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Running Thread! Let's See Some Ancient (And Medieval) Eye Candy!

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 Posted 08/15/2018  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1c5d7n5m to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is the end (or beginning) of my collection and my last coin for this thread -- I don't have anything older.


quite impressive what you have shown and with excellent photos
much appreciated
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 Posted 08/16/2018  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This forum needs a "post your recent acquisitions" type thread. I don't like spamming by having to start a new topic every time I pick up a new ancient :P
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 Posted 08/17/2018  04:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A rare bust type for Probus from Lugdunum


Obv:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right holding spear
Rev:- MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy
Minted in Lugdunum (II) Emission 5 Officina 2. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:- RIC 83. Bastien 218 (5 examples cited)

3.91 gms. 180 degrees

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 Posted 08/17/2018  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
maridvnvm , I love your coins , nice and interesting .You writed : minted in Lugdunum(II) , why (II)? I spended a few of hours in Maridunum a few years ago and visited the amphitheatre.I didn t know this place but I bought a guide to Roman Britain and for me , it was very interesting . My wife was not so enthusiastic ...Hope to see a lot more coins . albert
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 Posted 08/17/2018  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
II refers to the officina mark (officina 2) in exe on the reverse. Lugdunum operated 4 officina at this time and for the first 8 issues they used I, II, III and IIII in exe as their officina marks. In their 9th issue they changed to A, B, C and D in left and right fields. One rare exception to this is a single die with B in exe. Here is my example of this coin below.

Probus

Obv:- IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- TEMPOR FELICIT, Felicitas standing right, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (B in exe) Emission 9, Officina 1. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:- Cohen 727. Bastien 439. RIC 129 var. Bust type F

3.34 gms

This is the ONLY coin from emission 9 to have the Officina mark in exe rather than in the left or right fields.

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 Posted 08/17/2018  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add svnhson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First, an unconventional piece of eye candy. Somebody was hungry, but I love the detail on her hairstyle and the beautiful patina.

Next, a fairly typical but well-centered Gadhaiya Paisa

Probably the nicest condition LRB I have (Interestingly, this apparently formerly belonged to a rocket scientist).

An unusually good portrait on a Constantine I "Gloria Exercitus"

A Northern Song Dynasty Cash Coin

And finally, a Menander I Indo-Greek Drachm! (Looks better in hand)

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08/17/2018 9:48 pm
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 Posted 08/18/2018  2:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good to know , on your Probus'coin , the officina is indicated by B ,so I suppose officina 2 . albert
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 Posted 08/18/2018  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes> B is officina 2 too.
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 Posted 08/24/2018  08:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add museumguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is mine which I was finally able to photograph. This is a tetradrachm of Parthian King Gotarzes II (44-51 AD) and dated 49-50 AD. It was minted in Seleucia-on-the-Tigris.

Gotarzes II made himself detested by his cruelty: among many other murders he even slew his brother Artabanus and his whole family. When Vardanes I regained the throne; Gotarzes II fled to Hyrcania and gathered an army from the Dahae nomads. The war between the two kings was at last ended by a treaty, as both were afraid of the conspiracies of their nobles. Gotarzes II returned to Hyrcania and when Vardanes I was killed in about 47, Gotzares II was acknowledged in the whole empire. Gotarzes II then added to his coins the usual Parthian titles, "king of kings Arsaces the benefactor, the just, the illustrious (Epiphanes), the friend of the Hellenes (Philhellen)", without mentioning his proper name.

The discontent excited by his cruelty and luxury induced the hostile party to apply to the Roman emperor Claudius to fetch from Rome an Arsacid prince Meherdates, who lived there as hostage. Meherdates crossed the Euphrates in 49, but was beaten and taken prisoner by Gotarzes II, who cut off his ears.

Soon afterwards Gotarzes II died, according to Tacitus of an illness; Josephus says that he was murdered. His last coin is dated from June 51. Gotarzes II was succeeded briefly by his uncle Vonones II and then by his cousin (one of the sons of Vonones II) Vologases I.


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 Posted 08/24/2018  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Terrific write-up, Steve, and an outstanding coin. The reverse is remarkably sharp. Only very rarely have I spotted one with such great detail. Congrats.
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 Posted 08/24/2018  09:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent Parthian tet!

Is that some Aramaic graffiti I see in front of the bust?
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 Posted 08/24/2018  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add museumguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bob! Thanks Finn! Bob, it was one of those eye-catchers I saw at a local coin show that kept "speaking" to me but I guess we've all been there. Finn, don't think one would find Aramaic on such a coin as this - I just assumed they were scratch marks. Bob, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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 Posted 08/24/2018  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I just assumed they were scratch marks. Bob, please correct me if I'm wrong.


You are correct, Steve: You just assumed they were scratch marks.

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 Posted 09/23/2018  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't realize this had fallen off the front page!

Won this coin today: Postumus may not be the most handsome Emperor, but this is a handsome coin of Postumus, ragged flan and all.

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 Posted 09/23/2018  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Postumus. Congrats on the win. Right at home in this thread.
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