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

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 Posted 07/21/2018  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gorgeous gold!

I'm going WAY in the other direction. What's that phrase? "Warts and all"
Apparently King Stefan Batory of Poland didn't care if the mint engravers were brutally honest in their portraits. On this trojak minted in Riga, you can see a hairy wart on his right cheek. The condition still makes it eye candy to me!


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 Posted 07/21/2018  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm. You sure that's not a tick, Ted?

Nice coin!
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 Posted 07/21/2018  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure they have 'em over there.
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 Posted 07/21/2018  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lysimachos : 305/281 BC
Lampsakos ,drachme, Price L13. albert

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 Posted 07/21/2018  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Auvergne , Le Puy ,11/12th century
Denier , Duplessy839/840 .albert


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Nice. Unusual design.

My oldest Polish royal, Boleslaus II, minted 1070-76 (too bad for the nick, but it probably saved me a couple of hundred dollars)


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England, 1 penny, 1250-1272 (Spink 1372):



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 Posted 07/23/2018  06:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This might not count as eye candy to everyone but it is to me....

The Eastern coinage of Septimius Severus has an odd sub-series of COS II coins that have a variety of spelling errors. There is some evidence that they are separate to the normal COS II issue. Here is one of these obverse dies with a range of reverse types that I have managed to obtain over the years. It counts as eye candy to me...

Obverse legend is IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II







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 Posted 07/23/2018  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting series with some real gems!

And the thought comes to mind that we could have a thread just on interesting beards.
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The Eastern coinage of Septimius Severus has an odd sub-series of COS II coins that have a variety of spelling errors. There is some evidence that they are separate to the normal COS II issue. Here is one of these obverse dies with a range of reverse types that I have managed to obtain over the years. It counts as eye candy to me...
...you sure you don't happen to be Doug Smith (dougsmit on CCF)? I distinctly recall a very similar set on his site somewhere.

(Even if you aren't Doug Smith - and you probably aren't - I suspect that he would have been proud of you for having such a set.)
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Cilician Armenia, 1 tram, 1226-1270 (Nercessian 333-344):



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I am not Doug Smith but he and I have some overlapping collecting interests and communicate on it on a fairly regular basis.
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More tiny masterpieces from Cilician satraps; sadly none are identifiable given what we know.





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Normandy/Rouen -- 1 denier, 943-966 (Duplessy 17):



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France/Paris -- 1 denier, 840-864 (Depeyrot 762) :





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