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  1. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    John, Thanks for posting these two gems :D! The Barbarous solidus on the top is as choice as you'll ever see & makes a great comparison...

    Apr 9, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  2. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Theoderic, I have no expertise in barbarian (pseudo-imperial) coinage, but to my eye it appears to be a barbarian product, not...

    image00149.jpg Apr 9, 2020 at 12:36 PM
  3. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Shipping due to covid-19.

    YIPPEE !!! My two coins from Roma Auction XIX arrived via Fed Ex this morning at 09:00 :D. They were shipped from London yesterday, a...

    Roma Superman.jpg Apr 9, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  4. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Tejas, You're right on the date range of this very rare solidus. Solidi with the monogram of Theoderic are in great demand & bring high...

    E V. G 529.jpg Apr 9, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  5. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Tejas, Thanks for the Amazon tip :). I went to the site & was surprised how reasonable the book was priced. I'm sure I could struggle...

    Apr 8, 2020 at 11:01 AM
  6. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Hamilcar Barca, Thanks for the kind words :D. I'm bidding on 4 coins too :smuggrin:.

    Apr 8, 2020 at 10:08 AM
  7. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Brian, Thanks for the kind words :). Your 1/4 Siliqua is a little gem :jawdrop:!. The coin is perfectly centered for such a tiny coin,...

    Apr 8, 2020 at 10:06 AM
  8. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Tejas, Thanks for the tip on this book, I'll try & search it out ;). I spent 18 months in Germany when in the Army & my grasp of the...

    Apr 8, 2020 at 9:16 AM
  9. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Tejas, This is another interesting coin with the CON OR inscription. The 1st thing I noticed reading the description was the weight of...

    Zeno solidus with CON OR, clipped.jpg Apr 8, 2020 at 9:08 AM
  10. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    thejewk, Despite being nearly 250 years, old Edward Gibbon's 6 volume study: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is...

    Apr 8, 2020 at 8:36 AM
  11. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection.

    Tejas, Your solidus is a fascinating coin & I agree with you that it doesn't resemble the coins struck at the Rome Mint. It could be a...

    81413.m.jpg Apr 8, 2020 at 7:10 AM
  12. Al Kowsky posted a new thread.

    Solidus of Zeno from the Guy Lacam Collection

    Guy Lacam authored a monumental study of two volumes (1107 pages), La fin de L'Empire romain et le monnayage or en Italie: 455-493 (The...

    NFA XVIII, Part II, Lot 635, Cat. Images.jpg German Copy of Zeno solidus.jpg Kunker, Lot 1241, Autum 2017.jpg image00423, Jean Elsen Auction 122, Lot 423.jpg Theo. II AV Solidii.jpg Theodoric Solidi Comparison.jpg NGC 2101304-001 (3).jpg

    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Apr 7, 2020 at 11:40 PM
  13. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Medieval coin identification.

    It looks like an 18th century coin, not medieval. :D

    Apr 7, 2020 at 11:14 AM
  14. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Just won this from Naumann Auction.

    John, Congratulations on winning this handsome solidus of Constantine IV, it appears to be in M.S. condition :D. Constantine IV is best...

    Apr 6, 2020 at 9:09 AM
  15. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Added an incredible rare, die-linked sceatta to the collection..

    Roerbakmix, Congratulations on your recent score :D. The coin looks like an abstraction on steroids :jawdrop:.

    Apr 6, 2020 at 8:35 AM