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  1. Thank you. I just soaked it in a mixture of olive oil and MS 70 for the past 10 minutes and it already looks better. There is a spot to the left of the date that is damaged so I guess this coin is a dooser after all.
  2. Im sorry, but the title is a bit misleading. Before I tell you about my coin, I just wanted to let all of you know that I am not a novice collector. I have collected for years and I know what I am doing. The coin in question has some very unattractive toning and copper spots that I would like to remove. I was considering using MS70 or olive oil to carefully remove the spots and try to retone the coin with sulphur over time. I want to stay away from dipping the coin since it will automatically strike as details, but if it necessary I am open to options. Since it is a common date coin, I am not
  3. (Serious inquires only) Hello members, Currently I am working on publishing a short book regarding the Tetradrachm denomination. It is meant for beginner ancient Numismatists, so there will be a bunch of pictures. I have used up my resources and permissions and am in dire need of 10-15 pictures of region Tetradrachms that I can use. They have to be higher that 750p and be cropped in a way so that I can see the obverse and reverse of the coin. Below, I have created a list of the different regions I need to complete the first draft. Thank you anyone who sends me pictures you are a life
  4. I believe I have just found the tenth known quinarius by Antoninus pius. I am a metal detector and collector in Italy and I found this on my farm. I have owned many quinarii and I believe this to be one. This specific variety is very rare; others aren't not. The reverse, however, shows aequitas--which is confusing because there are no known aequitas quinarii. The coin weighs 1.45 grams--and its silver, so no doubt its a quinarius. Heres my reference please take a look at this link: here's my coin:
  5. I don't have a copy of Price and I need to attribute this coin. I know the listing is wrong because of Basileos Thank you I'm very sorry. I don't have any experience in Alexander tets.
  6. So I have recently been attempting to master the coins of the Selucid Empire for the past few years. I have multiple coins that I am constantly studying to figure out varieties and whatnot. Today I came across something that I find interesting. I see the greek "ιηρ" on the bottom right side of Pallas' cloak. I immediately think that they are some sort of marker or a workshop--so I research this phenomenon and find nothing. I looked in Sear as well only to find nothing provident. I am very much stuck and need assistance to attribute this correctly. And remember, this could also be nothing and o
  7. I have this Macedonian? coin that I am very much stuck on. Can someone please help me with some links that could help me identify it.
  8. A while back I ordered an Augustus denarius from Ebay. The thing weighs right and everything but I know it's fake. It looked so much better in the pictures. And the whole deal is fishy as well. The seller had 100% positive feedback, but immediately after I bought the coin back in November the seller disappeared. Aside from that: the coin looks casted. If your in the business for a few years you can just tell somethings off. And it has corrosion--which isn't common with denarii. And there are some filed down chips on the edges which doesn't seem right. Coin talk told me to come here so what are
  9. There is currently a 1913 v nickel on eBay. Would you say that is ridiculous, or smart.