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  1. The Trachy Enjoyer liked Roerbakmix's post in the thread Challenging IMP Shogun.

    Well, @IMP Shogun: here it is! True, you say approximately one more Anglo-Saxon thread. Nonetheless, with your comment in mind, I bit...

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  2. The Trachy Enjoyer liked ancient coin hunter's post in the thread Roma Auction - Buyer's Remorse.

    I set rational parameters for how much I am willing to bid on a particular coin. I try keep my bids below the prices the fixed price...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 10:18 AM
  3. The Trachy Enjoyer liked DiomedesofArgos's post in the thread Need help with Byzantine.

    Possibly Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) AE tetarteron Thessalonica Sear 1975? [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  4. The Trachy Enjoyer liked BenSi's post in the thread Need help with Byzantine.

    It is Manuel, if it had been John then the Saint would be another waring saint, St Demetrius . However his shield is not round, it has a...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 10:32 PM
  5. The Trachy Enjoyer liked BenSi's post in the thread Need help with Byzantine.

    Here are the John II half tetartera with St Demetrius. You see what I mean regarding the shield. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  6. The Trachy Enjoyer liked DiomedesofArgos's post in the thread Need help with Byzantine.

    Actually, the size and weight suggest more the Manuel half tetarteron, Sear 1980. Looks pretty much the same. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] The...

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  7. The Trachy Enjoyer liked ancient coin hunter's post in the thread Two Mystery Trachys - ID Help Needed - John III Magnesia Mint? - John C-D Model City Type?.

    Very interesting coin @The Trachy Enjoyer - as I am not an expert in trachys I can't provide much assistance.

    Apr 15, 2021 at 7:47 PM
  8. The Trachy Enjoyer posted a new thread.

    Two Mystery Trachys - ID Help Needed - John III Magnesia Mint? - John C-D Model City Type?

    Here are two trachys I am having trouble identifying. Any input would be appreciated. Unidentified Trachy 1: [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...

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    Forum: Ancient Coins

    Apr 15, 2021 at 3:15 PM
  9. The Trachy Enjoyer liked DiomedesofArgos's post in the thread Emperor/Despot John Comnenus Ducas - One of the Most Prolific Byzantine Minters - History + Coinage.

    That's definitely what attracted me to it. I haven't actually showed it to any non-collectors yet, but I am anticipating the kind of...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 6:59 PM
  10. The Trachy Enjoyer liked DiomedesofArgos's post in the thread Emperor/Despot John Comnenus Ducas - One of the Most Prolific Byzantine Minters - History + Coinage.

    Indeed! There were a number of great Byzantine coins in that auction. Whoever the "Philhellene" was had a really nice collection

    Apr 14, 2021 at 6:59 PM
  11. The Trachy Enjoyer liked DiomedesofArgos's post in the thread Is this a Follaro of John VIII Palaeologus 2567 or Manuel II 2559?.

    Good call on the Zeno example. What kinda looks like an Μ could well be the ς and π bleeding into each other. The other letters do...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 5:41 PM
  12. The Trachy Enjoyer liked Voulgaroktonou's post in the thread Is this a Follaro of John VIII Palaeologus 2567 or Manuel II 2559?.

    Yes, I think so, in general terms. Grierson in DOC V:1, pp. 26-27 discusses the origin and derivation of the term follaro. But I just...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 5:41 PM
  13. The Trachy Enjoyer liked hotwheelsearl's post in the thread Late roman coins during byzantine era.

    @dougsmit has a Byzantine follis overstruck on an As of Gordian III!! 600 years later this coin was still circulating, albeit in a...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 4:45 PM
  14. The Trachy Enjoyer replied to the thread Late roman coins during byzantine era.

    I agree. I haven't seen any hoards post 1204 containing coinage more than 100 years old or so...I think as Byzantium kept losing, people...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 12:03 PM
  15. The Trachy Enjoyer liked Basileus Antialcidas's post in the thread Late roman coins during byzantine era.

    For how long can we find late roman coins like those of Constantine been used in the Byzantine era. I know for example that older roman...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 12:01 PM