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  1. BenSi liked catadc's post in the thread How can those anonymous folles be worth 300 USD?.

    For the same price in GBP, a full reverse of a similar sub-type. Some people care more about the reverse and the ornaments than the face...

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  2. BenSi liked Al Kowsky's post in the thread How can those anonymous folles be worth 300 USD?.

    The folles posted by robinjojo & sand are of exceptional quality & are valuable coins. The follis pictured below sold at CNG Coin Shop...

    CNG follis.jpg 2101304-005 AK Collection.jpg Oct 27, 2021 at 10:16 PM
  3. BenSi liked catadc's post in the thread How can those anonymous folles be worth 300 USD?.

    Very clear face can mean 300 USD+. The price of these coins is 90% driven by the quality of the face. Have a look on CNG's history for...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:15 PM
  4. BenSi liked robinjojo's post in the thread How can those anonymous folles be worth 300 USD?.

    I've seen pretty heathy prices for these anonymous folles. The demand is quite strong. Now I would not buy anything through Pawn Stars...

    D-Camera Basil II,Constantine VIII. Follis class A2, 976-1028, 8,17 g MA Shops 4-2019 9-12-21.jpg Oct 27, 2021 at 10:15 PM
  5. BenSi liked Valentinian's post in the thread Byzantine Follis with denomination ON SAME SIDE as portrait.

    Those are not the current emperors. That is the reverse. The coin is of Leo IV (775-780) and the obverse has Leo IV and Constantine VI...

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  6. BenSi liked hotwheelsearl's post in the thread Byzantine Follis with denomination ON SAME SIDE as portrait.

    I was on eBay and found this listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224659647675?hash=item344ec22cbb:g:8GkAAOSwVVdhdM6J The M denomination...

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  7. BenSi liked robinjojo's post in the thread A small group of Byzantine Arab AE Folles from the 7th century AD.

    Yes, depictions of Jesus and Mary appeared on Byzantine bronze and gold coinage, while the Islamic coins, in keeping the Muslim...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:06 PM
  8. BenSi liked Black Friar's post in the thread A small group of Byzantine Arab AE Folles from the 7th century AD.

    Coin 1: Pseudo-Damascus issue, seated calif, hunting falcon on a "T" to left which is normally on a cross. Reverse a large M with year...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 10:02 PM
  9. BenSi liked furryfrog02's post in the thread Unpopular opinions- Ancient edition..

    My unpopular opinion would have been that Byzantine coins are underrated. However, the market over the last few months has changed and...

    Oct 27, 2021 at 9:53 PM
  10. BenSi liked Sulla80's post in the thread Crusader coins banned by Pope Innocent IV.

    Thanks for posting your interesting coins! I agree - and thanks for raising an important caveat on seller attributions - I am prompted...

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  11. BenSi liked Orielensis's post in the thread Crusader coins banned by Pope Innocent IV.

    A very interesting write-up, thread, and discussion! I am trying my best at deciphering Arabic legends, but since I am still rather...

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  12. BenSi liked dltsrq's post in the thread Crusader coins banned by Pope Innocent IV.

    I think the first coin must be a contemporary counterfeit. Whether made by Christians or Muslims I can't say other than the style and...

    Oct 26, 2021 at 8:14 AM
  13. BenSi liked Sulla80's post in the thread Crusader coins banned by Pope Innocent IV.

    I am attempting to make some sense of these dirhems - some coins that I don't collect, but have accumulated. I am unsure about the...

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  14. BenSi liked Curtisimo's post in the thread A Beautifully Toned Liberalitas... but What is she Holding?.

    [ATTACH] Roman Empire Severus Alexander AR Denarius, Antioch mint, struck AD 223 Dia.: 18.38 mm Wt.: 3.20 g Obv.: IMP C M AVR SEV...

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  15. BenSi liked Collecting Nut's post in the thread Manuel I, AD 1143-1180.

    Very interesting and again, I learned a lot.

    Oct 22, 2021 at 9:12 PM