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Jeszcze taka obserwacja: przerzuciłem trochę (kilkaset) monet bitych w różnej maści mennicach mobilnych (okres imperatorski, początki Wespazjana na Wschodzie, wschodnie denary Hadriana) i nie znalazłem wśród nich żadnej "rozlanej". Wydaje mi się, że to dość mocna poszlaka za tym, że do bicia monet rozmazanych było potrzebne większe zaplecze technologiczne umożliwiające chociażby panowanie nad temperaturą krążków.
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Identification Help / Re: Greek ancient coins experts opinion
« Last post by Altamura on Today at 02:17:32 am »
In my eyes it is simply not clear from where this type is. And I mean exactly the variant with Athena looking to the left on the obverse, bunch of grapes within incuse square with dotted border on the reverse.
You find them under Soloi in Cilicia or Methymna on Lesbos, but usually without a sound argumentation :-\.

Regards

Altamura
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The Members' Gallery / Rare silver sestertii and other Imperatorials
« Last post by Carausius on Today at 12:45:54 am »
I've added several rare Silver Sestertii and other Imperatorial coins to my Roman Republican gallery.  A few very important coins, including: a plate coin from Sear's History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators (my 2nd or 3rd plate coin from this book) with a 1909 provenance; and an important "mistake" from the Borghesi collection, with a verifiable provenance to before 1808!  Link to my Gallery is below.  Please have a look.  Comments are encouraged.   ;) 
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Tooled Legion III NGC Slabbed ?
« Last post by Jay GT4 on Yesterday at 09:58:14 pm »
It's a great series to collect.  Few have completed it!  I took a break from Antony to collect Flavians, but I'm always on the lookout for new legions or to upgrade.  Good coins always sell for a premium, especially with full clear legends.
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Tooled Legion III NGC Slabbed ?
« Last post by Ken W2 on Yesterday at 09:53:52 pm »

Thanks Jay.  I’m still learning.  I’d read the other thread about relative rarity among the  Legionary issues, but somehow missed the thread you forwarded. I have 11 so far, all common unless a XXIII counts as a little tough.  I’m thinking 27 are reasonably acquirable taking into account availability and affordability— II through XXIII, the 2 cohort coins, and the XII, XVII, and XVIII conomen issues. Thanks again. 
Ken
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Re: Tooled Legion III NGC Slabbed ?
« Last post by Jay GT4 on Yesterday at 09:25:35 pm »
Perfectly legitimate. I had a similar concern years ago.  Take a look here:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=70907.25

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The Members' Gallery / Re: Mark’s Ancient Greek Coins
« Last post by Mark R1 on Yesterday at 09:16:20 pm »
Thanks Jay. :)
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Fake Coins and Notorious Fake Sellers / Tooled Legion III NGC Slabbed ?
« Last post by Ken W2 on Yesterday at 09:05:01 pm »

Hello all: I’ve been working on a low-mid grade collection of Marc Antony’s Legionary issues.  All NGC slabbed so far.  I’d rather be able to touch the coin, but until I can find some with dealers I know (like here on FORVM) I feel safer buying third party authenticated coins. Bought this Legion III at auction recently.  NGC grades it VG and notes bankers marks and scratches. I understand NGC won’t grade a tooled coin.  But note the area around the III and compare the wear (or possibly clogged die strike) in the lower portion of the standard to the right.  Under 10X the III appears a little incuse, but can’t tell for sure through the plastic. Any real concern about tooling here or am I just being paranoid?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Ken

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Joe,
Get well soon.
Best,
Larry
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Wow, I was unaware that you were laid-up, Joe.  Glad to hear you're back and recovering.  Think I'll make an early layaway payment on your behalf.
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