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Forum: Lost or Stolen Coins Mar 5, 2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 140,273
Posted By GMoneti
Hey Mark, glad to hear the good news. Looks like...

Hey Mark, glad to hear the good news. Looks like the police are taking this seriously. Hopefully soon you'll be able to post similar posts about the Ptolemy and the rest. Minus the pawn shop...
Forum: Lost or Stolen Coins Dec 5, 2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 140,273
Posted By GMoneti
Terrible news, Mark. I know that for someone who...

Terrible news, Mark. I know that for someone who appreciates his coins like you, it's much more than the financial loss, although that's certainly a lot as well. I hope you will stick around...
Forum: Attribution Help Dec 9, 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,145
Posted By GMoneti
This graininess seems to be caused by the...

This graininess seems to be caused by the scanning.
Forum: Greek Dec 4, 2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,226
Posted By GMoneti
Abydos gold stater - new Greek record?

CNG sent an e-mail yesteday, saying that an Abydos gold stater has realized more than $1 million at auction. There are no prices realized posted yet, so I can only asume it's this one sold at NGSA...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Nov 13, 2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92,788
Posted By GMoneti
No, I'm afraid not. I didn't have enough left...

No, I'm afraid not. I didn't have enough left after buying that Crosby Garrett helmet. Plus it's not really in my collection area. You on the other hand do collect Oriental art, so that raises a...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Nov 12, 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92,788
Posted By GMoneti
Qing Dynasty vase sells for $69 million in UK

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101112/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_valuable_vase

http://www.bainbridgesauctions.co.uk/blog/category/latest_story_from_the_field/

Looks like some Chinese at least are not...
Forum: Archeology Jul 8, 2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,297
Posted By GMoneti
What a find. Just incredible. The fact that we...

What a find. Just incredible. The fact that we even get to read about this and that it was left intact is a credit to the UK's antiquities laws. In many other countries it would've been taken apart...
Forum: Greek Jun 12, 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,011
Posted By GMoneti
Brass should be yellowish. I think it's usually...

Brass should be yellowish. I think it's usually not alloyed with more than 40% zinc, so it shouldn't be white in appearance if brass. Maybe it's a photo trick but it appears to be struck in silver. ...
Forum: Attribution Help May 9, 2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,415
Posted By GMoneti
It's an interesting fouree denarius, with just a...

It's an interesting fouree denarius, with just a bit of silver plating left. Wonder how many hands it passed through back in its day.
Forum: Beginning Collectors Apr 22, 2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,548
Posted By GMoneti
To me this appears to be Celtic of origin. I...

To me this appears to be Celtic of origin. I don't know if it was supposed to imitate a Roman type, but the human-headed horse and the overall style definitely suggest Celtic to me, something akin to...
Forum: Archeology Mar 11, 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,512
Posted By GMoneti
It's good that they had the chance to get the...

It's good that they had the chance to get the stuff carbon dated and get an exact dating. Apparently the lab in Germany is top notch, so it must be pretty acurate.

For more images of the mound...
Forum: Greek Feb 15, 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,697
Posted By GMoneti
Photo Illusions

What a difference the lighting and angle make for this deca. The difference in the reverse is especially stark. The armor, horses, and pretty much everything on the first photo appears slimmer and...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Jan 19, 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,982
Posted By GMoneti
It's not an ancient coin. Appears to be a modern...

It's not an ancient coin. Appears to be a modern copper Indian coin. I don't know about these, but it's probably not older than late 19th century. It even appears dated to 1950s I think, so could...
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 16, 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,783
Posted By GMoneti
It says "Unsold : Available at opening bid...

It says "Unsold : Available at opening bid of US$ 1900000 + Buyers Fee". Doesn't that mean there were no bids at all? Gemini alows for bids as low as 60% from estimate, so if somebody had bid...
Forum: Greek Dec 7, 2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,746
Posted By GMoneti
Nice catch Mark. I recognized it subconsciously...

Nice catch Mark. I recognized it subconsciously but didn't make the association.
Forum: Forgery Alerts Nov 21, 2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,820
Posted By GMoneti
Not sure if they are the same dies, but the...

Not sure if they are the same dies, but the second specimen at FN (#5432) seems more like the Gemini coin.

http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset.aspx?mode=6Q/zOXMHeZ0=&id=bnFdqbQlnCA=
Forum: Forgery Alerts Nov 21, 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,820
Posted By GMoneti
I don't know if it's the lighting or the...

I don't know if it's the lighting or the different state of wear, but on the FN specimen it seems that the forehead and front of the neck are expressed more rigidly. The forehead seems wrinkled and...
Forum: Conferences, Symposiums, Exhibits, and Collections Jul 20, 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,749
Posted By GMoneti
Looks like a great resource. Much appreciated.

Looks like a great resource. Much appreciated.
Forum: Greek Jul 19, 2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,015
Posted By GMoneti
That's very dissapointing from Coinarchives. ...

That's very dissapointing from Coinarchives. While nothing is for free, I thought they generate some revenue from the sponsors. They also collected contributions from users, and frankly avoiding...
Forum: Antiquities Jun 9, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,334
Posted By GMoneti
Yes, unless of course you are buying at the...

Yes, unless of course you are buying at the source, where often the only documentation is the newspaper which your item is wrapped in. Still, it provides approximate dating of purchase.

About this...
Forum: Greek Jun 5, 2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,262
Posted By GMoneti
Oh, that's pretty rough to look at Mark. You...

Oh, that's pretty rough to look at Mark. You should stop looking at Harlan's site, because you might find something else there that you are familiar with. I think he might be able to sell it at...
Forum: Coin of the Day May 13, 2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,361
Posted By GMoneti
Oh, I believe that theory. But it's much easier...

Oh, I believe that theory. But it's much easier to prove, you have to admit. :D



Mr. Dubya, you're way off on that one. :cool:
Forum: Coin of the Day May 12, 2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,361
Posted By GMoneti
"One theory that has been advanced is the...

"One theory that has been advanced is the possibility that Count Theodosius himself, peacemaker of Britain at the time, was the recipient of the medallion".

I noticed that, however a theory of what...
Forum: Coin of the Day May 12, 2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,361
Posted By GMoneti
It's really stunning. The size allows for such...

It's really stunning. The size allows for such detail, especially on the wreath leaves. Looking at this coin begs the question in my mind, of how did such an object made it from being presented to...
Forum: Attribution Help May 8, 2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,124
Posted By GMoneti
Agreed. Sometimes they go overboard trying to...

Agreed. Sometimes they go overboard trying to make the coins as sharp and bold as they've probably never been in reality. The style reminds me of a souvenir I have, struck from the same "dies" as...
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