Does this denarius look fishy to you?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gam3rBlake, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    And the big reveal... the troll was trolling everyone to make it feel smarter than the best minds on Coin Talk!
    And btws, any confusion wasn't it's fault.
    Well, I learned nothing here nor did anyone else.
    Join us next time weird tongue in pie troll decides to punk you on the hit show...
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  3. kirispupis

    kirispupis Supporter! Supporter

    Everyone else, I have an idea.

    I'm pretty sure @Gam3rBlake has my on ignore, and she also probably did the same to @Ryro too.

    This person is a poison to our group. It's great to discuss coins with level headed people and the overwhelming majority of stuff we discuss is 0% controversial. But she doesn't make this a welcoming place.

    I'm sick of this bantering on slabs. I honestly don't know if a raw coin did her some injustice in the past or if she's related to someone who works at Heritage, but this is ridiculous. Every post just turns into some drama.

    Given that it appears the moderators won't boot her, I have a better idea. Whenever she posts something else - even if it starts as innocuous, we should just fill the chat with random other things. Don't even bother bashing her, since then we'll just see more ridiculous posts. Instead, make it a positive thread.

    For instance, with this post we can just each respond "here's my Trajan" and "here's my Trajan" and just ignore her original question. For those who aren't aware of the tactic, they'll just see a bunch of coins and most will just add theirs. The few who do fall into her trap will soon find their reply buried under a bunch of "here's my coin" posts.

    Eventually she should just give up and leave us alone.

    I'll start. I do have a Trajan denarius, but I haven't photographed it yet. In fact, I've been so absorbed with Greek coins that I haven't photographed the roughly 60 denarii that I own. But I have photographed these ones.

    Yeah, I know it has pits, but I love this coin. The history can't be beat.

    Gotta love Augustus. He has some amazing coins that I can't afford. This one's very common and I like my copy.

    Titus and the opening of the Colosseum! I also love elephants, though it's sad to know that most were paraded in the stadium and then killed.

    Actually, that last coin bummed me out a bit since I love elephants and have been to Africa multiple times to photograph them. Here's a photo I took of some in Tanzania last summer.


    And here's a shield coin because I know @Ryro likes them.


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  4. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    To take a step back; this creep actually started the post out lying to everyone.
    Saying it doesn't feel right is very different than knowing if a coin is a fourrée (or is it saying the coin is a modern fake? In all the lies and twists in what it really meant I've no freaking idea what it's saying).
    What kind of lack of basic mama attention causes someone to be like this?
    Notice, of all the likes in their thread it has none.
    This served no one but it. That's what a troll does.
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    LOVE IT! Both the idea of ignoring, like many cultures do to a child when it's behaving poorly... and also that beauty of a MSC with a very cool monogram!
    Gonatas or maybe Doson, here's mine:
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  6. kirispupis

    kirispupis Supporter! Supporter

    Nice! Mine was at least sold to me as a Gonatas.

    Kings of Macedon, Antigonos II Gonatas (277/6-239 BC). AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.85g, 3h). Amphipolis, c. 274/1-260/55. Horned head of Pan l., lagobolon over shoulder, in the centre of a Macedonian shield. R/ Athena Alkidemos advancing l., preparing to cast thunderbolt; crested Macedonian helmet to inner l., monogram to inner r. HGC 3, 1042. VF

    So Panagopoulou period I was within Gonatas' lifetime. I've been tempted to buy her book, but like all numismatic books it's so pricy and it'll be some time before I have to budget to purchase any of the other Antigonid coins.

    Here are the other two Antigonids I have.


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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Spes on the OP and you don't even post a Faustina II coin??? Shame, shame, shame!

    Faustina II, AD 147-175.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 29.89 g, 31.0 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, August, AD 156-157.
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
    Refs: RIC 1371; BMCRE 2200-01; Cohen 25; RCV 4711; Strack 1332.
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  8. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Well to be honest I’m not really sure what SPES means. XD
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

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  10. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Don't want to be labeled as a troll? You're doing a piss-poor job of it.

