Looking better in hand....

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Clavdivs, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Sellers photo of this Galerius ..


    Arrived today and it is quite stunning in hand.
    So - over exposed photo or the coin has been darkened by an artificial patina?
    If the patina is applied why not take a better photo?
    What do you think?

    I am very happy with the coin in hand... its a keeper!


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  3. dadams

    dadams Well-Known Member

    Great looking coin!! A keeper for sure.
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  4. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    I see more and more collectors making short video clips of their coins. How great this technology has impacted this hobby and field of historical knowledge.

    Also great coin, extraordinary condition.
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Maybe it just was shot under really bright light?
    That is a beautiful looking coin.
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  6. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Looks great. No idea, but you're right, it doesn't make sense to mess with the coin but not the photograph.

    I bought one recently where it looked from the photo that the coin's patina had a lot of imperfections. I asked the dealer about it and they said it was a poor photo, which it did indeed turn out to be.
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  7. John Conduitt

    John Conduitt Well-Known Member

    Dealers and auction sites too.
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  8. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I guess it's a good way to advertise your merchandise.
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  9. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Clavdivs.....Super looking coin! Has it been waxed?....Really like this idea of a short vid to demonstrate the coin.....Here's my Galerius..
    Galerius Maximianus as Caesar AE Follis minted 297 AD....11,46 g. 25 mm.
    Obv: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES. Laureate Head right
    Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI/ (crescent)/ D// ANT. Genius standing left, holding cornucopiae and patera.
    RIC VI 49b Antioch
    From an old collection formed in the 1920s. Ex Münzhandlung Kallai, Vienna.
  10. Numisnewbiest

    Numisnewbiest Well-Known Member

    I like the darker tone of the coin in hand much more than the tone of the coin in the seller's photo. That's a beautiful look!
    What I like about a video clip of a coin is you get to turn it in the light so people can see it lit from many angles and get a real feel for the coin, rather than the single lighting in a photo that too often ends up looking nothing like the coin in hand
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  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Amen-Ra-Hotep

    Nice video I've seen folks doing that in the Facebook Ancient and Medieval Group more frequently. Very attractive coin with a near flawless strike and flan.
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  12. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    That IS a superb coin! I think the photo was just washed out and overly light. It all looks great to me! Congrats on a great addition!
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  13. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    That's a beauty! Nice video too. By the way, the garden has changed color since last time. You should water it. And weren't you supposed to wear a Michael Jackson's glove ? This is my only Galerius :

  14. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    You are correct Sir! I need to pick up my game and start adding some props!
  15. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    You have no idea how often my cat wants a piece of the action and spotlight while shooting coins!
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  16. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Nice - same issue with me... here is my recently purchased Constantius I.. with a cat interlude...

    The rest of the family also yawn when I show them my coins....
  17. Alegandron

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

  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    That is about the best Galerius I have ever seen.
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  19. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Terrific coin! A very nice strike on a wonderfully broad flan. Your video really shows off the attractive dark leather colour of the coin too.
  20. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin, also best I have seen. Congrats.
  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    While the coin is quite nice, I wish there were an easy way to show it with a plain background and maintain constant distance and focus throughout. I have tried a couple ways and failed. I wonder it the super black paint TIF once showed here might be the answer.
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