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Offline cmcdon0923

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My Judaean Collection Gallery
« on: September 09, 2006, 09:36:39 pm »
I just uploaded images of my Judean coins into the Gallery.  I need to finish editing the file descriptions to indicate the attribution, but until I finish, if you click on an image the filename equals the Hendin attribution.

I hope you enjoy the coins.

They can be viewed at:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1198



Sincerely,

Craig

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 04:11:06 am »
Congratulation, wonderful coins

Best regards

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 03:07:50 pm »
Gorgeous coins; you could make the images more useful by adding the descriptions, Hendin numbers, etc.
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006, 03:10:15 pm »
I will be adding attributions / descriptions, but I just wanted to get the images up first. 

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 06:30:46 pm »
That'll be great.
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 11:01:21 am »
just spent some time admiring cmcdon0923 (Craig I believe)'s magnificent collection of Judeans.  Question: were the coins obtained in the condition that they are now, or were they all from different sources and required extensive cleaning?  There seems to be a uniformity of patina and detail across the collection that I cannot explain to myself.
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 07:50:43 pm »
Thank you for the kind words regarding the coins. 

I personally have done nothing to them after they were purchased.  Most have been purchased from either Ed Waddell (several of the prutah at the same show, which might explain the uniformity of patina), David Hendin, and Herakles

A few are from other sources. 

As for the detail, I usually buy only a single specimen of each variety I need, so I tend to try and buy coins that exhibit above average detail and eye appeal, as money allows.

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2006, 12:41:16 am »
some wonderfull examples, it is realy a joy to see such coins.
keep doing this great job!!!!
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006, 01:20:26 am »
I just finished uploading images of my newest purchases, made at the Bay State Coin Show a few weeks ago. 

The coins added are:  H488, H489, H491, H502, H639, and H640

I need to work on the descriptions after the new year...weights, diameters, descriptions of the elements, etc...

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1198

Enjoy.


Craig

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006, 01:22:09 pm »
Craig,
You have a very discriminating eye.  Many of the coins you have in your collection generally come in fine to poor condition and yet you have managed to be patient and find those rare examples that are in higher grades.  They show off very well and you are a good example of how perservance and looking around allows one to build a fine collections.
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2007, 07:14:25 am »
Beautiful coins!  As Salem said, they are ". . .  a joy to see!"

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007, 03:40:16 am »
Very nice and eye appealing coins. I've just wanted to state that some of them (mainly those coming probably from Waddell's sales), seems to me as being heavily processed by "tooling". If this does not bother you, than keep going...
Most of the coins, however, are very nice and seem to be cleaned by "kosher" instruments.

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2007, 05:58:37 pm »
Added one new coin....a not-half-bad prutah of Herod I, Hendin 499 variety, just purchased from Herakles.

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007, 12:31:56 am »
I just uploaded a few recent purchases that I finally got around to photographing.

Among the pieces added:  H494, 496, 498, 643, and 646.

Hope you enjoy them.........


https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1198

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 10:03:40 pm »
I was fortunate enough to aquire two examples of Hendin-495, a scarcer Herod I lepton, this past weekend.

Enjoy......

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2007, 01:46:31 am »
It's been a while since I picked up any new additions for my Judean collection, but last weekend I was in Boston for the Bay State show and managed to pick up a few pieces....a decent Herod Philip (H532) and a few variants of Pontius Pilate (h649 and 650).....mainly engraving errors where various elements are retrograde or even upside down.

I must say that the number of ancients dealers was a bit thinner that past years....CNG and Herakles were noticably absent.  But it allowed me to "spread the wealth" a bit more.

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2007, 10:17:09 pm »
I just picked up a somewhat scarcer prutah of Herod I off of ebay....a Hendin-493.  An image has been added to the gallery (link below).

The owner originally bought is several years ago from Wayne Sayles, and the original flip from that purchase was included with the coin. 

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2008, 11:42:20 pm »
What beautiful coins!

One of my areas of historical interest is ancient Palestine, and someday I would like to collect coins from that region.

Your collection is quite excellent and a gives a good idea just how remarkable the coins from that area are.

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 12:05:54 am »
Wow.
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2008, 09:09:11 pm »
It's been a while since I've posted here, but I have added a few coins to the gallery in the last few weeks, including the two most recent that arrived just yesterday....a quarter denomination of Herod Antipas (Hendin-511) and an AE18 of Herod Philip (Hendin 542).

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2008, 02:04:42 am »
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2008, 12:07:11 pm »
maybe I'm not looking properly but have you posted in your gallery any of the Hs < 486?
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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2008, 01:16:06 am »
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maybe I'm not looking properly but have you posted in your gallery any of the Hs < 486?
Raymond

Not at this point.  While I have a handful of earlier types, I don't really concentrate on them.  (But since you mentioned it, perhaps I'll try to get around to shooting them and posing them to the gallery at some point.)

My main interest right now is Biblical coins, focussing on the Herodian and Procurator pieces, up through the end of the first century AD.  I may move into the various "rebellion" coins at some point, as I own a few odds and ends of those too.

I also have a small collection of the Emperors from this same period which can be viewed at:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1978 



Thanks,

Craig

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2008, 06:41:44 pm »
It's been about five months since I posted to this folder, but I've added a few coins to several of my galleries in this time, especially the Byzantine anonymous folles gallery, and one or two in the Roman Emperors gallery.

For my Judaean collection, I just received my latest addition, a rather scarce prutah of Herod I, designated as Hendin-492.  I just uploaded its image to my Judaean gallery

All three of my galleries can be found here:   https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=10623


This coin leaves me needing only one Hendin variety of Herod I, the very rare H-497.  Meshorer mentioned that there were approximately five examples identified when he wrote AJC back in 1982.  I assume several others have surfaced since then, althoutgh MCP only has images listed for two specimens.  Does anyone have a better feel for the current rarity of the H-497 lepton??

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Re: New Collection Gallery
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 06:26:46 pm »
I can't help with 497, as I don't remember seeing one on sale anywhere, and TJC says nothing about the number of known specimens.

I'm still looking for an 'orthodox' 492, as mine has no trace of a cross either within or without the diadem. Hendin confirmed it as 492, and I'm not arguing! It's not in TJC. 15mm, 1.27g.
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