    I see a...
    [​IMG] your future.
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  11. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Hate to break it to you but I’m not going to get banned for making a post seeing if people could tell the difference between a real coin and a high quality contemporary fake.

    There are plenty of trolls here like Evan Saltis who have done a lot of trolling and if they don’t get the banhammer for legitimate trolling then I certainly won’t get a ban for a legitimate educational post.

    If I wanted to troll people I wouldn’t pay money to support the forum. I would just do it for free.

    However since I am paying money to support this forum I certainly am entitled to post whatever I want about coins as long as it is within the rules.
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  12. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Dude...don’t do that.

    What is it with people thinking Google is the answer to everything.

    Google only works if you already have a certain amount of information about something.

    If I go to Google right now and Google “Spes” this is what I’ll get. Information about St. Paul’s Episcopal School.


    Telling people to Google something is pretty useless.
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  13. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    You've proven nothing other than you're seeking some sort of approval. Almost every thread of yours devolves into a crap fest.

    You come here under the guise of asking elementary questions as a noob, only to then challenge the answers because they don't align with your ignorant preconceived perceptions.

    You're not here to learn, nor contribute. Most of your queries could be answered by a simple google search.

    What is your purpose here?

    I would suggest that it is to start a rise in members here. Hence the moniker 'troll'.

    Please leave, and go back to whatever PCGS forum you crawled your way out of.
  14. kirispupis

    kirispupis Supporter! Supporter

    Stop feeding the troll people.

    Fill this thread with positive things.

    Had to go back and look at my Rome photos from almost 18 years ago. I believe this was at Hadrian's villa.


    Here's my now 18 year-old son showing us the Pantheon.

  15. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Get out! One of my favorite recent pick ups is that style Poliorketes tet!

    I'd also like to point out this piece of trash is dogging out a good YN. One of the very few we have frequenting ancients and calling him a troll.
    I really hope they get what's coming to them...
    I'm reporting that garbage.
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  16. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    And here is one of his Mausoleum from a few years back...
  17. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Wrong again. I do post to learn but if people come and try to troll me or attack me I’m going to attack back.

    You seem to think I should just sit back and be polite when people attack me but if it was you I guarantee you would attack back too.

    The reason some of my threads turn into a crapfest is because of transphobic trolls who purposely come to my threads to talk crap and troll me because it makes them feel better about themselves. I don’t seem to have that problem on any other coin forum because there are rules against hate speech & discrimination and they are enforced.

    My threads don’t turn into a crap-fest because of anything I say. They turn into a crap-fest when transphobes & trolls try to sabotage my thread with negativity and insults which results in me going on the defensive.

    I have no interest in getting a rise or argument out of anyone. 90% of my posts have had no problem with anyone and some people have even PMed me saying they enjoy my posts and not to let the people trolling me deter me from asking questions or sharing.

    The problems begin when drama queens decide to come to my posts and spread sarcasm and negativity. Like you are doing right now despite the fact I’ve been nothing but polite to you.

    You may think that you own the forums and that anyone who posts something you’re not interested in should leave but that’s just a sense of entitlement. It’s not the rules. I pay good money to be here and my questions and shares are just as valid as anyone else’s. If someone isn’t interested they should just keep quiet and move on and find a post they are interested in.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2021
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  18. kirispupis

    kirispupis Supporter! Supporter

    That's a nice shot! Back then I wasn't into photography as I am now. I've been reading History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire where this structure was mentioned several times.

    I'd love to go back and photograph Rome again.
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    ALL of you, cut it out, OK?

    Be civil. Pretty please.

    I hate using that thing. It sucks.

    It's almost too heavy to pick up.

    With the exception of a biggish heap of Vietnamese spambot "members", I have only used it once, that I can remember.
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  20. Scipio

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  21. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I don't feel that @Gam3rBlake or @Evan Saltis are trolls. If you don't want to respond, simple... DON"T RESPOND. I have some members I don't respond to, but none that I won't read.
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  22. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Thumb Up.jpe
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