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Offline Bobicus

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Round 8 - Bobicus
« on: May 05, 2004, 06:30:59 am »
Greetings All,

My coins are here and I am on my way to the contest now.  Here are the coins I've got along with my initial thoughts.  I am not looking for attribution help, but I think it may be amusing to see how correct my first impressions turn out to be:

Left to Right)
1) Tacitus, Salvs Publi with a very fragile silvering.  I'll follow up with another post showing my cleaning progress and thoughts.
2) A type I haven't seen before, The portrait looks like it is in the style of a provencial, but the reverse looks like a typical imperal reverse, though I've never seen the K's between the standards before.
3)Definate roman imperal, the reverse is new to me and should be easy to attribute
4) Standard roman imperal, we'll see if it's RIC ends up being C (my guess) or Rn something.
5) Now the hairy coin.  This is a greek or AE4 Provencial that is set in concrete-like encrustations.  We'll see if I can attribute it or not, this is the only coin that will prevent me getting into round 5.

Any scanning advice is welcome, though my scanner is a cheap scanner that came bundled with my computer.  If I can ever find a camera that will take pictures of an AE4 in focus, I'll be upgrading to it.

Bob
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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004, 06:54:13 am »
GREAT LOOKING COINS. Your scan is okay. Excellent mix of coins, good luck in whichever round you wind-up in. I like the gradual reduction in size as you have aranged them.
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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 07:37:43 am »
You have some nice coins there and a nice mix as well.  What's that on the end?  A bottle cap? (just kidding) ;D
Good luck and happy cleaning!

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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 08:08:03 am »
I think this group of coins will do wonders for your education in the coin world.  Good luck on your attributions! :D

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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004, 08:09:27 am »
What a nice mix. I will be looking forward to the results of this one. Good luck.
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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2004, 06:02:06 pm »
When you do your "after" scans, I suggest making them a bit bigger.  We won't be able to see your cleaning skill this size.
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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 06:50:13 pm »
good luck ,if you find it hard to identify the 5 coin i will help if you couldent.
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Re:Bobicus Before for round 5 or 6
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 03:00:39 pm »

 Nice selection Bobicus! Good luck and happy cleaning. Looking foward to the final results!
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Bobicus - Round 8 Entry
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2006, 10:27:40 am »
Attributions (left to right, top to bottom)

Coin 1: Tacitus Antoninianus   
IMP CM CL TACITVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right /
SALVS PVBLI, Salus standing left feeding serpent
Mintmark: T (Ticinum) Minted: 275-276
Diameter: 23.6mm   Weight:  3.18 gm 
RIC 160, Rarity C

Coin 2: Severus Alexander Bithynia Provincial   
M AVP CEVH ALEXANDPOC head right/
NIKAIEWN; Three standards with NIKAIEWN spelled out between them.
Diameter: 20.1 mm   Weight:  4.37 gm 
Similar to GIC 3287

Coin 3: Constantius Quarter-Follis
CONSTANTIVS AVG; Laureate head right /
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius naked, standing left holding patera and cornucopia.
Mintmark: SIS (Siscia), Minted: 305-306
 Diameter: 18.4 mm   Weight:  1.56 gm 
RIC 169a, Rarity R2.

Coin 4: Constantius II AE3
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, cuirassed bust right /
GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers between standards.
Mintmark: *ASIS* (Siscia) Minted: 330-335
Diameter: 17.7 mm   Weight:  2.25 gm 
LRBC 749; RIC 237, Rarity R4


Coin 5: Unknown serrated coin of the Seleukid Kingdom
Obverse: To worn to determine anything.  At one time there was probably a face, but because of the off center striking, and the amount of wear, nothing id determinable now.
Reverse: Female figure standing with arms at sides; to the right BASI[LOS]; to the left ANTI[….]
This coin could have come from several rulers.  Since I don’t have the specialist catalogs to determine more, I hesitate to say anything else about this coin.
Diameter: 14.7 mm   Weight:  2.03 gm 

Commentary:

This was one of the first lots of coins that I started cleaning almost two years ago.  It has been quite a learning experience.  I have learned to use many tools from simple brushes and picks to elaborate attachments for the hand-held Dremel. A new camera to take pictures, new software to compose the final presentation has also been part of the journey.  But most of all, the greatest lesson has been to have the patience to let the coins soak until they were ready for something else.

With the exception of Coin 3 (where I got a little medieval on Constantius’ eye, I thought it would be concave, turned out it was convex) I am please with the way that this batch finally came out.

Bob
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Re: Round 8 - Bobicus' Entry
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2006, 05:56:32 pm »
Great job, Constantius' eye not withstanding.  It's amazing what we bring to the table when it's cleaning time isn't it? :)

 

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