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Forum: Roman May 23, 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,904
Posted By Congius
Fantastic coin, Marc! Would you mind sharing a...

Fantastic coin, Marc!

Would you mind sharing a larger photo of it?

Ben
Forum: Roman Mar 19, 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,947
Posted By Congius
It's hard to tell... This is the second time he's...

It's hard to tell... This is the second time he's offered it. There were no takers at 650 or best offer. This time he's starting at 250 or buy-it-now 650.

He has *slightly* better photos if you ask...
Forum: Roman Aug 25, 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,045
Posted By Congius
Nice find - quite rare indeed! Are you sure...

Nice find - quite rare indeed!

Are you sure that's RIC 61, and not RIC 74? It looks like an "I" on the altar, although it could also be a "+". Is it any clearer in hand?

How many of these have you...
Forum: Site Suggestions Mar 19, 2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,036
Posted By Congius
Worst case you could choose a new domain name and...

Worst case you could choose a new domain name and host and ask everyone linking to the old site to link to the new one instead - the change would soon be reflected in Google/etc rankings.

If you no...
Forum: Unlisted Coins Aug 3, 2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 25,712
Posted By Congius
Well, Daia shouldn't have had a beard per his...

Well, Daia shouldn't have had a beard per his normal Trier depiction, yet at the same time at London he (Daia) commonly/normally was depicted with a beard... It may (also) have been an error here.

I...
Forum: Unlisted Coins Aug 2, 2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 25,712
Posted By Congius
I'm more inclined to think it may just be a...

I'm more inclined to think it may just be a legend error - intended as MAXIMINVS rather than MAXIMIANVS.

Ben
Forum: Archeology Apr 3, 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,157
Posted By Congius
Thanks, Voz - that's interesting and wasn't...

Thanks, Voz - that's interesting and wasn't something I'd heard of before. The backwards slantiing forehead (where it had to be cut back to create some hair for Constantine), and well as the...
Forum: Attribution Help Mar 25, 2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,595
Posted By Congius
It's SECVRITAS REIP - looks fine to me. Ben

It's SECVRITAS REIP - looks fine to me.

Ben
Forum: Antiquities Nov 14, 2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,656
Posted By Congius
That bowl/plate would be my favorite too - those...

That bowl/plate would be my favorite too - those horses are great! I'm not so sure about the identification of the figure in the quadriga as Helios, though; given the raised hand, without torch, it...
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 27, 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,468
Posted By Congius
Another specimen of this just showed up on eBay...

Another specimen of this just showed up on eBay today.

24hr sale starting at 99c. Must be trying to raise some quick funds to feed the electricity meter.

Ben
Forum: Resources Feb 25, 2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170,532
Posted By Congius
Could these be partially done electrotypes...

Could these be partially done electrotypes (waiting to be filled and joined) - done in groups - rather than moulds?

Ben
Forum: Roman Feb 16, 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,763
Posted By Congius
No - not sure. All that I can find on Baldwin's...

No - not sure. All that I can find on Baldwin's own web site is this PDF flyer (which has a nicer pic of the display case it's housed in).

http://www.baldwin.co.uk/Bishops-Wood-Hoard.pdf

Given the...
Forum: Roman Feb 15, 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,763
Posted By Congius
It seems the portion for sale (1,661 of the...

It seems the portion for sale (1,661 of the original 17,550 coins) is being sold as a whole, in a rather nice display case, so it seems unlikely to be broken up...
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 15, 2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,468
Posted By Congius
I think there's too much in common: - The same...

I think there's too much in common:

- The same flow lines
- The same edge "echo" striking artifact above the bust
- The same damage to the hair parallel to the back of the head (could be die of...
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 15, 2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,468
Posted By Congius
There's also been copies of this sold on...

There's also been copies of this sold on eBay.

Ben
Forum: Commercial Sales Feb 12, 2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,468
Posted By Congius
NAC 54 - Constantine SPQR solidus cast fake

NAC 54 # 613 is a cast fake

http://www.sixbid.com/nav.php?p=viewlot&sid=215&lot=613

The host was sold in Gorny & Mosch 159 #474 10-2007.

Ben
Forum: Beginning Collectors Feb 6, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,418
Posted By Congius
Both coins are what they claim to...

Both coins are what they claim to be:

http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=79714

http://archive.sixbid.com/home/auctions/lanz/ancient/la128/00210H00.HTM

Ben
Forum: Roman Feb 3, 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,075
Posted By Congius
This is a pet peeve of mine, but that should be...

This is a pet peeve of mine, but that should be issued by Constantine "for" (in sense of recognizing) Licinius. Licinius himself had nothing to do with it being issued - it's not like he had his...
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 14, 2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Congius
It sounds like RIC VII Arles 389, dating to 335...

It sounds like RIC VII Arles 389, dating to 335 AD.

The mintmark would be SCONST (or maybe PCONST).

The only problem is that RIC 389 should only have one dot (a centering mark), not two, so it...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Jan 4, 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,259
Posted By Congius
There's quite a decent web site...

There's quite a decent web site here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20021101010353/http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/7094/magnentius.html

Actually, that's a snapshot of the web site from the...
Forum: Online Sales Dec 5, 2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,536
Posted By Congius
Just wanted to give this a bump. These coins...

Just wanted to give this a bump.

These coins will be ending later today, and the plaque (very interesting!) tomorrow.

Please take a look if you havn't already.

Thanks!
Ben
Forum: Online Sales Nov 29, 2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,536
Posted By Congius
Some LRB, one Byzantine and a 3rd-4thC plaque on eBay

I've just listed a few LRB on eBay (including a v.rare anepigraphic from Constantinople) plus one Byzantine that would make a nice Christmas present, and a nice example of a Danubian horseman...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Nov 25, 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,327
Posted By Congius
Here's a couple more of the same. Fail! Ben

Here's a couple more of the same.

Fail!

Ben
Forum: Roman Nov 8, 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,458
Posted By Congius
Interesting coin, but I don't think the LXXIII...

Interesting coin, but I don't think the LXXIII can mean it was being authorized as a centenionalis.

The LXXII mark on the Fel Temp is understood to be a weight mark rather than a denominational one...
Forum: Forgery Alerts Oct 25, 2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,920
Posted By Congius
Google did turn up a scanned newspaper...

Google did turn up a scanned newspaper advertisement for this set.

It was issued by Franklin Mint in 1984 in a "limited" edition of max 25,000 sets.

50 coins in the set originally selling for...
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