Very informative post!
Never heard of the Styrax tree before.
That is superb. The obverse portrait has a lot of individuality. I have an aunt whose face looks just like that. The reverse is really stunning as...
Great find, good work!
I would give it more chance of being a deliberate Christian symbol than that. Lets keep digging...
Thanks Pete, it is one of my all time favorites.
Just popped up one day on Forum's shop.
Fantastic OP coin. The best example of the issue I suspect.
A lot of other nice coins in this thread.
I know these were covered but I can't resist...
Thessaly, Pharsalos, AR Drachm, Superb classical style, both dies signed by the master...
This coin totally deserves its own thread, complete with humorous GIF.
Great OP coin!
I really like these large Rhodes bronzes.
I have one that I need to photograph.
Is that Hercules with a lion skin headdress?
Nike in a biga on the othrr side.
Either the name of the city or the magistrate under the biga.
Ok thanks Finn, that is a really interesting coin and symbolism.
At what time did a plain cross come to be understood as a symbol of Christianity? I think at this time the chi rho was used and if I recall...
That card catalog is perfect for holding slabs!
It occurred to me the other day that there may be another reason for the striking similarity of these two horseman designs. I realized they may both...
Better pictures would help...
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