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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2021, 09:50:56 am »
Thanks Tracy.

I also think that their designs are interesting, I think that the abstract designs must be deliberate rather than the inability to copy the original coin design. It's odd though how the designs degraded over the years. Perhaps though, if the coins were used primarily as offerings to the gods, accuracy of design was not thought to be necessary or important.

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2021, 01:10:25 pm »
Thanks Joe

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2021, 11:28:00 pm »
I like both these coins, especially the Iceni and your explanation of these issues.
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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #80 on: September 09, 2021, 09:43:44 am »
Thanks Virgil.

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2021, 01:52:09 pm »
New Greek - and the smallest coin in my collection. I can't imagine how it managed to survive for the last 2500 years.

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2021, 02:27:29 pm »
Great tiny coin!

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2021, 05:02:03 pm »
Outstanding coin. Love those fractionals.

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Re: Alex's Gallery
« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2021, 08:07:04 am »
Thanks Tracy and Jay. If nothing else it is conclusive proof to me that the die sinker must have used some form of magnification to enable him to engrave the design. I almost needed a magnifying glass just to pick it up.  ;D

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