Ancient => please bend over, say ahhhh, and show me your counter-marks!!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by stevex6, May 28, 2013.

  1. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Quite frankly I didn't know what to expect when the 'master of mayhem' posted this thread but I'm just enjoyin' the view and soaking up the knowledge/education. You guys is real good..........:)
     
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  3. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    green18 => thanks man => hey, I love reading your schtuff as well!!

    Cheers, coin-brother!!

    :high5:

     
  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Gotta love you too dear coin brother. Though we don't always move in the same circles I think a mutual admiration is somewhat at hand. And I do enjoy your 'zany' nature, to say the least.......:)
     
  5. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    A 'boar' c/m ? Great find zany coin bro...
     
  6. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hmmm? ... they say that it is a "Bull Rushing", but I agree that it looks a bit like a "Boar Kneeling" ...


    Tiberius Counterstamp one.jpg
     
  7. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    And "cow-ultrasound" counterstamp is also very interesting (way ahead of their time)

    Tiberius Counterstamp b.jpg cow ultrasound.jpg cow & calf.jpg



    ;)
     
  8. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    oh, a bull :p
    getting old eyes...
     
  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Boar, definitely a boar. I may be in the minority but when it comes to countermarks I place great importance on placement. This coin is as close to perfect as any coin can be. The boar on Augustus' neck destroys nothing of importance on either side and the turkey head (call'em like I see'em) looks like an xray of the bull's last meal. It could be better if the boar were on the bull so we could argue for a confused rendition of the earliest form of prenatal ultrasounds. To me, the same countermarks moved to Augustus' face and the bull's head would produce a coin not half as desirable. Steve has shown a tendency to acquiring coins I would call tasteful not just things that can be graded XF5/5. To quote a famous way-North American "I really think this lil' bugger is pretty fricken cool!!!"


     
  10. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    C !!! A boar ! Thx Doug... Pretty fricken kewl...
     
  11. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Thanks for the coin-compliments, Doug ... I'm glad that you find this coin tasteful and "worthy" (I really like this one too)


    :D
     
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I guess it's kinda like looking at clouds. You see what you want. The CM on the bull looks like a baby bottle to me.
     
  13. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hey Bing, how's it going today?

    Ummm baby-bottle, eh? ... hey, I'm no Sigmund Freud, but do you happen to have any Grand-kids on your mind by any chance?!!

    ;)
     
  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Looks like a bourbon bottle to me Steve. What does that say about me? :devil:
     
  15. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    anyway, for sure it ain't no 'boaring' coin :D
     
  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Nope. No ankle-biters around here. You don't see it? The nipple pointed slightly up and to the right?
     
  17. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Awesome, green18 => full steam ahead!!
     
  18. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem


    Ahahaha, yup ... I can squint and see a baby-bottle, but I'm more inclined to go with Doug's turkey and/or the standard eagle!! (but thanks for your two-bits!!)
     
  19. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Absolutely! It is well after 5PM in these parts..........:devil:
     
  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Maybe the baby bottle has the bourbon in it. Sounds good to me.
     
  21. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    now that is an interesting coin! nice one stevex!
     
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