Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Last week I completed another pass through the collection, looking for unposted provincials. Contemplating how few unposted still remain to find and the ever-decreasing value of new posts, I'm going to stop regular posting. I'll leave the existing posts in place, I don't rule out (though I don't foresee) occasional future posts, but since my stroke last year this has become a chore, and I'm going to stop.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Silvered Æ antoninianus, Gallienus, Antioch, Göbl 1635b 

GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust left | PAX FVNDATA, Two Parthian captives seated at the foot of a trophy, their arms tied behind their backs. Branch in exergue.

Another in a endless-seeming series of coins obscured by discoloration.

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