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Forum: Roman Aug 4, 2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,773
Posted By Roma_Orbis
An interesting discovery of 1st Cent. BC aurei in southern France

About a group of 48 Aurei struck between 46 and 27 BC found in 2014-2015 during archaeological survey excavations in Martigues (near Marseille); in French (Google Translate is your...
Forum: Roman Aug 26, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,478
Posted By Roma_Orbis
I can't precisely answer to your question but the...

I can't precisely answer to your question but the first link I posted features a coin very similar to yours, described as Rare by the cataloger (Gorny&Mosch).

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Aug 24, 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 19,478
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Hello, it should be : Cilicia, Aigeai Severus...

Hello, it should be :

Cilicia, Aigeai
Severus Alexander, 230/31 AD

O/ AΥT K M A ΣEOΥH AΛEΞANΔΡOΣ
See http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1880021 (same...
Forum: Archeology Aug 23, 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,082
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Corsican ('Lava') Hoard

For those understanding French or German, a TV program was broadcasted yesterday about this famous hoard of 3rd cent. Roman gold including unique medallions of Gallienus, Claudius II, aurei of...
Forum: Roman Mar 21, 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,809
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Seems to be a fancy coin whose obv. and rev....

Seems to be a fancy coin whose obv. and rev. originate from 2 obversers of real types, some very rare and spectacular mid bronzes (sestertius, at this time) struck under Aurelian in Serdica, RIC 320...
Forum: Roman Feb 12, 2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,437
Posted By Roma_Orbis
You didn't mention the weight, but I can't see...

You didn't mention the weight, but I can't see any Greek silver denomination for Trajan (drachm, tetradrachm, cistophore) close to this coin. More, the patina looks much like being from a bronze...
Forum: Attribution Help Sep 13, 2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,978
Posted By Roma_Orbis
3rd coin from Syracuse, Sicily, 367-344 BC,...

3rd coin from Syracuse, Sicily, 367-344 BC, bronze hemidrachm:
Obv. ZΕΥΣ ΕΛ-ΕΥ-ΘΕΡΙΟΣ Bearded, laureate head of Zeus r.; linear...
Forum: Site Announcements Aug 20, 2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,274
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Bill, Thanks for the job done. I recall a now...

Bill,

Thanks for the job done. I recall a now lost feature allowing to format a printer-friendly page in order to individually print gallery pictures and their descriptions? That would be a great...
Forum: Roman Mar 21, 2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,809
Posted By Roma_Orbis
In my opinion, tooled, maybe up to the point...

In my opinion, tooled, maybe up to the point where the reverse has been completely reconstructed.

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Dec 13, 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,168
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Don't think so, it's a truely facing...

Don't think so, it's a truely facing representation, like the Pergamon Stater. In particular, the vertical position of the spear makes it clear.

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Dec 9, 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,453
Posted By Roma_Orbis
I think it is only the original silvered layer...

I think it is only the original silvered layer that went off, also on cheek and the area in front of nose.

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Dec 8, 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,168
Posted By Roma_Orbis
A peculiar imperial bronze medallion of Marcus Aurelius (medium module)

Won this peculiar piece in ROMA Num.’s last auction :

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Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, Æ copper MB Medallion (?). Rome, 145. Weight 22.23 g, diam. 29mm, axis 12h.

Ob. AVRELIUS CAESAR...
Forum: Roman Dec 8, 2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,453
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Some smoothing, but it doesn't look like the type...

Some smoothing, but it doesn't look like the type has been completely reconstructed. Of course one must examine smoothed areas but many bronzes come from ground with big patches of oxides on the...
Forum: Authenticity Oct 1, 2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,416
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Repatinated coin; probably authentic...

Repatinated coin; probably authentic base.
There's a very popular fashion of ancient bronze coins repatination in Spain (where this coin comes from ... :rolleyes:)

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Sep 30, 2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,042
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Looking more closely at that coin, I'm not sure...

Looking more closely at that coin, I'm not sure to see neither a modern coins fake nor a cast, but there are several odd things on this coin, the fields have definitively been worked, with some...
Forum: Roman Sep 28, 2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,042
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Looks ok from an authenticity point of view; the...

Looks ok from an authenticity point of view; the patina doesn't look very natural, see e.g. the flat area in the obv. field, right to the beard, which seems to be smoothed.

Jérôme
Forum: Attribution Help Jul 15, 2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,877
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Some features, like chin and bottom neck exclude...

Some features, like chin and bottom neck exclude Nero. I can't see Trajan either. And when I look at the eye, nose and hair on forehead, I can't imagine anyone else than Hadrian.

Jérôme
Forum: Attribution Help Jul 14, 2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,877
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Well William, I think I will disagree with you,...

Well William, I think I will disagree with you, in the sense that I rather see Hadrian in this portrait:
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As a comparison, the portrait's features of Nero are somewhat different: neck bottom,...
Forum: Roman Mar 7, 2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,453
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Well, not really: from a price standpoint it is...

Well, not really: from a price standpoint it is much more interesting to fake an aureus or a Greek Stater!

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Feb 8, 2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,453
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Amazing! :eek: I don't see any obvious...

Amazing! :eek:
I don't see any obvious authenticity issue with this ex.

Here is a better picture (just click right on the image, then Save as...).

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Nov 11, 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,871
Posted By Roma_Orbis
A video from a TV channel about the discovery is...

A video from a TV channel about the discovery is on youtube (in French)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xPUNBi8MXQ

There are negocations ongoing for the sharing of the hoard between finders (of...
Forum: Authenticity Nov 11, 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,345
Posted By Roma_Orbis
It is indeed a bad fake; a good fake aureus (able...

It is indeed a bad fake; a good fake aureus (able to pass the test of an international public auction) wouldn't bear that mark :rolleyes:

Jérôme
Forum: Roman Nov 8, 2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,871
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Discovery of a large hoard in SW France: 3 amphoras of folles

A large hoard of Roman bronzes of the 290-310 period was discovered in Gers Dpt (where the Eauze hoard was discovered 26 years ago). It was contained in 3 amphoras, buried at a depth of 1 meter,...
Forum: Roman Sep 7, 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,602
Posted By Roma_Orbis
2nd part, Auction 62 features the S.C. Markoff...

2nd part, Auction 62 features the S.C. Markoff collection (Roman imperatorial and imperial coins). I've just received the catalog today, it is absolutely amazing, with the rarest coins in incredible...
Forum: Roman Aug 14, 2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,301
Posted By Roma_Orbis
Update on the topic

The article highlighted by Barry let me discover another one on the finds beneath Trajan's baths in Rome:
http://news.discovery.com/history/apollo-mosaic-rome-archaeology-110729.html

where a fresco...
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