Storing Coins The Roman Way

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  1. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Periodically, the question is asked about which storage method is preferred. Why not go full on old school and store them the Roman way?

    Pompei_-_House_of_Julia_Felix_-_MAN.jpg Praedia of Julia Felix, Pompeii.

    Aurei and denarii on the right, bronze on the left. New arrivals yet to be attributed in the centre pouch. Coin records below.

    Hassle free and cheap. Ah, if only it was that easy! Even so, I suppose I'll stick with my paper envelopes and red coin boxes.

    And to keep it coin legal - A denarius struck around the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in late summer/early autumn 79. Appropriately, Bonus Eventus.

    T89.jpg Titus
    AR Denarius, 3.31g
    Rome Mint, 79 - 80 AD
    RIC 89 (C). BMC 106. RSC 25.
    Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM•; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
    Rev: BONVS EVEN-TVS AVGVSTI; Bonus Eventus, a naked youth, standing l., holding patera in extended r. hand and corn-ears and poppy in l.
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  3. ominus1

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  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter


    @ominus1, I'm not OCD at all but that desk makes me want to clean up! :D

    Is that a crumpled sheet of aluminum foil serving as a lampshade? LOL!
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  6. ancient coin hunter

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  7. ominus1

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    haha...when in Rome....:p..this pics from 2 years ago, you'd have a fit if i showed it today..(and you can't straighten it up, i couldn't find anything then:))
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  8. ominus1

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    ..lampshade/light enhancer-custom made:smug:
  9. Double Die

    Double Die I know just enough to be dangerous

    I don't feel so bad now with my cramped little computer table with all my coins and tools of the trade laying around. This should be a thread... "show your work area"???
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha.. yeah, but those there have been gone for a couple of bout a piece of homemade wild black raspberry pie?!..:)(notice i have multi uses for lampshades:p) pie 001.JPG
  11. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    I just discovered I have OCD.....Old Codger's Disease
  12. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    "Desk of a Coin Collecting Gentleman" by Tifbrandt.

  13. Orfew

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    Excellent @TIF LOL
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  15. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member's not what you see, but how you lQQk at it..(surely to be a collectors item!^^)
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  16. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Might be time to pop the cap on that vintage Pepsi & enjoy a cold drink :cool:
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  17. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Other way around, I think... ;)

    I look forward to more Tifbrandts in the Ancients forum!
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  18. Alegandron

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

    Just my style... your desk, Homemade Blackberry Pie... can I come over to your house?!?!? Pert-near back home for me!
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  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..why shore... c'on down and take yer shoes off fer a spell :)..(and that's black "raspberry" pie btw:p)
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    As a boy originally from Indiana later relocated to Central Virginia, I was amazed at the number of people who eat the decidedly second rate fruit blackberries and red raspberries. My daughter knows a place within an hour that has real black raspberries and was raised correctly even though she has lived in the East all her life. She is leaving at dawn tomorrow to go picking. I remember going black raspberry picking with my mother when I was a kid and not at all bothered by the blood lost to those lethal thorns. Her father had black raspberry thickets on his farm that were too tall to reach the top of and produced more than we and the critters could eat.

    I'd legalize this post with a coin but I know of no ancients showing black raspberries. Pity the Greeks!
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  21. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    I'm no Tifbrandt, but if we really want that Old Master's look...

    Screenshot 2018-07-12 15.11.29.png
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