Featured [Ancients] Announcing 2019 CoinTalk Scholar Award

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Curtisimo, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Every year there are dozens of articles written for this site that are both interesting and hugely educational. CoinTalk has an excellent feature whereby the mods can display many of these as featured articles on the front page. However, not all articles that deserve recognition get featured and even those that do could use some extra attention to remind their authors how much the community appreciates their contributions.

    So what is the 2019 CT Scholar Award?
    My idea is to start this thread so that our members (any member) can post a link to any thread they feel displays a lot of educational interest. I will then narrow the threads down to a select few (get permission from their authors, of course) and the community at large can decide which thread is deserving of the prize and the title of 2019 CT Scholar!

    The prize will be a numismatic book provided by me. I will choose the book as appropriately as possible based on who the winner is. We will crown our Scholar at the beginning of December 2019.

    Here is a summary of the process and rules.
    • If you see a thread you think deserves recognition, post the link to the thread here. The only guidelines for eligible threads are:
      • The thread must have been posted in 2019.
      • The thread should contain ancient (or medieval) numismatic content and be of educational value.
    • In late November I will narrow down the number of threads, get permission from the thread authors to enter their threads for consideration and post a poll for the community to help determine the winner.
    • In early December I will name our 2019 Scholar and provide him / her with a numismatic book to show the appreciation of the board.
    Simple as that!

    Let's not Forget the Educational Posts Either!
    In addition to the award mentioned above I wish to recognize our members who take their time to answer questions and post educational content to other members threads.

    If you see a post you think is worthy of recognition please post the link to this thread. When we announce our 2019 Scholar I will also select a member to receive a prize coin (TBD).

    Below is the process you use to post a link to a specific post in case you didn't know it.

    • Click on the post number of the post you want a link to.
    • The below pop up will appear. Copy the link shown in the top text box. Past this into this thread along with whose post it was (to help me make sure I have the right one).

    Here's to a fun 2019!

    List of 2019 CT Scholar Threads

    Category: Ancient Greek
    The poet Tisias called Stesichoros
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/18/2019

    Artemis Perasia, the old Kubaba

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/16/2019

    Silen and Dionysos

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/15/2019

    Ekbatana, an interesting city
    Posted by @Pavlos on 1/12/2019*

    This is not a coin of Nektanebo II
    Posted by @TIF on 1/12/2019

    Phrixos and Helle

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/8/2019

    Talos - The First Robot in History
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/5/2019

    Category: Ancient Roman (Republic & Imperial)
    Cato Uticensis
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/20/2019

    The Coin that Killed Caesar

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/19/2019

    Titus' Mystery Mint
    Posted by @David Atherton on 1/9/2019

    The Revolt of Poemenius
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/8/2019

    Juno Martialis
    Posted by @Roman Collector on 1/3/2019

    Category: Provincial
    Migratory compass dot??
    Posted by @Roman Collector on 1/19/2019

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/17/2019

    Some Notes on Mithras
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/14/2019

    Hadad - Jupiter Heliopolitanus
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/13/2019

    Midas (and Mida)
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/12/2019

    Shamash - The Babylonian sun-god
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/11/2019

    Artemis with child!
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/10/2019

    El/Kronos of Byblos
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/10/2019

    Rhodope and the Rabbit - A Beauty from Markianopolis
    Posted by @Jochen on 1/9/2019

    Posted by @Jochen on 1/7/2019

    Category: Medieval Europe

    Category: Eastern Empires

    Category: Numismatic Science / Instructions
    * indicates content eligible for "New Collector" prize category
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    This should be fun. Since joining the forum last year I've enjoyed numerous articles and also particularly well thought out individual posts. Should be a great way to feature the interesting and informative content provided by the membership.
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  5. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Great idea yet again @Curtisimo I appreciate your initiative in these competitions.
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  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    That's very nice of you @Curtisimo. I have no links however.
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Curtis, you are full of great ideas:) I think this will be another winner.
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  8. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    LOVE IT! Brother, when it comes to providing scholarly posts, you're a hard contender to beat. So, I do believe I have the thread to beat right here: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-announcing-2019-cointalk-scholar-award.329942/
    Seriously, another great idea. And I will surely be on the look out for great posts that will be under ultra close scrutinization for top honors...so that I can beat them with my thread (It was a joke folks. This is where you laugh).
    Thanks for all that you bring buddy.
  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Haha thanks man. One thing I forgot to mention is that since I will be facilitating the award and providing the prizes my threads and posts will not be eligible :).

    If this takes off I intend to request that I be able to edit the OP through December so that I can index all the threads (and posts) that are posted here by category so that anyone can catch up on great posts they may have missed by viewing this thread throughout they year. Hopefully it will give some of the fantastic content on the board a bit more visibility so that good threads don't get buried under authenticity / attribution threads as sometimes happens (not that I have anything against those types of threads).
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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Another great @Curtisimo original! Even without the prizes, this would be an excellent idea. :) The best threads on the ancients forum are really the educational ones that you and so many other members come up with. That generous sharing of your knowledge and the time is definitely worth recognising and celebrating.
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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    you @Curtisimo are a gentleman and a #Scholar! great idea! :)
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  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    In that case, you may want to ask @GDJMSP or @lordmarcovan for indefinite editing privileges for this post. :)
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  13. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Great idea!

    Why don't we test it out on threads from 2018?

    Then we don't have to wait a whole year to see the great threads and who wins?

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  14. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Award aside, I'd simply like to see a list of meaty threads. One of these days/months/years when I update my website I'd like to add a list of such threads.
  15. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    What this thread needs is a best threads of 2018 thread.

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  16. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    GREATish idea Curtis ;) The only way it could possibly be better is if your awesome posts were eligible as well, but I fully understand excepting yourself. I look forward to reading the many worthy threads this year.
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  17. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

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  18. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    We could do a separate thread for 2018 if there is a demand for it. Only hard part is it will be easy to forget great posts since I haven't read some of them in almost a year :eek: Where you thinking to pick a 2018 CT Scholar or just come up with a list of educational threads?

    With the 2019 thread I'm hoping we can capture them as we go so none of the good ones slip through the cracks.

    Great nomination @FitzNigel ! I was going to nominate that one if no one else did. I will add to the OP.

    Great write up @seth77
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  19. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    If we set aside the award then it couldn't possibly have come from my brain :smuggrin: I like games too much :p;):D

    The thought is that the OP will serve as a running list of educational threads for the year to serve as both recognition to the authors and as a means for folks to catch up on threads they might have missed. I will do the same thing next year if this gets any traction... hopefully it does!

    Umm... and fun :angelic:

    Thanks Doug :) I might include some of my write ups in the OP list just to index them but they won't be eligible to win the Scholar award.
  20. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Done, the cutoff is set - Jan 1, 2020, 12:00 AM.
  21. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Thank you Doug!
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