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Gallery Stats and Questions
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:41:21 am »
OK, just for fun, some questions about your gallery.  Post links to your gallery along with the answers.

What is your most viewed coin?  Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?

Which coin are your surprised has so few views?

Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?  (Don't tell us prices)


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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 12:21:16 pm »
My most viewed is my VRBS ROMA & no, it isnt my favorite coin.

Surprised with the least views is probably my Trajan Decius, which I think is a very nice coin overall.

Most expensive was for sure my first roman republic, L. Valerius Flaccus. But its a beauty and was worth every $.
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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 12:59:10 pm »
Since I  re-styled my tetradrachms gallery my most viewed is palm behind owl New Style , but in reality the Kyme Amazon/Horse tetradrachm would be the leader. It isn't my favourite my last one is because it is the most interesting and it was me who spotted it's potential as a new type of reverse without the "Rudder" symbol and a possible (?) signed coin.  It is the coin that is the youngest in my gallery, but I would have thought it would have garnered more interest.

My most expensive..New Style "Bust of helios", which would have been smashed if yesterday's  CNG " King Mithradates of Pontus" hadn't realised double my maximum bid. Gnash!

My Romans are truely neglected, but my neice is going to re-photograph all my coins for me soon and my galleries will start afresh.

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 01:06:54 pm »
Most viewed:-
A Vespasian denarius, 215 views. Not my favourite or even in my top 50.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-422

My personal favourite:-
A Probus from Lugdunum. Though it was tough to pick just one.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-8758

I have many coins with relatively low view counts but the following has 20 and for some reason I thought would have had more. An unlisted symbol pair on a Papius, Gryphon type.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-52741

The most I paid for a coin is the following Tetradrachm from Kyme :-

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-46617

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 01:26:36 pm »
This is my most viewed coin. It's also one of my favorites because of the splendid portrait of Vespasianus.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=topn&cat=22618&pos=0

The most I paid for a coin is probably this one from Galba (although it wasn't that expensive for this quality).

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3121&pos=3

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 01:43:33 pm »
My most viewed coin:

Gordian III, antoninianus, RIC 70; 76 views

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-56563


My favorite coin is probably the following, it was also my most expensive (I think.  LOL.  I would need to double check my records):

Probus, complete circle strikes and full silvering antoninianus, RIC 202

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-63597


The coin I am suprised does not have more views:

My Volusian, antoninianus, RIC 140.  I actually find this coin quite splendid and appealing IMO.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-62434

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 02:26:23 pm »
What is your most viewed coin?

Caracalla/Mars denarius 65 views and it was a reposted picture too:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-52015



Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?

I don't know if I have a favorite, kind of asking which is your favorite kid - well, Jake was just in here asking for more gas money, so maybe I have a least favorite kid at the monment!  :)  Usually, my most recent acquisitions are the favorite. A very cool Zeus Ammon from Thymbra at the moment:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-67135



Which coin are your surprised has so few views?

Probably my Macedonian shield coin from Philidelphia, Lydia - just because the picture itself is kind of neat.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-67217



Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?  (Don't tell us prices)

A"must have" after a Saturday afternoon of drinking beer one hot summer day:

 https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-45888



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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 02:36:21 pm »
My favorite, and most commented coin:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-64686

My most viewed coin:

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 03:10:44 pm »


What is your most viewed coin?


An amazing As of Nero with Victory reverse.  My first really good coin I think:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34044


Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?

Not my favorite but it is up there.  My favorite right now is probably my Brutus with Lictors:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-65030



Which coin are your surprised has so few views?

This Tetradrachm of Nero is so beautiful with Neptune reverse but seems to have been missed by many

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-65144


Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?  (Don't tell us prices)


There are a few that are up there.  But I think this one is my favorite "expensive" coin  ;D Otho Tetradrachm:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-53842

Funny, Antony didn't make the cut on any of the above!

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 03:18:15 pm »
What is your most viewed coin?  My most viewed is a little hemidrachm of Rhodes, Helios obverse, rose reverse.  Over 230 views.  It's a charming little coin, but not my favorite.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34759

Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?

My current favorite coin is a Chalkidian League tetrobol with Apollo overse, citharra reverse.  I love Apollo's portrait on this coin.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66943

Which coin are your surprised has so few views?

A spiffy little hemiobol from Tanagra. 

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-61276

Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?

Athens tet.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66939

Which also doesn't have all that many views....







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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 03:19:35 pm »
I've been clicking through some of these.  There are some really nice coins there.  Jay, love the patina on your Nero.

And like you Jay, even though, there were a lot of close seconds, none of my Achaean League coins made the cyut here either.

