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Forum: Attribution Help Aug 7, 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 66,840
Posted By djmacdo
These are lead filed one-sided electrotypes. ...

These are lead filed one-sided electrotypes. Probably made in the nineteenth century.
Forum: Want Lists Jun 30, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,260
Posted By djmacdo
Debe

I believe von Aulock covers Derbe in one of his monographs--I should have a copy around here--do you have that already?
Forum: Roman May 22, 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,073
Posted By djmacdo
Thank you!

A spectacular coin!
Forum: Commercial Sales Mar 16, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,403
Posted By djmacdo
Pretty, but ...

It is a very pretty coin, but the surfaces are not pristine, and even if they were I think the estimate would ridiculous. Either the consignor is dreaming or has a person with unlimited funds on the...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Nov 1, 2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96,420
Posted By djmacdo
Depend upon what one collects!

I think it rather depends on what one collects. I collect overstruck Greek coins, which by definition are usually pretty ugly. Indeed, the coins I really go after have enough of the undertype to...
Forum: Attribution Help Oct 25, 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 37,851
Posted By djmacdo
Obvious, the obverse is real but the reverse is...

Obvious, the obverse is real but the reverse is fake! Of course, I am kidding. Good to see you back. Wish I had some insight to coin. The absolutely perfect centering and that strange sprue...
Forum: Roman Jul 15, 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,299
Posted By djmacdo
That is the worst Frankensteinish example of...

That is the worst Frankensteinish example of tooling I have ever seen. I wish what in this case has been seen could be unseen. UGH!
Forum: Roman Mar 24, 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,947
Posted By djmacdo
Tooled

The coin has indeed been much tooled. Wisdom is to pass it.
Forum: Roman Jan 27, 2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,486
Posted By djmacdo
Of course, even bronze coinage got thinner about...

Of course, even bronze coinage got thinner about the same time. Perhaps it was just a general trend and design to make the coins look to be of respectable size even though the weight was less than...
Forum: Roman Jan 27, 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,486
Posted By djmacdo
4th century coins

Wish I knew more about fourth century coins--one of my many weak areas.

Mac
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 26, 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,833
Posted By djmacdo
How!

A dremel tool, a couple of circular punches, and a couple of minutes on a buffing wheel are all that would have been required. Perhaps it even started off as a very poorly preserved real coin, but...
Forum: Roman Jan 26, 2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,486
Posted By djmacdo
Fourth century fourrees

Plated fourth century silver and gold pieces do certainly exist--take at look at any of the sites such as acsearch.info, and you are likely to find some examples. There are some real oddities out...
Forum: Roman Jan 24, 2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,486
Posted By djmacdo
Start with...

Start with http://rrimitations.ancients.info/index.html. There is a lot of material out there. Look up Michael Crawford's bibliography.

Mac
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 24, 2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,713
Posted By djmacdo
That is exactly my thought--something does not...

That is exactly my thought--something does not look right. I have couple of the overstrikes where one can see that Ptolemaic piece was sharp and unworn when overstruck. What the solution is, I do...
Forum: Attribution Help Jan 19, 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,761
Posted By djmacdo
Remarkable collection

You have made a remarkable collection. Probably no other collection holds all the dates!

Mac
Forum: Beginning Collectors Jan 11, 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124,967
Posted By djmacdo
You may have to use the xerox machine for that. ...

You may have to use the xerox machine for that. It has been some time since I have seen a copy offered for sale. A lot of articles ave appeared since then, modifying and expanding listings of...
Forum: Roman Dec 30, 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,039
Posted By djmacdo
Oops!

Joe,

Sorry for the almost repeated post about Suetonius; I forgot I had made the same observation earlier.

Not sure I am much impressed with the argument that Caligula's reign was too short to have...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Dec 29, 2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95,184
Posted By djmacdo
Canadian postage

I recently ordered some books from Bulgaria. The same day I ordered a book from Canada. The Bulgarian books got here in ten days. The package from Canada took thirty. I too wonder what is going...
Forum: Roman Dec 27, 2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,039
Posted By djmacdo
Trust Suetonius?

Certainly, Suetonius writes that Caligula felt embarrassed to be descended from Agrippa and disliked him, but how reliable is Suetonius? Not very, it seems to me. He was a scandal writer--one of...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,257
Posted By djmacdo
Gold or electrum

I guess, as in so many other matters, it is all a matter or which definition you accept. Whatever the alloy of this issue, it looks gold and is generally called such. Usually, rather than a narrow...
Forum: Roman Dec 11, 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,465
Posted By djmacdo
It is a fascinating coin medallion with a quite...

It is a fascinating coin medallion with a quite spectacular reverse type, very finely executed.
Forum: Roman Dec 9, 2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 32,852
Posted By djmacdo
Look at the shoulder

On the obverse, Constantine's shoulder shows rather profound corrosion damage not evident elsewhere on the obverse. That leads to my suspicion that the obverse has a lot of smoothing and some...
Forum: Roman Dec 7, 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 32,852
Posted By djmacdo
It seems to me that the new piece, unlike Zach's...

It seems to me that the new piece, unlike Zach's coin, has a lot of smoothing in the fields and some tooling; look at the eye. Look also at the difference in color and texture between the obverse...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Dec 7, 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,468
Posted By djmacdo
A familiar problem! The red could be an oxide of...

A familiar problem! The red could be an oxide of the copper elements in the coin or of some copper coins which were in contact with the silver coin--or it could be the product of iron rust. If the...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Dec 1, 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,360
Posted By djmacdo
No guarantees

There are just no guarantees when it comes to cleaning. The lump on the cheek looks like that hard red corrosion problem that is so hard to clean. To clean it chemically would rip up the rest of...
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