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  1. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Congrats Alegandron 100.000 likes.

    A well deserved encomium.

    Feb 25, 2021 at 10:16 AM
  2. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread When you have a lot of money, but no idea what you're doing.

    Reminds me of the coin market, precious metals, and commodity markets of circa late 1970's and early 1980's. Irrational exuberance.

    Feb 23, 2021 at 5:51 PM
  3. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Bacchus was probably drunk when he put it on.

    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:43 PM
  4. kevin McGonigal liked DonnaML's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Bacchus/Liber appears on the obverse of this Vibius Varus denarius, and it certainly looks like he's wearing an earring. So that would...

    Vibius Varus (Bacchus-Panther) Waddell photo jpg image.jpg Servilius - Dioscuri denarius jpg version.jpg Allius Bala orig. jpg version.jpg Naevius Balbus -triga both sides combined jpg.jpg Q. Cec. Metullus denarius (Pietas-elephant) jpg version.jpg New Hosidius Geta Diane-Boar COMBINED.jpg Plautius (Cybele-Camel) Obv 1.jpg Plautius (Cybele-Camel) Rev 1.jpg Man. Acilius Glabrio denarius jpg version.jpg Feb 21, 2021 at 7:40 PM
  5. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Assign it as a semester project.

    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:38 PM
  6. kevin McGonigal liked Orfew's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Wow, what a great thread. If anyone has a mind to, this would be an excellent topic for a book. I can also envision a number of students...

    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:37 PM
  7. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Any idea who they were made for originally or maybe what they were made for?

    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:37 PM
  8. kevin McGonigal liked Al Kowsky's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    [ATTACH] Roman Republic, Anonymous, 209-208 BC, Mint in Sicily. AR Denarius: 18.5 mm, 4.19 gm, 11 h. Obverse: Roma. Reverse: Dioscuri...

    Denarius, Sicily, 209-208 BC, 4.19 gm.jpg 01-11 (2).jpg 01-11 (3).jpg Feb 21, 2021 at 7:35 PM
  9. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Those people sure knew hoe to make a beautiful coin. I wonder if their ships were as beautiful.

    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:34 PM
  10. kevin McGonigal liked Alegandron's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Well I TRIED to see any jewelry that XERXES wore, but nothing on my coin... :D [ATTACH] [ATTACH] PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Darios I...

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  11. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Right you are. It's interesting what one can find when knowing what to look for. Your coin, by the way, has a very pleasing appearance.

    Feb 21, 2021 at 5:52 PM
  12. kevin McGonigal liked Spaniard's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    This Galeria Valeria is wearing two necklaces... Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. 27.63mm/ 5.79 grams Obverse >...

    G.jpg Feb 21, 2021 at 5:50 PM
  13. kevin McGonigal liked John Conduitt's post in the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Athena has quite large earrings... Attica Tetradrachm, 454BC-404BC [ATTACH] Silver, 24mm, 17.19g (HGC 4, 1597). As does Vologases...

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  14. kevin McGonigal replied to the thread Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins.

    Ah, geeze. I have both those coins and missed seeing what they had. Better get back to the optician. Thanks for those, especially the...

    Feb 21, 2021 at 4:52 PM
  15. kevin McGonigal posted a new thread.

    Gilding the Lilly: Jewelry on Coins

    The other day I saw a coin posted in an article on horses and one of our members, Curtis, put up an absolutely gorgeous coin of...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Feb 21, 2021 at 4:14 PM