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 03:23:23 pm »
I guess I better buy some more expensive and better Antony's!  :o

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 03:32:12 pm »
My most viewed coin is my Rex Aretas denarius.  It's very nice, and I like the historic relation to Judaea, but it's not my favorite.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-64920

I don't know if I could pick one favorite.  Each has qualities and combinations of qualities that appeal to me (historic significance, portrait, condition, style).  I like all of my owls published in Van Alfen's article, but this one is my favorite of the 7  

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I paid the most for my tribute penny I think:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66231

I'm surprised about a few with fewer views:

Augusts/Tarpeia  Good historic myth from the founding of Rome on a coin of the first emperor:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66226

Titus with 2 captives.  I love the trophy captive reverses of the Flavians.  This one is Titus, well centered, well preserved, and has two captives:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66227

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 03:57:56 pm »
What is your most viewed coin?

My Severus Alexander sestertius, 277 278 views so far

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34591

Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?

Among my favorites, yes. At least in the top ten.
Today's favorite would be either my Otho denarius :

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34649

or my Ceasar/elephant denarius

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34329

Which coin are your surprised has so few views?

My Hadrian drachm from Alexandria. Although the picture does not do it justice, it's a very nicely preserved and patinated coin. Everytime people see it "in person" they seem to be ready to fight to get it

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34890

Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?  (Don't tell us prices)

My Jean II de Bourbon gold "Franc a cheval" which is one of the rarest and most difficult to acquire coin minted in Dombes

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-44576

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 04:26:08 pm »
My dozen most viewed:









None of the above include any of my "most expensive to acquire coins"!!!! Which suggests that I've a poor eye for value I guess. Regarding those with surprisingly fewer views, I am mystified what has driven viewers towards the above list (each of the above have between 250 and 1000 full-size views each) so I can't comment on what people don't find curious.

My favourite coin(s) would have to be reserved for another thread! The above pics do include one of my favourites - the Caesar Mettius denarius, which is one of the nicest I've ever seen. It was not expensive (relatively).

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 04:49:37 pm »
Turns out my most viewed is my Germanicus SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM, followed by a much nicer coin, my M Salvius Otho moneyers' ass.
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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 08:16:27 pm »
What is your most viewed coin?

My Severus Alexander sestertius, 277 278 views so far

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-34591

And climbing rapidly... better do another strike through update!

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 10:51:17 pm »
What is your most viewed coin?
My Ptolemy VI Alexandria mint Tetradrachm: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-45323

Is it your favorite coin?  If not, which coin is your favorite?
It's hard to choose one, but if i had to, my favorite has to be my Lysimachos Lampsakos mint Tetradrachm: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-51296

Which coin are your surprised has so few views?
Accordingly my latest addition, with the fewest fews, but surprisingly to me, my Sardes mint Alexander III the Great Drachm:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-59185

Which coin have you paid the most to acquire?
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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 11:59:09 pm »
Which coin are your surprised has so few views?
Accordingly my latest addition, with the fewest fews, but surprisingly to me, my Sardes mint Alexander III the Great Drachm:  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-59185
It ain't exactly a slouch ... 124 views when I checked it.  Great example of the semi-forward spread lap Zeus.

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2011, 01:52:53 am »
Turns out my most viewed is my Germanicus SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM, followed by a much nicer coin, my M Salvius Otho moneyers' ass.

Is the III VIR AAA FF ass on the obverse or the reverse:angel:

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2011, 06:02:27 am »
Which coin are your surprised has so few views?
This Venus Cloacina. Important architectural reverse. A lovely portrait of Concordia. She appears to be thinking " strange smell coming from behind "
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66228



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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2011, 06:48:27 am »
My most viewed coin is this Titus -  https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=topn&cat=11162&pos=0 It probably has reached that illustrious position due to the nature of the picture and the fact it has been in my gallery since 2004.

Is it my favorite? I can't pick a favorite but it is in my top 10.

What is my most expensive coin?  Well, to be honest this one would be very close -
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-40386

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2011, 07:37:30 am »
Benito,

That's pretty funny.  Now that you mention it, that's exactly what she appears to be thinking.

David,

I don't think I've seen that goatherd reverse before.  Definitely made me read the description.

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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2011, 01:52:38 pm »
Which coin are your surprised has so few views?
This Venus Cloacina. Important architectural reverse. A lovely portrait of Concordia. She appears to be thinking " strange smell coming from behind "
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66228
More stats.
1. Most viewed.  Nero and Agrippina AR didrachm.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66041
2. My favorite.   ( I particularly like portraits ). Iulia Domna with her two sons. AR denarius.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66017
3. Most expensive.  But at the same time very cheap. The $ came from the sale of a Copador vase bought locally in Mesomerica for peanuts. Gordian III provincial
medallion.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66221
4. The best pedigree. Orbiana sestertius. More than 100 years.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-66200


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Re: Gallery Stats and Questions
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2011, 01:56:23 pm »

 

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