coins which are not found in any modern catalogs.

The Bibliotheque National in Paris is exemplary in publishing pdfs of old inventories, lists of donations and legacies, and lists of purchases of parts of old collections. Having already downloaded all the old inventories 7 years ago (and often refer to them), I found a large number of pdfs of purchases, donations and legacies. All the documents are hand-written, some more legible that others  ;)
I have listed the inventories and the most useful purchases etc. in a 2-page xls file with shortened titles, some information about the contents and download links. I have only had a problem downloading one of them (the first on the Aquisitions sheet), which timed out on eight attempts but it can be viewed page by page (downloading from page x to page y doesn't work either).
Anyway, if you can read and understand French, you might enjoy browsing through them.
My xls list can be found here:
www.wildwinds.com/coins/pdfs/Inventories_and_Acquisition_links.xls
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It looks like a trick with oblique lighting which I fell for once. I'd be unlikely to buy a coin photographed with that sort of contrasty very oblique lighting again.
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You are right, Lech. The globe and the bowl (with flames) looked suspicious, but if a hole had been plugged there the plug was then smoothed, which is not the case with the visible plug. So there was only one hole, as in many of the others.
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Identification Help / Re: Id roman coin please
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 04:36:08 pm »
Aurelian

Ahhh yes yes, thanks.
The problem is that I'm not able to understand the Mintmark, so, it's difficult for me to determine the right RIC.
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I agree with the opinions that the OP's photos show a better looking coin than do the auction images. The darker surfaces with "glossy green" look healthy to me.
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Of the 13 examples seven are holed, two of them twice (one is your father's)

Where is/was the second hole? I see only one and repaired.


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Identification Help / Re: Id roman coin please
« Last post by Merinda on Today at 02:39:21 pm »
Aurelian
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Identification Help / Id roman coin please
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 12:54:51 pm »
Hello friends,

I'd like to Id this coin please.

mm 24 and g. 3,28

Thanks for your help




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I agree with the comments.  It is never a good thing to feel that you are a victim of fraud. 
Is it easier to take the grey pic which clearly reveals all the coin's flaws?  I don't know much about photography
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Identification Help / Re: Id ancient coin with nice details
« Last post by Gianluca G on Today at 11:09:55 am »
Looks like a barbarous radiate imitative, with bungled legend and a flipped strike so the obverse (radiate head) and reverse (standing figure) each appear on both sides.

Very neat.

SC

Thanks, do you mean something near to Tetricus I or II? More or less where you'll set the date? Thanks
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