David Atherton's Recent Activity

  1. David Atherton replied to the thread Pristine Constantine gold solidus found in Somerset.

    Recently Roger Bland gave an excellent lecture on the worthiness and success of the UK's Portable Antiquities Scheme. [MEDIA] I wonder...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 1:02 PM
  2. David Atherton liked Alegandron's post in the thread Fantastic beasts on coinage!.

    Great AV coin @panzerman ... and such a HUMONGOUS bird on a small coin! Double Uraeus [IMG] Carthage Zeugitania AR ½ Shekel 17mm 3.8g...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 9:29 PM
  3. David Atherton liked Ryro's post in the thread Fantastic beasts on coinage!.

    Wonderful coin! The artistry looks near Celtic:artist: Hmmmm. Mythical creature? I'll have to Sphinx about it, but I'll come up with...

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  4. David Atherton liked Andres2's post in the thread Fantastic beasts on coinage!.

    Great thunderbird , congrats panzerman. Chimaera: [ATTACH]

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  5. David Atherton liked panzerman's post in the thread Fantastic beasts on coinage!.

    Well. I am still waiting for thunderstorm to end.... Picked this little thing up from Herige, finest known. AV 1/2 Pagoda ND 1.69g....

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  6. David Atherton attached a file to the thread Fantastic beasts on coinage!.

    A Capricorn. [ATTACH] Vespasian AR Denarius, 3.21g Rome mint, 79 AD RIC 1058 (C). BMC 251. RSC 554. Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG;...

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  7. David Atherton liked 7Calbrey's post in the thread Trajan's Road.

    The Via Trajana was a road constructed at Trajan own cost between 109 and 113 AD. It replaced the usual route Via Appia between...

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  8. David Atherton liked paddyman98's post in the thread Missing Mintmark Mystery.

    Missing Mint Mark? Maybe it was minted at the Philadelphia Mint (Now known as Alaşehir in Turkey) Just kidding (for those who get my...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:05 PM
  9. David Atherton replied to the thread Missing Mintmark Mystery.

    To be honest I waffle back and forth on it. All I can say is the 3 COS III specimens I have without mintmarks either do not have the...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 2:44 PM
  10. David Atherton liked dougsmit's post in the thread Missing Mintmark Mystery.

    I am slow to accept the idea that not seeing something as small and frequently week as these mintmarks is good reason to assume there...

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  11. David Atherton attached a file to the thread Missing Mintmark Mystery.

    Thank you Andrew for posting your no mintmark example because it allows me to make a distinction between it and the OP. Yours is from...

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  12. David Atherton liked Orfew's post in the thread Missing Mintmark Mystery.

    A wonderful acquisition David. I love the portraits of Vespasian on these Ephesian denarii. I do have one Ephesian denarius with no...

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  13. David Atherton posted a new thread.

    Missing Mintmark Mystery

    Vespasian's Ephesian series is one of my favourite silver issues of his reign. The use of mintmarks, or in this case the lack of a...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Aug 15, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  14. David Atherton liked Julius Germanicus's post in the thread Roman Coin Displays in the British Museum....

    Great pictures and always worth a visit! By coincidence I also managed to spend a couple of hours at the BM last weekend :). Here are...

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  15. David Atherton liked Valentinian's post in the thread A Greek Artistic Masterpiece on Roman Coins.

    @Curtisimo , that is an excellent writeup that would make a web page I would be proud off. In fact, I think I am going to make a web...

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