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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2019, 05:37:42 am »
Thanks Joe (and thanks for providing the site to share them on!)

And thanks Pekka as well. I'd definitely crop photos if I was uploading for identification or help with a suspected fake etc. But for the purposes of my gallery I am of a slightly different mind - I shoot most coin photos from the same height/zoom and then process them using the same template without cropping the template or adjusting the coin size up (I will scale coins that are larger than the template down of course) . That means with most coins in my gallery looking at the images gives an immediate and reasonably accurate impression of the relative size of each coin which I personally feel is a plus for an online gallery which (unsurprisingly) otherwise lacks a lot of the amenity of handling the coins in person. Eg. with these tiny coins the size is (to my way of thinking at least) part of the charm of the coin that I want to capture.

I understand if you disagree with the approach as close cropping has it's advantages too, (in which case best not to look at this recent upload - Mysia, Kyzikos AR Hemiobol - my smallest coin   ;) https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155466)

Other recent uploads:

Pontos, Amisos Æ21 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155350
Troas, Birytis Æ11 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155433
Apamea, Phrygia Æ15 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155467

And with this update, that brings to an end my collection of very small Greek coins. The next update will be back to more reasonably sized coinage :)

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2019, 05:46:05 am »
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And with this update, that brings to an end my collection of very small Greek coins. The next update will be back to more reasonably sized coinage

It seems I was getting a little ahead of myself. In my defence the small ones are easily overlooked.

Rhodes AE10, Diademed head of Rhodos right, Rose with bud to the right https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155734

Komama, Pisidia Æ14, Laureate head of Zeus right, Lion left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155733

Mysia, Kyzikos Æ18, Head of Kore right Tripod, with tunny fish below https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155732

Lysimachos Æ20, Young male head right, wearing Phrygian helmet, Trophy of captured arms and armor, arranged to resemble Athena Parthenos standing left, with helmet, shield, and spear, inscribed BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155735

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2019, 06:55:34 am »
A few more miscellaneous Greeks:

Two very similar examples but with quite different patinas from Mysia, Pergamon, featuring aureate head of Asklepios right / AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ. Serpent-entwined staff

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155760

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155759

Lydia, Philadelphia Æ18, Diademed head of Zeus right / Lyre; ivy leaf above; all within wreath

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155761

Mysia, Pergamon Æ17 Helmeted head of Athena right / Trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155773

Mysia, Pergamon Æ17 Head of Athena right / Owl standing, wings open, on palm branch

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155775

Chersonesos, Pantikapaion Æ22 Bearded head of Pan right / ΠΑΝ. Forepart of griffin left; below, sturgeon left

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155774


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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2019, 09:15:37 am »
Great!

A nice new group of coins... +++

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All the Best :), Joe
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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2019, 06:02:42 am »
The process continues...

Latest updates have been to add the balance of my Macedonian and Hellenistic coins.

Philip II, Head of Apollo with diadem right, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Youth on horseback riding left.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156011

Philip II, Head of Apollo with diadem right, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Rider right. Including monogram.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155955

Philip II, Beardless head of Heracles r. wearing lion skin headdress, ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ: Nude youth on horseback, whipping horse

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156009

Alexander III 'the Great', Macedonian shield with head of Herakles ornamenting boss facing three-quarters right in centre, five double crescent-like ornaments around, B - A (BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY) flanking. Macedonian officer's helmet facing with ear flaps and crest from side to side; grain-ear

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156010

Alexander III 'the Great', Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. YE monogram in exergue

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155956

Alexander III 'the Great', Head of Alexander III assimilated to Herakles right, wearing lionskin, knotted at base of neck, AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, holding eagle in out-stretched hand, and sceptre, MY monogram in left field, ivy leaf beneath chair.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-155954

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Re: RL's Gallery - Kushan and Indo-Greeks
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2019, 07:00:43 am »
A reasonably big update today with the majority of the balance of my Kushan, Indo-Scythian, and Indo-Greek coins. I haven't been making a habit of posting images with these updates but have included a couple below as we don't often see a lot of coins from this part of the world here:

Kanishka I AE drachm, Crowned, diademed king standing facing / Mithra standing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156050

Huvishka Æ tetradrachm, Huvishka reclining left on couch / Mao standing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156051



Yahudeya AE tetradrachm, Kartikeya standing facing / Goddess Devasena walking to left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156063



Azes AR Drachm, Azes right on horseback / Athena standing right https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156068

Menander drachma, Diademed, draped bust right / Pallas Athena standing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156064

Menander drachma, Diademed and draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos advancing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156065

Menander drachma, bust of king Menander, viewed from behind, head left, wearing diadem and aegis, and thrusting spear held in right hand / Athena standing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156066

Zoilos II AR Drachm, diademed and draped bust right / Athena advancing left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156067

Hermaios AE tetradrachm (imitation?), Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right / Zeus enthroned three-quarters left https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156069

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2021, 08:00:10 am »
It's been a while but I've finally managed to find the time and motivation to continue uploading the collection - nothing new in terms of aquisitions here, and there won't be for a while, I'm years behind in documenting these!

Caracalla and Julia Domna Provincial AE
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=6763&pid=170525

Aelius Denarius
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=6768&pid=170524

Many more to follow...

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2021, 06:24:30 am »

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2021, 10:43:05 am »
RL,

Nice coins. I especially like Gallienus’ zoo series. I agree with you about him being underrated. With everything that was going on in the empire at the time, in my opinion he made a very valiant effort.

Tracy

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Re: RL's Gallery
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2021, 06:24:01 am »
Thanks Tracy

I've been slowly plugging away with further uploads. Recent progress:

Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus, Fides reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170577

Quintillus Antoninianus, Providentia reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170578



Aurelian with Vaballathus Antoninianus
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170579

Probus Potin Tetradrachm, Alexandria
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170620



Claudius II Gothicus Tetradrachm, Alexandria & George V Farthing
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170621



I'd love to know more about the provenance of this one - I brought it from a local seller. Given the age of the farthing and as New Zealand troops served in Egypt in WW1 my personal theory is it was a souvenir from a WW1 veteran, but I just don't know. The vendor didn't have any information.

Probus Antoninianus
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170622



Probus antoninianus, Securitas reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170623

Florian Antoninianus, Clementia reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170625

Diocletian, AE Follis. Genius reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170684

Carausius Antoninianus, Pax reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170692

Allectus Quinarius, Galley - might need to reshoot this one, the little white spot on the reverse is fluff or something  :-[
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170697

Severus II, AE3, Genius reverse
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=170699

 

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