Green money ....

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Do you like green patina

  1. Yes

    36 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  1. oldfinecollector

    oldfinecollector Well-Known Member

    This a place to post you most interesting green patinas. Here some of mine

    Hadrian Dupontius RIC 605

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  3. oldfinecollector

    oldfinecollector Well-Known Member

    Tiberus II Constantin Sear 436

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  4. Gary R. Wilson


    Here's one with dark green and light green highlights. The patina on this coin is the main reason I got it.

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    Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
    Coin: Brass Sestertius
    ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III - Laureate head right
    ANNONA AVG, S-C - Annona standing right, holding two corn ears over modius with corn ears, and cornucopiae; prow to right.

    Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 21.73g / 30.20mm / 360
    RIC 597a
    Cohen 34
    Sear 4147
    Acquisition/Sale: scalabitano Ebay $0.00 01/18
    Notes: Oct 10, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I have lots of greenies. A few of my favorites, in no particular order, but trying to show a variety:

    Procopius, AD 365-366
    Roman Æ centenionalis, 2.70 g, 20mm.
    Constantinople, AD 365-366.
    Obv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
    Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field and unidentified object in left at foot; CONSЄ• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC ix 17a.7; Cohen 8; RCV 19883.

    Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.16 g, 29 mm.
    Rome, AD 142.
    Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
    Rev: ANNONA AVG S C, Annona standing right, between modius and prow, holding corn ears and out-turned cornucopiae.
    Refs: RIC 597; BMCRE 1228; Cohen 37; RCV 4147; UCR 502.

    Greek AE 17
    Mysia, Cyzicus, c. 400 BC - 280 BC or later 4.02 g; 17.3 mm
    Obv: Head of Kore Soteira, right.
    Rev: KYZI, tripod, tunny fish below, plectrum to right.
    Refs: BMC 37, 136; Sear Greek 3861; c.f. SNG Cop 62.

    Julia Domna, AD 193-217
    Roman Orichalcum sestertius, 21.3 g, 32 mm.
    Rome, issued under Caracalla, AD 213.
    Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: IVNONEM SC, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock at feet.
    Refs: RIC 585b; BMCRE 210; RCV 7114 var.

    Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC.
    Judean Æ Prutah, 1.85 g, 13.7 mm.
    Jerusalem mint.
    Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ around anchor.
    Rev: Star of eight rays between which Hebrew legend, "Yehonatan the King," all surrounded by diadem.
    Refs: Meshorer Group K; Sear 6087; Hendin 1150.
  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    This Sicilian trionkion (coming up for sale in my next auction) has a wonderful jade-like patina...


    SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-405 BC.
    Æ Tetras or Trionkion, 20mm, 3.7g, 10h.
    Obv.: Head of young river god right.
    Rev.: Bull standing left, head lowered; ••• (mark of value) in exergue.
    Reference: HGC 2, 379 (p. 106).

    Gela, on the Southern shore of Sicily, was founded in the late 7th century by Dorian Greeks. Little is known of its early history, but in the fifth century, the city was one of the first to send military assistance to Syracuse in opposition to the Sicilian Expedition of the Athenians. “Realizing that Gela would be the next major target of Cathaginian attack, the Geloians immediately sought assistance from Syracuse and its new tyrant, Dionysos I…Despite the arrival of Dionysios I with a relieving force, the Carthaginians captured and destroyed Gela.” (Hoover, HGC 2, p. 95-6) The city was eventually rebuilt over the next few centuries, but declined to a place of little consequence by the first century AD. These small bronzes with head of Gelas and bull were struck immediately prior to the Carthaginian destruction of the town in 405 BC.

  7. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    After 9 votes, I am the lone No. I am a bit red / green color blind and often see comments about a lovely green patina that looks brown to me.
    I see some color(s), but not all. I retook an online test and it said I am Moderate. You can take the test too.
    Type: DEUTAN (pronounced “dōō’tăn”)
    Severity: Moderate - You have Moderate Deutan color blindness, a type of red-green color blindness. Good news! People with your type of color blindness usually respond very positively to EnChroma color blind glasses.
    PS - they did not e-mail me the test results, just an ad.
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  8. oldfinecollector

    oldfinecollector Well-Known Member

    I got a problem to differentiate black and dark blue, my wife help me for my choice of what socks to pair with my suit bur for numismatic is not a problem.
  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    King Philip II 4.jpg
    OBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
    REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol -bucranium (skull of an ox) - underneath.
    Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
    6g, 17mm
    SNG ANS #850-851; Le Rider #24; Sear 6698v; Bellinger 20
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  10. oldfinecollector

