Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Clavdivs, Oct 17, 2020.
Photographing them revealing enough detail to attribute them is fun and challenging.
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However I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how a few of my photos have turned out such as the ones below.
My best photo
294 - 296 A.D., London Mint, null Officina
8.85g, 27.0mm, 12H
Obverse: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG,
Laureate, truncated, bare neck bust right
Reverse: GENIO POPV–LI ROMANI,
Genius standing, facing left, head surmounted by a modius, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left arm
Provenance: Ex. Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 126, Ex. James Pickering Romano-Britannic Collection, Ex. Gert Boersema
Reference: RIC VI Lugdunum 14b
Leo VI the Wise
886 - 912 A.D., Constantinople Mint, null Officina
7.72g, 28.0mm, 6H
Obverse: +LЄOҺ bASILЄVS ROM',
Bust of Leo VI facing, with short beard, wearing crown ornamented with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in his left hand
Reverse: +LЄOҺ/ЄҺ ΘЄΟ bΑ/SILЄVS R/OmЄΟnҺ,
Legend in 4 lines
Provenance: Ex. Leu Numismatik Web Auction 5, Lot 1307
Reference: SBCV 1729
the detail is stunning.....both in the coin & shot!
I hope so. Here's an old one from the 1980's when part of my collection was early American copper.
..lQQks like matin' season on the farm...
I love shooting well worn coins. They are some of my favorites. I've had numismatists use my photos to attribute coins because it was much easier to see the coin's detail in them then with the coin in hand and a loupe.
It's a very good shot. I really like the subtle colour tones in it. Well done.
I agree. Some coins are super models, and you can't take a bad picture of them, but most aren't.
How about them apples?
100% agree with you, especially the porous metal is often awful in photo despite sometimes being not that bad in hand.
One of my favorite: perfect orientation which allowed to capture a nice natural light.
A.D. 256- 258
VALERIANVS CAES; Radiate and draped bust right.
IOVI CRESCENTI; Infant Jupiter on goat.
RIC V Lugdunum 3; Göbl 907e
Göbl assigns this coin to Cologne
see Göbl, MIR 36, Die Münzprägung der Kaiser Valerianus I / Gallienus / Saloninus (253/268), Regalianus (260), und Macrianus / Quietus (260/262).
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