Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by zadie, Oct 28, 2020.
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I welcome all feedback as I am still very new to both production and editing. Let me know what you think!
Oh really? I'd love to watch some if you're willing to share. There's not nearly enough content to satisfy my needs!
I have been saving up for a mid-tier sestertius but other things keep catching my eye. I will be hopefully posting more there in the next two months as I will be back home with my full collection. I only have 50 percent here in my dorm.
Totally understand. Had to put in a little extra work when editing the video above for the exact same reason.
Cleaning is such a facinating niche of this hobby. I'm already subscribed to a couple channels dedicated to cleaning and I find it super enjoyable to watch. Excited to add your channel to my subscriptions and will be looking out for any new vids!
Thank you so much for your comment. From seeing others doing similiar videos, I think its a really fun format for ancient coins. In retrospect I would have liked to gone into a little bit more detail about the coins. Hopefully the next video I post will be a bit more planned
Thanks! I was very happy to acquire both of them at the prices I did. I was especially baffled when the hammer fell on the sestertius of Nero, they are usually way way outside of my budget.
@zadie! I wonder if the fingerprints all over the Probus packaging were from customs officials.
Here's my Temple of Roma Aeterna of Probus with a different bust style.
Probus, AD 276-282
Roman billon antoninianus; 3.79 g, 22.1 mm
Rome, AD 277-280
Obv: IMP PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust right in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right hand
Rev: ROMAE AETER, temple, statue of Roma seated facing inside; in exergue, R * A
Refs: RIC 183; Cohen 533; RCV 12027 var.
Hmm, maybe. Didn't really think about that. Would they really open the sealed packaging and inspect its contents and then seal it in a new package? Sounds like alot of work if its done on a large scale.
Looking good! Love the radial crown. I actually prefer left-facing portraits to right-facing, don't really know why but they look more "correct" if that makes sense haha.
You got a good deal on the Nero Sestertius. Sure, it has some noticeable damage on the reverse, but the obverse is very nice. The legend and portrait are really appealing.
I would be stoked to get such a coin for that (hammered) price.
The Probus has some great toning in hand too.
zadie keep lurking and most of all keep posting any more coins you aquire, I am looking forward to it and congrats you have a great eye for quality.
@zadie, no technical details from here, but the medium is clearly a fantastic way to highlight coins that are as great as this to begin with. Looking as if you did justice to your subject matter! ...That sestertius of Nero is a Serious Piece of Real Estate, both on more and slightly less metaphorical levels.
Yo, great video. Very well done with excellent production value and video quality. I like your Latin pronunciation as well!
sorry to be an ignorant American, but I think you have a slight accent I can’t quite place. Maybe, Spanish? I don’t know
anyways, I just subscribed; my YouTube name is the same as here. Keep it coming fam
Usually when we see such high grade antoniniani ther is some remaining silvering so I assume these coins were heavily processed to achieve this appearance. I have several coins with that 'look' including some from a hoard cleaned/conserved by the British Museum. It is a matter of what you prefer. Mine is a different coin (from the AEQVITI series with code letter V in place of your *) but did not come with the fancy packaging and polish included in its $29 price in 1998. Yours most certainly has a fine strike and full detail. Overcleaned coins are more fashionable now.
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