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I discussed this coin with Curtis Clay back when I bought the coin. The result of this discussion was that the style is too far removed from the official to be consistent with the output of the IMP II mint. As such I have classified it as unofficial until I can find any evidence to the contrary.

Far be it for me to question Curtis, but the reverse looks stylistically right to me. On the obverse, the nose is more aquiline than most I see on early septimius Rome work, but not enough that I would have concluded unofficial. But I'm not an authority in the matter, far from it.

I would say I see the greatest stylistic variety of septimius portraits at the Rome mint in the 193-194 era.

I would also say that if this is not official, then the piece quoted in RIC, which unfortunately is not a plate coin, is probably also a copy.
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rzecz się rozbija o to, które dane zostaną uznane za godne tej bazy i przez kogo.
Ponieważ jest to konstrukcja teoretyczna, można sobie wymarzyć, że główną pracą administracji takiej bazy jest niewpuszczanie prac bez bardzo szczegółowej parametryzacji. Jak ktoś będzie permanentnie pchał rzeczy słabe, to się go w prosty sposób odfiltruje z wyszukiwania.

Ja mam na razie skromniejsze życzenia: żeby Google mi się za bardzo nie mądrzyło i żebym nie musiał go tak często kontrolować innymi wyszukiwarkami (w pewnych obszarach ma niestety monopol).
Niestety widzę coraz większą aktywność różnych dziwnych mechanizmów pobocznych próbujących coś mi wcisnąć. Np. oglądałem sobie przed chwilą mapę Rzymu, to wyskakuje mi na pierwszym miejscu reklama sklepu numizmatycznego w Rzymie zamiast jakiegoś konkretnego tytułu artykułu. A pełny dostęp do artykułu siedzi na pozycji 37 na 4 stronie...
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Medieval, Islamic and Crusader Coins / Identification Help re French Feudal?
« Last post by Stkp on Yesterday at 07:21:58 am »
I went to my first coin show since the start of the pandemic. Although it was a very small local show with only one dealer who had any inventory within my various interests, it was nice to be back, handling coins, etc.

I purchased the attached coin, which was labeled by the dealer as "French Feudal." It does, to me, look like it is probably a French feudal issue, but I am not able to get a lead on it through Roberts' book on French royal and feudal silver coins. Any assistance would be appreciated.

The legends should be mostly legible, but given the difficulty of deciphering medieval lettering, it certainly helps to have a general idea what the legends might say.

On the side that I believe to be the obverse (with the central cross), it looks like + [A or H or N or R]IVIO...IS.

I am not certain of the orientation of the reverse. The device appears to be a double crozier with some other symbols. The legend may be + V[C or G]O...R...LIE.

Stkp
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I discussed this coin with Curtis Clay back when I bought the coin. The result of this discussion was that the style is too far removed from the official to be consistent with the output of the IMP II mint. As such I have classified it as unofficial until I can find any evidence to the contrary.
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Last post by Meepzorp on Yesterday at 02:21:22 am »
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 7 sub-par (blurry) Greek photos (Lesbos - Lykaonia).

Meepzorp
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Coin of the Day / Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Last post by Virgil H on Yesterday at 01:33:26 am »
An analog book is a thing of beauty.And I am 100% serious. I have ordered quite a few from Forum.
Virgil
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Identification Help / Re: GREEK OBOL
« Last post by Enodia on Yesterday at 12:08:15 am »
How do we know it's 0.3g?

~ Peter
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Roman Coins / Interesting Bulk Coin Find
« Last post by Ken P on July 28, 2021, 10:00:27 pm »
I wanted to share this coin that I won in a bulk coin lot that cost $3 each (which of course also came with duds).  It's an AE23 at 5.2g.

Unusual Item #1 - The coin Emperor is Aemilian who ruled for just 3 months in 253AD.  According to the Comparative Rarity Table as published in ERIC II, this emperor is number 126 (with number 1 being most common).  This makes the coin my most scarce emperor so far.

Unusual Item #2 - Check the very end of the obverse legend, IMP C M AEM AEMILLIANO AVG.  The engraver ran out of space.  To fit the "o" he parked it higher up to squeeze in the "A" for "AVG".  But then with no more room for the "VG" he parked those letters some distance away under the bust.  We've all seen a lot of "AVG"s but I've never seen one like this.

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Parthian and Other Eastern Coins / Re: Sasanian ID help request
« Last post by OldMoney on July 28, 2021, 09:09:42 pm »
Thanks Joe,
NEVER too late!
Thanks for getting back to this for me.
I'll have to dig it out again now.

- Walter
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