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Forum: Off-topic Conversations Feb 25, 2013, 06:03 AM
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Posted By dougsmith
Doug Smith ancients.info site

I regret that I must break ties with ancients.info and remove my website from that space. I receive a daily email from vcoins informing me that I am exceeding bandwidth limits but my attempt to...
Forum: Roman Jan 26, 2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,127
Posted By dougsmith
Campbell, William, Greek and Roman Plated Coins...

Campbell, William, Greek and Roman Plated Coins Numismatic Notes and Monographs No. 57, American Numismatic Society, 1933.

The above is a wonderful survey of fourree coins and how they were made...
Forum: Greek Feb 17, 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,007
Posted By dougsmith
Part of the question is when the c/m was placed...

Part of the question is when the c/m was placed on the coin. That is not necessarily the same as when the coin was made. Another question is how similar two marks have to be for them to be a match....
Forum: Greek Nov 29, 2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,007
Posted By dougsmith
I suppose staters will always be the items of...

I suppose staters will always be the items of greatest interest simply because of their size but the coins of Corinth in other denominations deserve attention, too. For example, the drachms are...
Forum: Attribution Help Nov 22, 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,798
Posted By dougsmith
Caracalla but I don't see the reverse as well as...

Caracalla but I don't see the reverse as well as you do.
Forum: Attribution Help Nov 21, 2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,786
Posted By dougsmith
I'm not expert enough to ID this sort of thing...

I'm not expert enough to ID this sort of thing with any certainty and am not even 100% certain that what you see on the reverse is a horse. When I was very new at the hobby in the 1960's I bought a...
Forum: Archeology Nov 17, 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,222
Posted By dougsmith
I believe I saw two dupondii - first a Trajan and...

I believe I saw two dupondii - first a Trajan and at the end an Antoninus Pius. Anyone else agree/disagree?
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Oct 21, 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 64,254
Posted By dougsmith
Everyone interested might want to read the...

Everyone interested might want to read the descriptions of the coin in each sale linked above. When you get to this price bracket little things like a disagreement on whether the fields were...
Forum: Archeology Oct 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,987
Posted By dougsmith
"e.g. large hoards of coins, it may be...

"e.g. large hoards of coins, it may be necessary to exceed this period."

If I were the finder, I would undoubtedly be anxious for the payoff but this would seem to be a case covered by the above...
Forum: Archeology Oct 18, 2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,987
Posted By dougsmith
I see two separate questions here. The value of...

I see two separate questions here. The value of so many ordinary coins would not be high except as a study group. The images show a variation in coin quality. Perhaps 50% of the value of the hoard...
Forum: Archeology Oct 18, 2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,987
Posted By dougsmith
Do I understand correctly that the Somerset...

Do I understand correctly that the Somerset museum is asking us to give them money so they can aquire the hoard and prevent if being allowed to pass into the market where it could be shared with...
Forum: Authenticity Sep 13, 2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,595
Posted By dougsmith
Are you seeing 'unofficial' or 'Thessalonica'? ...

Are you seeing 'unofficial' or 'Thessalonica'? Looking at other examples on acsearch, I don't see the style as out of line but I do see the reference:
D.M. Metcalf, "The Minting of Gold Coinage at...
Forum: Archeology Jul 9, 2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,987
Posted By dougsmith
Studying such a hoard will require as much care...

Studying such a hoard will require as much care as cleaning it. I saw mention that someone thought the coins had to be put into the pot after the pot was in the ground because it was so big. ...
Forum: Archeology Jul 8, 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,987
Posted By dougsmith
There are several interesting points here...

There are several interesting points here including the idea that the contents were in layers making one wonder if they had been in (now rotted) sacks. I also found it interesting that there were...
Forum: Unlisted Coins Jul 6, 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,470
Posted By dougsmith
This would be RIC 238 except it has drapery. I...

This would be RIC 238 except it has drapery. I regret that the authors of RIC included no photos to confirm what they defined as the difference between busts A, B and C in this particular series. ...
Forum: Attribution Help Jul 1, 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By dougsmith
I must be the only one bothered by there being an...

I must be the only one bothered by there being an eagle and thunderbolt in front of a guy and we have to ask if it is Zeus. Certainly the pose looks like the Poseidon but anyone appearing on a coin...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations May 14, 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 64,254
Posted By dougsmith
Before the Internet, I 'collected' printed sale...

Before the Internet, I 'collected' printed sale catalogs and enjoyed finding records of my coins having been offered previously. Today the number of illustrated lists printed on paper is down...
Forum: Attribution Help May 11, 2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,119
Posted By dougsmith
This strikes me as very unusual for a fourree of...

This strikes me as very unusual for a fourree of this period. They usually require a bit more wear to compromise the silver plate let alone to lose most of it. This looks like it could have been...
Forum: Barbarous May 2, 2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,924
Posted By dougsmith
I'm not sure I'd go as far as 'Hen's Teeth' but...

I'm not sure I'd go as far as 'Hen's Teeth' but Gallienus copies are less frequent than most of the others of the period and I have not seen a silvered one. I agree with the idea that sometimes a...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Mar 24, 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,467
Posted By dougsmith
The idea of a complete collection is not...

The idea of a complete collection is not compatible with ancients. I never suggest beginners start with a strict theme but suggust you try for a wide range covering as many historical periods as you...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Mar 17, 2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,568
Posted By dougsmith
I agree the Diocletian is ancient and am less...

I agree the Diocletian is ancient and am less than 100% certain it is cast just from the photo. The coin has had a hard life and that causes problems that look like casting even on good coins. You...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Feb 22, 2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,568
Posted By dougsmith
I suppose we could mention the possibility that...

I suppose we could mention the possibility that the low life was looking to rip off the economy of his own day rather than ours. I'm completely unclear on how to tell after cleaning but this coin is...
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 14, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,407
Posted By dougsmith
Please post a picture.

Please post a picture.
Forum: Beginning Collectors Jan 14, 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,982
Posted By dougsmith
Yes, the photo could be better but my first guess...

Yes, the photo could be better but my first guess is Kaniska 232-260 AD with Mao reverse but missing the legends so ID is not even close to certain. I have a nicer one that cost $15 so I'd say this...
Forum: Attribution Help Nov 24, 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,289
Posted By dougsmith
I believe I see a bump that could be a laurel...

I believe I see a bump that could be a laurel wreath which means it is a male. Elagabalus, Caracalla or Geta would be places to start. The fabric does not strike me as Alexandria but I don't have...
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