SA's Anniversary Giveaway: 4 coins up for grabs!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Nice coin, thanks for posting it!! I hope this means we'll see a lot more of you in 2018. ;)
     
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  3. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great Supporter

    Going back through old posts from years ago I remember coming across your contributions in a number of great threads. I am glad to see that you are back and look forward to seeing more of your coins :)
     
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  4. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Congrats to the winners !
    And congrats SA for such a simple and tremendous contest !

    Q
     
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  5. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    Congrats all! Ya done good!:D

    Erin
     
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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for having this fantastic contest, and congrats to all the deserving winners:)! Well done.
    John
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    My winning coin arrived today. I just finished cataloging amd taking my own images. Thanks again for this wonderful treat and thanks to Severus Alexander for his generousity.
    Licinius I 7.jpg
    LICINIUS I
    AE3 Follis
    OBVERSE: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right
    REVERSE: IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak, A to right. SIS in ex.
    Struck at Siscia 313-315 AD
    3.4g, 22mm
    Siscia RIC VII 8,A
     
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  8. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Absolutely my pleasure! Your image is rather more colourful than mine, eh?
     
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    I wish I knew how to remove these hard mineral deposits without damaging the coin or patina. I spent about an hour this afternoon trying to clean without scratching thru the patina. I had some luck as you can see, but anywhere close to what I was hoping. It's a very nice coin with excellent detail and I would like to show it off w/o that darn green deposit. For comparison, the first image is yesterday's while the second is after my feeble cleaning attempt.
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  10. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight MMDCCXLV A·V·C Supporter

    I received my coin on Tuesday. Thanks again SA!
     
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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Looks like a pretty decent cleaning attempt to me, at least a decent start. Verdicare? ammonia? or just mechanical? Would be nice to get that bit off his eye...
     
  12. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    You are most welcome!
     
  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    I use verdicare, but that's not enough. It's hard mineral deposit so I think it will take some muscle or something to soften it.
     
  14. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Bob Reis says a soak in ammonia can help with green deposits, and is not too terribly risky. (Haven't tried it myself.) Maybe a combo of ammonia and mechanical?
     
  15. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    My Bukhar-Hudat arrived today. Thanks to Severus Alexander for his generousity. I will have to explore this area of numismatic, I am mainly focused on Roman Imperial Coins.
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  16. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Great, enjoy exploring! Surprising that it arrived all the way over in your neighbourhood nearly as quickly as some others got to Florida.
     
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