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 Posted 12/28/2018  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! Must have been under an unusual listing title to slip under my radar

That is at the very end of series 1.2 - I like to call it the Neanderthal Portrait type, for obvious reasons. This is the type that bridges the gap to the curved head type, you can see the attendants' bodies now run in parallel with the arm, and the reverse is almost back to fitting on the coin.

I actually picked up a really fun example, albeit for a lot more than $3!


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 Posted 12/29/2018  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve!

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Must have been under an unusual listing title to slip under my radar
..To make you feel better it was $8 not $3 sorry!

It certainly was! I stumbled upon it whilst looking for something completely different....

Thats a nice coin you've got there, love the protruding forehead and brow!

What are your thoughts on the shape of the head? Its seems almost like the portrait is wearing some sort of headware especially on your coin?

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 Posted 12/31/2018  04:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just picked up these two...Good silver content...

Ok lets see if I've learnt anything here! Both coins are from Finns series 4.
Top coin.....Series 4 / Sub-type 3 Intermediate style?
Bottom coin..Series 4 / Sub-type 4 Degenerate?

Fingers crossed!
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 Posted 01/02/2019  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick-ups! He has had some amazing offerings lately, and I've picked up a lot more than I probably should have!

Attributions are correct - I am mulling over how to break down series 4; whether 4 sub-types are enough or if I should further break it out into 5. He has had a few super-degenerate types lately - any luck snagging any of those?
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