Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Rheingold, Jun 27, 2019.
It seems that history repeats itself and the designs of the coins, too.
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@Rheingold . I agree with your thoughts. Personally, I believe many of todays designs and subjects struck on coins are copies of coins minted during Ancient times. Being in Manufacturing for over 40 years, there were several instances where we searched for cool designs to manufacture, and found inspiration in ancient designs and scenes to make in our product. The amazing thing is how folks during Ancient times originally thought about, then created those designs through items they manufactured. Outside Modern Humans harnessing the electron, there is not much different between Humans thousands of years ago vs. today's Humans.
I enjoy collecting Modern Gold coins, and have seen many designs inspired from my Ancient coins.
I have posted this before, but since I enjoy the Roman Republic's history and innovatons, I thought that I would bring another similar design replicated from the past.
I always felt this of Roman Victory to Modern Angel...
Anonymous AR Didrachm. 6.55g, 18mm, 6h.
Rome, circa 265-242 BC.
Obv: Head of Roma right, wearing Phrygian helmet, cornucopiae behind
Rev: ROMANO, Victory standing right, attaching wreath to long palm, YY in right field.
Ref: Sear 25; Crawford 22/1; RSC 7.
From the Eucharius Collection
Gold French 20 Franc lucky angel
Nice struttin' cock on that gold. Oh no, don't even go there!
Your comparison of the two coins is amazing
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