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  1. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread Old Lesson from the School of Hard Knox.

    dadams, Thanks for doing the computer graphic work :happy:, & thanks for your honesty in being duped in the Becker quiz :smuggrin:. The...

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  2. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Old Lesson from the School of Hard Knox.

    OK, it looks like there aren't any chumps in this group :smuggrin:. #1 is the Becker fake :D. I added the #2 example as a lure because...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 8:15 PM
  3. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Old Lesson from the School of Hard Knox.

    ancient coin hunter, I'm happy to share my follies with CT members :D. It's better to learn from other peoples mistakes, & I've made...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 11:43 AM
  4. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Old Lesson from the School of Hard Knox.

    Mike, Of course I'm no expert but your coin looks good to me ;). You're probably right on the pressing technique too. With the...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM
  5. Al Kowsky posted a new thread.

    Old Lesson from the School of Hard Knox

    After graduating high school at the age of 18, that age when you know everything :rolleyes:, I got a job working for a meat packing...

    IMG_8845.JPG IMG_8850 (2).JPG RIC_0013a.1, Sear 7184.jpg RIC_0013a.3, Geta.jpg Heliokles I, Tet.jpg Heliokles I, c. 145 - 130 BC.jpg Heliokles I.jpg

    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Aug 22, 2019 at 7:03 AM
  6. Al Kowsky attached a file to the thread New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla.

    I don't often lower my condition standards but I did on the Caracalla Tet pictured. Not only is the portrait outstanding but the coin...

    1883002-031 obv..jpg 1883002-031 rev..jpg Aug 20, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  7. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Roman Bronze of Gordian III, from Antioch, Pisidia.

    Your bronze issue of Severus Alexander makes an interesting comparison to my Gordian III example. The overall workmanship on your...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 6:05 AM
  8. Al Kowsky posted a new thread.

    Roman Bronze of Gordian III, from Antioch, Pisidia

    I recently won the provincial bronze coin pictured below from Roma Numismatics E-Sale 59. It was struck in the reign of Gordian III, AD...

    Gordian III, AD 238-244, AE 26.43 gm, 34 mm, 6h, Antioch, Pisidia, obv. SNG France 1211 (4).jpg Gordian III, AD 238-244, AE 26.43 gm, 34 mm, 6h, Antioch, Pisidia, obv. SNG France 1211 (2).jpg Gordian III, AD 238-244, AE 26.43 gm, 34 mm, Antioch, Pisidia, rev. SNG France 1211 (4).jpg _antiochPisidia_AE32_SNGFr_1199, Roma Numis..jpg _antiochPisidia_AE33_BMC_88, w.w..jpg _antiochPisidia_AE32_Kryz_36, CNG.jpg

    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Aug 19, 2019 at 6:04 PM
  9. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla.

    That's a nice looking Ex Fine Tet from a scarce mint too ;). Collecting a type set of Tets with different mint marks in choice condition...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 12:59 AM
  10. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla.

    Left facing portraits of Caracalla are rare compared to the standard right facing portraits. I've had many left facing portraits on Tets...

    Aug 18, 2019
  11. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla.

    Seeing this coin is always a treat :happy:. The portrait is breathtaking :jawdrop:.

    Aug 18, 2019
  12. Al Kowsky replied to the thread New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla.

    This Tet looks like a gem mint state coin from Antioch, Syria :joyful:! Despite the doubling on the reverse the image of the eagle...

    Aug 18, 2019
  13. Al Kowsky posted a new thread.

    New Photos of an Old Coin of Caracalla

    I always wanted a Roman coin from the Mesopotamian city of Carrhae, site of the famous battle of 53 BC. General Marcus Licinius Crassus,...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Aug 18, 2019
  14. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Pristine Constantine gold solidus found in Somerset.

    Wow :jawdrop:! What a great find. The auction house estimate of the coin at 10,000 - 12,000 British Pounds seems ridiculously low...

    Aug 18, 2019
  15. Al Kowsky replied to the thread Strange Chinese coin or Token.

    Hello Martin & welcome to CoinTalk :). Your coin looks very interesting & poses a number of questions. Attached below is a link you may...

    Aug 18, 2019