Thank you, Ken! However, this coin spoke very loudly to me too :)
If I ever sell it I'll keep you in mind though.
Oh I am... I am... I...
CoinTalk is such a great forum :)
Good job, JA! Especially for being "on the fly".
This is exactly the premise of Edgar Allen Poe's "The purloined letter".
Hey guys, let's lighten up.
Here's a joke.
A Roman walks into a bar and holds up two fingers and says "five beers please"
..all i can say about him is... he moved the capital....and named it after himself..and i gotta find my Fausta coin!
You got that right.
Not sure if its toning but this one I have is shiny black
Welcome @Johndoe2000$ ... The "Wannabe Ancient SPACE noob..." :D
Toning is cool on Ancients, color varieties are rampant and fun to find....
A black silver as a welcome to the darkside :
Albinus Bruti F., Denarius Rome mint, 48 BC
PIETAS, head of Pietas right
Johndoe => "welcome to the dark-side", my coin-friend!!
Galba, AE As
Bottle-green to black patinas:
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I find black patinas to be very stable.
Hmmm. Silver or bronze? For silver likely the patina will not be original (most will clean them to bright silver, so the original patina...
In terms of reasons to buy a coin, patina or color is an unusual primary goal-- but whatever floats your boat :)
Since everyone's showing...
i would say this coin IS better, but the "tribute penny" ain't nuffin to sneeze at. i just saw JA sell one for about $600.00.
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