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Forum: Forgery Alerts Jun 13, 2018, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Romeman
Fausta and Helena Antioch/Nicomedia forgeries

Disregard this post, trying to correct the first one.
Forum: Forgery Alerts Jun 13, 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Romeman
austa and Helena Antioch/Nicomedia forgeries

Dear fellow coin collectors,

We need to do more to stop the avalanche of forgeries. Not only do they constitute a fraud, but they threaten our hobby (and they mess up my research as well). One thing...
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By Romeman
Auswurfmünze

Dear Beast,

Glad to be of help. I'm not quite sure what you (or Bendall) actually mean with "city commemoratives". None of these commemorate a city, they commemorate events. A large number of types...
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,168
Posted By Romeman
Sceptre?

Dear Beast,

They just call it a "sceptre". Given that I believe they may be right in seeing the garb as a priestly one, the sceptre could be a religious item. Then again, it has the same...
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By Romeman
Images

Dear Beast,

I have scanned a few things for you. One is a VOT / X from Aquileia. Fun, isn't it :) ? How little we know.

All the best, /Lars
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,168
Posted By Romeman
Sol on globe - see Alten & Zschucke 2004

Browsing through older threads, I found this one. The coin you have, Beast, is rare and beautiful. It is also fully described in the opus magnum on BEATA TRANQVILLITAS from Trier, the book by Dieter...
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By Romeman
Dear Beast, I was not paying attention, and...

Dear Beast,

I was not paying attention, and should have checked your website before giving only very broad information. I see that you have a real interest in these issues.

The commemoratives...
Forum: Roman Aug 12, 2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,369
Posted By Romeman
Auswurfmünze

Dear Beast,

Stumbled on your post. The small and fascinating coin you have is one of the rare and interesting pieces struck for various celebrations from 330 AD on (the first of these types were...
Forum: Roman Oct 24, 2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By Romeman
A die match for you

Hi Ritchie,

Just for fun, here is a die match for your silver coin. Obverse die match only, a different reverse. Both examples appear to be genuine, but beware - there are some fakes out...
Forum: Roman Oct 24, 2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By Romeman
Ocsc

I don't know how much you know about your coin, so I include some info. It was in all probability minted in Constantinopolis as part of the varied issues - coins and medallions - for the inauguration...
Forum: Barbarous Jun 29, 2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,776
Posted By Romeman
I forgot to mention that my observations deal...

I forgot to mention that my observations deal only with the period 313-c.340. Even with the roads the Romans built it must have been much easier, and safer, to transport tons of bronze coins by ship...
Forum: Barbarous Jun 29, 2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,776
Posted By Romeman
Could very well be so. But even though the...

Could very well be so. But even though the reduction in value was not recognized in Constantine's territory, the coins still circulated across the territories. As with the (better ones at least)...
Forum: Barbarous Jun 29, 2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,776
Posted By Romeman
Hi Ben, I have not seen any publication dealing...

Hi Ben,
I have not seen any publication dealing with this so it's all just speculation on my part. A few things are clear though: I buy more Rome mint coins from Spain than from any other country,...
Forum: Barbarous Jun 29, 2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,776
Posted By Romeman
These great barbs!

This is such a fascinating area! My collection of unofficial issues started in the 70's, and it now comprises some 400 constantinian "barbarous" imitations. Beyond comparison, the most diverse and...
Forum: Roman Jun 7, 2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,700
Posted By Romeman
Dear Zach and all, guess I took the bait....

Dear Zach and all,

guess I took the bait. Enclose images of three specimens of this type. Your suggestions of RIC VIII are quite correct. There is a problem with the "leaf" of RIC VIII Rome #2-20....
Forum: Roman Jun 4, 2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Ben, many thanks for a most interesing...

Ben, many thanks for a most interesing discussion. Regarding publication, the first part will be the web-published proceedings from the York Constantine numismatic meeting in July, where I'm giving a...
Forum: Roman Jun 4, 2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Dear Curtis, we are dealing with Constantine...

Dear Curtis, we are dealing with Constantine here, not earlier emperors, so there are no BM catalogues (don't tell me there are and I missed them). If there were, however, they would certainly be...
Forum: Roman Jun 2, 2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Dear Curtis, I meant that for most collectors,...

Dear Curtis,

I meant that for most collectors, who are non-specialists, a handbook like Cayón's is very useful. Instead of shelves with old catalogues, that are unavailable to most people anyway,...
Forum: Roman Jun 2, 2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Some possibly useful info: "Cayon" is...

Some possibly useful info:

"Cayon" is Juan R. Cayón, a collector and dealer in Madrid, Spain. He has published a series of exhaustive monographs on Roman coins. The one refered to is "Compendio de...
Forum: Roman Jun 1, 2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Odd denominations

Congratulations to your lovely VIRT EXERCIT GALL coin! (Why did Imiss that one ??) I may be able to give a little more info on these rather rare and interesting coins. The question of denominations...
Forum: Roman Jun 1, 2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,227
Posted By Romeman
Unclear denominations

Dear Zach,

Congratulations to a nice VIRT EXERCIT GALL (why did I miss that one??). I think you are quite right in qestioning the "half follis" description in RIC. For some reason the significance...
Forum: Attribution Help Aug 12, 2004, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,258
Posted By Romeman
The "invincible" rulers

Nice coin! The legend is indeed unusual, used mainly in a few eastern mints in 310-312 AD. Your coin was minted in Heraclea, under Licinius rule at the time, and is found in RIC (Roman Imperial...
Forum: Want Lists Aug 12, 2004, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,076
Posted By Romeman
Brent, They are indeed very rare. I was lucky to...

Brent,
They are indeed very rare. I was lucky to buy the CNG one you figure, the only one I've seen for sale. I have records of six Helena anepigraphics from Antioch, but I know you have one of those...
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