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  1. gsimonel replied to the thread Circus of Maxentius.

    Huh. That would explain the alternating thick and thin layers.

    Jan 15, 2021 at 6:21 AM
  2. gsimonel replied to the thread Marc Antony Legionary Denarius.

    I got this one off eBay when eBay was in its infancy--well, toddlerhood, actually--and I was just getting started as an ancient...

    Jan 15, 2021 at 6:16 AM
  3. gsimonel replied to the thread Four more Ancients I need help with please.

    Could that be a stag rather than a horse on the third one? Perhaps with Artemis on the obverse?

    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:34 AM
  4. gsimonel replied to the thread Denarius of Marcus Aurelius - please help me.

    Versions of the same coin with different inscription breaks are not uncommon. RIC usually lumps them all together as the same coin. In...

    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:29 AM
  5. gsimonel attached a file to the thread Rare Imitation of Diocletian from London.

    I do not know much about this coin other than the general consensus that it is barbarous. It is definitely unofficial, though: [ATTACH]...

    Pietas2.jpg Jan 14, 2021 at 6:19 AM
  6. gsimonel replied to the thread Ionia, Kolophon, AE Unit, ΠΥΘΕΟΣ magistrate, 50-30 BC, SNG Copenhagen 186-187; SNG von Aulock 2017.

    Very cool coin. Do you know what specifically identifies the obverse figure as Homer?

    Jan 13, 2021 at 6:25 AM
  7. gsimonel replied to the thread Roman Denarius ID.

    I don't understand. Furryfrog2 already IDed your coin ("224 AD Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust right...

    Jan 13, 2021 at 6:21 AM
  8. gsimonel replied to the thread Alexander the Great Silver Drachm - Really?.

    If you really want a silver drachm of Alexander the Great, you can easily find one in similar condition to the fake one you posted for...

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:29 AM
  9. gsimonel replied to the thread Anything unusual about this coin?.

    I agree that the are both expertly done. But should this be disclosed by the seller? The N in ADVENTVS, for example, has to be the...

    Jan 11, 2021 at 1:19 PM
  10. gsimonel replied to the thread What's in a face?.

    The thing is, the bull is clearly facing us. You can clearly see the horn and the ear on the left side of the head. So the blob to the...

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:13 AM
  11. gsimonel replied to the thread Pius and Caracalla (and photography).

    Question for both Doug and Jules: what resolution do you use for your finished photos? I shoot everything at 300 dpi, but since I don't...

    Jan 10, 2021 at 5:03 PM
  12. gsimonel replied to the thread Anything unusual about this coin?.

    I would NEVER have spotted that. How did you come by the before pics? Did you used to own these coins?

    Jan 10, 2021 at 4:57 PM
  13. gsimonel replied to the thread A Roman Provincial which is giving me a headache.

    Actually, I think the lettering in the obverse inscription is more distinctive on your coin than the WW example, and I have more...

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:37 AM
  14. gsimonel replied to the thread New Sestertius of Plotina arrived !.

    Interesting comment. After years of hearing collectors deriding "stripped" coins, you promote the virtue of bare metal. I don't feel...

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM
  15. gsimonel replied to the thread Anything unusual about this coin?.

    Casting bubbles? "AVGVSTOR"?

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:21 AM