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Byzantine Coins / Re: Pseudo-Byzantine die match?
« Last post by otlichnik on July 30, 2021, 07:59:06 pm »
Definitely two different dies given the position of the  :Greek_epsilon: among other characters.

But also definitely by the same hand.

SC
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Roman Coins / Re: Interesting Bulk Coin Find
« Last post by otlichnik on July 30, 2021, 07:56:42 pm »
Nice coin.

Aemilian became Emperor in Moesia - modern northern Bulgaria.

You have wonder if he was still alive when this coin was struck given time for the news to travel from northern Bulgaria to southern Turkey, for city officials to decide to strike a coin and for it to be engraved and struck.

It was certainly possible to do all this within less than three months but also possible the coin was being struck after he died but before word reached Pisidia from northern Italy where he died.

SC
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Going to Northern Italy August 3 - 17
« Last post by Joe Sermarini on July 30, 2021, 07:54:50 pm »
If you get a chance you should go see Aquileia.  Small town, but has a fabulous Roman museum.  It is about 45 minutes east of Venice, just south of where the E55 heads north of the E70 towards Udine.

It seems I will be spending time in Italy frequently for years to come. Aquileia will have to be next time. Next trip I will rent a car and go down the Adriatic coast. My father's family is from Marche and I look forward to exploring the towns on the family tree.
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LMAO.

Virgil
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Going to Northern Italy August 3 - 17
« Last post by Virgil H on July 30, 2021, 07:45:19 pm »
Congrats! Wish I could be there for a coffee, beer or wine. Enjoy.
Virgil
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Those coins always remind me of Peter Gabriel doing Supper's Ready when he was with Genesis (back when thet were great!).

~ Peter
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Going to Northern Italy August 3 - 17
« Last post by otlichnik on July 30, 2021, 07:14:02 pm »
Congraultations!

If I still lived in Vienna I would drive down just to see you.

If you get a chance you should go see Aquileia.  Small town, but has a fabulous Roman museum.  It is about 45 minutes east of Venice, just south of where the E55 heads north of the E70 towards Udine.

SC


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Identification Help / Re: Anything Special? LRB
« Last post by otlichnik on July 30, 2021, 07:10:48 pm »
Interesting coin.  Very poor strike - off-set on the flan, part blank, big crack.  Yet the style appears to be quite good.

Either a very poor quality official coin that was let through or a high quality imitation - maybe even made with official dies.

There were always lots of imitations in Gaul.

Either way it is a neat piece.

SC
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I haven't posted more because I don't want to over do it, but I love this thread and love all the coins posted, so I will no longer be shy. LOL. That Ephesus coin rocks, as does the Parlais. Here is one I got earlier this month. Sinope is special to me as I did short tours three times there in the Army. Best tours I ever did, went fishing on a Turkish fishing boat almost everyday and hung out in the tea/beer/raki house with my Turkish friends every evening. I was almost never on post except during work, although also made friends with the Turkish military officers and NCOs. So, I am very attuned to Pontus and Phaplagonia when it comes to coins. I have some from Amisos, as well, down the road from Sinope, modern day Samsum. Being in Turkey get me interested in all the Turkish mints, as well as the Byzantine Empire (and Crusaders).

This one is pretty standard.

Bronze AE 22, SNG BM 1536 var. (M); BMC Pontus p. 100, 48 var. (ME monogram); SNG Stancomb 800 var. (same); SNG Cop 308 - 9 var. (same); HGC 7 419; SNGvA -, VF, dark patina, earthen deposits, flan adjustment marks, open edge crack, Sinope (Sinop, Turkey) mint, weight 7.096g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 105 - 85 B.C.; obverse aegis with facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) in center; reverse Nike flying right, palm over shoulder in both hands, ΣIN-ΩΠHΣ divided across field,  (retrograde ME monogram, control symbol) lower right; although apparently unpublished, we have handled several examples with this retrograde ME monogram control; from the Errett Bishop Collection;

Cheers,
Virgil
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Going to Northern Italy August 3 - 17
« Last post by Molinari on July 30, 2021, 06:42:34 pm »
Congratulations, Joe!
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