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About maridvnvm

  • Birthday 08/03/1966

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  1. The brockages from this period would certainly not have been intentional with the coin having stuck in the reverse die and the new planchet inserted for striking and leading to this result. Regards, Martin
  2. Septimius Severus Denarius - Brockage Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right Rev:– Incuse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195 Something a bit different Regards, Martin
  3. Emperor Galerius as Caesar
  4. E - Emperor Elagabalus
  5. I thought it was the Greece 100 drachm piece commemorating the Summer Olympic games centennial (1896 - 1996) depicting ancient Greek runners. But it doesn't seem to fit all the clues. Martin
  6. In Roman mythology, Virtus was the deity of bravery and military strength, the personification of the Roman virtue of virtus. She is depicted clothed but with her right breast bared.
  7. Ubertas - Roman goddess of Fertility, depicted holding udders and a horn of plenty on an Antoninianus of Postumus.
  8. King George I, II and III
  9. I'll try B - Edward I Penny from Bristol. Edward I - Class 3c-d Penny (Bristol) Obv:- EDW R ANGL DNS HYB, Crowned facing bust with drapery Rev:- VILLA BRISTOLLIE, Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle Class 3c-d Minted in Bristol A.D. 1280-1281 Reference:- North 1018/9 Martin
  10. I have dabbled with hammered coinage too. Amongs the nicest hammered English coins I obtained was the following Cnut penny. Aethelwine on York (AEDELRINE MO EOR) Martin
  11. Have started my Omnicoin album and have added over 100 coins already. A bit of an eclectic mix in there. I have started to add my mass of Romans now. I hope there ios something that people will find interesting in them. There are some nice and some very rare coins in there too. My speciality areas are the eastern mints of Septimius Severus (A.D. 193-195) and the coinage of Probus from Lugdunum (modern Lyons). These two topics make up the bulk of my collection though it meanders all over the place as my whims take me. I haven't started uploading the majority of these coins yet... From my short time here I can say that it seems quite a lively place with lots of interesting coins from all over. I haven't been tempted to stray from my selected collecting area yet but I might be tempted over time. Regards, Martin
  12. The coin is undoubtedly an official mint product. I have seen die matches with other examples from the same obverse die in Bastien. The output of the mint at this point was quite variable with the first example being of particularly good style. There are several other error that occur at this mint at this point. Regards, Martin
  13. This coin is a more unusual double strike and examining the resulting coin gives us a useful insight into the manufacturing process in an ancient mint. An initial look at the coin doesn't necessarily indicate anything too special. There is something very odd about the reverse legend however. It looks like it reads SOLI INS AVG, which is completely meaningless. We do know that at this time at this mint (Ticinum) the mint was producing two coins that use this reverse type (Sol standing left, raising right hand, holding globe in left, between two seated captive seated at his feet) and that it was used with the legends "SOLI INVICTO" and "ORIENS AVG". Knowing this information we can see that the reverse legend on this coin is in fact the result of a combination of both these legends. The reverse of the coin is the result of a major double strike but using two different reverse dies, one SOLI and the other ORIENS. They were combined with the same obverse die. This gives us a small insight into the manufacturing process of the mint at this time, where a single obverse die was combined with two different reverse dies on consecutive strikes. It is thought that one die (in this case the obverse) was fixed in place, whilst the other was perhaps on a Y-shaped yoke and the reverse die was changed between strkes. This may have been to reduce the damage that would be caused by consecutive strikes if a single die pair had been used. I have also included an enlargement of a section of the reverse, where the remains of the first strike can be see in the head of Sol, the heads of the captives etc. I hope to track down some other examples from the same dies some day but this is likely a forlorn hope as there seems to have been many, many dies used in this mint at this time. Regards, Martin
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