Parthicus's Recent Activity

  1. Parthicus liked Orielensis's post in the thread Imitative Parthian drachm with false "countermark".

    That's a truly interesting imitation! Thanks both for showing it and for your very informative write-up. All I can add is this much...

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  2. Parthicus liked Alwin's post in the thread Imitative Parthian drachm with false "countermark".

    It is a very interesting coinage and about which little is known. Your drachm is inspired by this one: [img] Phraates IV, drachm...

    Aug 6, 2020 at 12:41 AM
  3. Parthicus liked Pishpash's post in the thread Render unto Caesar.....

    I will get around to taking photos in the next few months. It arrived this morning, and I was thrilled. Shinier in hand than the photo...

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  4. Parthicus attached a file to the thread Imitative Parthian drachm with false "countermark".

    A very nice coin @Sulla80 and excellent write-up. I also have an Indo-Parthian drachm, but the countermark is real (and resembles...

    Indo-Parthian.jpg Aug 5, 2020 at 3:50 PM
  5. Parthicus liked Sulla80's post in the thread Imitative Parthian drachm with false "countermark".

    Perhaps demonstrating my opportunistic approach to ancient coins, I recently added this coin to my Parthians. This is an unusual coin...

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  6. Parthicus liked Severus Alexander's post in the thread Artuqids of Mardin.

    The interesting designs on Artuqid and some Zengid bronzes make them a good entrée into Islamic coins! [ATTACH] Artuqids: Husam al-Din...

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  7. Parthicus liked svessien's post in the thread Artuqids of Mardin.

    I picked up another Artuqid coin recently. I’m really starting to like Islamic coins, which I deemed uninteresting for so many years....

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  8. Parthicus liked dougsmit's post in the thread My Vetranio experience.

    About 30 years ago I wanted a 'real' Vetranio. I find it upsetting now as I did then how many dealers peddle coins of Constantius II...

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  9. Parthicus liked Marsyas Mike's post in the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    Nice coin. Mine is considerably more worn, with a banker's mark or two, but still one of my favorite Roman Republicans - I like how...

    RR - Claudia 2 Pulcher Manius Urbinus Jun 2019 (0).jpg Aug 3, 2020 at 12:28 PM
  10. Parthicus liked Alegandron's post in the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    Gorgeous coin, @svessien ! I don’t really know grading, but I really like it because it's a Triga ! TRIGA(s) - love these! [IMG] RR...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  11. Parthicus liked svessien's post in the thread New Republican denarius, looks undergraded.

    Hi everyone I had a coin buying session yesterday, with a.o. the Naumann auction going on. Got a couple of nice new coins, this one was...

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  12. Parthicus replied to the thread Why do people sell copper pennies for so much?.

    They sell them for so much because other people will pay that much money. Now, if you want to know why people _buy_ them when it's...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:39 PM
  13. Parthicus replied to the thread Turkish Lirasi 175000.

    Well, you've got three of the old series of Turkish Lira notes, with a face value of 1,750,00 Lira. In 2005, Turkey dropped six zeroes...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 12:24 PM
  14. Parthicus liked Pellinore's post in the thread Can Anyone Read Arabic Graffiti on a Hystamenon Nomisma?.

    Interesting. Yes, those broad rims are virtually asking for scribbling. I can't read it, but you could try putting it on Zeno or World...

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  15. Parthicus liked Broucheion's post in the thread Can Anyone Read Arabic Graffiti on a Hystamenon Nomisma?.

    Hi All, One of the first coins I ever got before I started specializing was a Byzantine Sear-1868. Sear: [ATTACH] Mine: [ATTACH] It...

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