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Offline stevex6

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Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:27:46 pm »
I will start posting some of my cool coins once I get a free sec (sorry, I didn't realize that your Forvm-Galleries are merely a thread with your name on it!) ... I thought I'd have to be tech-fancy and learn some fancy posting-tricks (sorry for being so slow)

I guess I'll start at the beginning with a cool archaic punch example ...

Lydia AR Siglos

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 06:46:43 pm »
You can do it by creating a thread, but there is also this https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/

The member's gallery used to have its own tab at the top of the discussion board's home page but now it is hidden in a drop down menu. As you have demonstrated it is not easy to find! I wish it was more prominent.

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 06:57:03 pm »
I will start posting some of my cool coins once I get a free sec (sorry, I didn't realize that your Forvm-Galleries are merely a thread with your name on it!) ...

it is much more than that.
it is a highly detailed (or should be at least), searchable database which is a much overlooked reference, imo.
with some of the coins I've seen in your collection you really should create one, and then link to it at the bottom of your posts. see the links at the bottom of this post for my example...

~ Peter



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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 10:01:49 pm »
But only if you're feeling up to it!

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 10:33:12 pm »
 :-\
 :grapes:

Thanks for your advice ... maybe I'll look into it afterwards?

Cheers


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 10:44:17 pm »
Until then, I'll merely keep adding a few of my coins to this fine thread, okay?

Ummm, here is a nice big sweetie ...

Anonymous. Æ Aes Grave Sextans
Rome mint
Circa 280 BC
Diameter: 36 mm
Weight: 50.76 grams
Obverse: Scallop shell; • • (mark of value) below
Reverse: Caduceus; • • (mark of value) across field
Reference: Crawford 14/5; ICC 30; HN Italy 272
Other: 6h … brown patina, some green, a couple minor casting flaws, traces of deposits
From the Collection of a Director


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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 02:01:01 am »
Keep them sweeties coming my coin friend
All the Best,
Eric
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 03:19:05 am »
Thanks, Oki

 :)

Here is another random coin from my collection ... it's a handsome example, eh?

Demetrius I Trichalkon with ELEPHANT
200-185 BC 
Diameter: 29.5 mm
Weight: 12.61 grams
Bactrian Kings, Demetrius I, bronze Attic trichalkon of:
Obverse: Head of elephant with bell hanging from neck
Reverse: Caduceus.
Reference: Bopearachchi-16, Mitchiner-1086, SNG ANS 209
Other: LOVELY brown and green patina, great example



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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 03:21:08 am »
great Jumbo,

lower picture is best  +++
All the Best,
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 09:46:50 am »
Thanks man

Here is another random Saturday choice for my gallery ...

Galeria Valeria. Augusta, Æ Follis
Cyzicus mint, 4th officina
Struck circa AD 308
293(?)-311 AD
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.34 grams
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; MKΔ
Reference: RIC VI 38
Other:  1h … EF, dark brown to black patina
Ex CNG Inventory 819832 (August 2008)



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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 06:14:03 pm »
Thanks man

Here is another random Saturday choice for my gallery ...

Galeria Valeria. Augusta, Æ Follis
Cyzicus mint, 4th officina
Struck circa AD 308
293(?)-311 AD
Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 6.34 grams
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right
Reverse: Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; MKΔ
Reference: RIC VI 38
Other:  1h … EF, dark brown to black patina
Ex CNG Inventory 819832 (August 2008)




That has to be a stunning coin in hand!

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 02:46:27 am »
I agree with David.

That coin is incredible!

Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 12:50:26 pm »
That Aes Grave, at 36mm and 50g is a weapon, not a coin :-)

Love that elephant too!

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 10:53:48 am »
Hi ... hey, thanks for the responses, gang (I always appreciate a nice coin-comment)

I have been away for a couple of weeks, but I'm back again (I missed the coin interactions)

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 10:55:49 am »
Hi ... hey, thanks for the responses, gang (I always appreciate a nice coin-comment)

I have been away for a couple of weeks, but I'm back again (I missed the coin interactions)

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Heads UP my coin friend
All the Best,
Eric
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 11:17:24 am »
Welcome back Steve....

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 11:10:43 pm »
Welcome back Steve.  Hope you're feeling better.

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 06:26:50 am »
Thanks, gang

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 05:36:17 pm »
Thanks Martin ... hey, I always think of you when I see these two coins [REMOVED BY ADMIN]
L Papius AR denarius serratus
79 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight: 3.40 grams
Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, snake behind (bankers marks on portrait?)
Reverse: Gryphon dancing right, Snake / dog. Symbol 122 (Rare and unusual symbol), L PAPI (exergue)
Reference: Syd 773, Cr384/1. Symbol 122
Other: sweet silver tone

Constans. Æ Centenionalis
Nicomedia mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 348-350
AD 337-350
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Weight: 2.84 grams
Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Reverse: Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading boy away from hut; SMNB
Reference: RIC VIII 70; LRBC 2291
Other: 12h … VF, brown, porous surfaces
=> Dramatic double strike on reverse

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 01:35:07 am »
Awesome , what a great double strike!!!!

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 07:52:22 am »
Incredible! The double-strike makes the reverse look dramatically different. To me it looks like someone knocking down the columns of a temple!

Peter

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 02:15:13 pm »
Thanks guys ... yah, the symmetry of the double-strike is pretty cool, eh?

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2017, 02:26:20 pm »
I have a bunch of pretty cool over-strikes (I love them => they're like two coins in one!!)

... here is another super neat example (it looks like a prow with a snout)

Anonymous. Overstruck Æ Triens
Canusium mint
206-195 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 5.88 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
Reverse: Prow right; [CA] to right, four pellets below
Reference: Crawford 100/3; Sydenham 309c; RBW 450
Other: 12h … VF, brown patina.
From the RBW Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (20 August 1986), lot 117

Overstruck on a “Zeus/man-headed bull” issue of Oiniadai, Akarnania (cf. BCD Akarnania 345-8)

I have also tossed-in the host coin-type (it is kind of fun to figure it out)

 

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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2017, 03:23:03 pm »
I have a bunch of pretty cool over-strikes (I love them => they're like two coins in one!!)

... here is another super neat example (it looks like a prow with a snout)

Anonymous. Overstruck Æ Triens
Canusium mint
206-195 BC
Diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 5.88 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
Reverse: Prow right; [CA] to right, four pellets below
Reference: Crawford 100/3; Sydenham 309c; RBW 450
Other: 12h … VF, brown patina.
From the RBW Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (20 August 1986), lot 117

Overstruck on a “Zeus/man-headed bull” issue of Oiniadai, Akarnania (cf. BCD Akarnania 345-8)

I have also tossed-in the host coin-type (it is kind of fun to figure it out)

 
WOW artist in over striking
All the Best,
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Re: Steve P's Sweet Gallery
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 04:51:06 pm »
Here is a pretty classic over-strike ... hard to beat the coolness factor of these old Sicily, Akragas winners, eh?

SICILY, Akragas. Æ Hemilitron
Late 5th century BC
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 14.71 grams
Obverse: Eagle standing right, tearing at hare
Reverse: Crab; six pellets around, crayfish below; c/m: head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin, within circular incuse
Reference: For undertype: cf. HGC 2, 136; for c/m: CNS 107 CM
Other: 11h .... Coin Near VF, countermark VF, green patina. Well preserved undertype.
From the Edgar L. Owen Collection


 

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