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  1. rg3 liked Silphium Addict's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    The Himera didrachm was conserved by Frank Kovacs, a friend and dealer well known for this type of work. The obverse legend on the Motya...

    Feb 22, 2021 at 3:59 PM
  2. rg3 liked Volodya's post in the thread What's your best bargain been?.

    This is the rarest denarius of Julius Caesar, Crawford 452/5 (rarest along with its "large head" sibling, Crawford 452/4, and excluding...

    Phil (103).JPG Feb 22, 2021 at 8:27 AM
  3. rg3 liked Silphium Addict's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    Here is a Himera didrachm deaccessioned from the ANS collection (1984'65.28) before and after professional cleaning: [ATTACH] AR...

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  4. rg3 liked Terence Cheesman's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    It is interesting that I am working up an article in our local club magazine The Planchet about this coin. Himera Ar Tetradrachm...

    himera4.jpg Feb 22, 2021 at 8:24 AM
  5. rg3 replied to the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    @Terence Cheesman, thank you for sharing that exquisite piece. I’d be interested in reading your article upon publication. While doing...

    Feb 22, 2021 at 8:24 AM
  6. rg3 replied to the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    Thank you, @Alegandron, @Ryro, @Andres2, and @Kavax. Love the conch shell, sea creature/cuttle fish?, bulls, and Gorgons! Will work on...

    Feb 21, 2021 at 12:39 PM
  7. rg3 liked Kavax's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    Akragas bronzes are my favorite among the greek bronze coins. Pretty rare cast coin of an unknown denomination : [ATTACH] Hemilitron :...

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  8. rg3 liked Ryro's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    Excellent coins! And fun writeup:bookworm: Sorry you had a tough week. You've picked a wonderful way to rebound:woot: Here's a bronze I...

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  9. rg3 liked Alegandron's post in the thread Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera.

    Nice writeup, @rg3 , and I do remember reading about that battle, due to my readings of Carthage history. Very nice Didrachms... I like...

    Feb 21, 2021 at 12:33 PM
  10. rg3 posted a new thread.

    Sicilian Crabs and The Battle of Himera

    Over the years I’ve been slowly compiling a collection of ancient Sicilian silver. During this month, I’ve acquired two didrachms...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Feb 20, 2021 at 10:48 PM