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Round 1 - BC to 499 AD - C/D


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Which one do you like the best?  

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  1. 1. Which one do you like the best?

    • C. Україна Двi's Sicily, Syracuse, King Agathokleos, ca 317-289 BCE
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    • D. Ætheling's Septimus Severus (193-211 AD), Denarius minted c.201.
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<b><font size="4">Round 1 - BC to 499 AD - C/D (</font></b><font size="4"><a target="_blank" href="

http://www.stujoe.com/pci5/pci5.htm">Competition Progress</a><b>)<br> </b> </font><br><br><b><font size="4">C.Україна Двi's Sicily, Syracuse, King Agathokleos, ca 317-289 BCE  <br></font></b><img border="0" src="http://stujoe.com/pci5/sirakusaartemis.jpg" width="600" height="298"><br><b><i>OmniCoin Description</i></b><br><br><b><font size="4">Versus</font></b><br><br><b><font size="4">D.Ætheling's Septimus Severus (193-211 AD), Denarius minted c.201. <br></font></b><img border="0" src="http://www.omnicoin.com/coins/902498.jpg" width="600" height="300"><br><b><i><a href="http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view_enlarge.aspx?id=902498" target="_blank">OmniCoin Description</a></i></b>

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The Sicily coin for similar reasons as Stujoe mentioned. A clean look and very high relief. But something puzzles me a bit. Maybe I cannot see it, but how does the shape of the obverse match up with the more oval shape of the reverse??

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Turn the reverse about 120 degrees CCW?

 

 

That is what I was looking at too. I guess it is just a matter of the design elements creating a semi-optical illusion for me: the reverse having a more flat appearance highlights the outer oval shape, whereas the obverse's more 3-dimensional appearance makes the circumference appear more round.

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That is what I was looking at too. I guess it is just a matter of the design elements creating a semi-optical illusion for me: the reverse having a more flat appearance highlights the outer oval shape, whereas the obverse's more 3-dimensional appearance makes the circumference appear more round.

 

 

Sir Sisu;

 

After I photographed the coin, I noticed the same thing. I thence turned the coin at the same angles and noticed the same phenomenen. As you note the reverse has a flatter appearance than the obverse.

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Ah, so that thing in the background is not a temple but a (where's my dictionary) quiver? And while I'm at it, what is that under Agathokleos's name? Looks like a flower or an insect ...

 

Christian

 

Yes indeed it is a quiver, Artemis was armed and dangerous. On the reverse is a "winged thunderbolt"

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