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Forum: Conferences, Symposiums, Exhibits, and Collections Jun 26, 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,563
Posted By hydatius
Alas, no it doesn't. Unless the money is falling...

Alas, no it doesn't. Unless the money is falling '(down) from Britannia' or is 'about Britannia'. 'De' in Latin does not mean the same thing as 'de' in French.

I suppose 'Money Britain' is...
Forum: Conferences, Symposiums, Exhibits, and Collections Jun 23, 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,563
Posted By hydatius
'Moneta Britanniae' surely? Richard

'Moneta Britanniae' surely?

Richard
Forum: Antiquities Jun 2, 2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,302
Posted By hydatius
It doesn't look ancient to me. Richard

It doesn't look ancient to me.

Richard
Forum: Roman Jan 13, 2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,912
Posted By hydatius
It's great to have someone as knowledgeable as...

It's great to have someone as knowledgeable as you about these obscure issues watching the boards. Thanks. You expertise is appreciated. What would you say are the best books/articles on early Suevic...
Forum: Roman Jan 11, 2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,912
Posted By hydatius
Doh! He's right. It's a variant of RIC 10 3787...

Doh! He's right. It's a variant of RIC 10 3787 and plate 80 'p. 230'. The star is quite different but the triple-layered wreath is the same. Also compare the obverse of the 'p. 230' specimen with...
Forum: Antiquities Nov 17, 2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,484
Posted By hydatius
The language may be Greek but its a late Roman...

The language may be Greek but its a late Roman bowl.

Richard
Forum: Advanced Topics Oct 19, 2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,688
Posted By hydatius
Mylar flips in a bank vault. Richard

Mylar flips in a bank vault.

Richard
Forum: Authenticity Sep 13, 2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,595
Posted By hydatius
Thessalonica can produce some ugly coins but not...

Thessalonica can produce some ugly coins but not like this. The lettering is all wrong and the figure is too sketchy. In addition, the obverse is NOT typical for Thessalonica. It looks like a cast of...
Forum: Roman Sep 10, 2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,377
Posted By hydatius
Not 'may be'. It is. It says 'Money Britain'....

Not 'may be'. It is. It says 'Money Britain'. :eek: Me Tarzan, you Jane. You want 'Moneta Britannica'.

Richard
Forum: Forgery Alerts Sep 2, 2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,631
Posted By hydatius
Smile I doubt anyone has noticed this but here's a...

I doubt anyone has noticed this but here's a photo from the latest auction from Rauch (Sommerauktion 2010, 13 September) lot 1717. I wonder which one is 'eine moderne Phantasiemünze'? :D
Forum: Roman Aug 9, 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,814
Posted By hydatius
The '(sic)' is just so you don't think it's a...

The '(sic)' is just so you don't think it's a typo in the book. As for variation, it all depends on the engraver and how he pronounces it. Even the same engtaver can vary from die to die. I'm sure if...
Forum: Publications Aug 9, 2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,519
Posted By hydatius
Yes, he does. I missed that. Richard

Yes, he does. I missed that.

Richard
Forum: Publications Aug 9, 2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,519
Posted By hydatius
But 'stehen' is standing, isn't it? Richard

But 'stehen' is standing, isn't it?

Richard
Forum: Roman Aug 9, 2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,814
Posted By hydatius
Yes, it's perfectly normal late Latin. It pops up...

Yes, it's perfectly normal late Latin. It pops up on coins from the fourth and fifth centuries, and probably third as well. Later on in the middle ages -AE was often written as -E with a cedilla just...
Forum: Advanced Topics Aug 1, 2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,223
Posted By hydatius
'We enjoy blessings from God' is probably best....

'We enjoy blessings from God' is probably best. Literally, 'It is well done for us by God'.

Richard
Forum: Beginning Collectors Jul 4, 2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,916
Posted By hydatius
The talent existed chiefly as a unit of account...

The talent existed chiefly as a unit of account (not an actual object) from the Greek period right through into the fourth and fifth centuries AD in Egypt (and perhaps elsewhere), where a talent was...
Forum: Commercial Sales Mar 24, 2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,858
Posted By hydatius
Well, that's 3,000 CHF over the estimate, so at...

Well, that's 3,000 CHF over the estimate, so at least two people had no doubts. I got mine for only 1,000 CHF over the estimate, against only one other bidder. Whew!

Richard
Forum: Antiquities Mar 12, 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,209
Posted By hydatius
I have to agree. If they had any belief that it...

I have to agree. If they had any belief that it was authentic they would have kept it. And it doesn't look Roman at all. The supposed Alexandrian characteristics are meaningless.
Forum: Forgery Alerts Mar 3, 2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,631
Posted By hydatius
It should, of course, be PERP. Richard

It should, of course, be PERP.

Richard
Forum: Roman Feb 17, 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,912
Posted By hydatius
Here are three other 'imitations of imitations'....

Here are three other 'imitations of imitations'. None is like yours.

Richard
Forum: Roman Feb 17, 2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,912
Posted By hydatius
Thanks. The legend is simply a result of...

Thanks. The legend is simply a result of engraving the letters too big and running out of space at the end. It should be P F AVC, but the engraver panicked and with only one space left put a C...
Forum: Roman Feb 17, 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,912
Posted By hydatius
That's pretty interesting, Zach: completely new...

That's pretty interesting, Zach: completely new as far as I know. I'd say it was an imitation of the Visigothic tremisses. But by whom? There's no way to know. There's no reverse in RIC quite like it...
Forum: Roman Feb 15, 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,201
Posted By hydatius
It's a shame that a portion of the hoard is being...

It's a shame that a portion of the hoard is being sold because it was never properly published. Here's an excerpt from n. 136 of an article of mine to appear in Dumbarton Oaks Papers next month (on...
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 15, 2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,858
Posted By hydatius
I'm not so sure that that isn't just another...

I'm not so sure that that isn't just another specimen from the same dies. There are similarities among the G & M specimen and the eBay specimens, that I don't see on the NAC specimen (e.g. the P in...
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 12, 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,858
Posted By hydatius
Ooops! I guess that's why there are 'Minor...

Ooops! I guess that's why there are 'Minor traces of edge filing'. :-)

Richard
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