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Forum numizmatyki antycznej po polsku / Re: Logika fałszerzy
« Last post by DzikiZdeb on Today at 01:44:09 pm »
Kolejny przykład na dziwną logikę fałszerzy. Widać, że fałszerz miał pewne przygotowanie zawodowe. Styl jest całkiem niezły, tak samo literki, aczkolwiek w legendzie awersu chyba coś się poplątało.

Jak dla mnie pierwszy rzuca się w oczy kształt krążka. Z tego co widziałem raczej oficjalne emisje, choćby najbardziej nieudane, tak jajowate nie były.
50 aukcja St James's Auction nie ma nic wspólnego z antykiem, ale urzekła mnie doborem wystawianych monet.
Również nie mam zielonego pojęcia czemu akurat te monety mają cieszyć się jakąś szczególną weneracją, natomiast cała aukcja to raczej wybieg marketingowy. 49 odbywa się 5 października, 50 - 7, a 51 - 14. 49 i 51 mają już zupełnie standardowe ilości lotów - odpowiednio 335 i 362. Trzeba jednak przyznać, że uzasadnienie tych rzadkości z aukcji 50 jest dobrze opisane w katalogach.

Katalog aukcji 49:
Katalog aukcji 50:
Katalog aukcji 51:
I recently received this interesting seal.  It measures 27.5 mm and weighs 25.48g. 
On the obverse is, within a decorated ring, :  :cross: Θεοτόκε βοήθι  :cross:
On the reverse is, within a decorated ring, :

   :Greek_Gamma:  :Greek_epsilon:  :Greek_omega_small:  :Greek_Rho:
 :Greek_Gamma: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Upsilon_2: :A3:  :Greek_Rho:
 :Greek_Chi:  :Greek_Omicron: :Greek_Nu: :Greek_Tau:

I believe that it reads “Mother of God, help George, Archon” and dates to the late 7th Century.  Am I correct in my reading?

Did the title “archon” denote a provincial governor at this time?  I have also read that it may denote a ruler, such as used by the Bulgarian kings,or a position in the church. 

History and Archeology / Hoard of Roman gold coins recovered from seabed
« Last post by Vincent on Today at 11:48:57 am »
Archaeologists from the University of Alicante, and the Spanish Civil Guard Special Underwater Brigade (GEAS), in collaboration with the Town Council of Xàbia, has recovered a hoard of 53 gold coins from the 4th and 5th century AD.
The horde was identified after two amateur free divers discovered 8 coins in the bay of Portitxol in Xàbia.

The bay of Portitxol is an area well known for the abundance of underwater archaeological remains, where studies have previously found anchors, amphora, ceramics, and artefacts associated with ancient navigation.

In a series of underwater studies, researchers recovered 53 Roman coins from the late Roman period around the 4th and 5th century AD, consisting of coins depicting Valentinian I (3 coins), Valentinian II (7 coins), Theodosius I (15 coins), Arcadius (17 coins), Honorius (10 coins), and an unidentified coin. The team also discovered nails, in addition to deteriorated lead remains which may belong to a sea chest.

Professor in Ancient History, Jaime Molina, from the University of Alicante said: “This is one of the largest sets of Roman gold coins found in Spain and Europe.” Molina added: “This is an exceptional archaeological and historical find, since it can offer a multitude of new information to understand the final phase of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.”
Interesting, Rare Probus coin with an interesting bust variation.

I do not find this kind of a bust in this type of coin.

112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 607, Rome (Siscia), P M TR P COS P P, Bust-Bvar./F, -/-//XXIΔ, Emperor standing left between two ensigns, Rare! #1

112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 607, Rome (Siscia), P M TR P COS P P, Bust-Bvar./F, -/-//XXIΔ, Emperor standing left between two ensigns, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right (?). (Bvar./F)
reverse: P M TR P COS P P, Emperor standing left between two ensigns, right hand raised, left holding scepter.
exergue: -/-//XXIΔ, diameter: 20,5-22,0mm, weight: 4,34g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome (Siscia), Pink attributes this coin to the first emission of Rome, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 607, p-,


Identification Help / Re: Roman Provincial coin?
« Last post by Altamura on Today at 11:08:28 am »
If you turn the reverse by 180 degree, then it looks like coins from the Aitolian league:


Thank you, "siscia_avg", great coins... +++


Arriving a bit late to discussion, but in time to add my two examples. Branch is clear.
These two are only ones I ever saw until now. I remember in 2015. on coin fair in Verona Italian dealer asked me how many variants I have and was a bit surprised that I have them but sounded familiar with this unpublished branch type.
The Members' Gallery / Re: Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« Last post by Anaximander on Today at 09:38:35 am »
Beautiful tetradrachm of Lykkeios, Mark.  It's an obverse die-match for my own (and SNG ANS 7 #1019), as is typical, but also a die match for the reverse.
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