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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Constantius 1 Follis mint mark
« Last post by Heliodromus on Today at 06:37:57 pm »
It's annoying when RIC does this - gives different attributions based on subjective criteria (or in a couple of cases based on no discernable criteria at all - just presumed issue date).

RIC's "smaller head" group of 298-299 AD starts with AVCTA KART, continuing into FEL KART (RIC 29-30), while the "larger head" group of 299-303 AD starts RIC 31-32, continuing into the first ones with I/H in field (RIC 33-34). A change of engravers, perhaps, since there is somewhat of style difference, even if the head size doesn't seem much different.

A more objective criteria for distinguishing the early 298-299 coins immediately following AVCTA KART from the later ones are the fruits Carthago is holding. On the AVCTA KART type, and early FEL KART, she is holding the "fruits" upward, vs on the later coins they are dangling down. Also on the AVCTA + early coins one of the "fruits" is usually (always?) something that looks like small grains rather than something fat & juicy !

I've also seen one evidentially early FEL KART (fruits held upwards) where the legend was FEL KARTHAGO rather than FEL KART.

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Greek Coins / Re: Gold content of early Striated Electrum Types
« Last post by glebe on Today at 05:59:55 pm »
Yes I also had trouble with the walking bees (Weidauer 29-32), but I think it's (fairly) clear that these crude early types show the bee from the side, not the top.

On the image shown above the head is at the top, almost off the flan, with the legs to the left and the wings folded down the back on the right.

Another slightly clearer example is shown below, with the bee walking left.

That said, the obvious question is why would you depict a bee from this odd angle?

Ross G.
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Greek Coins / Re: Corinthia, Corinth AR Stater ID
« Last post by Kim B. N on Today at 05:39:50 pm »
And i think i got a winner! Corinthia, Corinth AR Stater. Circa 400-375 BC. Pegasos flying left, Q below / Helmeted head of Athena left; dolphin above, cockerel behind. Pegasi 26; BCD Corinth.



Thank you Akropolis. :)


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Greek Coins / Re: Corinthia, Corinth AR Stater ID
« Last post by Akropolis on Today at 05:27:53 pm »
There is a Greek letter Q for Koppa, beneath the Pegasus, signifying it was struck at Corinth. With this information, you can search acsearch.com or Sixbid.com or other popular search places and find a match and reference number for your coin.
Good luck,
PeteB
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Constantius 1 Follis mint mark
« Last post by Kim B. N on Today at 05:21:12 pm »
Thank you Otlichnik and Victor, and i can see my legend is CONSTANTIVS and not CONSTANTINVS. I think its getting to late for my old eyes.  ;D I only have the deepest respect for you good folks who take the time to really read Davids books. I got a courple of them, but dont have the time or brains to remember so much info. hahaha!

Thank you again! :) "Bigger heads" well you learn something new everyday right?  ::)

Kim
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Constantius 1 Follis mint mark
« Last post by otlichnik on Today at 05:17:39 pm »
Good point.  While this example would appear to have a head on the larger end of the scale, your interpretation that they may not represent intentional, or at least meaningful, differences makes sense.  I wonder why RIC would include that comment, but still decide to keep Elmer's division.

SC
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Greek Coins / Corinthia, Corinth AR Stater ID
« Last post by Kim B. N on Today at 05:10:55 pm »
Hi all can someone help with an ID on this lovely AR stater?
Thank you for your time and help. ps. I am sorry i can show the toning of the coin in the picture, it is so sweet.  ;D
Cheers Kim.

Coin Info: Corinth AR Stater

Helmeted head of Athena left; dolphin above. Cockerel on the right.

Pegasus flying left. (Maybe something below pegasus?)

Weight: 7.29 g.
Size: 2.2 cm
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Constantius 1 Follis mint mark
« Last post by Victor C on Today at 05:09:32 pm »
I always catalogue these as RIC VI Carthage 30a/32a. That is because RIC breaks up this issue by portrait head size. Carthage 29-30 are smaller and 31- 32 are larger. In the footnotes though, RIC states "Elmer, N.Z. 1932, divided this issue into two sections, with portraits small or less small and with Carthago thin or larger--distinctions which are very difficult to maintain. It is likely that, if the issue was of any duration, these differences came about to some extent by natural variation and development."
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Medieval, Islamic and Crusader Coins / Re: Arabic(?) legend
« Last post by otlichnik on Today at 05:01:52 pm »
Have you tried Google Lens?  Free download on your smart phone - then you download the Arabic language package (also free) - then just point your phone camera over it and the translation comes up.

I have used it for Mandarin and Japanese with partial success but am not sure how it does with Arabic.

SC
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Constantius 1 Follis mint mark
« Last post by otlichnik on Today at 04:58:34 pm »
RIC-VI-32a I believe.

Standard  :Greek_Gamma: in the exergue.

SC
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