Al Kowsky's Recent Activity

  1. Al Kowsky replied to the thread My Nero denarius being challenged.

    Q, Having been duped on more than one Nero fake, I'm the last numismatist who should offer an opinion on the coins authenticity :shame:,...

    Oct 21, 2020 at 6:47 AM
  2. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Dynamite Diocletian.

    C.A., That's a stunning nummus :D! If I had spotted that coin 2 years ago you would have had some serious competition bidding for that...

    Oct 21, 2020 at 6:25 AM
  3. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Dynamite Diocletian.

    Mat, Great score on both coins :D! The price you paid for the abdication nummus amounts to legal theft :smuggrin:. The portrait on the...

    Oct 21, 2020 at 6:10 AM
  4. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Constantine II, BEATA, Trier.

    That's a wonderful bust type on your AE 3 Nummus :D, it looks mint state or close to it. For comparison here is a AE 3 Nummus of...

    1884238-013, AK Collection.jpg Oct 20, 2020 at 5:02 PM
  5. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread My first and only Parthian coin.

    Orielensis, Congrats on scoring your 1st Parthian Tet :D. At one time I had some choice Parthian coins, but sold most of them when I...

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  6. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Roman Empire: billon Æ3/4, VRBS ROMA city commemorative; Constantinian era, ca. 330-340 AD.

    L.M., You can access Victor Clark's study on the internet, check it out ;). CONSTANTINE THE GREAT: THE COINS SPEAK, Murfreeboro,...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 6:56 AM
  7. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Roman Empire: billon Æ3/4, VRBS ROMA city commemorative; Constantinian era, ca. 330-340 AD.

    L.M., I gave the coin an 8 on your scale because it's an excellent example of a historically important coin :D. Victor Clark can give...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 6:06 AM
  8. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread The Coin I Have Owned the Longest.

    Cicero12, Your Hadrian aureus is a stunning coin with an impressive pedigree :jawdrop:! The rich toning adds to the eye appeal :cool:....

    Geta-269.jpg Oct 19, 2020 at 5:53 AM
  9. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Did They Send the Right Coin ?.

    Wow, what a pleasant difference :cool:!

    Oct 18, 2020 at 6:10 AM
  10. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Did They Send the Right Coin ?.

    Wow, that's a shocking difference :jawdrop:!

    Oct 18, 2020 at 6:08 AM
  11. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread I attempted to clean my first coin today and I ruined it.

    M.V., Orange Julius gave you good advice ;). Don't be too hard on yourself, the coin is not ruined, it's just impaired :p. In the future...

    Trajan Tet. slab.jpg Trajan Tet, obv..jpg Oct 18, 2020 at 5:55 AM
  12. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Another Interesting Trajan Tridrachm of Phoenicia, Tyre.

    robinjojo, I've never read anything about the Tyre mint plating over a billon core, & it really sounds impractical considering the huge...

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  13. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Another Interesting Trajan Tridrachm of Phoenicia, Tyre.

    I would label the coin AR Tridrachm weight: 9.8 gm, 24 mm, 6 h. There is a lot of controversy exactly were these coins were made with...

    Trajan slab.jpg Trajan AR Tetradrachm.jpg McAlee 455a obv..jpg Trajan Tet., Ex Tom Cederlind (2).jpg Oct 15, 2020 at 6:13 AM
  14. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Another Interesting Trajan Tridrachm of Phoenicia, Tyre.

    robinjojo, Tridrachms & didrachms were struck in the reign of Trajan, however the tridrachms listed by McAlee are all of the...

    Oct 14, 2020
  15. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread MAXIMUS' budget Sestertius.

    For CT members who aren't familiar with the deformity "Hapsburg jaw" let's see what it looks like on a thaler of 1701 depicting Emperor...

    image20127.jpg Father & son.jpg Oct 14, 2020