Indeed, mine holds its own among those on CA, from which I have downloaded three nice ones: Antioch
, or related, with Apollo
leaning nonchalantly, as on mine; Teos, with elegant detail and more fully rounded modeling of the thigh; Sardes
, perfectly elegant and carefully modeled (also didn't sell when listed).
**You are right: the Antioch
ones are those with the strongly leaning, nonchalant seeming posture: the only ones. They also have a complementary tilt of the head
. I had
never looked at them mint
, perhaps, minted the largest quantity, because, undeniably, the modeling is not so complete
or subtle, the thigh having a hint of cookie-cutout (so has the figure of the deceased on the famous Stele
of Hegeso from the Athenian Kerameikos). But Antioch
"gets it". Was the statue theirs, I wonder?
**The balance is something that only good
artists "got": leaning contrapposto, with something less substantial seeming than a tree. Teos and Sardes
make the figure less relaxed. As for inferior mints... But it helps (photographers take note
) if you respect the line that the engraver gave us, the line that the figure and the tripod stand on. On any even halfway decent coin the figures profit from your making the groundline exactly parallel to the bottom edge of your image.
But you both are very kind! When the accession snapshot, added above, with the Nikon S-1 (!!!), with mere pre-set white balance and only a single Ott-lite, is competitive with all the successive efforts, it drives me crazy. The S-1 is the 1cm thick pocket camera I got for fun and only used when I had
to send the Nikon 5700 back for a factory recall!
I post (remember copyright: fair
use must be respected) a pane of 3 specimens from CA.