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Match Game 2019 ...... Oh No Not Again !

 
 
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 Posted 04/17/2019  4:02 pm Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up two "Gordo" III's of Dionysopolis while bottom feeding last week
(amongst the usual detritus)
I decided to keep one so I lay them side by side for comparison
Oh dear ......
Then I flipped them over
Oh my ......

-26 Dionysopolis Moesia

Obv AYT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓOΡΔIANOC AYΓ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian facing draped bust of Serapis

Rv ΔIONYCOΠOΛEITΩN
Dionysos standing left holding kantharos and thyrsos panther at foot
(My original interpretation of Gordian watering a duck was incorrect)

No.1 26mm 13.57
No.2 26mm 12.65

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 Posted 04/17/2019  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suggest cutting each coin in half from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock then mix 'n match to create one well-struck coin and one weakly-struck coin.

Should that solution prove untenable, I'd probably offer them both for sale and keep the one that doesn't sell. It's really a toss-up from my perspective. Each has its merits.
Edited by Kushanshah
04/17/2019 4:22 pm
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 Posted 04/17/2019  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Points of similarity ?
Too many
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 Posted 04/17/2019  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just having fun. Quite a die they used on this coin!
Hey, since the reverse lines up but the obverse seems to be shifted, does this prove the device for striking these had some more play for die position then it should have?

Edited by louisvillekyshop
04/17/2019 5:43 pm
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 Posted 04/17/2019  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hate when that happens, I wind up keeping both. LV shop, I'd bid on that one
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 Posted 04/17/2019  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's just exactly my problem !
I was bottom feeding looking for resale
Now I'm stuck with both of them !
Imagine my amazement ....... I seriously had no clue until I decided to photograph them
I was as ignorant as I look !
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 Posted 04/25/2019  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add xxmarkabyx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That first portrait located in the top left almost looks like part of the skull/jaw is exposed because of that indentation and the shape of the jaw. Looks kind of neat to me.
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