Some new stuff (that I have had for a little while)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by randygeki, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    So the last time my computer updated, it deleted my image editor(ms digital image 2006) and I could not reinstall it without IE6. I tried to learn with gimp but was getting impatient so I took a break. Somehow I found a way around the ie6 issue and was able to reinstall the old program though :D So no I can get back to posting new coins, though I'm going back to school soon so probably won't be getting many (and probably in "Randy grade").

    The first one I don't know much about, and it's not really an ancient but was neat. It reminds me of Byzantine coins.
    Philip IV VIII Maravedis No Visible 1659-1652

    Next one is of another falling horseman. It's a scarcer one with a neat style. I almost wonder if it is unofficial.
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  3. Ryro

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

    Congrats on circumventing the issue and the beautiful coins.
    The first is Spanish pirate booty!
    Here's mine:


    8 Maravedies 1623 Spain
    madrid mint. Copper. Obverse :Castle within circle, MD (vertical) at left VIII at right; "PHILIPPVS·IIII·D·G·.
    Reverse : Lion within circle;"HISPANIAR·REX·",
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great Spanish coin and u know I like the hat on the fh.
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  5. Okidoki

    Okidoki Well-Known Member

    hey Randy,

    great reverse :D
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  6. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I think that the FH is official. It is close enough to the style of my example from a nearby issue (Rosette Diademed rather than Pearl Diademed).....
    Yours probably is SLG* in exe

  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I agree it is within the bounds of normal. Mine has the 'bottle brush' horse tail.
  8. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    @dougsmit That tail is simply great. The curls on the neck of the emperor are also far more pronounced on yours.
  9. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thanks all, and nice examples @maridvnvm and @dougsmit

    I think mine is just SLG in ex so ric 100

    I have a bottle brush too, though not as nice.
  10. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Here's another similar example... but RIC 101.
  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice one!
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  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    You know you have a problem when you select your coins for mullets and tails. VF and EF mean so little to me but I can't pass up a special die. Seriously, I believe I do collect examples from interesting dies as much as I collect coins by type. Sure I would rather have a high grade coin from a good die but when I have to choose, grade takes second place.
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  13. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Those Spanish maravedis with the counterstamps are cool, and often come with sandy patinas like your Roman has. Yours is the first I can recall seeing for a while that has smooth brown surfaces. It's a neat looking piece.

    I don't know all that much about them, but like them, and they seem pretty affordable, mostly. David Connors often sells them on VCoins.

    (I like his selection of inexpensive stuff, so he gets a free plug from me here.)

    The only Spanish maravedis coin I own is one I personally found, at a lost 16th-17th century mission site here in coastal Georgia. It is not a counterstamped example.
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