    oldfinecollector Well-Known Member

    Very nice green patina first time I see this type of green color
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  11. oldfinecollector

    oldfinecollector Well-Known Member

    Wonderful patina indeed
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OBVERSE: Radiate and diademed head right
    REVERSE: �'ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ�"ΡΟΥ, Double cornucopia; A-Π flanking, star to lower left
    Struck at Antioch, Series 5 125-22 BC
    8.2g, 22mm
    SC 2237
    OBVERSE: Laureate, bearded head left
    REVERSE: Prancing horse left, pellet below
    Struck at Numidia, 118 BC
    14.4g, 27mm
    SNG Cop 505; Mazard 50; Müller 32
    Ex JAZ Numismatics
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    Æ 31 Dupondius
    OBVERSE: PERMISSV CAESARIS AVGVSTI, bare head left REVERSE: COLONIA PATRICIA, aquila between legionary standards
    Colonia Patricia (Cordoba - spain) 15-14 BC
    18g, 31 mm
    RPC 128, SNG Cop 464
  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Green Roman Republic Litra

    RR Anon AE Litra 241-235 BC Mars Beardless Horse Head GREEN Cr 25-3 S 594.jpg
    RR Anon AE Litra 241-235 BC Mars Beardless Horse Head GREEN Craw 25-3 Sear 594
  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..who don't love a green patina...^^ claudius As coin 001.JPG claudius As coin 003.JPG Claudius As
  15. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

  16. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Not as evenly greened as the ones posted here, but here are some of my green cash coins from China.

    621-718 AD Cash Kai Yuan Tong Bao Early Type H#14.2 24.5mm 3.09g Combined.jpg

    Tang Dynasty of China
    Early Type
    621-718 CE
    AE Cash
    Kai Yuan Tong Bao
    Ref: Hartill#14.2

    1068-1077 AD Cash Xi Ning Yuan Bao (Seal) 4.29g 25mm H#16.174 S1 Combined.jpg

    Northern Song Dynasty of China
    Emperor Shenzong
    1068-1077 CE
    AE Cash
    Xi Ning Yuan Bao (Seal Script)
    4.29 grams - 25mm
    Ref: Hartill#16.174​
  17. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    I have mixed feelings about green patina in general: if it's hard dark green malachite patina, it's about the most pleasing surfaces a coin can have, but if it's of the the light green flaky variety, it's basically sleeping bronze disease waiting to break out. The former I search for, the letter I avoid like the plague.

    Here are two lovely green coins from my collection:

    Rom – Hadrian, As, Salus.jpg
    Hadrian, Roman Empire, AE as, 125–128 AD, Rome mint. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS; bust of Hadrian, laureate, r. Rev: COS III; Salus, draped, standing r., feeding snake out of patera; in fields flanking, SC. 26mm, 10.2g. Ref: RIC II Hadrian, 669c. Ex AMCC 1, lot 180; ex Justin Lee.

    Rom – Konstantin der Große, Stadtprägung, Roma, Thessaloniki.png
    City Commemorative under Constantine I, Roman Empire, AE 3, 330–337 AD, Thessalonica mint. Obv: VRBS ROMA; bust of Roma, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, l. Rev: She-wolf, standing l., suckling twins; above, two stars; in exergue, SMTS∈. 18mm, 2.25g. Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187/229.
  18. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Green patina makes me angry! And you wouldn't like me when I'm angry:
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  19. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Thick Green Patina

    Vergilius, Gargilius and Ogulnius. 86 B.C. AE as (25.5 mm, 9.42 g, 12 h).
    Semuncial standard. Rome mint.
  20. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Here are two father and son dupondii of Vespasian and Titus.
    Next a common sestertius of Alexander Severus and a sestertius of Domitian - both very green.
    A Vesta As of Caligula, and lastly, a Republican cast As, c. 270BC.

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  21. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I had recently bought this small coin from the mint of Istros which to me has a magnificent green patina. Under normal circumstances I would have not bought this coin, but it was just so nice. Istros Ae 17 SNG Stancomb 167 (This coin illustrated.) Obv Head of Apollo right laureate Rv. Eagle flying left grasping dolphin 350-339 B.C. 4.05 grms Photo by W Hansen istrus5.jpg
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