Al Kowsky's Recent Activity

  1. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Lord Marcovan's "Eclectic Box" collection as of February 26, 2020.

    L.M., What a great & unique collection :D! I enjoyed browsing thru it. Calling your collection "eclectic" is an understatement, however,...

    Aug 7, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  2. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Caracalla Tetradrachm for my “Murderer’s Row”.

    Mat, At 17.10 gm that Carrhae Tet is a pretty hefty coin :jawdrop:! They must have used a forklift to put that one on the top die...

    Aug 7, 2020 at 10:04 AM
  3. Al Kowsky replied to the thread A hybrid Roman Republican denarius -- could it possibly be real?.

    Donna, I enjoyed your well written article :D. You've got an interesting quandary on your hands :smuggrin:. I don't know enough about...

    Aug 7, 2020 at 7:13 AM
  4. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread New Caracalla Tetradrachm for my “Murderer’s Row”.

    Shea19, Congrats on a great score :D! I love the expression on Caracalla's face, he looks like someone pissed in his wine :hilarious:....

    1883002-031 obv..jpg 100_7071-1.jpg Prieur 1204 obv..JPG NGC 2101304-006.jpg Aug 7, 2020 at 6:42 AM
  5. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Macrinus denarius: Dated by Curtis Clay.

    I've posted the coin pictured below a number of times but will post again since it seems to fit well with larssten's thread :happy:....

    Prieur 890, obv..JPG Prieur 890, rev..JPG Aug 6, 2020 at 7:26 PM
  6. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Macrinus denarius: Dated by Curtis Clay.

    larssten, Many thanks for discovering that photo & passing on that great article on Homs :D. I copied both for my files. No doubt the...

    Prieur 972.jpg Aug 6, 2020 at 7:20 PM
  7. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Macrinus denarius: Dated by Curtis Clay.

    larssten, Congrats on scoring a stunning denarius of Macrinus. Great portrait & reverse :D! Pictured below is a Macrinus Tet from Emesa...

    Roma E-Sale, Lot 614.jpg Aug 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM
  8. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    I have no problem with NGC's grading on either coin (you can click the image for an enlarged view). I see no scratches on either coin &...

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:38 PM
  9. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Render unto Caesar.....

    Nice score :D! Both sides look great but the reverse is exceptional :cool:.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  10. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Landed another whale!.

    I enjoyed my Jvdaea Capta denarius for many years. I recently sent it to CNG for auction in an effort to narrow & consolidate my...

    Judaea Capta denarius.jpg Aug 5, 2020 at 7:48 AM
  11. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    I agree with IdesOfMarch01 that good quality photos are essential in buying coins over the internet, not only raw coins but slabbed...

    T.G. 114, obv (2).jpg Comparison, Treb. Gallus Tets.jpg Treb. Gallus Tet.jpg Aug 5, 2020 at 6:17 AM
  12. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    El Cazador, That's a great looking Tet, excellent strike & centering, attractive patina, artistic die work, & great provenance :D! You...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 3:37 PM
  13. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    svessien, I agree with you, the coin looks like a solid V.F. on today's grading standards :). Without doubt, ancient coins have gone...

    IMG_1694.jpg Hadrian, Alexandria, Egypt.jpg Constantius I as Augustus, Ticinum (3).jpg Aug 4, 2020 at 6:55 AM
  14. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread The Good Ole Days.

    robinjojo, You make some excellent points :D! Often the coins or art objects we acquire are less important than the circumstances around...

    CNG 468, image00231.jpg Aug 3, 2020 at 7:45 PM
  15. Al Kowsky replied to the thread The Good Ole Days.

    jamesicus, That's an interesting flashback on encountering David Sear behind the counter :D. I managed to buy a reprint copy of A...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 7:17 PM