Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. WELCOME TO FORUM ANCIENT COINS - 23 YEARS OLD ON 27 NOVEMBER! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958 Welcome Guest. Please login or register. WELCOME TO FORUM ANCIENT COINS - 23 YEARS OLD ON 27 NOVEMBER! We Are Working From Home, Social Distancing, Wearing Masks, And Sanitizing To Pack Orders!!! Please Call Us If You Have Questions 252-646-1958


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Buying and Selling  |  Forum's Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop  |  Topic: First Forum Purchase 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: First Forum Purchase  (Read 5023 times)
Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« on: March 17, 2014, 05:08:19 pm »

Really excited


   
RP54673. Bronze AE 15, BMC Lydia p. 248, 86, gF, Sardes mint, weight 3.321g, maximum diameter 17.0mm, die axis 180o, c. 198 - 244 A.D.; obverse ZEYC - ΛY∆IOC, diademed and draped bust of Zeus Lydios right; reverse CAPIANΩN, young Herakles standing front, head left, resting right on club, lion's skin on left arm

Logged
Molinari
Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4262


My defeat, if understood, should be my glory


WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 05:13:58 pm »

Great coin.  You have good taste!

Congratulations!

Nick
Logged

Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 05:27:15 pm »

Thanks, very excited
Logged
Sam
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1944

Ego vici mundum


WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 05:44:12 pm »

Amazing , FORVM 's coin has always a discriminating taste  , congratulations.
Logged

Sam Mansourati
Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 08:43:19 pm »

Being that I'm new to all of this, if someone could help translate the Greek in the description, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm slowly learning to put things together

Thanks
Logged
otlichnik
Tribunus Plebis 2016
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4644



« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 02:23:09 am »

The obverse says Zeus Lydios (no surprise) and the reverse says Sardianon, "of Sardis".  This latter is known as the ethnic, and a genuine Greek scholar will probably have a better translation like "of the Sardisians" or "of the people of Sardis" but "of Sardis" captures the gist.

Shawn
Logged

SC
(Shawn Caza, Ottawa)
Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 09:16:32 am »

The obverse says Zeus Lydios (no surprise) and the reverse says Sardianon, "of Sardis".  This latter is known as the ethnic, and a genuine Greek scholar will probably have a better translation like "of the Sardisians" or "of the people of Sardis" but "of Sardis" captures the gist.

Shawn


Thanks for the info, greatly appreciated
Logged
dougsmit
Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2149


WWW
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 08:24:18 pm »

The majority of Provincial city coins use the genitive plural of the city name to attribute the coin to the citizens of the city rather than to the city itself.  Modern coins name the country like it were responsible for the issue itself.  There certainly are exceptions but it was just they way people looked at the matter in the day.   Call it a coin grammar lesson.   Of course small coins often abbreviated the legends and lost the endings (language teachers must hate this).
Logged

Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 04:12:08 pm »

Is there a Hendin number for this coin and if so how do I look it up?
Logged
Molinari
Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4262


My defeat, if understood, should be my glory


WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 05:11:25 pm »

I don't think this coin would be listed in any of Hendin's books.  He writes mostly on Judean coinage.  What gave you the idea it would be in Hendin?
Logged

areich
Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8764



WWW
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 05:13:42 pm »

Hendin is a book on Judaean coins, so you will not find it there. There is a BMC reference (British Museum Collection) in the description. 
Logged

Andreas Reich
Grant
Legionary
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 06:30:14 pm »

My fault, forgot it was Greek
Logged
Joe Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM STAFF
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 10382


All Coins Guaranteed for Eternity.


WWW
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 07:36:51 am »

Note that "BMC Lydia" in the coin description is in blue text (and anywhere "BMC Lydia" is in the Forum shop or this discussion board).  Click on it and you will go to the Numiswiki page for Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, Lydia. On that NumisWiki page you find a link to a BMC Lydia PDF that is available online.
Logged

Joseph Sermarini
Owner, President
FORVM ANCIENT COINS
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Buying and Selling  |  Forum's Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop  |  Topic: First Forum Purchase « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.835 seconds with 47 queries.
All coins are guaranteed for eternity
zoom.asp