(Video) Unboxing - Sestertius of Nero, Antoninius of Probus

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  1. zadie

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  3. zadie

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    First thread on CoinTalk! I've been lurking on and off for a long while and this is my first thread. Recently I've tried to take a stab at making videos surrounding the exciting hobby of ancient coins. If this sort of thing interests you, please take a look at the embedded video.
    I welcome all feedback as I am still very new to both production and editing. Let me know what you think!
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  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    Quite a gorgeous coin! I did the videos for a bit but laid off a little bit. Excited to see more.
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  5. zadie

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    Oh really? I'd love to watch some if you're willing to share. There's not nearly enough content to satisfy my needs!
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  6. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I had a few but most got taken down as they gave away where I hid my stash, (can't afford a safe) and, uh... "undesirables" fill my neighborhood.
  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I have a couple up where I absolutely ruined a Gordian III tetradrachm. It was my first try as I was new to ancient coins then but about a year later I have a much better grasp. let me find her, I've posted the video on here before. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIEjrUBgSVBNfzRcLF61czw

    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.
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  8. zadie

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    Totally understand. Had to put in a little extra work when editing the video above for the exact same reason.
  9. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic Supporter

    I collect vinyl and 'unboxing' videos are quite frequently encountered on Youtube in that community. This is the first one I've seen for ancient coins - I hope to see more.

    Good job!
  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I do prefer reading over videos though, which is why I frequent this site. I check more than I do facebook, honestly. There is a vast amount of knowledge the members here have that I have not seen on any other forum.
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  11. zadie

    zadie Active Member

    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 ;)
  12. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the coins, they are nice!
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  13. zadie

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    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.
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  14. Roman Collector

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    Fun video, @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.
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  15. zadie

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    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.
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  16. zadie

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    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.
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  17. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    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.

    Nice coins.
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  18. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    That video really showed the beauty of both coins, absolutely fantastic. 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.
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  19. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @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.
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  20. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    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
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  21. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    There is no H in AET(H)ER.

    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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