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  1. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

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  3. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    The only coin I ever sold. I regret that now.
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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    Roman Republic
    Moneyer M. Volteius M.f., 78/75 BCE

    AR denarius, 18 mm, 3.91 gm, 6h
    Obv: Head of Bacchus or Liber right, wearing ivy wreath
    Rev: Ceres standing in biga of snakes right, lit torch in each hand; crescent upward behind; in exergue, M•VOLTEI•M•F•
    Ref: Crawford 385/3; Sydenham 776; Volteia 3.
    Removed from slab, NGC Choice VF 5/5 - ⅘
    Ex Phil Peck (“Morris Collection”)

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  5. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    RR denarius of Caius Aburius Geminus , 134 BC...
    next , more toned silver...

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  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    A popular type here on CT-- a COWabunga coin. Surf's up, dude!

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    THRACE, Byzantion
    340-320 BCE
    AR siglos, 17 mm, 5.0 gm
    Obv: Heifer standing left on dolphin swimming to left
    Rev: Incuse mill-sail pattern
    Ref: SNG BM Black Sea 21

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  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    C. Renius and Allius Bala.

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    More toned silver.
     
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  8. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Titus with Mars.
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    Next- how about rainbow toning.
     
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  9. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Augustus signis receptis denarius..

    more toned silver...

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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Pitio denarius somewhat of a rainbow if you use your imagination...

    next , more toned coins...

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  11. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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    CORINTHIA, Corinth
    circa 375-300 BCE
    AR stater, 22 mm, 8.55 g, 1h
    Obv: Pegasus flying left; qoppa below
    Rev: helmeted head of Athena left; A-P flanking neck truncation; to right, chimaera rampant left
    Ref: Ravel 1010; Pegasi 428; BCD Corinth 102; HGC 4, 1848
    ex CNG Inventory 828126 (November, 2008)
    ex Gorny & Mosch 170 (13 October 2008), lot 1381
    ex Giessener Münzhandlung 21 (22 March 1982), lot 37


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  12. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    This little vignette is taking on a definite tone.

    Athens 164/5 BC
    Tetradrachm
    Caduceus reverse
    17.0 grams

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    Next: A coin that has toned beautifully while in your possession.
     
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  13. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I bought this common Gordian just for the toning,


    next - same stuff... GD355.jpg
     
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  14. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

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    Next: let's do some light, bright silver for a change.
     
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  15. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    My least toned ancient!
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    Next- almost mint state
     
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  16. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

    Cassius

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  17. DonnaML

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  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Bright portrait of Elagaballus...
    next... toned bronze...

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  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    next: another toned bronze
     
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  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I take it that "toned bronze" in this context refers to a copper alloy coin that is unpatinated but discolored.

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    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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  21. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

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