Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Via John Hooker on Moneta-L 

Don’t Nationalize the Past.

Friday, July 03, 2009

With regret 

After another year, I'm the last to know as I admit an unwelcome truth: there'll be no more posts.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Overall, an OK year 

Huh, look at that: a year without posts. More to follow, I hope in less than a year.

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.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Æ tetradrachm, Alexandria, Valerian, Emmett 3705(1) 

A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EVEVC, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right | LA, Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak. Regnal year across fields.

This coin from Roman Egypt is from 253 or 254, known because coins from Alexandria were dated with the year of the emperor's relative reign.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Billon antoninianus, Gallienus, Antioch, Göbl 1628f 

GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head left | AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins.

The scene on the reverse here is Romulus and Remus, one of the Roman foundation myths.

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