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The Members' Gallery / Re: Early Arsacid Kings - Mats Gallery
« Last post by Jay GT4 on Yesterday at 09:54:40 pm »
Great style on that portrait
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The Members' Gallery / Re: How to customize searches in Gallery
« Last post by Callimachus on Yesterday at 09:38:41 pm »
The issue of the OP has been more or less resolved, so I have a related problem relating to customizing searches in the Gallery.

To start with, I uncheck all the boxes except title because I figured most people put the ruler's name in the title.

How to search, for example, for Gordian I or Gordian II without getting all the Gordian III coins. Putting quotation marks around the words "Gordian I" or "Gordian II" does not work and returns the message No image to display.  The same holds true for Philip I -- you get all the Philip II and Philip III (brother of Alexander the Great) coins too.  Search for Tetricus I, and you get all the coins of Tetricus II also.  Other rulers that have the same problem includes Constantine I, and II, Henry I to VIII, Edward I to VIII, etc.

I'm sure there is a way to do this, but so far I have not been able to figure it out. 

Thanks to any and all who show me how to do this.
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The Members' Gallery / Re: Early Arsacid Kings - Mats Gallery
« Last post by Robert L3 on Yesterday at 08:16:32 pm »
Good addition, and a nice start to the new year. Congrats.
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The Members' Gallery / Early Arsacid Kings - Mats Gallery
« Last post by Mat on Yesterday at 07:31:17 pm »
My first coin of 2022 is an Early Arsacid Kings tetradrachm.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=174161
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Identification Help / Re: v small figure
« Last post by George X on Yesterday at 06:52:51 pm »
mystery solved ..i think i found it ...its a 3 legged altar on the other side
you can see the MYRN of smyrna on the right. will try and work out who the majistriate is on the left
   
similar to ..Smyrna, Ionia, AE11 civic issue, 190-170 BC. Magistrate Konon. 1.04 g. Turreted head of the Amazon of Smyrna as Tyche right. / ZMYΡNA KONΩN, three-legged fire altar
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The Members' Gallery / Re: How to customize searches in Gallery
« Last post by Virgil H on Yesterday at 06:17:44 pm »
Thanks to all for your patient help with Gallery searches. Hopefully I have a better handle on it now. I would encourage anyone with a Gallery to put their items in topic folders.

Thanks,
Virgil
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Roman Provincial Coins / Re: Serdica, Gallienus, "Philomousos", Help needed!
« Last post by Mark Fox on Yesterday at 05:49:10 pm »
Dear Jochen, Ralf, Altamura, & Board,

Are you aware, Jochen, of the tentative identification of your same coin made by Dr. Francis Jarman, who is a world authority on Eros coinage?
 
http://eroscoin.blogspot.com/2011/03/type-24-miscellaneous-erotes.html

To me, it looks like the winged figure is holding a statuette (in his right hand), which resembles a little the depictions of Samian Hera.  Some examples can be found on Wildwinds:

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/ionia/samos/t.html

I have been doing some rather methodical research lately concerning another mysterious coin type from Serdica, so I will keep an eye out for more possible clues for you!

 
Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan
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Hi Nick,
If this was addressed to me and I think it was, I just sent you a PM. I mention it here because I don't always know when I get a PM.

Regards,
Virgil

We'd be happy to publish your review in Koinon.

Nick
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Roman Coins / Re: Struck or cast imitation of Divus Augustus Sestertius?
« Last post by otlichnik on Yesterday at 05:29:29 pm »
Yep.  Another reason it is obviously imitative.

The cast imitations of large 2nd-3rd century AEs, also called limes falsa in German though in English that term seems restricted to AE casts of denarii, from around Carnuntum are all like that - similar diameter but most are severely under weight.  They were made by pressing genuine coins into clay molds but they obviously did not press them deeply enough.

I have several shown in my Cabinet of Curiosities gallery, with weights:
 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=4329

And many more can be found in Numismata Carnuntina.

But what I can't figure out is how could a cast coin be that offset, assuming the original wasn't.  It is not unusual for Chinese cast cash to have one  side beverly offset, but not both.  It happens when one side of a bivalve mold shifts. 

SC


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Greek Coins / Re: Larissa, Please Confirm My Identification
« Last post by Virgil H on Yesterday at 05:06:11 pm »
Thanks, Altamura.

Regards,
Virgil
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