Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Cascade, Nov 6, 2017.
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This article shows some of the coins, they collected some cool stuff....a wide variety of ancients plus some cool "modern stuff'. Also shows a pic of the dudes. Would have been nice to have a beer with them and checked out their stuff.
Who writes a story about a hoard of coins being discovered, and then fails to include even one picture of the hoard itself?
Apparently, The Guardian does. Isn't one of the first principles of journalism that "A picture is worth a thousand words?" This story can best be described as numismaticus interruptus...
Because 99% of the readers wouldn't care about that. To them it's just a thrill of finding something cool and valuable story. It could be 6th century beanie babies for all they care.
I don't agree with this at all. To write a story about a coin hoard and not even include a picture of the coins themselves is simply incompetent journalism.
Well you, and the rest of us here, are obviously in the 1%.
I WANT to be in the 1%. That is where the LEADERS are.
In this case we have good photos from the Daily Mail piece which bring up a really good question. They showed a pile of nice mid-grade coins (the kind I would like to collect) and a few paper labels with really bare bones ID's. What I want to know is whether anyone recorded which label went with which coin. Most can be identified to some degree from the photo. I see the one Greek of Aegina in the pile. Can you find the Chinese coin? Is there possibly a fake or two? What is it that drives people to display such things in a pile?
That is an interesting story, @Cascade ! And welcome to the Ancients Forum also—as you've demonstrated—you don't have to be an ancients collector to be a valuable contributor to the Ancients Forum. Please note that I am not assuming that you don't collect ancients—you may have more of them than I do. Whatever the case—welcome!
Thanks. Not too much into ancients though. You need to have a base knowledge in ancient Roman politics for it to be fun imo. Something I lack although I have seen gladiator and the 1960s Caligula if that counts. A member here did give me a silver ancient which was pretty cool of him on the promise that if I do start collecting them I buy a few from him. Can't remember the members name but it hasn't happened yet anyway. You guys do seem like a nice bunch though, even if you do collect monopoly money
Seeing Caligula, Gladiator and don't forget Ben Hur qualify you as perhaps not an expert but certainly an enthusiast. True you can't spend the coins we collect but we can give you the names of some great dealers who sell absolutely authentic certifiable and guaranteed ancient coins and you'd be surprised at the modest prices. You can learn as you go along. There is nothing like holding ancient history in the palm of your hand! You're also correct that we are the friendliest coin forum you'll ever find
I knew absolutely nothing about ancient history when I started collecting 3.5 years ago. Within a year I was pretty comfortable with the basic outline of Roman history, more than enough to really enjoy collecting and learning even more about it. If you are interested at all in learning about the history even if you don't particularly desire to collect the coins I really recommend checking out Mike Duncan's "The History of Rome" podcast which covers the founding of Rome to Odoacer. I listened every day on the way to and from work and here and there in my free time and completed it over a few months time.
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