Post Your coin with a great Patina.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by BenSi, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    I really look for perfect coins, ones with all the needed elements, full legend, nicely centered, in Byzantine coins they are called purse coins, coins that really did not circulate. They are rare but that’s what I look for, but they don’t always have that eye appeal.

    Here is a coin that has many faults but the most interesting Patina, to me it is one of my favorites simply because the eye appeal the patina gives. Deep dark green

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    Alexius III Trachy.

    Regardless of what you collect we all have coins with great patinas, share them please. I would love to see them and I am certain others would too.
     
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  3. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Wow, like an emerald!
     
  4. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    s 4GrTg7iMY6q25AgbwoR63XyBX9ad8w.jpg 2752LG.jpg 112256.jpg 650864.jpg 661370.jpg 1059755l.jpg 1117127l.jpg ome of my greenies...
     
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  5. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful greens! Here's a green one- but much lighter:


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    Herod III Antipas. Æ Half Denomination
     
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  6. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    I love that 4th coin, Nero.
     
  7. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Love the green patina! Here's one of mine

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    NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
    SC
    Victory alighting left wings spread holding shield inscribed SPQR

    Rome mint 65 AD

    11.16g

    Sear 1976 var.
    RIC 1 352
    VF
    ex-ANE
     
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  8. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    We need some yellows and reds, sand.... I know they are out there...
     
  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I have lots, but I'll only show a few -- from emerald green to glossy black:

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    Faustina Sr AVGVSTA Vesta standing sestertius.jpg
     
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  10. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

  11. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

  12. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Got that from a CNG triton auction some years ago. 7FjtCz55c8iGDoR6i3fY9sTktA2Bj4.jpg 9KjENo3Yc2B9bWr46zAwN5q776ZpQR.jpg 07652q00.jpg 002272.jpg 13234_0.jpg 050529LG.jpg 155390.jpg 681097.jpg 2168446l.jpg 1870622l.jpg

    I actually like the yellow and multicolored patinas ... here are a few...
     
  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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    I agree!
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  14. arizonarobin

    arizonarobin Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have two favorites for the patina-
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    Carthago Horse/Kore Carthago - Siclian Mint
    Bronze Punic
    Ae; 2.86g; 17mm
    Head of Kore Left;
    Horse standing right, Palm tree behind

    SNG Copenhagen 109/113; Acquaro 193/324; Muller II 163

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    AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG
    Bust draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle
    SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
    Empress standing, facing, head right, arms folded at breast
    CONSΕ Large Chi-rho in right field
    Constantinopolis year 383-388
    RIC IX Constantinopolis 82; Cohen 6
    Ae2; 21-22mm; 3.88g
     
  15. jamesicus

    jamesicus Supporter! Supporter

    I have always liked this definition of patina:

    “The surface of an object that has grown lovely with the passage of time and use”

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    RIC Vol. I, CLAUDIUS, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 99 41-50 AD, (36mm, 25.3gm)

    Obverse depiction: Claudius, laureate head facing right
    Inscription clockwise from bottom: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP
    Reverse depiction: Personification of Spes
    holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left hand
    Inscription clockwise from bottom: SPES AVGVSTA - S C (exergue)

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    RIC Vol. I, NERO, As, Lugdunum, No. 543 (AD 66)
    Obverse: Nero, bare headed facing right
    Inscription clockwise from bottom: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TRP P P
    Reverse: Winged Victory, walking left, holding shield inscribed SPQR
    Inscription: S -------- C (left and right)

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    Sestertius, RIC, Vol. I, Tiberius, No. 68, AD 36-37 (35mm, 22.6gm)
    Cataloged in Wildwinds under Augustus - Sear 1784
    Coin obverse depiction: Augustus, radiate, togate, holding laurel branch in r. hand and long sceptre in l., seated on throne, placed on a car, drawn l. by four elephants, each bearing a mahout on its neck. The side of the car is ornamented with shields (?)
    Inscription across top in three lines DIVO AVGVSTO SPQR
    Coin reverse depiction: Large, centered S C
    Inscription clockwise from top: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX

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    RIC Vol. II, TRAJAN, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 534, 98-117AD, (35mm, 22.6gm)
    Obverse depiction: Trajan, head facing right, wearing aegis
    Inscription: IMP CAES NERVAE TRIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP
    Reverse depiction: Trajan galloping on horseback spearing a fallen Dacian soldier
    Inscription: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - in exergue S C

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    RIC Vol. I, NERO, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 356, 66-67AD, (36mm, 24.8gm)
    BMCRE Vol. I, NERO, SESTERTIUS, Rome, No. 114, 66-67AD,
    Obverse depiction: Nero, laureate head facing right
    Inscription: IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM PM TRP XIII PP
    Reverse depiction: Personification of Roma seated left on cuirass
    resting elbow on shield and holding spear, helmet behind
    Inscription: ROMA in exergue S C left and right
     
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  16. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Great patinas all! Here are some I like:
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  17. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Some fantastic patina's shown so far, my favorite colorful patina. Pontus.jpg Septimius Severus, AD 193-211. AE29 (29 mm, 15,1 g). Pontus, Neocaesarea.
     
  18. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  19. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    While not in perfect shape, I love the vibrant green patina on this Gordian III.

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    Gordian III with Tranquillina (238-244). Ae.
    THRACE. Anchialus.
    Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ CAB / TPANKVΛΛINA.
    Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian and draped bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane, facing one another.
    Rev: OVΛΠIANωN AΓXIAΛEωN. Eagle, with head right, wreath in beak and wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt.
    Varbanov 759-60 var.
     
  20. randygeki

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  21. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Great thread! I love greenies like everyone else, but this is actually my favourite type of patina on Roman bronze:
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    Smooth, hard, multicoloured-tan-and-aqua, with a little dirt... makes me want to :kiss: it for some reason. :shame:

    But I think @TypeCoin971793 will agree with me that best patinas on Chinese coins are hard to beat!

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    Tang: Su Zong (756-762) 50 cash, H 14.105

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    Song: Hui Zong (1101-1125) 1 cash, H 16.441
     
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