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Forum: Greek Jul 4, 2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,013
Posted By cogito
"Weiss must forfeit his interest in 23 coins...

"Weiss must forfeit his interest in 23 coins seized from him when he was arrested..." I wonder what coins he was forced to give up as part of the Italian deal? I fully expect those coins to go...
Forum: Antiquities Jul 26, 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,311
Posted By cogito
This saga's tentacles continue to...

This saga's tentacles continue to spread:

http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/features/crime-and-litigation/5118?

J
Forum: Antiquities Jul 20, 2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,311
Posted By cogito
Hawass' statement about the case being worthy of...

Hawass' statement about the case being worthy of a Hollywood movie is so pathonomonic to his suspected condition of narcissistic personality disorder. I would lay odds that he already has Harrison...
Forum: Antiquities Jul 20, 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,311
Posted By cogito
Ditto. BTW - I read somewhere else and heard a...

Ditto.

BTW - I read somewhere else and heard a rumor (so far) that this case may be one of Hawass' "last hurrahs" before being fired from his current position. Is this true?
Forum: Antiquities Jul 18, 2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,311
Posted By cogito
For one of the persons in question, I suspect...

For one of the persons in question, I suspect that a majority of the coins confiscated in the bust were not Egyptian in origin. Egypt may have been a point of shipment/travel for the coins, but I...
Forum: Archeology Jul 18, 2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,810
Posted By cogito
Finally stung by his inflated ego. Sounds like...

Finally stung by his inflated ego. Sounds like Hawass was an equal opportunity annoyance and someone that the collector and archeological communities rallied some agreement around.

Now where am I...
Forum: Attribution Help May 23, 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,447
Posted By cogito
Definitely looks like a bull in profile to...

Definitely looks like a bull in profile to me.

Jeff
Forum: Antiquities Mar 19, 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,468
Posted By cogito
That's quite a list! And, yet, Hawass received...

That's quite a list! And, yet, Hawass received essentially a promotion during this whole debacle. :confused:

J
Forum: Antiquities Feb 13, 2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,982
Posted By cogito
So much for the hunky-dory talk from Hawass about...

So much for the hunky-dory talk from Hawass about how nothing bad came of the Egyptian Museum break-in:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/13/egypt.museum/index.html?eref=edition

Too bad...
Forum: Antiquities Jan 29, 2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,982
Posted By cogito
Prepare to be sickened. Tut treasures...

Prepare to be sickened. Tut treasures damaged.

http://hyperallergic.com/17815/egyptian-museum-damage/
Forum: Antiquities Jan 29, 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,982
Posted By cogito
http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/01/29/...

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/01/29/live-blog-291-egypt-protests

The 6:45pm update notes that antiquities have been damaged in the Cairo Museum.

Puts Hawass' recent and annoying...
Forum: Antiquities Jan 29, 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,982
Posted By cogito
Salient Counterpoint Example to Strict Cultural Repatriation

CAIRO | Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:25pm EST

(Reuters) - Army units secured the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo against possible looting on Friday, protecting a building with spectacular pharaonic treasures...
Forum: Greek Dec 5, 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,972
Posted By cogito
People at the top are ALWAYS doing better! The...

People at the top are ALWAYS doing better! The fact that luxury good sales are reviving well suggests that comfort zones in spending that wealth are improving...too bad the same can't be said for...
Forum: Greek Oct 5, 2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,712
Posted By cogito
Trust me, therapy might not be cheaper! Plus,...

Trust me, therapy might not be cheaper! Plus, many clinicians would suggest a hobby as a productive way to channel the compulsory anxiety. Collectors heal thyself!

J
Forum: Archeology Aug 12, 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,496
Posted By cogito
O.K., it's just that this is the 3 or 4th...

O.K., it's just that this is the 3 or 4th coin-related Israel story we've seen in about 1 year. The paranoid in me sees the increased media attention of coin-related finds as potentially hurtful to...
Forum: Archeology Aug 12, 2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,496
Posted By cogito
I don't collect Ptolemaic coins (unless minted in...

I don't collect Ptolemaic coins (unless minted in Cyrene), so I'm not up on the latest and greatest on gold from the period. But, unless coins from this ruler of this size are particularly rare, I'm...
Forum: Advanced Topics Aug 2, 2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,798
Posted By cogito
Thanks, John! It looks like Richard was right on...

Thanks, John! It looks like Richard was right on the money! Kudos, Richard.

Alex, I suspect that's not a horseshoe, but the letter "C". That particular style of typography was popular in...
Forum: Advanced Topics Aug 1, 2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,798
Posted By cogito
Here's a picture of the crest and motto. Thanks...

Here's a picture of the crest and motto. Thanks to all for the input.

After doing some digging on the web, I'm fairly confident that the animal is an antelope. The initial style in the top portion...
Forum: Advanced Topics Jul 31, 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,798
Posted By cogito
Thanks. I took another look at the phrase, and...

Thanks. I took another look at the phrase, and it looks like it's actually "Bene Fit". I'm not certain if this changes anything, though. Also, what looks like a lion on first glance is actually a...
Forum: Advanced Topics Jul 31, 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,798
Posted By cogito
Latin phrase?

Hello fellow mates,

Recently I found what I suspect is a mini British campaign chest at an antique auction while on vacation. The auction house didn't have much to add other than it was late 19th /...
Forum: Attribution Help May 28, 2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,307
Posted By cogito
The first and the last are definitely Cilician...

The first and the last are definitely Cilician (satrapal coinage).

Jeff
Forum: Archeology Apr 26, 2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,894
Posted By cogito
Prime example of why the archeological community...

Prime example of why the archeological community NEEDS ancient coin collectors. A simple consultation via the web with this site would have saved the archeologists from cleaning off all the egg on...
Forum: Archeology Apr 15, 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,612
Posted By cogito
That's the problem. From the article and their...

That's the problem. From the article and their actions, Hawass and his ilk in Greece and Italy are not really focused on stemming the tide of new plundering and black market deals. Instead, they...
Forum: Archeology Apr 13, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,612
Posted By cogito
News Item: Archeologists with inflated senses of self-importance...

Notice how in the article below that the Egyptian archeologist uses intimidation to get "our (his)" artifacts back from international museums? I find the use of verbiage enlightening because it...
Forum: Roman Apr 12, 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,638
Posted By cogito
DONE! Everyone else that frequents the site...

DONE! Everyone else that frequents the site should fax wizard, as well. We need the numbers!

Jeff
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