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 Posted 03/19/2020  11:32 am Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well in these times of "Plague" what else is there to do really ......
While searching the near limitless options of the European Theater (ETO ?) I spied one of my favorite coin descriptions

Egypt Unidentified



The seller appeared to be mainly focused on French Graphic Novels (ie naughty comic books !) and the coin photos I mostly graded as fair to poor
But one was clear enough .......
(my own pic here)

Mssr PVBLIVS LICINIVS EGNATIVS GALLIENVS ....... AVGVSTVS !


Besides
Lately I find myself getting more accustomed to reading off the name
ΓAΛΛIHNOC


So I threw in a very modest bid and moved on
I was soon engrossed elsewhere when the message came in
You Won !


Well after the long journey and after a quick bath and 'massage'
and a Spring "waxing" (oooouch !)

Egypt Alexandria AD 267-8
Billon Tetradrachm of Emperor Gallienus
Obv. AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNΩC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right
Rv. Homonia standing left holding double cornucopia with right hand raised
Upright palm branch behind
Year L IE in field
10.91 grams 22-3mm




The remaining green deposits are quite hard and resistant to my humble efforts to remove

But I guess you only get what you pay for .......
which was about the price of a decent pizza
(I am now on a diet)
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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 Posted 03/19/2020  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite nice, especially that reverse. Far superior to a naughty French comic book, I'm sure.
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 Posted 03/19/2020  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that this is a super pick-up. Plenty of remaining detail!
"If you climb a good tree, you get a push."
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 Posted 03/19/2020  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Check Masis's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find Furius! The Gallienus Tetradrachms are an interesting transition from the larger types to the small types which ended with the Tetrarchy.
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 Posted 03/19/2020  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice example.
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 Posted 03/20/2020  06:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
....Must admit though I preferred the obverse before you cleaned it...

But I actually find the green encrustations quite appealing....Good pick up.
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 Posted 03/20/2020  08:30 am  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not to worry about the appearances my good Seņor
(I happen to agree with your opinion)

Of late I needed to find a replacement for the 'solution/solvent' which is no longer available for use
Many items coming from overseas I find have been treated with ye olde Renaissance Wax
(which ended up removed after the night of leisure soaking in acetone)
So I decided to order a jar
After a week or so the duller and dustier look will return

I am sure after all us old trolls have our spring 'bikini wax'
we all end up much the same by July
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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03/20/2020 08:32 am
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