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  1. ominus1 liked ToughCOINS's post in the thread FS-901 DDR 1899 Barber Quarter . . . Fake?.

    Okay, I've been hunting high and low for well over 6 months to find a second example of the rare FS-901 DDR 1899 Barber Quarter . . . and I...

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  2. ominus1 liked Black Friar's post in the thread Greek coins seized by US customs. Bad news for collectors.

    Wayne and many others have been working on this for a very long time. Our coin club is a charter member of ACCG. The interesting thing...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:59 PM
  3. ominus1 liked Marsyas Mike's post in the thread Greek coins seized by US customs. Bad news for collectors.

    Rather scary story. The whole argument is so fraught with controversy I don't know where I stand. Preservation is the most important...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:56 PM
  4. ominus1 liked red_spork's post in the thread Greek coins seized by US customs. Bad news for collectors.

    This story was shared on another ancient coin group I frequent. Five Greek coins sold in a Naumann auction were stopped by US customs en...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:52 PM
  5. ominus1 liked SeptimusT's post in the thread Greek coins seized by US customs. Bad news for collectors.

    "Ten ancient coins looted from Greece are to find their way back home..." where they will be sealed away in the basement of the National...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:52 PM
  6. ominus1 liked Sallent's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    Meet zombie Minerva, with a face only a mother could love, and a botched nose job that makes Michael Jackson's nose look good by...

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  7. ominus1 liked BenSi's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    I paraphrased the actual philosophy. Here is the info I had posted in another thread. However, like all talents I believed the engravers...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:47 PM
  8. ominus1 liked Parthicus's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    As @Finn235 showed above, some of the later Indian imitations of Sasanian portraiture got pretty crazy. But to be fair, some of the...

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  9. ominus1 liked TIF's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    What is it about money that prompted emperors to accept shoddily crafted coins? Clearly it was acceptable to create beautiful art in other...

    May 21, 2019 at 8:46 PM
  10. ominus1 liked ancient coin hunter's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    Gee Guys, I don't have any portraits per se like these. But here's a pretty bad Heraclius with some stick figures standing on the obverse....

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  11. ominus1 liked Finn235's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    Byzantine is admittedly a numismatic area I do not know well... if the descent of their artistry into abstract madness was a calculated...

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  12. ominus1 liked Severus Alexander's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    Those Sear 518's are wonderfully awful! My previous worst portrait was a Nikomedia Maurice: [ATTACH] But it has now been outdone by my...

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  13. ominus1 liked BenSi's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    That was not because a lack of talent , in fact Byzantine art at the same time was very beautiful. It was done because of the old Greek...

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  14. ominus1 liked furryfrog02's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    After reading your top post, I immediately thought of my little Indo-Sassinian drachm. [ATTACH] At least it is a more "abstract" portrait...

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  15. ominus1 liked Finn235's post in the thread The worst portraits.

    How funny, I was just working on images of some of my Indian coins. They have some pretty hilarious/terrifying portrait coins, and some...

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