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Forum: Roman Provincial Aug 8, 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85,495
Posted By livingwater
Lystra coin lost

In November 2014 I posted a photo of a Lystra coin shortly after I bought it. But it never came. It was lost or stolen in the mail. :mad: My money was refunded, but I'd much rather have the coin. ...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Aug 7, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 52,073
Posted By livingwater
Clifford

Hello,
I have noticed on past auctions a buyer calling himself "Clifford" when bidding. He is very interested in Roman Provincials and I am too. Clifford, if you read this post, please reply. I'd...
Forum: Advanced Topics Aug 7, 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 38,174
Posted By livingwater
German proposed law

The proposed new German law restricting the sale of ancient coins is disturbing. A lot of collectors are signing an online petition against this law. I signed. As I understand it, a seller would...
Forum: Education Aug 7, 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 46,781
Posted By livingwater
Thanks for posting. Too bad this site is not...

Thanks for posting. Too bad this site is not very active anymore.
Forum: Archeology Jul 31, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,402
Posted By livingwater
thanks

Thanks for posting the link to this video. It was fun watching.
Forum: Roman Provincial Nov 29, 2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85,495
Posted By livingwater
Lystra

THANKS MUCH Barry!!
I also heard from Gert Boersema on Forum Ancient Coins who added that Aulock's tenative reading on the reverse may not be correct. This example shows a more clear reading of...
Forum: Roman Provincial Nov 27, 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85,495
Posted By livingwater
Lystra coin

Hello,

I recently bought this coin from Lystra Lycaonia of Marcus Aurelius/she wolf, twins, 16mm, 4.4gr. It seems to be rare. I seached the Internet for another example for a reference number and...
Forum: Roman Oct 19, 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,447
Posted By livingwater
another on ebay

Just saw this example on ebay today.....
Forum: Archeology Oct 6, 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44,545
Posted By livingwater
Amphipolis

Thanks for posting the link. Interesting that the tomb may not have been plundered which is very rare. I own a few bronze coins from that city.
Forum: Authenticity Jun 4, 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118,446
Posted By livingwater
dice

I'm sorry but I don't have enough experience with ancient dice to give a strong opinion. If you bought them from a long time well known dealer I'd say they are okay. Under a 10X eye glass does the...
Forum: Online Sales May 17, 2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 64,575
Posted By livingwater
Happy bliss

Nathan,
Congrats on your upcoming wedding!
Forum: Greek May 12, 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 27,405
Posted By livingwater
What a babe

Yes I like the bronzes of Sicily which include hippocamp and octopus. The tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are plentiful, some during his reign and many struck after his death. And don't forget...
Forum: Roman Mar 5, 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,429
Posted By livingwater
Thanks

Thanks Walter, for your comments!

Mark
Forum: Roman Feb 12, 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,429
Posted By livingwater
thanks

Hi Jerome,
Thanks for the information. I'm thinking this coin is genuine and an AE not silver. I read a Wikipedia article about brass which mentions that Strabo discussed a metal called "false...
Forum: Roman Feb 11, 2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,429
Posted By livingwater
Strange Ephesus Trajan

I bought this coin years ago wondering about it's condition. It was sold as an Ephesus Trajan/Artemis AE 18mm SNG Cop 384. I don't own SNG. The strange thing is an obverse spot at 4 hour that is...
Forum: Roman Feb 7, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,950
Posted By livingwater
Unhappy Broke my Tiberius denarius

Over fifteen years ago I bought a Tiberius denarius the "tribute penny." One day I dropped it on the hardwood kitchen floor and it chipped. I noticed inside it had some crystalization as can happen...
Forum: Roman Provincial Nov 3, 2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43,935
Posted By livingwater
Thanks

Thank you Mauseus for the tip. I ordered the Sofaer book. Mark
Forum: Roman Provincial Oct 29, 2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43,935
Posted By livingwater
Arrow Holy Land city coins

Hello,
I want to buy a reference book for Holy Land city coins. I am aware of Spijkermans book Coins of the Decapolis.... and a newly published work by Meshorer/Sofaer Coins of the Holy Land. The...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 27, 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94,948
Posted By livingwater
Smile response

Monthly bills and saving for retirement is my priority, so as a collector of ancient coins I have an annual budget to stick to. I could buy one higher priced coin per year or twenty plus lower grade...
Forum: Roman Mar 23, 2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,804
Posted By livingwater
Thanks men for your thoughts. I'm going to pass...

Thanks men for your thoughts. I'm going to pass on this one, just too risky I think.
Forum: Roman Mar 19, 2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,804
Posted By livingwater
Constantine chi-rho snake banner RIC 19

The coin below is being offered at an auction. Constantine I of Constantinople with chi-rho above standard and snake below, RIC 19. Very rare and may be a barbarous imitation with obverse helmet...
Forum: Authenticity Feb 19, 2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118,446
Posted By livingwater
Real and fake Roman dice

Hello,
I am interested in buying some Roman gaming dice. They were made of several materials; clay, metal and animal bone. I am concerned about fakes. I've attached three photos of Roman dice. ...
Forum: Roman Provincial Nov 21, 2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,474
Posted By livingwater
Sacred stone of Aphrodite at Paphos

I just bought a very nice coin of Augustus that was struck at Paphos, Cyprus, RPC 3906. The reverse shows the temple of Aphrodite and a sacred stone within. There's little left of the temple, but...
Forum: Roman Oct 17, 2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,527
Posted By livingwater
Lost my ass, I mean mule

I collect chi-rho coins. I recently got one on ebay, a scarce mule with Constantinopolis obverse, Arles RIC 386, but with soldiers, chi-rho standard. See photo. It was worn but only $14. Sadly...
Forum: Authenticity Sep 30, 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,061
Posted By livingwater
Before and after photos of cleaning repatination painting tooling

If you haven't looked at the below website it would be worth your time. It shows before and after coin photos of cleaning, repatination, painting and tooling. Some folk are sure talented at turning...
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